UPSC CAPF Exam 2021: Notification, Exam Date, Eligibility & More

The Union Public Service Commission has released the UPSC CAPF Exam Dates 2021. According to the official calendar available, the UPSC CAPF Notification 2021 will be released on 15 April 2021. The candidates can fill the application form of CAPF up to 5 May 2021 while the single written test will be conducted on 08 August 2021. The candidates who are aspiring for the upcoming UPSC CAPF 2021 exam can check out this page for more details related to the Exam Dates, CAPF Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern, and Syllabus, etc.

UPSC CAPF 2021 Exam Highlights

The UPSC CAPF Exam 2021 will be held soon for all the candidates who are aspiring for BSF, CRPF, ITBP, and SSB. Meanwhile, the candidates can check the important data related to the examination below:

Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission
Exam Name UPSC CAPF 2021/UPSC CAPF 2021
Eligibility Criteria The candidate should hold a Bachelor degree in any discipline
Selection Process Written Exam

Physical Efficiency Test

Interview

Online Application Dates 15 April 2021 to 05 May 2021
UPSC CAPF Written Exam date 08 August 2021
UPSC CAPF Admit Card for Written Test July 2021

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UPSC CAPF Exam Dates 2021

The candidates can find the important UPSC CAPF Exam Dates 2021 in the space below:

 

Online Application Dates 15 April 2021 to 05 May 2021
UPSC CAPF Written Exam date 08 August 2021
UPSC CAPF Admit Card for Written Test July 2021
UPSC CAPF Result 2021 September 2021

 

UPSC CAPF Tentative Vacancies 2021

The official notification of UPSC CAPF is awaited however the candidates can go through the vacancy of UPSC CAPF 2020 to get an idea of the approx vacancy for the upcoming year:

 

Name of Defence Force Vacancies
CRPF 13
BSF 78
CISF 69
IITB 27
SSB 22
Total 209

 

UPSC CAPF: Eligibility Criteria

Although the official notification of the CAPF UPSC has not yet been released the candidates should be well aware of the basic eligibility criteria that should be followed by the candidates of all genders. With that in mind, the candidates can easily check the basic age limit, educational qualification for students of different categories mentioned in the space below.

Nationality

The candidates must fulfill the following eligibility criteria to apply successfully:

  • The candidate should be a citizen of India
  • Or a subject of Nepal, or 
  • Or a subject of Bhutan, or 
  • Or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in India, or 
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania,

Age Limit

According to the previous year notification of UPSC CAPF, the age limit of the Unreserved candidates will be in the age limit of 20 years to 25 years. In addition to this the candidates who belong to the reserved quota will be liable to receive some age relaxations as mentioned below:

 

Category Age Relaxations
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Ex-Servicemen 5 years
Other Backward Category 3 years
PWD 10 years

 

Educational Qualification

The candidate willing to appear for the UPSC CAPF should have completed their Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized College or University. In addition to this, the candidates who are in the last year of their Graduation can also apply only if their result is released before the Interview round.

Maximum Attempts

The UPSC has set a limit on the maximum number of times the candidates can appear for the examination. 

Category Maximum Attempts
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Unlimited
Ex-Servicemen 9
Unreserved 6
Other Backward Category 9
PWD 9

 

How to apply for the UPSC CAPF Notification 2021?

The candidates preparing for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2021 are required to apply for the examination online within the dates mentioned in the official notification. The candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to apply successfully:

Step 1: Registration

  • Visit the official website of UPSC.
  • On the homepage, the candidates are required to search for the Apply Online option.
  • Next, the candidates have to choose the name of the UPSC CAPF Application Form 2021
  • Then, the candidates have to click the Registration link and fill in the registration form. Therein the candidates will be required to enter all the details of the candidates i.e. Candidate’s name, Date of Birth, Category, Address, Category, Nationality, Email id and valid mobile number.
  • In the next steps, the candidates have to choose the age relaxations applicable to the category of the candidate.

Step 2: Application Form

  • The candidates are required to enter the Registration Id and Password to login on to the application form.
  • Post this, the candidates will be required to enter their Academic Qualification, and upload scanned signature and photograph.
  • The size of the image and the candidate’s signature should not be more than 20-300 kb.
  • Thereafter, the candidates are required to move to the payment page of the Application fee. 

Step 3: UPSC CAPF Application Fee

  • At last, the candidates will be required to pay the application fee using the online mode i.e. Debit/Credit Card and Net Banking or the offline mode. For the offline payment, the candidates are required to pay the application fee via cash payment in any SBI Branch.
  • The UPSC CAPF Application fee for the candidates of the Unreserved category/OBC is Rs 200. While the candidates who belong to the reserved quota i.e. Women/SC/ST are exempted from paying the application fees.

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern

As per the previous year records the UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern will have three stages i.e. Written Exam, Physical Efficiency Test, and Interview. The details of each stage are mentioned in the space below:

Phase 1: Written Exam

Phase 1 is the written examination and has two papers i.e.General Intelligence and Ability and General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension. The examination will be conducted offline and the major pointers related to the written test is below:

  • The candidates will get 2 marks for each correct answer while 1/3rd marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • However, in the second stage, the total questions asked will be 7 but 1/3rd marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Paper 1 will be in English and Hindi language while Paper 2 will be available only in the English language.

 

Subject Maximum Questions Maximum Marks Total Duration
Paper 1: General Intelligence and Ability 125 250 2 hours
Paper 2: General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension 7 200 3 hours
Total  450 questions 5 hours

 

Phase 2: Physical Efficiency Test

The major excerpts of the Physical Standard Test are available in the space below:

PST Men Women
Height 165 cm 157 cm
Chest 81 cm Not Applicable
Weight 50 KG 46 KG

 

Physical Efficiency Test

PET Men Women
100 Metre race 16 Seconds 18 Seconds
800 Metre race 3 minutes 45 second 4 minutes 45 second
Long Jump 3.5 Meters 3 chances) 3.0 Meters 3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.) 4.5 Meters Not Applicable

 

Phase 3: Interview

The Interview round will be held for 150 marks. The candidates who are successful in the written test and Physical Standard Test will be called to appear for the Interview round.

UPSC CAPF Exam Syllabus

The candidates can find the exam syllabus for the UPSC CAPF 2021 for both Papers 1 and 2 in the space below:

 

Subject Syllabus
Paper 1: General Intelligence and Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, and Numerical Ability.
  • Environmental Science, Information Technology, General Awareness, Scientific Temper, Biotechnology, Comprehension, etc.
  • Economic, Social & Political Aspects of Indian History, Freedom Movement and Areas of Growth of Nationalism.
  • Social, Economic and Physical Aspects of Geography about India and the World.
  • Current Events of National and International Importance in Culture, Arts, Industry, Globalisation, Sports, Business, Literature, etc.
  • Indian Political System, Security Issues, Social Systems and Public Administration, Economic Development in India, Human Rights, etc.
Paper 2: General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension
    • Modern Indian History such as Geography, Polity, and Economy, Freedom Struggle, Human Right Issues
  • Comprehension Passages, Developing Counter Arguments, Simple Grammar, Precis Writing, Language Skills 

UPSC CAPF 2021 Exam FAQs

Q1 I am in the last year of Graduation and want to apply for the UPSC CAPF exam. Am I Eligible?

A1 Yes, you are eligible to appear for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2021 but you have to pass the final exam until the completion of the Interview date.

 

Q2 What are the Registration fees for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2021?

A2 The registration fees of the UPSC CAPF Exam is Rs 200 for the candidates who are from the unreserved quota. 

 

Q3 Who conducts the UPSC CAPF Exam?

A3 The UPSC CAPF Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.

 

Q4 What is the eligibility criteria for the UPSC CAPF exam 2021?

A4 The eligibility criteria of UPSC CAPF exam 2021 is having a Bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized university and being within the age limit as mentioned in the notification of the UPSC CAPF exam.

 

Q5 What is the maximum number of attempts for the candidates who are from the  Unreserved category in the UPSC CAPF Exam 2021?

A5 The maximum number of attempts for the candidates who are from the  Unreserved category is not yet mentioned in the official notification of CAPF UPSC.

 

Q6 What are the tentative dates for the UPSC CAPF 2021 Exam?

A6 The dates for the UPSC CAPF 2021 preliminary Exam is 08 August 2021 while the CAPF written test result will be out on September 2021.

 

Q7 How many papers are there in the UPSC CAPF preliminary exam?

A7 There are a total of two papers in the UPSC CAPF written exam. 

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