UPSC CAPF AC 2021 Recruitment Notification Out

UPSC CAPF AC 2021 Recruitment Notification Out
16-April 2021

UPSC CAPF AC 2021 Recruitment Notification Out for 159 Assistant Commandant Posts


Union Public Service Commission (UPSC has started the online application process for recruitment of Assistant Commandants (AC) in in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) such as Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and SashastraSeemaBal (SSB) on All candidates who are interested for UPSC CAPF 2021 can apply from 15 April to 05 May 2021 PSC Online i.e. UPSC CAPF Online Applications can be withdrawn from 12 May to 18 May 2021 till 6.00 PM.A total of 159 vacancies areavailable .


Important Dates UPSC CAPF AC 2021



UPSC CAPF Notification Date

15 April 2021

Starting Date of CAPF AC Application

15 April 2021

Last Date of CAPF AC Registration

05 May 2021

UPSC CAPF AC Application Withdrawn Date

12 May 2021 to 18 May 2021


08 August 2021

UPSC CAPF AC Admit Card Date

expected in second or third week of July


UPSC CAPF AC Vacancy Details

Assistant Commandants in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) - 159 Posts

  • BSF - 35 Posts
  • CRPF - 36 Posts
  • CISF - 67 Posts
  • ITBP - 20 Posts
  • SSB - 1pOst


UPSC CAPF AC Eligibility Criteria


Educational Qualification for UPSC CAPF AC 2021:

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized university/institution.


20 to 25 Years


No person who is not a citizen of India shall, except with the consent of the Central Government signified in writing be appointed or employed under these Rules. Provided that nothing contained in these rules shall debar the appointment, enrolment or employment of a subject of Nepal or Bhutan under these Rules.

Sex: Both Male and Female


UPSC CAPF AC 2021 Selection Procedure

The selection will be done on the basis of:

  1. Written Examination
  2. Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests
  3. Interview/Personality Test


UPSC CAPF AC Exam Pattern

Paper Name

Question Type



Paper 1 - General Ability & Intelligence

Multiple Choice Questions


2 Hours

Paper 2 - General Studies, Essay & Comprehension

Descriptive Type Questions


3 Hours

  1. Language of Question Paper - Hindi & English, excluding English paper
  2. There will be negative marking of 1/3 marks in Paper 1
  3. Paper-I is a qualifying in nature for Paper 2



Paper I : General Ability and Intelligence

  1. General Mental Ability The questions will be designed to test the logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical ability, and data interpretation
  2. General Science The questions will be set to test general awareness, scientific temper, comprehension and appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation including new areas of importance like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science.
  3. Current Events of National and International Importance: The questions will test the candidates’ awareness of current events of national and international importance in the broad areas of culture, music, arts, literature, sports, governance, societal and developmental issues, industry, business, globalisation, and interplay among nations.
  4. Indian Polity and Economy: The questions shall aim to test candidates’ knowledge of the Country’s political system and the Constitution of India, social systems and public administration, economic development in India, regional and international security issues and human rights including its indicators.
  5. History of India : The questions will broadly cover the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. This shall also include the areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement. 6. Indian and World Geography: The questions shall cover the physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World.


Paper II : General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

  • Part-A – Essay questions which are to be answered in long narrative form either in Hindi or English totaling 80 Marks. The indicative topics are modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.
  • Part-B – Comprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills – to be attempted in English only (Marks 120) – The topics are Comprehension passages, précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing





Candidates who will qualify in the written examination will be called for Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests.



  • Men - 165 cm
  • Women - 157 cm


  • Men - 81 cm


  • Men - 50 Kg
  • Women - 46 Kg






100 Metre race

16 Seconds

18 Seconds

800 Metre race

3 minutes 45 second

4 minutes 45 second

Long Jump

3.5 Meters 3 chances)

3.0 Meters 3 chances)

Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)

4.5 Meters



UPSC CAPF AC Interview

Candidates who are selected in the Medical Standards Tests, will be called for Interview/Personality Test. UPSC CAPF Interview Round will carry 150 Marks.

UPSC CAPF AC Final Selection

The merit list will be drawn on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Interview/Personality Test.

UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2021

UPSC will upload the admit card on its website - Admission Certificate will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide valid and active E-Mail I.D. while filling up Online Application Form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them. UPSC CAPF Exam Admit Card in the month of July 2021.


How to Apply for UPSC AC CAPF Exam 2021?

Candidates eligible for the posts can apply online through official website on or before 5 May 2021 upto 6 PM.








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