CAPF Syllabus 2019
Updated on Sep 7, 2018 - 2:51 p.m. IST by Supriya Kumari

CAPF Syllabus 2019 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) prescribes the syllabus of CAPF 2019 syllabus. The written exam of CAPF is divided into two paper - General Ability and Intelligence and General Studies, Essay and Comprehension. CAPF syllabus 2019 details out the topics that candidates need to cover for the examination. The General ability and Intelligence cover the topics of logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude, general science, current events, history of India, Indian polity, geography, economy and world geography.

The General Studies, Essay and Comprehension paper is conducted to check the candidates’ basic writing skills, comprehension, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing etc. CAPF written exam 2019 is scheduled to be conducted on August 18, 2019. Read this article to know the more detailed CAPF syllabus 2019.

CAPF Syllabus 2019 - General Ability and Intelligence

Structure of General Ability and Intelligence syllabus



General Mental Ability

Logical reasoning

Quantitative aptitude


Data interpretation

General Science

General awareness

Scientific temper

Comprehension andappreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation

Information Technology


Environmental Science

Current Events of National and International Importance

Awareness of current events of national and international









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 2019 - 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 the 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.

Structure of General Studies, Essay and Comprehension syllabus



Maximum marks

Part A - Essay questions

Modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle




Knowledge of security Human rights issues etc.


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.


Best Books for CAPF 2019

Candidates can refer to the books given below to prepare for CAPF written examination.

Name of books


General Studies Paper


How To Prepare For Logical Reasoning

Arun Sharma

A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (English) Revised Edition

R S Aggarwal

Brief History of Modern India

Spectrum Publications

Indian Polity 4 Edition

M Laxmikanth

Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations

R S Aggarwal

Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Revised Edition

R S Aggarwal

151 Essays

S C Gupta

Central Police Forces Solved Papers upto 2012

Arihant Publication

Indian Economy

Ramesh Singh

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Questions related to UPSC CAPF

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From where I get UPSE best study material?

Manisha Gupta Expert 1st Nov, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

Are you asking for UPSC? You can prefer any of the coaching material given below

ALS IAS Academy  Delhi

Chanakya IAS Academy Delhi

Elite Academy  Mumbai

Rau's IAS Study Circle Delhi, Jaipur, Bangalore etc.

Here are some preparation tips you can follow for the exam preparation:

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.

History : It is a huge section & Also emphasis is given to Ancient India. A cursory glance over the medieval history is also necessary.

Geography: In this there are physical geography and maps related questions. So get yourself well-acquainted with maps with the help of a good Atlas.

General Science : It covers a major chunk of this paper and a standard guidebook can make you well-versed on the topics of general science.

Current affairs : Going through a standard newspaper daily can keep you updated on the current affairs topics.

Good Luck!

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