UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam: Date, Eligibility, Cut off, Result, Syllabus, Full Form

UPSC CAPF 2020 official notification has been released by the Union Public Service Commission on 18th August 2020. Online applications can be submitted till 7th September 2020.

UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam will be conducted on December 20, 2020. If you want to become an officer in central armed police forces then you may apply for the UPSC CAPF 2020 exam.

upsc capf exam

Update (6th October 2020): UPSC has released a list of the UPSC CAPF 2019 exam qualifying candidates for the Personal Interview round. Candidates can check their Roll No. and interview slot. The Schedule of the remaining candidates will be updated later ((Union Public Service Commission Press Note Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Exam, 2019, Union Public Service Commission, Oct. 6, 2020. Accessed on: Oct. 6, 2020. [Online]. Available:

​What is the UPSC CAPF Exam?

UPSC Central Armed Police Forces Exam abbreviated as UPSC CAPF Exam is a national level competitive exam conducted every year by UPSC for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo‐Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

CAPF full form is “Central Armed Police Force“. CAPF is the combined name of seven security forces in India mentioned below.

seven security forces in India

Apart from above, CAPF personnel also serve in various important Indian organizations such as.

organizations where capf employes works

UPSC CAPF exam generally conducted in 4 Phases – Written Exam, Physical Standard Test(PST)/ Physical Efficiency Test(PET), Medical Standards Tests(MST) and Interview/Personality Test

Candidates have to clear the minimum cut off of each phase to get recommended to the next phase.

UPSC CAPF Vacancy 2020

UPSC has released the number of vacancy for UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam along with the official notification. Please find below the details.

UPSC CAPF Vacancy 2020:

upsc capf vacancy 2020

UPSC CAPF Vacancy 2019:

upsc capf vacancy 2019

Also, find all the latest details about UPSC ISS 2020 Exam.

UPSC CAPF 2020 Highlights

Please find UPSC CAPF 2020 exam details in the below given table.

Exam NameUPSC CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces)
Exam LevelNational Exam
Exam CategoryGraduate
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission
Number of posts209
Name of PostAssistant Commandants
Selection processWritten Exam
Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests
Interview/ Personality Test

UPSE CAPF 2020 Dates

Please find the important dates of the UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam in the below table. UPSC has already released the official dates in their official UPSC calendar 2020. Candidates can check the important dates and start preparation accordingly. 

EventUPSE CAPF Exam Dates
Official Notification Release Date18th August, 2020
Starting of online applications18th August, 2020
Last date of Submission of UPSC CAPF Application Form7th September 2020
Online application withdraw14th to 20th September 2020
Release of Admit CardNovember, 2020
UPSC CAPF 2020 Written Exam20th December, 2020
UPSC CAPF Result ReleasedWill be updated
UPSC CAPF PST/ PET/ MST DatesWill be informed in Admit Card/ Call Letters
UPSC CAPF Final ResultWill be informed

UPSC CAPF 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Please find UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria mentioned below. Eligibility Criteria will include many factors like Educational Qualification, Age, Nationality, Physical and Medical condition, etc. 


Indian National can apply for the exam. Candidates from Nepal or Bhutan can also apply subject to the condition that a valid written consent by the government of India should be produced by the candidates.



Both male and female candidates can apply for the UPSC CAPF 2020 exam.


Candidates must be 20 years old and the maximum age is 25 years old to apply for UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam.

AGE Relaxation: Relaxation in age will be given according to the rules of government of India

upsc capf age relaxation

Educational Qualifications:

upsc capf educational qualification

Physical Standards:

Candidates must meet the prescribed Physical and Medical Standards According to UPSC guidelines for admission to UPSC CAPF Exam, 2020.

UPSC CAPF 2020 Application Form

UPSC will release the official notification on 18th August 2020 so candidates can start the application process after the official notification.

The last date of online application submission will be 7th September 2020. Please visit the official website  to apply online for UPSC CAPF 2020

UPSC CAPF Application Fee:

Application fee for Assistant Commandant Exam 2020 can be submitted either through online or offline mode.

upsc capf application fee

Application form for UPSC CAPF 2020 will be submitted only through online mode. The candidates applying for UPSC CAPF 2020 exam must check the eligibility criteria before applying.

SC CAPF 2020 Application form will be completed in 2 parts.

upsc capf registration part

Please find Step by Step Process for Filling UPSC CAPF 2020 Application form:

  • Visit the official UPSC website
  • Click on the Apply Online link and select Online Application for UPSC CAPF 2020
  • Now fill all the required information in the registration form and click on the Submit button
  • save your Registration ID and Password received in your email or mobile number.
  • Now login again with the registration id and password, complete the online application form, upload all required documents, and pay the application fee.

UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2020

CAPF Admit Card will be issued by UPSC in the month of July 2020. Candidates can download the Admit Card by visiting the official website by logging in with their Registration ID and Password.

Steps to Download UPSC CAPF 2020 Admit Card

  • Visit the official website.
  • Go to “Admit Card” tab
  • Click on “Admit Card for UPSC CAPF 2020”
  • Enter Registration ID & Date of Birth OR password
  • Click on “Submit”
  • Download Admit Card and take a print out.

UPSC CAPF Exam Centers 2020

Candidates are advised to fill the preferred exam center while registering online for UPSC CAPF 2020 exam. Please find below details about the exam center specified by UPSC.      

upsc capf examination centre

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern and Selection Process

The selection of Assistant Commandant by UPSC CAPF Exam will be done by a three-stage process. Written exam, Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests and Interview.

1-Written Exam

UPSC CAPF written exam will be conducted on 20th December 2020. There will be two papers in the written exam.

  • Paper-I (General Ability and Intelligence – 250 Marks)
  • Paper-II (General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension ‐ 200 Marks)
upsc capf exam pattern

Important Points for Written Exam:

  • There is a separate cut off in both papers and candidates will have to secure minimum qualifying marks as decided by UPSC.
  • Paper-I will be an objective type question paper and paper II will be a descriptive type question paper.
  • There will be negative marking in Paper I and 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  •  Paper-I will be set in both English and Hindi.

(ii) Physical Standard/ Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Standard Test:

Candidates qualified in the written test will be called for Physical Test. If a candidate qualifies meeting Physical Standards as per the norms of selections, will be eligible for Physical Efficiency Test as mentioned below:

Physical Efficiency Tests (PET):

upsc capf physical efficiency test

Note: Pregnancy at the time of PET will be a disqualification and pregnant female candidates will be rejected.

Important points:

important points for  Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Standard Test

(iii) UPSC CAPF Interview / Personality Test:

Candidate, qualified in Medical Standards Test, will be called for Next Phase i.e., Interview and Personality Test which will be conducted by UPSC.

(iv) Final Selection / Merit

Final Selections will be based on the merit list constructed involving marks secured by the candidates in the Written Exam and Interview / Personality Test.

UPSC CAPF Syllabus

Assistant Commandant Written Exam Syllabus for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 is given below. Candidates can download the upsc capf syllabus pdf.

UPSC CAPF 2020 Result

The result for UPSC CAPF 2020 written exam will be declared in 2021 and will be published on the official website 

UPSC will release the result PDFs also of qualified candidates on the official website.

Please have a look on below steps to download UPSC CAPF 2020 Result:

  • Visit Official Website
  • Go to the Recruitment tab and Click on Recruitment Test
  • Click on Result Details
  • Select Name of Recruitment Test i.e. UPSC CAPF 2020
  • The result will be on Screen
  • Candidates can take the print out of the result or save it.


UPSC will release the Cut Off after the exam on the official website.

Please find the previous year’s UPSC CAPF Cut Off pdf given-below.

Download complete notification pdf:

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