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Apply UPSC CAPF 2017 Exam For the Post of Assistant Commandant (AC)

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the examination notification for the recruitment of Assistant Commandant (AC) posts in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). UPSC has opened the application window for interested and eligible candidates. The notification for UPSC CAPF 2017 Assistant Commandants recruitment has released 179 vacancies this year. 

It is the national level entrance test scheduled to recruit the eligible candidates in Group A (Assistant Commandants) in CAPF consists of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). The last date for online application is May 5,2017. The application forms can be filled from UPSC Portal. In order to offer the recruitment to the deserving candidates, the UPSC CAPF 2017 is scheduled to be conducted on July 23rd, 2017. Check all the details regarding the UPSC CAPF 2017 Exam in the below article.

CAPF 2017 Vacancy Details

BSF – 28

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CRPF – 65

CISF – 23

SSB – 63

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CAPF 2017 Exam Important Dates

S.No. Events Dates
 1 Notification and Online application form Start 12th April, 2017
 2 Deadline for submission the application form 5th May, 2017 till 18.00 hours
 3 Examination Date 23rd July, 2017
 4 Result announcement date September, 2017
 5 Prescribed date for Interviews/ Personality test November 2017

CAPF 2017 Eligibility Criteria

  • Interested candidate must be an Indian citizen.
  • Male as well as Female candidates are eligible to apply. However female candidates are not eligible to apply for ITBP.
  • Talking about the minimum educational qualification required to apply for this exam is Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or possess an equivalent qualification.
  • Age of candidates should be in between 20 to 25 years as on 1stAugust, 2017.
  • Candidates must meet with minimum physical standards as specified in the official notification.

CAPF 2017 Application Form

The interested candidates can apply for CAPF 2017 only through online mode from the official website of UPSC, any other mode of application is not allowed. Applicants will have to pay a non-refundable application fee for CAPF 2017 AC exam as Rs.200/- to complete their applications. Applicants belonging to SC/ST category and female candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.

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CAPF 2017 Exam Centres

The test is expected to be organized at Agartala, Gangtok, Panaji (Goa), Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Patna, Aizawl, Imphal, Port, Blair, Allahabad, Itanagar, Raipur, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ranchi, Bareilly, Jammu, Sambalpur, Bhopal, Jorhat, Shillong, Chandigarh, Kochi, Shimla, Chennai, Kohima, Srinagar, Cuttack, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Dehradun, Lucknow, Tirupati, Delhi, Madurai, Udaipur, Dharwad, Mumbai, Vishakhapatnam, Dispur, Nagpur in the year 2017.

CAPF 2017 Exam Pattern

The written examination of the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandants recruitment will comprise of two papers. Paper I will be held from 10 a.m. to 12.00 Noon and Paper II will be held from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence – 250 Marks

 The questions in this paper will be of Objective (Multiple Answers) Type in which the questions will be set in English as well as Hindi.

Paper II: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension – 200 Marks

In this paper candidates will be allowed the option of writing the Essay Component in English or Hindi, but the medium of Precis Writing, Comprehension Components and other communications/ language skills will be English only.

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Final Selection Procedure

Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests

Candidates those have qualified in written exam will be further called for Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests (PET) and Medical Standards Tests.

Interview/Personality Test

Candidates who are found qualified in the physical test, they will be further invited to attend the Interview/Personality Test. Total marks for Interview/Personality Test will be 150.


The result of CAPF 2017 Exam will be uploaded at UPSC official website in the month of September, 2017 (tentative). We’ll update you the date of publishing result, all you need to stay connected with AfterGraduation.

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