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CAPF 2024 Exam Pattern

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UPSC CAPF 2024 Selection Process

UPSC will conduct a written examination on 4th August 2024 for CAPF Assistant Commandant Posts at various centres across the country. Central Armed Police Forces Examination Recruitment for Assistant Commandant takes place after a selection procedure that includes: After the successful filling up the UPSC CAPF Application form and submitting the exam fees, the admit card will be issued to the candidates in online mode only. The UPSC CAPF exam consists of three stages. All three stages are given below:


UPSC CAPF Exam Stage I - Written Exam - 450 marks

The stage I is the written examination. The written exam consists of two papers-

Paper Name


Time Duration

Paper-I - General and Mental Ability

250 marks

2 hours

Paper-II - General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

200 marks

3 Hours


450 marks

5 hours 

The paper I will be the objective type question paper and paper II will be the conventional essay type question paper having two parts.

CAPF Exam Syllabus 2024 for Paper II (General Studies, Essay and Comprehension)
Part A
  • Essay questions
  • Modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle,
  • Geography
  • Polity
  • Economy
  • Knowledge of Security and Human Rights issues
  • Analytical Ability
Part B
  • Comprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills
  • Comprehension passages,
  • Précis writing
  • Developing counter arguments
  • Simple grammar and other aspects of language testing.

UPSC CAPF Exam Stage II - Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests

The Physical Efficiency and Medical Standard test are only qualifying in nature. The candidates need to meet the standard prescribed in the CAPF notification.

After passing the Stage I, the candidates need to undergo the Physical Efficiency and Medical Standard Test.

Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)




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


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


UPSC CAPF Stage III: Interview/Personality Test - 150 marks

The candidates declared passed in the second stage of the CAPF exam, will be called for the interview/personality test. The interview/ personality test will be conducted on the UPSC premises in New Delhi. After the interview/personality test, the final result will be declared.



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