CAPF 2019 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had conducted UPSC CAPF written exam on August 18, 2019. Candidates can check the unofficial answer key released by coaching institutes for sets of test booklets. With the help of CAPF 2019 answer key, candidates can match the number of correct and incorrect answers. The result of CAPF is expected to be released in October 2019. Candidates who will qualify the written exam will be eligibile to appear for the second round of the selection process. The selection of candidates for CAPF 2019 is done on the basis of three stages - Written Examination, Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. The written exam comprises 2 papers- General Ability and Intelligence and General Studies, Essay and Comprehension. Latest - Check UPSC CAPF Answer Key 2019 (Unofficial) Here!
UPSC conducts CAPF exam for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force(CISF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). For the year 2019, UPSC has released 323 vacancies.
The answer key of CAPF will be released after the recruitment process. Through the unofficial CAPF answer key 2019, candidates are able to check the correct answers against the marked answers in the examination. On the basis of answer key candidates can calculate the estimated score and know the chances of selection.
CAPF 2019 - Overview
Central Armed Police Forces
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Stages of Exam
Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests
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).
The vacancies of CAPF has been released along with the notification. Candidates can check the vacancies of CAPF 2019 below.
Number of Vacancies
CAPF Admit Card 2019
UPSC had released the admit of CAPF on July 24, 2019. Candidates can download CAPF admit card 2019 by either entering registration ID or roll number and date of birth. The admit card contains details like candidates’ name, father’s name, date of birth, examination centre code, test centre, reporting timings etc. CAPF admit card 2019 has been issued to those candidates whose applications was accepted by UPSC. The admit card is released separately for written exam, PST/PST and interview.
The dates pertaining to CAPF is given below.
Release of CAPF 2019 notification
April 24, 2019
Online application form begins on
Last day to fill the application form
May 20, 2019 (6 pm)
Admit card of written exam
July 24, 2019
CAPF 2019 Written Exam
August 18, 2019
Result of written exam
The eligibility criteria of CAPF will be defined by UPSC. Candidates who wish to apply for CAPF 2019 must fulfil the given eligibility criteria.
Bachelor’s degree from recognised University
Maximum: 25 years
Minimum: 20 years
CAPF 2019 Upper Age Relaxation for Reserved Categories
Along with the minimum and maximum age limit, the reserved category candidates will be provided age relaxation. Check below CAPF 2019 upper age relaxation for reserved categories.
Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe
Civilian Central Government Servants/Ex-Servicemen
Domicile of State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st
January 1980 to the 31st day of December 1989.
CAPF Application form 2019
The application form of CAPF 2019 was released on April 24. Candidates could fill the application form till May 20, 2019. The last day to pay the application fee is May 20.
CAPF application form 2019 can be filled in two parts – part 1 and 2. In Part 1, candidates must fill their basic details like name, father’s name, educational qualification etc. In Part 2 of application form, candidates must pay the requisite application fees, upload photograph and signature and submit the application form. General and OBC candidates must pay Rs. 200 for the application fee while female, SC/ST are exempted from fee payment.
CAPF 2019 Exam Centre
The written exam of CAPF will be conducted across 41 cities in India. Candidates applying for CAPF 2019 application form must select the exam centres as per their preference. To get the preferred exam centres candidates must apply early as there will be ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centres, except Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur. The allotment of CAPF 2019 exam centres will be done on the first-come-first-serve basis, and once the capacity of a particular centre will be attained, the same will be frozen. Candidates can check below for few CAPF exam centres.
Name of centres
CAPF Exam Pattern 2019
The exam pattern of CAPF 2019 will be prescribed by UPSC. CAPF exam pattern 2019 will provide details like the total number of questions, time duration, marking scheme, and number of sections. As per the exam pattern, CAPF 2019 written exam consists of two papers.
Paper 1 of CAPF will be general ability and intelligence while paper 2 will be of general studies, essay and comprehension. Shortlisted candidates in the written exam will be called for Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests followed by Interview/ Personality test.
CAPF 2019 Exam Pattern for Written exam
Paper 1: General Ability and Intelligence
Paper 2: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension
CAPF Syllabus 2019
The syllabus of CAPF will be released along with the notification. CAPF syllabus 2019 comprises topics like current events, general science, general mental ability etc. for paper 1 (General Ability and Intelligence). The topics like précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing will be asked in paper 2 (General Studies, Essay and Comprehension). Candidates appearing CAPF 2019 the syllabus of paper 1 and 2 below.
CAPF Syllabus 2019 for paper 1 and 2
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.
CAPF Result 2019
The result of written exam will be released in November 2019. Candidates will have download the result pdf and check their roll number. CAPF result 2019 will be released in online mode only. Candidates who will qualify the written exam will be eligibile to appear for PST/PET which will be the second stage of the selection process. Candidates who will qualify the Medical Standards Tests will be called for Interview/Personality Test. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the written examination and Interview/Personality Test.CAPF Cutoff 2019The cutoff of CAPF will be determined by UPSC. Candidates appearing for CAPF 2019 will have to secure minimum qualifying marks to be eligible to appear for next round of selection process.
The cutoff will be released in two parts - part 1 will be for written examination and part 2 will be for combined written exam and interview. Candidates will have to qualify each stage of the selection process for the final recruitment. Check the previous years CAPF cutoff below.
CAPF Cut-off marks (Out of 450) in Paper 1 & 2 - 2016
CAPF Marks (Out of 600) obtained by the last recommended candidate- 2016
CAPF Selection Process 2019The selection process of CAPF includes three stages - written exam, PET/PST and Medical examination and Interview/Personality Test. The written exam will have two papers. Paper 1 is of General Ability and Intelligence test and paper 2 is of General Studies, Essay and Comprehension. Shortlisted candidates in written exam will have to appear for Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. PST/PET and medical standards test will be conducted under the supervision of a Nodal Authority to be appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The qualified candidates will have to appear for Interview/Personality Test which comprises of 150 marks. On the basis of interview candidates will be shortlisted for final recruitment which will be done on the basis of final merit list.
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Go through the previous question papers
: Go through with previous year papers as it will give you an idea about the exam.
Make your own notes
: It is always advisable to make notes of the related topics as you go through the books and other study material. A well drafted note solves two purposes.
Strategy for General Studies:
General studies paper is equally important for Prelims and Mains examination.
: It is a huge section & Also emphasis is given to Ancient India. A cursory glance over the medieval history is also necessary.
In this there are physical geography and maps related questions. So get yourself well-acquainted with maps with the help of a good Atlas.
: It covers a major chunk of this paper and a standard guidebook can make you well-versed on the topics of general science.
: Going through a standard newspaper daily can keep you updated on the current affairs topics.
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