The Defence Jobs Applicants those looking for UPC Central Armed Police Forces Syllabus is available here for download along with the Exam Pattern. Check the UPSC AC Exam Pattern & Syllabus, UPSC CPF Previous Papers accessible on our website and prepare for the Exam.

UPSC CAPF is a written examination in the first round. The written examination comprises 2 papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 will consist of multiple choice questions on general ability and intelligence having four alternatives. Paper 2 is of descriptive type and questions are on General Studies, Essay and Comprehension.


Candidates applying for the posts of Assistant Commandants (Group A) under UPSC will be selected based on the following criteria –

Selection Process:

  • Written Examination
  • Physical Standards/ Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests
  • Interview/ Personality Test
  • Final Selection / Merit

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2019

Paper UPSC Subjects Questions Marks Duration
I Intelligence & General Ability 125 250 2 Hours
II General Studies, Essay & Comprehension 200 3 Hours

The UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2019 consists of the following features:

  • The Exam consists of Two Papers.
  • Paper I is the Objective type.
  • The Paper I consist of 125 Questions asked from General Ability & General Intelligence.
  • Duration of Paper I is 2 Hours.
  • Paper I: Held for a total of 250 Marks.
  • Paper II is Subjective Nature.
  • Paper II is held for a total of 200 Marks.
  • Duration of Paper II is 3 Hours.
  • Paper II consists of General Studies, Essay & Comprehension related Questions.
  • Aspirants who get qualified in the Written Test will be called for Physical Efficiency Test & Personal Interview.

Candidates who clear the first round will be eligible for the part 2 of UPSC CAPF exam which will be a Physical Endurance and Medical Test. This will be followed by the third round, which will be interview and personality test. The final selection of candidates will be made on the basis of the overall performance in all the three rounds. Marks of all the rounds will be considered for making the merit list.

(i) Written Test: The written exam to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission will be held on August 18, 2019 and will comprise two papers. More details is given below:

Paper 1 Paper 2
Total questions: 200 (MCQ) Total questions: 6 (Descriptive)
Total Marks: 250 Total Marks: 200
Duration: 2 hours Duration: 3 hours

(ii) Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests:

Applicants who are qualified in the written test will be called Physical Standards/ Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. Those candidates who meet the prescribed Physical Standards, specified in will be put through the Physical Efficiency Tests as indicated below :

Male Female
100 Meters race In 16 seconds In 18 seconds
800 Meters race In 3 minutes 45 seconds In 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump 3.5 Meters (3 Chances) 3.0 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.) 4.5 Meters

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

(iii) Interview/Personality Test: Shortlisted candidates on the basis of their performance in the Physical Efficiency Tests will be called for Interview/Personality Test. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 150 Marks. Candidates who are shortlisted for Interview/Personality Test, including those shortlisted 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 Forces.



Before beginning the AC exam preparation, once refer to the exam syllabi and its paper pattern. In this article, we presented the entire CAPF syllabus.

Paper I

  • General Mental Ability
  • General Science
  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • Indian Polity and Economy
  • History of India
  • Indian and World Geography

Paper II

  • Essay Writing.
  • Comprehension.
  • Precis Writing.
  • Counter Argument.
  • Communications.
  • Report Writing.
  • Language Skills.
  • Grammar.
  • Vocabulary etc.

UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Syllabus for General Studies

  • History – India.
  • Current Events – National & International.
  • Indian National Movement.
  • Geography – India.
  • About India.
  • Eminent Personalities.
  • Cultural Heritage.
  • Environment.
  • Economy.
  • General Polity.
  • General Science.
  • Indian Constitution.
  • Science & Technology etc.

UPSC Syllabus for General Intelligence

  • Analogies.
  • Arrangements.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Syllogisms.
  • Spatial Orientation.
  • Space Visualization.
  • Analysis.
  • Ranking.
  • Arithmetical Reasoning.
  • Decision Making.
  • Visual Memory.
  • Arithmetic Number Series.
  • Figural Classification.
  • Coding and Decoding.
  • Relationship Concepts.
  • Statement Conclusion etc.

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