CAPF Exam Pattern 2022 - Check Written Exam, PET & Medical Standards
CAPF Exam Pattern 2022: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), prescribes the CAPF 2022 exam pattern. The exam pattern of CAPF 2022 is mentioned in the official notification. The CAPF exam pattern 2022 consists of the subjects on which the question paper will be based, the marking scheme, stages, mode of the exam etc. Candidates planning to take the UPSC CAPF exam, must refer to the CAPF 2022 exam pattern to know all the aspects related to the examination.
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Along with the exam pattern of CAPF 2022, aspirants are also advised to check the syllabus, to plan and streamline the preparation strategy. In this article of CAPF exam pattern 2022, candidates can check the detailed CAPF 2022 exam pattern, preparation tips and more details to prepare for the CAPF 2022 efficiently.
UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2022 - Overview
Only for Paper 1 of first-round; (0.33) marks deducted for each wrong answer
CAPF exam pattern 2022 - Stages
CAPF written test
CAPF PET & Medical Standards Tests
CAPF Exam Pattern 2022: Written Test
The first stage of the CAPF exam consists of two papers. The CAPF paper 1 has multiple choice questions while the paper 2 has descriptive size questions. From the following table, aspirants can check the CAPF 2022 exam pattern for written tests.
Exam pattern of CAPF 2022 - Paper 1
Number of Questions
Type of Questions
CAPF Exam Pattern 2022: PET & Medical Standards Tests
Aspirants who qualify in the first stage are eligible to appear in the second stage. The second stage of the CAPF exam consists of the physical tests. The physical test will have a race, long jump and various other physical activities. From the following table, aspirants can check the CAPF 2022 exam pattern for the physical tests.
CAPF 2022 exam pattern - Physical tests
100 Meters Race
In 16 seconds
In 18 seconds
800 Meters Race
In 3 minutes 45 seconds
In 4 minutes 45 seconds
3.5 Meters (3 Chances)
3.0 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)
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CAPF syllabus 2022
The Union Public Service Commission prescribes the latest CAPF syllabus in its official CAPF notification. The syllabus of CAPF 2022 consists of the subject, topics and sub topics on which the exam will be based. Aspirants preparing for the exam can go through the detailed CAPF syllabus. The CAPF paper 1 accordingly consists of General Ability and Intelligence, while the paper 2 as consists of General Studies, Essay and Comprehension.
CAPF preparation tips 2022
UPSC CAPF exam is one of the most toughest and prestigious exams in India as approximately 3 lac candidates appear for the UPSC CAPF exam for the Assistant Commandant post. From this article, candidates can check the CAPF preparation tips 2022 -
Plan the CAPF preparations around the exam pattern and the syllabus.
Refer to the previous year CAPF question papers and solve them on a regular basis.
Give mock tests to know preparation level and work on strong and weak sections.
Refer to the best books of CAPF and don't shift books and study materials randomly.
Focus on time management skills as there is a specific time duration for the exam.
Follow a healthy routine.
Eat healthy food, meditate and take short breaks to rejuvenate.
Read topper interviews to get an idea about their preparation levels and study materials.
CAPF question papers 2022
UPSC releases the official CAPF question papers 2022 for both the papers a few days after the exam is conducted at upsc.gov.in. Candidates can download the question papers to prepare for the future attempts of the exam. With the help of the question papers they will be able to know the important questions and topics on which the question paper will be based.
CAPF answer key 2022
UPSC releases the answer key in online mode however, various coaching institutes release the offline answer key on the same day of the exam. Union Public Service Commission releases the official UPSC CAPF answer key after the recruitment process is over on the official website upsc.gov.in. Candidates appearing in the exam can download the answer key to check the correct and incorrect responses. Based on the correct and incorrect answers candidates can calculate their probable score.
CAPF books 2022
Candidates preparing for the exam must refer to the best books of CAPF to enrich their knowledge and preparation. Before selecting the best books they must also know the subject wise books, best authors and publishers.
CAPF best books 2022
UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam Practice Workbook
CAPF Assistant Commandant (AC) Exam
UPSC CAPF (AC) Examination
CAPF Commandants (AC) Examination
Ramesh Publishing House
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAPF Exam Pattern 2022 - Check Written Exam, PET & Medical Standards
Question: Do questions repeat in the CAPF exam?
Yes, it can repeat but the chances are very less.
Question: How many parts are there in Paper II of CAPF syllabus?
There are two parts in the paper 2 of CAPF syllabus - General Ability and Intelligence.
Question: What type of questions are asked in the CAPF interview?
There are various questions asked in the CAPF interview like - personal details, current events etc.
Question: Is the CAPF exam tough?
Yes, it is a bit tough, but if aspirants have prepared for the exam efficiently, they can qualify the exam easily.
Question: Is Ncert enough for CAPF?
Yes, but aspirants will also require some supplementary books as well.
Question: How many stages are there in the CAPF exam?
There are three stages in the CAPF exam - written test, physical test and interview.
Question: Is there negative marking in the CAPF exam?
Yes, there is negative marking in the CAPF exam, paper 1 written test.
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Questions related to UPSC CAPF
Hello Sir My D.O.B is 01 Sept 1993 can I apply the exam?
The age eligibility for UPSC CAPF is between 20 and 25 years. But there are certain relaxation in this age limit for specific category candidates. There is 5 years relaxation for sc/st candidates, 3 years for obc, maximum of 5 years for Ex-Servicemen and Civilian Central Government Servants, For candidates who are ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir are allowed a maximum of 5 years of age limit relaxation provided they have lived in the state during the period from 1st January 1980 to the 31st December 1989.
So, you can see in which category you fall and whether you are eligible or not.
What is the age relaxation for OBC category ?
Hi, age relaxation for OBC is 3 years, for SC/ST it is 5 years and for PWD it is 10 years. What you need to know is any candidate above 35 years of age is not allowed for UPSC exam in OBC category. For SC/ST it is 37 years and for PWD it is 40 years. These all are upper limits for age of a candidate. Hope this helps.
Sir my name is Bhumika , I want to ask that my date of birth is 5 may 1994 and i also belong to obc non creamy layer is i am eligible for 2022 capf please answer . Thankyou.
The age limit for UPSC CAPF is usually 20-25 years. So in 2022 your age is around 28 years as a result you won't be eligible for the examination.
Through the examination, the posts that are offered are enlisted below:
- Assistant Commandants in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)
- Border Security Force (BSF)
- Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
- Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
- Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
- Central Industrial Security Force(CISF)
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I hope this answer helps. All the very best for your future endeavors!
how and when to apply for UPSC AC even I am 27 year old and in training in BSF as SI
Hope you are doing great! If you want to prepare for UPSC AC then you can apply it because you are eligible but you must find the time for your preparation because it is not an easy task to qualify it.So find the time from training so that you can prepare well.I think your graduation has completed that's why you are a bsf si trainee so now you can apply for upsc ac when notification will get release
Sir, IM SUDHEESH MY DOB IS 13TH SEP 1996, CAN I APPEAR UPSC CAPF EXAM IN 2022
As per the eligibility criteria for UPSC CAPF examination A candidate must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on 1st August, 2022 (2022 in your case). But as per your DOB you'll have exceeded the criteria in your attempt in 2022 so you won't be able to appear if you are from General category .
Unless you're a SC/ST/OBC candidate or a J&K domiciled candidate, Ex Servicemen, Below I've listed the age relaxation given to candidates in UPSC CAPF examination :
OBC- 25 years Plus 3 years i.e. 28 years
SC/ST - 25 Years plus 5 Years i.e. 30 Years
J&K Domiciled- 25 Years Plus 5 Years i.e. 30 Years
Ex-Servicemen Commissioned officer - 25 Years plus 5 years i.e. 30 years
- Civilian Central Government servants- 25 Years plus 5 years i.e. 30 years