CAPF 2018
Supriya Kumari, 10 Jan 2019

CAPF 2018 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the result of written exam on January 10, 2019. Around 2934 candidates have qualified for PET/PST and medical standards tests. UPSC will issue the admit card of CAPF for PST/PET by February 12, 2019. Candidates qualifying PST/PET and Medical Examination will have to appear for Interview/ Personality test. The written exam was on August 12, 2018, across 41 centres. CAPF admit card for the written exam has been released on July 20, 2018. 

Over 398 vacancies has been announced by UPSC for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force(CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). The notification of CAPF was released on April 25. CAPF application form was available from April 25 to May 2. To be eligible for CAPF 2018 exam, candidates must be 20 years and should not have reached 25 years of age as on August 1. Candidates who have completed or have given their final year exam can also apply for the exam. Candidates can check here complete details on CAPF 2018 including eligibility, admit card, results, cut off , etc.

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CDS 2018 Overview

Exam name

Central Armed Police Forces

Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Stages of Exam

  1. Written Test

  2. Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests

  3. Interview/Personality Test

Exam type

Graduate

Exam level

National

Posts offered through CAPF

Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force(CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

 

CAPF Vacancies

The number of vacancies released by UPSC for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force(CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) are given below.

3.

S.No

Posts

Numbers of vacancies 

1.

BSF

60

2.

CRPF

179

CISF

84

4.

ITBP

46

5.

SSB

29

 

CAPF 2018 EXam Dates

The dates of CAPF exam like application, admit card, exam, result are given below:

Event

Dates

CAPF date of Application form

April 25, 2018

Last date to apply for CAPF 2018

May 21, 2018

Admit card of Written exam

July 20, 2018

CAPF 2018 Written Exam

August 12, 2018

Result of Written exam

January 10, 2019

CAPF Admit card for PST/PET and Medical exam

By February 12, 2019

PST/PET and Medical exam

February/March 2019

Result of PST/PET and Medical exam

April 2019

CAPF Admit card of Interview/Personality test

May 2019

CAPF Interview/Personality test

May 2019

CAPF Final selection/Merit list

June 2019

CAPF Application Form 2018

UPSC has released the facility to fill Detailed Application form (DAF) of CAPF for the candidates who have qualified the written exam of CAPF on January 14, 2019. The last day to fill DAF is January 28, 2019. The online application form of CAPF was available from April 25 to May 21, 2018. Fee could be paid both online and offline which is Rs 200 for general and OBC male candidates while female, SC, ST, are exempted from fee payment. The steps to fill CAPF 2018 application form are given below.

How to apply for CAPF 2018?

  • The application form of CAPF can be filled in two parts - Part I and II.

  • In Part I, candidates have to fill their basic details like name, father’s name, educational qualification etc.

  • In Part II of CAPF application form, candidates have to pay the requisite application fees.

  • Upload photograph and signature.

  • Submit their application.

Candidates who are shortlisted for Interview/Personality Test, including those shortlisted for Interview/Personality Test provisionally will be issued a Detailed Application Form (DAF) in which they will need to indicate their preference of Forces.

 

CAPF Result 2018

UPSC has declared the result of CAPF written exam online on January 10, 2019. The roll numbers of candidates who have qualified CAPF 2018 written test is available in the pdf format. Candidates who have qualified the written test are eligible to appear for PST/PET test. The result of CAPF is released separately for written exam, PST/PET and interview. Candidates who will be declared qualified in the Medical Standards Tests, will be called for Interview/Personality Test. The final merit list is prepared by the Commission on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the written examination and Interview/Personality Test.

CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2018

The candidate appearing for CAPF must fulfill the eligibility criteria given below:

Nationality:

  • Indian

Age Limit:

  • Maximum: 25 years

  • Minimum: 20 years

Upper Age Relaxation for Reserved Categories

Category

Relaxation

Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe

5 years

OBC

3 years

Civilian Central Government Servants/Ex-Servicemen

5 years

Domicile of State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st
January 1980 to the 31st day of December 1989.

5 years

 

Educational Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree from recognised University

CAPF Exam Centre 2018

CAPF 2018 exam will be conducted across 41 cities in India. Applicants who had filled the application form must note that there will be ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centres, except Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur. Allotment of centres is done on first-come-first-serve basis, and once the capacity of a particular centre is attained, the same is frozen. Applicants, who cannot get a centre of their choice due to ceiling, are required to choose a centre from the remaining ones. Applicants are, thus, advised that they apply early so that they could get their preferred centre. Candidates can check below for few CAPF exam centres.

Top 10 exam centres of CAPF 2018

S.No

Name of centres

1.

Ahmedabad

2.

Bangalore

3.

Mumbai

4.

Delhi

5.

Patna

6.

Kolkata

7.

Chennai

8.

Lucknow

9.

Srinagar

10.

Kochi

CAPF Admit Card 2018

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the admit card of CAPF written exam online on July 20, 2018. The admit card of CAPF is released separately for written exam, PST/PST and interview. To download CAPF admit card, candidates have to enter their registration ID/roll number and password/date of birth. CAPF 2018 admit card is available for candidates whose applications have been accepted by the exam conducting authority. CAPF admit card 2018 contains details like candidates’ name, father’s name, date of birth, examination centre code, test centre, reporting timings etc.

 

CAPF Exam Pattern 2018

The exam pattern of CAPF provides details like marking scheme, total number of questions, time duration and number of sections. According to CAPF exam pattern 2018, written test comprises two papers. Paper 1 is general ability and intelligence while paper 2 is general studies, essay and comprehension. Candidates who qualify written exams are eligible for Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. Candidates qualifying PST/PET and Medical test are called for Interview/ Personality test. Read below for detailed exam pattern of CAPF 2018 for all three stages.

CAPF Exam Pattern of Written Test

Subject

Total Marks

Duration

Paper 1: General Ability and Intelligence

250

 

3 hours

Paper 2: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

200

 

CAPF Exam Pattern of Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)

PET

Male 

Female

 

Duration/ Chances

Duration

100 Meters race

16 seconds

18 seconds

800 Meters race

3 minutes 45 seconds

4 minutes 45 seconds

Long Jump

3.5 Meters (3 chances)

3.0 meters (3 chances)

Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)

4.5 Meters

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Medical Standards:

Eye Sight

 

Better eye (corrected vision)

 

Worse eye (corrected vision)

Distant vision

6/6 6/12

 

 

6/9 6/9

Near Vision

N6 (corrected)

 

N (corrected)

 

CAPF Syllabus 2018

CAPF syllabus of General Ability and Intelligence i.e paper 1 includes topics from general mental ability, general science, current events, intentional importance etc. paper 2 of General Studies, Essay and Comprehension includes précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing. Candidates can check the topic and sub topic of both the papers below.

 

CAPF Syllabus of General Ability and Intelligence

Subject

Topics

General Mental Ability

Logical reasoning

Quantitative aptitude

General Science

Information Technology

Biotechnology

Environmental Science.

Current Events of National and International Importance

Current events of national and international importance in the broad areas of culture

music

Arts

Literature

Sports

Governance

Societal

Developmental issues, industry, business, globalisation, and interplay among nations

Indian Polity and Economy

Country’s political system

Constitution of India

Social systems and public administration

Economic development in India regiona

International security issues

Human rights

History of India

Social, economic and political aspects of History of India

Growth of nationalism

Freedom movement.

Indian and World Geography

Physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World

 

CAPF Syllabus of General Studies, Essay and Comprehension 

The syllabus of General Studies, Essay and Comprehension of CAPF has two parts. Part A is essay writing long narrative either in Hindi or English. Candidates are asked to write essay on the topics like modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability. Part B includes comprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills.

Subject 

Topics 

Maximum marks

Part A - Essay questions

Modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle

Geography

Polity

Economy

Knowledge of security Human rights issues etc.

80

Part B - Comprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills

Comprehension passages

Précis writing

Developing counter arguments

Simple grammar and other aspects of language testing etc.

120

 


CAPF Answer key 2018

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the answer key of CAPF. Candidates will be able to check the correct answers against their marked answer on the basis of which they will get the estimated score of CAPF 2018. Answer keys of CAPF will help candidates check the correct answers to all questions asked in the exam. In case of discrepancies, candidates will be able to challenge answers provided in the answer key.

CAPF Cutoff 2018

The cutoff of CAPF for the post of Assistant Commandants is determined by the Union Public Service Commission. Candidates who appear for CAPF 2018 exam will have to secure marks as per the CAPF cutoff which will be declared by UPSC. The cutoff of CAPF will release the CAPF 2018 cutoff in two parts, part 1 will be for written examination and part 2 will be for combined written exam and interview. Candidates securing required cutoff marks in the written exam will be eligible to appear for PST, PET and interview. Candidates will have to qualify each stage of the recruitment as per the standards prescribed by UPSC. Candidates can check CAPF cutoff of previous year for paper 1 and 2 below:

Cut-off marks (Out of 450) in Paper 1 & 2 - 2016

 

Paper‐1+Paper‐2

General*

OBC*

SC* 

ST* 

Ex‐S**

188

187

167

166

80

 

Marks (Out of 600) obtained by the last recommended candidate- 2016

Final 

General

OBC

SC

ST

Ex‐S

 

290

288

266

261

163

 

Cut-off marks (Out of 450) in Paper 1 & 2 - 2015

 

Paper 1 and Paper 2

General*

OBC*

SC* 

ST* 

Ex‐S**

172

170

153

149

68

 

Marks (Out of 600) obtained by the last recommended candidate - 2015

Final 

General

OBC

SC

ST

Ex‐S

 

275

270

251

245

204

 

CAPF Selection Procedure

CAPF 2018 exam is conducted in three stages. Stage 1 is written test where candidates have to appear for two papers. Paper 1 is General Ability and Intelligence test and paper 2 is General Studies, Essay and Comprehension. Candidates who qualify the cutoff of written exam released by UPSC will be eligible for PST/PET and Medical examination. The Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests will be conducted under the supervision of a Nodal Authority to be appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs. These tests will be conducted at various centres to be notified after the results of the written examination. Candidates who qualify the PST/PET test are eligible for Interview/Personality Test which will be conducted for 150 marks. Candidates who are shortlisted for Interview/Personality Test, including those shortlisted for Interview/Personality Test provisionally will have to fill a Detailed Application Form (DAF) in which among other things, they will be required to indicate their preference of Forces. UPSC will then release the merit list on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in CAPF 2018 written examination and Interview/Personality Test.

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