The written exam will be comprised on two papers- Paper I and Paper II.

  • Paper I timings – 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon.
  • Paper II timings – 02:00 P.M. to 05:00 Noon.

Paper I:

General Ability and Intelligence – 250 Marks

General Mental Ability

  • A) Logical Reasoning
  • B) Quantitative Aptitude
  • C) Numerical Ability
  • D) Data Interpretation

General Science

  • A) General Awareness
  • B) Scientific Temper
  • C) Comprehension and appreciation of Scientific phenomena
  • D) New Information Technology
  • E) Biotechnology
  • F) Environmental Science

Current Events of National and International Importance

  • A) Literature
  • B) Culture
  • C) Music, Art, Sports
  • D) National and International affairs and events etc.
  • E) Development Issues
  • F) Industry, Business
  • G) Globalization

Indian Polity and Economy

  • A) Constitution of India
  • B) Social System
  • C) Public Administration
  • D) Economic Development in India.
  • E) Regional and International security issues
  • F) Human Rights etc.

History of India

  • A) Social, Economic and Political aspects of Indian history
  • B) Freedom Movement and all the other topics which are related to the history of India.

Indian and World Geography

  • Geographical aspects of world shall cover.

Check Table for UPSC CAPF Syllabus for Paper I:

Paper I : General Ability and Intelligence – It is for 250 Marks

Sr. Area Detailed Syllabus
01. General Mental ability Candidate will get questions related to logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical ability, and data interpretation.
02. General Science General awareness, scientific temper,Comprehension and appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday Observation including new areas of importance likes Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science.
03. Current Events of National and International Importance Awareness of current events of national and international importance in the broad areas of culture, music, arts, literature, industry, business, Globalisation, and interplay among nations, Sports, governance, s ocietal and developmental issues.
04. Indian Polity and Economy 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.
05. History of India social, economic and political aspects. This shall also include the areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement.
06. Indian and World Geography physical, social and economic aspects of Geography pertaining to India and the World.

Paper II:

General Studies, Essay and Comprehension – 200 Marks

Part-A – 80 Marks

  • A) Modern Indian History
  • B) Geography
  • C) Politics and Economics
  • D) Human Rights issues
  • E) Security
  • F) Analytical Ability

Part-B – 120 Marks

  • A) Comprehension passages
  • B) Developing counter arguments,
  • C) Simple Grammar and other aspects of language testing.

Check Table for UPSC CAPF Syllabus for Paper II:

Sr. Part Detailed Syllabus
01. A Candidates will get Essay questions which need to be answered in long narrative form either In Hindi or English totaling 80 Marks. The indicative topics are modern Indian history especially of freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, Knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.
02. B Comprehension, précis writing, other communications / language skills – to be attempted in English only ( It is for Marks 120) – It covers Topics of Comprehension Passages, précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and Other aspects of language testing.

UPSC CPF(AC) Selection Procedure

UPSC CPF(AC) Selection Procedure: Central Police Forces (CPF) (Assistant Commandants) Examination conducts by Union Public Service Commission for different central forces in India namely SSB, BSF, ITBP, CISF, CRPF. 
The selection process details are given below.

CPF (Central Police Force) Selection Procedure consists of 3 stages

  • 1. Written examination
  • 2. Physical Efficiency Tests (PET) & Medical Standards Tests
  • 3. Interview

1) Written Examination

There are two papers in the UPSC CPF Written Exam.

Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence – 250 Marks Paper I consists of Objective (Multiple Answers) Type questions and questions will be set in English as well as Hindi. There is negative mark and 1/3rd (0.33) mark will be cut for each wrong answer.
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 in English.
 2) Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests: Candidates who are qualified in the written examination will be called for the Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests.

Physical Efficiency Tests (PET):

(a) 100 Meters race Males In 16 seconds Females In 18Seconds
(b) 800 Meters race In 3 minutes45  seconds In 4min45 seconds
(c) Long Jump 3.5 Meters(3 chances) 3.5 Meters(3 chances)
(d)shot-put(7.26kgs) 4.5 meters _

At the time of physical efficiency test (PET) if the female candidate is pregnant then she will be disqualified.
3) Interview: The qualified candidates in the Medical Standards Tests, will be called for Interview. Candidates who are short-listed for Interview / Personality Test, including those short-listed for Interview / Personality Test provisionally will be issued a Detailed Application Form (DAF) in which among other things, they will be required to indicate their preference of services. As female candidates are eligible for appointment to CRPF, CISF, SSB and BSF only, they will be required to indicate their preference for CRPF, CISF, SSB and BSF only. Interview will carry 150 Marks.
 4) Final selection: On the basis of written examination and Interview, final selection list will be prepared.