CAPF 2020 - Application Form (OUT), Exam Dates, Eligibility, Vacancies
CAPF 2020 - UPSC has released the CAPF AC admit card 2020 at its official website on November 23, 2020. As per the new dates, the UPSC CAPF 2020 will be conducted on December 20, 2020. The last date to apply is September 07. UPSC delayed the notification of UPSC CAPF 2020 due to COVID-19. Earlier, the notification and application form was expected to be released on April 22, 2020, in online mode at upsc.gov.in. Candidates having age between 20 - 25 years are eligible for the UPSC CAPF exam 2020. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Central Armed Police Force Exam in offline mode. CAPF recruitment 2020 comprises three stages - written examination, physical standards/physical efficiency tests and medical standards tests. Read the complete article to know more about CAPF, the UPSC CAPF 2020 syllabus, exam pattern, hall ticket, result, etc. given below.
Latest Updates- UPSC CAPF admit card 2020 has been released on November 23, 2020 on the UPSC official website.
UPSC has released the new dates for CAPF. To know more about the revised dates, click here
CAPF 2020 Exam Overview
Name of exam
Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Both Male and Female
Number of applicants
Approx 2.5 to 3 Lakh
Stages of CAPF Exam
Posts offered via CAPF
CAPF 2020 Important Dates
UPSC has released the CAPF exam dates 2020. However, due to coronavirus outbreak, the application process of the CAPF exam was delayed earlier. check the exam dates below-
UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam Dates
UPSC CAPF Dates
August 18, 2020 (Released)
Release of application form of UPSC CAPF
August 18, 2020
Last date to apply for CAPF
September 07, 2020
UPSC CAPF Admit card
November 23, 2020 (released)
CAPF Exam 2020
December 20, 2020 (Sunday)
UPSC CAPF 2020 Result
CAPF PET/PST Admit card date
CAPF PET/PST exam dates
Declaration of CAPF final result date
The exam conducting authorities has released the CAPF notification 2020 on August 18, in online mode in PDF format. The notification of CAPF 2020 comprises all important details regarding the number of vacancies, releasing of the application form and exam dates. Along with this the notification also mentions exam centres, UPSC helpline and other important details.
CAPF 2020 Vacancies
The vacancies of the CAPF 2020 exam has been released along with the notification. Candidates can check detailed bifurcation about CAPF vacancies from below given table.
CAPF Vacancies 2020
Number of Vacancies
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Border Security Force (BSF)
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
Central Industrial Security Force(CISF)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
UPSC has released the application form of CAPF 2020 in online mode. Before filling the registration form, applicants have to check the detailed CAPF exam eligibility 2020. CAPF exam registration can be filled in two parts – part 1 and 2. In part 1, candidates have to fill their basic details like their name, father’s name, educational qualification etc. while in part 2 of CAPF 2020 registration form, candidates must pay the requisite CAPF application fees, and need to upload photograph & signature followed by submitting of the application form. General and OBC candidates must pay Rs. 200 for the application fee while female SC/ST are exempted from fee payment.
Steps to Apply Online for CAPF Exam 2020
Step 1: In order to apply for the CAPF exam 2020, applicants should visit the official website of UPSC- www.upsc.gov.in.
Step 2: Click on the 'CAPF Apply Online' tab.
Step 3: Fill all the basic details on CAPF registration form part I.
Step 4: Now fill Part II and also pay the application fee.
Step 5: Submit the form and save the file for future reference.
Document Required to Upload with CAPF 2020 Online form
20 kb to 300 kb
20 kb to 300 kb
20 kb to 300 kb
CAPF 2020 Application Fee
- Candidates have to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- in online mode.
- Females and the candidates belonging to SC and ST category are exempted from fee payment.
CAPF 2020 Eligibility Criteria
The exam conducting authorities prescribe the eligibility criteria of CAPF exam 2020 in official notification only. Check the below terms of UPSC CAPF 2020 eligibility -
CAPF Exam Eligibility 2020
Both male & female
Bachelor’s degree from recognised University
Maximum: 25 years
Minimum: 20 years
CAPF Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe
Civilian Central Government Servants/Ex-Servicemen
Domicile of State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 1st
January 1980 to the 31st day of December 1989.
CAPF 2020 Exam Centres
UPSC conducts the written CAPF exam 2020 across 41 cities in India. Candidates while applying for the application form must select the exam centres as per their preferences.
CAPF Exam Centres
CAPF AC admit card 2020 has been released on November 23, 2020 by UPSC on its official website. The exam authorities will release the admit card of UPSC CAPF 2020 three weeks before the exam date. It is expected that the hall ticket will be released in the third week of November 2020. Candidates will apply for the CAPF exam 2020 will be able to download the admit card with the help of the registration number. All applicants should bring the admit card while appearing for UPSC CAPF recruitment exam-
- CAPF exam 2020 will be held in offline mode.
- In the written exam, there will be 2 papers.
- The test duration is 3 hours
- CPAF 2020 paper 1 will be of General ability and intelligence while paper 2 will be of general studies, essay and comprehension based questions.
CAPF Paper Pattern
General Ability and Intelligence
General Studies, Essay and Comprehension
The syllabus of UPSC CAPF 2020 to be released along with the official notification. Candidates should prepare the complete CAPF exam syllabus to qualify the written exam.
CAPF Exam Syllabus
Paper 1 - General Ability and Intelligence
General Mental Ability
Indian Polity and Economy
Constitution of India
Country’s political system
Social systems and public administration
History of India
Growth of nationalism
Social, economic and political aspects of History of India
Freedom movement etc.
Paper 2 - General Studies, Essay and Comprehension
Part A - Essay questions
Modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle
Part B - Comprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills
Simple grammar and other aspects of language testing
Developing counter-arguments etc.
Many coaching institutes will release the answer key of CAPF 2020 in online mode after the commencement of exam. The answer key will be released set wise for all sets and for both paper 1 and 2. After checking the answer key applicants can predict their chances of qualifying the exam. Though UPSC will release CAPF final answer key after the declaration of final result. It is to be noted that applicants can not challenge the answer key of CAPF hence the answer key will be final.
The Commission will declare the result of the written exam will be released tentatively by January/February 2020. The result of CAPF will be released in a PDF file which comprises the roll number of successful candidates. Candidates will have to download the result pdf and check their roll number. Candidates who qualify the written exam will be eligible to appear for the PST/PET exam which will be the second stage of the selection process. Candidates further who qualify the Medical Standards Tests will be called for Interview/Personality Test. The final merit list of CAPF 2020 will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the written examination and Interview/Personality Test.
Candidates should note that CAPF official cut off is determined by UPSC. Candidates who appear for CAPF exam will have to secure minimum qualifying marks to be eligible to appear for the next round of selection process. CAPF cut off 2020 will be released in two parts - part 1 will be for the written examination (paper 1 & paper 2) while part 2 will be for combined written exam and interview. Applicants can check the previous years CAPF cut off below.
CAPF Cut off 2018 - (Paper 1, Paper 1 & 2 and Final)
Cut off of Paper 1
Cut off of Paper 1 and 2
Final Cut off
CAPF 2020 Selection Process
Applicants should note that the selection process of CAPF includes three stages - written exam, PET/PST and Medical examination and Interview/Personality Test. Shortlisted candidates in the written exam will have to appear for Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests (PET/PST) and Medical Standards Tests. PST/PET and medical standards tests will be conducted under the supervision of the Nodal Authorities, appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The qualified candidates will have to appear for the Interview/Personality Test. On the basis of interview candidates will be finally shortlisted for the final merit list.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAPF 2020 - Application Form (OUT), Exam Dates, Eligibility, Vacancies
Question: What is CAPF 2020?
CAPF Exam 2020 is conducted by UPSC for recruiting to the post of Assistant Commandant in Central Armed Police Forces.
Question: When will the UPSC release CAPF application form 2020?
UPSC will release the application form on April 22 in online mode.
Question: What is the exam pattern of CAPF paper 1 and 2?
There will be 125 questions in CAPF paper 1 while paper 2 will be a descriptive test.
Question: I am a girl can I apply for CAPF exam
Yes, even girls can also apply to appear in the exam.
Question: What is the minimum age limit to apply for CAPF 2020?
The applicants have to be between 20 to 25 years to apply for CAPF exam
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First of all you should start with understanding what UPSC is and the exams it conducts and the exam patterns, eligibility criteria, dates, syllabus and all such details.
Next you can decide to take some extra help/guidance from some institution in the form of classroom coaching after your college hours or go for online classes. Online coaching would be a good option if you find it difficult to travel after classhours and would prefer to study from your home/hostel. Apart from the lectures, online coaching provides the students with guidance, study materials and mock tests.
Next set a timetable. This helps in bringing discipline, which is very important when you are preparing for such competitive examinations.
Start reading newspapers, NCERT books from class 6 to 10, Decide on an optional subjectand gather material for it. while preparing make sure to note down important points.
Take regular tests to assess your preparation level and to identify the areas where you need to improve.
NEVER TAKE YOUR HEALTH FOR GRANTED . Get proper sleep, eat healthy food and keep your self hydrated. Ensure that you do not stress your self too much and give enough time to relax and take breaks. Always remember that if you are stressed out then take a break as it would not bring out any good results when you put yourself in more stress.
Following these I am sure you will be able to make India proud one day.
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Education qualifications means the candidate has studied upto which class or degree. Example: consider a candidate has passed out 10+2 and is filling the form for graduation that his/her education qualification would be the marks achieved in 10+2. It means the last/recent education/academics achievement.
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