UPSC CAPF 2021 - Application, Admit Card, Exam, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern
CAPF 2021 notification and CAPF application form 2021 has been released on April 15, 2021. The last date for submission of the CAPF 2021 application form is May 5, 2021. The total number of vacancies for different services under the CAPF exam will is 159 and is mentioned in the official CAPF 2021 notification. Applicants meeting the CAPF 2021 eligibility criteria can apply for the CAPF 2021 exam at upsc.gov.in. The CAPF 2021 recruitment process has three stages - written test (offline), physical standards test/ physical efficiency test and personality test. Applicants clearing the CAPF written exam will be eligible to appear for the PET/ PST round and so on. Applicants clearing all stages of the CAPF exam will be inducted to different services in the CAPF as Assistant Commandant. For more information on the CAPF 2021 and other relevant details read the article below.
Latest Updates for UPSC CAPF
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Central Armed Police Forces examination
Commonly known as
Exam Conducting Authority
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
20 years - 25 years
Stages of Exam
Written test (offline)
Physical standards test/ Physical efficiency test and Medical test
Personality test/ Interview
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)
CAPF exam dates 2021
The CAPF 2021 application process has been started on April 15, 2021. Check all important CAPF 2021 exam dates in the table below.
CAPF 2021 exam dates
CAPF exam dates
CAPF 2021 notification
April 15, 2021 (Released)
April 15, 2021
Last date to fill CAPF application form
May 5, 2021
Last date for fee payment
CAPF Paper 1 admit card
July 2021 (tentatively)
CBT written exam
August 8, 2021
CAPF written result
CAPF PET/PST Admit card date
CAPF PET/PST exam dates
Declaration of final CAPF result 2021
CAPF 2021 - Posts
The UPSC Central Armed Police Forces 2021 exam is held once every year for recruitment of qualified applicants to the post of Assistant Commandant in different CAPF services like Border Security Force (BSF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). The selection process of the CAPF exam is a three-stage process - written test (offline), PST/ PET/ medical test and personality test. Candidates qualifying for all three stages are recruited to the above mentioned CAPF services.
CAPF Selection Process 2021
The UPSC CAPF 2021 selection process has 3 stages. Candidates clearing all the three stages of the exam are eligible to be recruited to any of the CAPF services released in the CAPF notification 2021 for the post of Assistant Commandant. The three stages of the CAPF selection process are:
PET/ PST/ Medical Test
Personality test/ Interview
Aspirants thinking of applying for the UPSC CAPF 2021 should first fulfil the CAPF eligibility criteria as prescribed by the Union Public Service Commission on nationality, age, academic qualification, etc. Candidates meeting the CAPF 2021 eligibility criteria can apply for the CAPF 2021 recruitment process. Check the table below to know the CAPF eligibility details in short.
CAPF eligibility criteria
20 years - 25 years
For more information on the UPSC CAPF eligibility criteria, aspirants can refer to the official CAPF notification 2021 - Click Here
The CAPF 2021 application form has been released by the Commission on April 15, 2021. The last date for submission of the CAPF 2021 form is May 5, 2021. Aspirants meeting the CAPF eligibility criteria can apply for the CAPF 2021 exam online on the UPSC official website - upsc.gov.in. For successful submission of the CAPF 2021 application form candidates have to pay a fee Rs. 200 via mode prescribed by the Commission.
How to fill the CAPF 2021 application form?
Step 1 - Go to the UPSC official website - upsc.gov.in
Step 2 - Search for UPSC CAPF 2021 notification link and click on it
Step 3 - A new window will be opened, there click on the Apply Online button
Step 4 - Follow the steps as mentioned on to fill the CAPF application form
Step 5 - Select the CAPF exam centre
Step 6 - Check the declaration checkbox
Step 7 - Fee payment
Step 8 - Click Submit for successful submission of the CAPF 2021 form
The CAPF exam pattern is prescribed by the UPSC in the official UPSC CAPF notification. Aspirants applying for CAPF 2021 have to appear for a written test having two papers. Paper 1 is objective type in nature while paper 2 is descriptive in nature. Questions asked in the CAPF written exam are from subjects like general science, general mental ability, Indian polity, history and more. Candidates qualifying for the written exam CAPF cutoff marks are eligible to appear for the PET/ PST round and so on. For more details on the CAPF exam pattern 2021 check the table below.
CAPF written exam pattern
Language of Paper
Paper 1: General Ability and Intelligence
English and Hindi
Paper 2: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension
Part A can be in any language, Part B will only be in English
CAPF PET/ PST exam pattern
Physical Efficiency Test
100 metre race
800 metre race
3 minutes 45 seconds
4 minutes 45 seconds
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)
CAPF marking scheme
Stages of exam
Paper 1: General Ability and Intelligence
Paper 2: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension
The syllabus for CAPF 2021 exam is prescribed by the Union Public Service Commission and released with the Central Armed Police Forces notification in online mode. The subjects and topics asked in the UPSC CAPF exam are mentioned in the Central Armed Police Forces syllabus 2021 for aspirants help. Questions are asked in the CAPF exam from subjects as follows - general science, general mental ability, Indian polity, History, English, Geography, Environment and more. For more information on the CAPF syllabus 2021 check the CAPF 2021 notification.
The CAPF 2021 admit card for the written exam is expected to be released in the month of July 2021 (tentatively). The UPSC admit card is released separately for each stage of the UPSC Central Armed Police Forces selection process. Aspirants who have successfully submitted their CAPF application form are issued the UPSC CAPF 2021 admit card for the written exam. Candidates can download their CAPF admit card 2021 from the UPSC website using their login details. Various details mentioned on the Central Armed Police Forces hall ticket are candidate’s name, roll number, registration number, photograph & signature, exam date & time, examination centre, etc. Aspirants need to carry the CAPF 2021 admit card along with a valid photo ID card on the CAPF exam day.
CAPF Exam Centres 2021
CAPF 2021 is a national level examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. It is conducted at various locations across the country in all the 28 states and 8 Union Territories spread all over the country. The number of CAPF exam centres in a particular city vary as per the number of applicants that have opted for that city as their CAPF examination centre. The CAPF exam centre choice has to be filled by candidates while filling the CAPF 2021 application form.
The Central Armed Police Forces question paper is released after a few days of the CAPF exam. The CAPF question paper is released on the UPSC website. Applicants can refer to the previous year UPSC Central Armed Police Forces question papers to prepare for their upcoming CAPF 2021 examination. CAPF 2021 question paper helps applicants to get a real feel of the CAPF exam pattern, level of difficulty of questions asked and more.
The official CAPF 2021 answer key is released by the UPSC after the completion of the CAPF recruitment process. Candidates can download the UPSC CAPF 2021 answer key from the official UPSC website. Aspirants can refer to the official CAPF 2021 answer key to evaluate their mistakes in the CAPF written paper 1 exam. CAPF answer key will also be helpful to future aspirants while practising the previous year CAPF question papers.
The CAPF 2021 result is released in online mode by the Union Public Service Commission for every stage of the UPSC CAPF exam. UPSC announces the CAPF 2021 result in three stages - written exam result, PET/ PST/ medical test result, and the final CAPF result in online mode on the UPSC website - upsc.gov.in. The final CAPF merit list is based on marks scored by candidates in the CAPF written exam and personality test/ interview.
The UPSC CAPF cutoff marks are the minimum mark required by candidates to qualify a particular stage of the CAPF 2021 selection process and move forward. The CAPF 2021 cutoff will be released along with the declaration of the final CAPF result 2021 on the UPSC website. Central Armed Police Forces cutoff is released separately for each stage of the UPSC Assistant Commandant exam for shortlisting applicants for the next round. The final CAPF cutoff 2021 will be released by the Commission after the personality test or interview.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPSC CAPF 2021 - Application, Admit Card, Exam, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern
Question: Is the CAPF exam conducted online or offline?
CAPF 2021 written exam is conducted in offline mode.
Question: How many vacancies have been announced by UPSC for the CAPF recruitment process?
UPSC has announced 159 vacancies for the CAPF 2021 recruitment process.
Question: What is the CAPF 2021 written exam date?
CAPF 2021 written exam is scheduled to be held August 8, 2021.
Question: What is the frequency of the CAPF exam?
Union Public Service Commission holds the CAPF exam once every year.
Question: What is the CAPF application fee?
The UPSC CAPF application fee is Rs 200 for unreserved category candidates.
Question: What are the stages of the CAPF selection process?
CAPF selection process has three stages.
Written exam (offline two papers)
PET/ PST/ Medical test
Personality Test/ interview
Question: When is the CAPF 2021 notification going to be released?
UPSC CAPF notification 2021 is released on April 15, 2021.
Question: Does UPSC release the answer key for the CAPF written exam?
Yes, UPSC releases the CAPF answer key 2021 for the paper 1 written exam.
Question: What is the minimum age to apply for UPSC CAPF?
The minimum age to apply for the CAPF 2021 is 20 years.
Question: Is there negative marking in the UPSC CAPF written exam paper 1?
Yes, there is negative marking in the CAPF written exam paper 1.
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