UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020 Notification Out :Apply for 209 Posts

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for UPSC Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) 2020. A total of 209 vacancies are mentioned in UPSC CAPF recruitment 2020 notification. Candidates can apply online for the recruitment by visiting the official site at till 7th September 2020.  Check out the detailed notification, important dates, eligibility criteria, application fee, and the selection process.

UPSC holds the CAPF Exam every year for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants in forces including Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Indo‐Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). The post of Assistant Commandants (AC) is a Group A Post.

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UPSC CAPF 2020 Recruitment: Important Dates

  • Official Notification and Registration date: 18 August 2020
  • Last Date of Registration: 07 September till 06:00 PM
  • UPSC CAPF AC Admit Card Download: To be Announced
  • UPSC CAPF Exam Date: 20 December 2020 (Sunday)
  • UPSC CAPF Result: To be Announced

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020 Vacancy Details

The tentative number of vacancies that will be filled through the UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020 is 209

Name of forces No. Of Vacancies
BSF 78
SSB 22
Total 209 

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: A candidate must be a citizen of India
Other candidates may also be eligible as per the government rules.

Age Limit: Minimum – 20 years and Maximum – 25 years as on 1st August 2020. Candidates must be born not earlier than 2nd August 1995 and not later than 1st August 2000.

Educational Qualifications

  • candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Candidates in their final year can also apply provided they hold a Bachelor’s degree at the time of document verification.

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure

UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant exam will be conducted on December 20, 2020, as per the UPSC CAPF official notification. The UPSC CAPF AC exam will be conducted in 3 phases mentioned below:

  1. Written Test
  2. Physical Test
  3. Interview or Personality Test

The Stage 1 exam (Written Test) is conducted for shortlisting of candidates for the Physical Test:

Paper Max Marks Duration
Paper-I – General and Mental Ability 250 marks 2 hours
Paper-II – General Studies, Essay and Comprehension 200 marks 3 Hours


The Stage II exam i.e. Physical Test and Medical Tests are of qualifying nature only. Those candidates who meet the prescribed Physical Standards, specified by UPSC, will be put through the Physical Efficiency Tests as indicated below :

Males  Females
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


Medical and Physical Standards

Women Men
Near Vision N9 (Corrected Vision) N6 (Corrected Vision)
Distant vision 6/12 OR 6/9 6/6
Weight 46 kg 50 kg
Height 157 cm 165 cm
Chest (Unexpanded) N/A 81 cm
NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificates
Possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate will be a desirable qualification. Candidates with Certificates will be given consideration at the time of Personality Test/Interview only


UPSC CAPF 2020 Application Process

The UPSC CAPF Application Process will be held from 18th August to 7th September 2020 at Let’s have a look at the important details regarding application process:

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