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CAPF Salary 2024 - Structure, Post wise, Allowances, Promotion

CAPF Salary 2024 - Structure, Post wise, Allowances, Promotion

Edited By Sneha Vinod | Updated on May 28, 2024 11:33 AM IST | #UPSC CAPF

UPSC releases the UPSC CAPF 2024 Salary details in online mode through the official notification. The CAPF notification can be downloaded from Candidates interested in CAPF Posts can find details pertaining to the CAPF salary in the article below. Every year, UPSC holds the UPSC CAPF exam to hire qualified candidates for various posts in the Indian Police Force.

Candidates interested in joining the CAPF may want to know the remuneration provided to CAPF recruits. Typically, government posts have their salary expressed in the form of a pay scale. This pay scale is assigned by the 7th pay commission. Government posts also receive a grade pay which varies by pay level as well as a variety of perks and benefits. Below, we describe the salary structure of UPSC CAPF 2024 and the various perks and benefits one is entitled to after one is recruited to a CAPF post.

CAPF Salary 2024 - Structure



Basic Pay

INR 15,600

Grade Pay

INR 5,400

Dearness Allowance (DA)

INR 26,250

In hand Salary

INR 44,135


INR 51,480

Quick links:

CAPF application form 2024

CAPF Admit Card 2024

CAPF Salary 2024 - Allowances

Apart from the CAPF 2024 salary candidates must also check the allowances to which candidates will be entitled. The UPSC CAPF salary 2024 is mentioned in the CAPF notification which is released on the official website. The allowances include TA, DA, HRA and various other allowances. From the following pointers, we have shared the CAPF allowances 2024 for candidates to get an idea.

  • Dearness Allowance (DA)

  • Ration

  • House Rent Allowance (This is mainly the house accommodation that shortlisted officers are given)

  • Unique Duty Allowance

  • Clinical Allowance

  • Transport Allowance (Officers are given a government vehicle for the official purpose along with a drive)

  • Difficulty Allowance (It is given to candidates who are posted in extreme conditions)

  • House help

  • Stationary allowance

  • Uniform allowance etc.

Quick links:

CAPF exam pattern 2024

CAPF syllabus 2024

CAPF Salary 2024 - Promotions

Along with the salary of CAPF 2024, candidates might also be interested in promotions and career growth. The job offers good promotions and candidates who are young, and dynamic have a great chance to get promoted to the level of Director-General. From the following table, candidates can check the promotions, posts, and post-wise salary of CAPF 2024.

CAPF Promotions

  • The Assistant Commandant gets promoted to Deputy Commandant in 4-6 years.

  • The Deputy Commandant gets promoted to Commandant in 6-10 years.

  • The commandant gets promoted as a Senior. Commandant or Military officer in 16-20 years.

  • Commandants get promoted to Deputy Inspector General in 20-23 Years.

  • The Deputy Inspector General gets promoted to Director-General in 25-30 years, which is the final posting.

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CAPF Salary 2024 - Post-wise Salary


Pay Scale (Basic Pay)

Pay Band


Rs. 2,25,000

Apex Fixed

Additional Director General

Rs. 1,82,200 - Rs. 2,24,100


Inspector General

Rs. 1,44,000 - Rs. 2,18,000

Pay Band - 4

Deputy Inspector General

Rs. 1,31,000 - Rs. 2,16,600

Pay Band - 4

Sr. Commandant

Rs. 1,23,000 - Rs.2,15,900

Pay Band - 4


Rs. 78,800 - Rs. 2,09,200

Pay Band - 3

Deputy Commandant

Rs. 67,700 - Rs. 2,08,700

Pay Band - 3

Assistant Commandant

Rs. 56,100 - Rs. 1,77,500

Pay Band - 3

Quick links:

CAPF question papers 2024

CAPF answer key 2024

CAPF Salary 2024 - Career Growth

Central Armed Police Force

Ranks of Indian Army

Ranks of Indian Navy

Ranks of Indian Air Force

Director General (Apex Scale of the Indian Police Service)

Lieutenant General GOC in C's Scale)

Vice Admiral(FOC-in-C's Scale)

Air Marshal (AOC-in-C's Scale)

Additional Director General (ADG)

Lieutenant General(HAG)

Vice Admiral(HAG)

Air Marshal(HAG)

Inspector General (IG)

Major General

Rear Admiral

Air Vice-Marshal

Deputy Inspector General (DIG)



Air Commodore




Group Captain


Lieutenant Colonel


Wing Commander

Deputy Commandant


Lieutenant Commander

Squadron Leader

Assistant Commandant



Flight Lieutenant

Quick links:

CAPF result 2024

CAPF cut-off 2024

CAPF Forces

Candidates must also know about the forces along with the CAPF 2024 salary where they will be recruited. The following are the forces where the shortlisted candidates will be recruited.

  • Border Security Force (BSF)

  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP)

  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

Quick links:

CAPF Preparation Tips 2024

CAPF books 2024

CAPF eligibility 2024

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the pay scale of CAPF?

The pay scale of CAPF is mentioned in detail in the article above.

2. Is UPSC CAPF easy?

No competitive exam is easy or tough, it all depends upon the preparation level of the aspirants. If candidates have prepared well, they can clear the exam.

3. Does CAPF AC get a house?

Yes, they get government accommodation.

4. Which CAPF has the highest salary?

The highest salary is given to the Director-General which is Rs. 2,25,000 per month.

5. Is the CAPF interview tough?

Yes, it is on par with civil services and other personality tests, but with strategy-wise preparation, candidates can qualify in the exam.

6. What is the UPSC CAPF AC Job profile?

The Job profile of a UPSC CAPF AC is to ensure national security, take tough decisions when situations are extreme, conduct security operations etc. They are also posted in election duties for the smooth functioning of the electoral proceedings.

7. What is the seniormost post in CAPF?

The seniormost position according to the UPSC CAPF hierarchy belongs to the Director General.

8. What are the types of CAPF posts?

The Types of CAPF posts are: Border Security Force (BSF),  Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). 


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Questions related to UPSC CAPF

Have a question related to UPSC CAPF ?

Hello aspirant,

UPSC CAPF 2024 eligibility criteria is given below.

Candidates must be between the age group of 20 to 25 years. They must complete their Graduation. The candidates must be Indian Citizens.

Age relaxation is given to reservation categories. So, you are eligible for UPSC CAPF 2024 because you'll be in your 20's by then.

You can get more information about UPSC CAPF eligibility criteria using below mentioned link.

You can check the syllabus for UPSC CAPF using below given link.

Hope this information helps you.

Thank you

Sree 05 September,2023


Human body needs adequate amount of rest to keep it functioning well for  a longer period of time. It requires high maintenance.
When we exhaust it more than its capacity we are damaging it and studying for 18 hours out of 24 hrs is exhausting our body. But there are few students who claim that they study for 18 hrs, but it is not meant for everyone.

Everyone has different strategy and brain. Some people get thorough with the concepts even in just one go but there might be people who need more than a day to get through the topic. So the duration for how long you study does not matters, what matters is that you get well to the concept you read.

So it is not important to study for 18 hrs.

Hope it helps.

All the Best!!

Dear Student ,

Age criteria for UPSC CAPF AC 2022 exam is between 20-25 years and as per your DOB you'll be nearly 25 years of age at the time of openings of application forms which is mostly in April, 2022(Tentative) .

But , be aware to check the age criteria more accurately as per the required date .

For more details, you may refer this and can get latest updates about this exam :

Hope this helps !


Hope you are doing well.

Sorry to say but you are not eligible for UPSC CAPF exam. The limits of refractive errors permitted is -4.00 D (including cylinder) Myopia +4.00 D (including cylinder) Hypermetropia.

Hope you are clear now. Feel free to ask if you have any other queries. All The Best!!!

Dear aspirant !

Hope you are doing great ! Asthma now has become a very common disease ,it can be due to pollution or genetic problem or whatever is the cause is not our topic of today ,our topic is that you will be eligible for that upsc or not ,then don't worry ,ashtma is a very injurious to health ,neither it spread ,also you don't have any symptoms now ,so after a test which you know for asthma testing ,then you will eligible ,don't be panic and take stress ,you are surely eligible . Focus on your preparation now instead of taking stress

For more information about upsc cafc visit our link given below -; .

Hopefully it helps you!!

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