UPSC CAPF 2022 Notification Out: UPSC CAPF (AC) examination is conducted every year by the UPSC to recruit Grade A Officers (Assistant Commandants) in all Paramilitary Forces of India (BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP and SSB. Union Public Service Commission released the UPSC CAPF 2022 Notification and application form for UPSC CAPF Exam 2022 on its official website CAPF is a competitive exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission to recruit candidates in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). A total of 253 vacancies are announced through this notification. The UPSC CAPF exam is scheduled to be conducted on 07th August 2022. The selection will be done through Written-test, Physical tests, and Interview/Personality tests.

The candidates recruited through this exam, join the forces as Assistant Commandants (AC). The following forces recruit the candidates through this exam.

  1. Border Security Force (BSF)
  2. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  3. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  4. Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  5. Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

UPSC CAPF 2022 Notification

Union Public Service Commission has released the official notification pdf for UPSC CAPF AC 2022 on its official website on 20th April 2022. The interested candidates can check the UPSC CAPF 2022 notification from the direct link below and know the details for the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Recruitment 2022.

UPSC CAPF AC 2022 Notification PDF- Click to Download

UPSC CAPF 2022- Overview

With UPSC CAPF 2022 253 vacancies are released for various forces like Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

UPSC CAPF AC Recruitment 2022- Overview
Exam AuthorityUnion Public Service Commission
Post NameCentral Armed Police Forces
Application ModeOnline
Online Registration20th April to 10th May 2022 (6:00 PM)
Job LocationAcross India
Selection Process
  1. Written Test
  2. Physical Test/Medical Test
  3. Interview/Personality Test
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
No. of Candidates3 lakh+

UPSC CAPF 2022- Important Dates

All important dates for UPSC CAPF 2022 examination have been released by Union Public Service Commission on 20th April 2022 along with the UPSC CAPF AC notification PDF. The online application window opened on 20th April and ends on 10th May 2022. Check the complete UPSC CAPF 2022 Schedule from the below table. 

UPSC CAPF 2022- Important Dates
Opening date of Registration20th April 2022
Closing date of Registration10th May 2022
UPSC CAPF Admit card 2022Expected in 2nd or 3rd week of July
UPSC CAPF Exam date 202207th August 2022
UPSC CAPF Result dateTo Be Notified
DAF- Window activation dateTo Be Notified
CAPF Final Result 2022To Be Notified

UPSC CAPF 2022 Vacancy

A total of 253 vacancies have been announced for Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) viz. Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force(CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) at CAPF, check the security forces-wise vacancy distribution from the below table.

UPSC CAPF (AC) Vacancies 2022
Security ForcesVacancies
Border Security Force (BSF)66
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)29
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)62
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)14
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)82

UPSC CAPF 2022 Online Form

The online registration process has started for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) on 20th April 2022 at its official website Thousands of candidates who are eligible for the posts can apply by clicking on the below link before 10th May 2022.

Click to Apply Online For UPSC CAPF (AC) 2022 (Active)

UPSC CAPF Application Fees

The online application fee for UPSC CAPF 2022 has been divided into two categories. All eligible candidates should pay the application fee prescribed by the UPSC. The application fee shall be deposited in any Branch of SBI by cash, by using the net banking facility of the State Bank of India, or by using Visa/Master/RuPay/Credit/Debit Card. For General/OBC male candidates, the application fee is Rs. 200 and for Female/ SC/ ST candidates, there is no application fee.

UPSC CAPF Application Fees
General/OBCRs. 200
Female/ SC/ ST candidateNo Fee

How to Apply For UPSC CAPF 2022?

The candidates can fill out their UPSC CAPF (AC) 2022 Application form with the simple steps mentioned below and follow the instructions.

1. Candidates have to log on to the UPSC website

2. Search for the ‘UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant 2022’ link and click on it.

3. Fill up the essential details required correctly in the required sections and submit your details

4. Pay the application fee if applicable

5. Click on the ‘Submit’ button.

6. Download your CAPF (Assistant Commandant) Application form and get it print out for future reference.

UPSC CAPF 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The UPSC has released the detailed eligibility criteria for UPSC CAPF 2022 through the detailed UPSC CAPF Notification 2022. Check complete UPSC CAPF Eligibility details from the below section. 

CAPF AC Nationality

  1. A citizen of India
  2. A Subject of Bhutan
  3. A subject of Nepal
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st Jan 1962 to permanently settle in India.
  5. A person of Indian origin who migrated from Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and East African countries to permanently settle in India.

UPSC CAPF Education Qualification

The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree/Graduation from any recognised university to be eligible for UPSC CAPF 2022 Exam.

The candidates who appear in the final year of their degree course can also apply for the exam but they have to produce the final year mark sheet of the qualifying exam with the detailed application form.


The minimum age limit for the Central Armed Police Forces. (Assistant Commandants) Examination 2022 is 20 years and the maximum age limit for the same is 25 years. The age relaxation for some categories is given below.

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled TribeFive years
Other Backward ClassesThree years
Civilian Central Government ServantsFive years Ex-Servicemen will also be eligible for this relaxation.
Domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989Five years

UPSC CAPF Physical Standard

The minimum requirement of height, chest and weight for both men and women has been tabulated-

Physical StandardsMaleFemale
Height165 cm157 cm
Chest(unexpanded)81 cm (with 5 cm minimum expansion)(Not applicable)
Weight50 kg46 kg

UPSC CAPF Medical Standards

EyesightBetter eye (corrected vision)Worse eye (corrected vision)
Distant vision6/6 OR 6/96/12 OR 6/9
Near VisionN6 (corrected)N9 (corrected)

UPSC CAPF No. of Attempts

There will be no restriction on the number of attempts. However, the minimum and maximum age limits have been mentioned for different categories. Candidates can apply for the CAPF AC exam until the maximum age limit exceeds.

UPSC CAPF (AC) 2022 Selection Process

The candidate has to go through the following stages to get selected for Assistant Commandant vacancies:

  1. Written Examination
  2. Physical test
  3. Interview

CAPF Exam Pattern- Stage 1

  1. Paper I & II will be in bilingual language-Hindi & English, excluding English paper.
  2. Paper I is of 2 hours duration and Paper II is of 3 Hours duration.
  3. Paper- I will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) with negative marking of 1/3rd marks for each wrong answer.
  4. Paper-II is a descriptive format paper that includes Precis Writing, Comprehension Components, and other communications/ language skills that will be English only.
  5. 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.
  6. Paper 1 will be held from 10 a.m. to 12.00 Noon and Paper 2 will be held from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  7. Paper-I is a qualifying stage; Paper-II will only be checked of those candidates who clear the Paper I.
Paper NameTime Duration Marks
Paper- I  General and Mental Ability2 hours250 marks
Paper-II  General Studies, Essay and Comprehension3 Hours200 marks
Total450 marks

CAPF Stage II Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)

EventsMales Females
100 Meters raceIn 16 Seconds In 18 seconds
800 Meters raceIn 3 minutes 45 secondsIn 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump3.5 Meters (3 chances)3.0 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs)4.5 Meters

CAPF Stage III: Interview/Personality Test

The candidates declared passed in the second stage of the CAPF exam, will be called for the interview/personality test. The interview/ personality test for 150 marks will be conducted on the UPSC premises in New Delhi. After the interview/personality test, the final result will be declared.

UPSC CAPF 2022 Syllabus 

UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2022 for Paper 1 and Paper 2 are discussed below:

UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2022 for Paper 1

The objective type questions with multiple choices in this paper will broadly cover the following areas: 

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. 

UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2022 for Paper 2

UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2022 for Paper 2 consists of General Studies, Essay(English or Hindi), précis writing & Comprehension and it has been divided into two parts.
Part A: Part A covers the Essay section. Essay topics will be based on Indian history especially the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability. Essay questions which are to be answered in long narrative form either in Hindi or English totaling 80 Marks.

Part B: Part B covers Comprehension, précis writing, and other communications/language skills. Part B contains 120 marks. It will be attempted in English only. The topics are Comprehension passages, précis writing, developing counterarguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing. 

UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2022 & Exam Pattern- Click Here

UPSC CAPF Previous Year Paper PDF- Click to Download

UPSC CAPF 2022 Salary

CAPF notification also contains the pay structure which is divided into post-wise salaries. With the basic pay of Assistant Commandant in the Central Armed Police Force of UPSC, there come other allowances too. Check the below table that represents the approximate salary of each rank:

RankPay Scale (Basic Pay)Pay Band
Director-GeneralRs. 2,25,000Apex Fixed
Additional Director GeneralRs. 1,82,200 - Rs. 2,24,100HAG
Inspector GeneralRs. 1,44,000 - Rs. 2,18,000Pay Band - 4
Deputy Inspector GeneralRs. 1,31,000 - Rs. 2,16,600Pay Band - 4
Sr. CommandantRs. 1,23,000 - Rs.2,15,900Pay Band - 4
CommandantRs. 78,800 - Rs. 2,09,200Pay Band - 3
Deputy CommandantRs. 67,700 - Rs. 2,08,700Pay Band - 3
Assistant CommandantRs. 56,100 - Rs. 1,77,500Pay Band - 3

CAPF ACs Exam Centres

The list of examination centres for UPSC CAPF (AC) 2022 has been released along with the notification PDF. The Examination will be held at the following Centres:

UPSC CAPF Exam Centres

Note: Allotment of Centres will be on the “first-apply-first allot” basis, and once the capacity of a particular Centre is attained, the same will be frozen. 

UPSC CAPF 2022 Admit Card

As per the notification released, the UPSC CAPF exam 2022 will be conducted on 07th August 2022 at various exam centres. The admit card for the exam is expected to be released in the second/third week of July 2022 on the official website of UPSC The admit card is a compulsory document to carry along with them to the exam hall.

UPSC CAPF 2022 Result

The result of the UPSC CAPF 2022 examination will be released after the 20-30 days of the examination of each phase. The result will be updated here once it has been released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).


UPSC release UPSC CAPF Cut Off Marks for each paper after the complete recruitment process. Check the UPSC CAPF 2020 cut off marks from the below table for reference. 

UPSC CAPF Cut Off 2020 
CategoryPaper-1 Cut Off marks
(Out of 250)
Paper-2 Cut Off marks
(Out of 450)
Final Cut Off
(Out of 600)
ESM110.00197 305


UPSC CAPF 2022 (ACs): FAQs

Ans. The candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree and should be age group of 20-21 years to be eligible to apply for UPSC CAPF. For detailed eligibility conditions, check the article.

Ans. The candidates who appear in the final year of their degree course can also apply for the exam but they have to produce the final year mark sheet of the qualifying exam with the detailed application form

Ans. As per the notification released, the UPSC CAPF (AC) 2022 exam will be held on 07th August 2022.

Ans. The full form of CAPF is Central Armed Police Forces.

Ans. A total of 253 vacancies are announced for all Indian Paramilitary Forces through UPSC CAPF 2022 exam.

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