UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Assistant Commandants Posts

UPSC CAPF 2024 Examination Schedule Announced for Assistant Commandants

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has set the date for the 2024 CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) exam, targeting recruitment for the coveted role of Assistant Commandants in Grade A. Scheduled for August 4, 2024, this critical examination seeks to fill positions across India’s esteemed Paramilitary Forces which include the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

Key Dates and Details for Candidates:

  • Official Notification: Interested candidates should mark their calendars for April 24, 2024, when the UPSC will release the detailed notification on their official website This notification will provide all necessary information about the application process, eligibility criteria, and examination details.
  • Application Window: Applications will be open from April 24, 2024, to May 14, 2024. Aspiring candidates must ensure they apply within this window to secure their candidacy for the exam.
  • Admit Card Release: Admit cards, essential for entry into the examination venues, will be available in the third week of July 2024.
  • Examination Date: The examination is set for August 4, 2024, and will be conducted in two sessions to accommodate the two required papers.

Examination Format:

The UPSC CAPF exam will comprise two papers:

  • Paper 1: This will focus on General and Mental Ability, featuring 125 multiple choice questions. It will carry a total of 250 marks and has a duration of two hours. Note that there is a negative marking of one-third for each incorrect answer.
  • Paper 2: This is a descriptive paper involving General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension. It includes 7 questions totaling 200 marks and extends over three hours.

Both papers will be presented in bilingual format, accommodating both Hindi and English languages, except for the specific English comprehension and essay components.


Events Dates
CAPF Notification release date 24th April 2024
Registration dates 24th April to 14th May 2024
CAPF Admit Card 2024 2024 03rd week July 2024
CAPF Exam Date 2024 04th August 2024 


UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2024
Paper  Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Paper 1 General and Mental Ability 125 250 02 hours
Paper 2 General Studies, Essay and Comprehension 07 200 03 hours

Preparation Tips:

With the examination date announced, candidates are advised to begin or intensify their preparations. It’s crucial to plan a study schedule that covers all the topics extensively, especially focusing on areas of weakness. Joining a coaching center, studying from past papers, and group study can be beneficial strategies.

For continuous updates and additional tips for clearing the CAPF exam, candidates are encouraged to regularly visit the UPSC official site.

Stay informed and prepared as you aspire to serve in one of India’s premier armed forces. Good luck to all the candidates!


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