UPSC CAPF 2022 Notification, Application, Exam Date, Eligibility, Vacancy

UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant 2022 Notification

UPSC CAPF 2022 Notification – The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the much-awaited UPSC CAPF Notification 2022 on 20th April 2022 as per the official calendar of UPSC. The UPSC will be recruiting eligible applicants as Assistant Commandant (AC) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). Through this recruitment, the selected applicants will fill up the AC vacancies in the BSF, CISF, CRPF, SSB, and ITBP branches of CAPF. The recruitment is conducted once a year by UPSC.

The Online application for the UPSC CAPF 2022 is active from 20th April 2022 to 10th May 2022. Applicants can check the UPSC CAPF 2022 eligibility criteria, Steps to Apply Online, important dates, exam pattern, syllabus, exam centers, fees, and other details below.

UPSC CAPF AC 2022 Recruitment Notification released for 253 Assistant Commandant Posts

UPSC CAPF Exam 2022 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released a notification for the recruitment of Central Armed Police Forces – Assistant Commandants (UPSC CAPF AC) Exam 2022.

Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Commandants in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) viz. Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

A total of 253 vacancies for Assistant Commandants posts have been announced by UPSC. Candidates can check the details of UPSC CAPF Exam 2022 such as eligibility criteria, the application process, important dates, exam pattern, and more from the page below.

Also See: UPSC IES 2022 Notification

UPSC CAPF 2022 Highlights

  • Here is a quick overview of the UPSC CAPF 2022 exam for the convenience of our readers.
  • Name of Exam: Combined Central Armed Police Forces Exam (CAPF exam)
  • Conducting Body: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
  • Stage of UPSC CAPF Exam: Four Stages
  • Mode of Exam: Online

UPSC CAPF 2022 Vacancy Details

  • A total of 253 vacancies are available for recruitment to the post of Assistant Commandants (AC). Out of the total, 66 vacancies are available for Border Security Force (BSF), 29 vacancies are available for Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), 62 vacancies under Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), 14 vacancies for Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and 82 for Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
    • BSF – 66
    • CRPF – 29
    • CISF – 62
    • ITBP – 14
    • SSB – 82
    • Total – 253

UPSC CAPF 2022 Important Dates

  • UPSC CAPF Notification Date 2022: 20th April 2022
  • Starting Date of CAPF AC 2022 Registration: 20th April 2022
  • Last Date of CAPF AC 2022 Registration: 10th May 2022
  • UPSC CAPF AC 2022 Application Withdrawn Date: 17th May to 23rd May 2022
  • UPSC CAPF AC 2022 Exam Date: 07th August 2022
  • UPSC CAPF AC Admit Card 2022 Date: In the second or third week of July 2022
  • UPSC CAPF AC Result Date 2022: Expected in September – October 2022

UPSC CAPF 2022 Eligibility Criteria


  • No person who is not a citizen of India shall, except with the consent of the Central Govt. signified in writing be appointed or employed under these Rules.
  • Provided that nothing contained in these rules shall debar the appointment, enrolment or employment of a subject of Nepal or Bhutan under these Rules.


  • Both Male and Female candidates are eligible for appointment to the post of Assistant Commandants.

Age Limits

  • A candidate must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on 1st August 2022, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1997 and not later than 1st August 2002
  • The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable.
  • up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to an SC/ST
  • up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to OBC who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
  • up to a maximum of five years for Civilian Central Government Servants in accordance with the existing instructions of the Central Government. Ex-Servicemen will also be eligible for this relaxation


  • Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and the OBC who are also covered under any other clause of Para 3(III)(b) above, viz. those coming under the category of Civilian Central Govt. Servants/Ex-Servicemen will be eligible
  • The term ex-servicemen will apply to the persons who are defined as ex-servicemen in the Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Civil Service and Posts) Rules, 1979, as amended from time to time and the decision on the issue of the eligibility of ex-servicemen shall be governed by the decision taken by the DoP&T on the communication of the UPSC
  • The term “Civilian Central Govt. Servants” in Para 3(b)(iii) above will apply to persons who are defined as “Government Servants” in the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control, and Appeal) Rules, 1965 as amended from time to time

Educational Qualification

  • A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification
  • Candidates should have a passed Degree or equivalent from a recognized Board/ University/ Institution.

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UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2022 Application Form

How to Apply?

  • Candidates are required to apply online only by using the website
  • Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been given in Appendix-II. Detailed instructions are available on the above-mentioned website.
  • It is advised that the candidates keep a valid and active email id and contact no. throughout the UPSC CAPF Recruitment Process to receive all the updates related to it. The Steps to apply online for the UPSC CAPF 2022 Exam will comprise two stages:
  • Registration/Login/The steps to apply online is given below

Part-I Registration

  • Click on the or
  • Click on the Apply link given on the page. A registration link will open up in the new window.
  • Click on New Registration in the application window.
  • Provide personal credentials like name, parents’ name, date of birth, email id, mobile number, etc.
  • Click on the submit button to the completed online registration form.
  • After the Registration, a Registration ID and a password will be sent to your mobile no. and email id.

Part-II Registration

  • Login with the provided Registration ID, date of birth, and password to complete registration for UPSC CAPF AC 2022
  • Upload the photograph and signature.
  • The candidates will then be required to verify the details. Preview and verify the application form carefully.
  • Lastly, pay the required application fee online.
  • Take out a printout of the application form for future use.

Application Fee

  • The application fee of Rs 200/- (General and Others) can be paid in either online mode or offline mode.
  • Applicants who opt for the “Pay by Cash” mode should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of the SBI Branch on the next working day only
  • “Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 09/05/2022 i.e. one day before the closing date; however applicants who have generated their Pay-in-Slip before it is deactivated may pay at the counter of the SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date.
  • SC/ST/PWD/Female Exempted

UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant 2022 Selection Process

  • The candidates will be selected through the following four stages of the Exam:

Written Exam

  • The written examination to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission will be held on 07th August 2022 and will comprise two papers. Paper, I will be held from 10 a.m. to 12.00 Noon and Paper II will be held from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests
  • Interview/Personality Test
  • Final Selection / Merit
  • Physical Efficiency Test
  • Candidates who are declared qualified in the written exam will be summoned for Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. The criteria for the Physical Efficiency Test are given below.
Test Men Women
100 Metre race 16 Seconds 18 Seconds
800 Metre race 3 minutes 45 second 4 minutes 45 second
Long Jump 3.5 Meters 3 chances) 3.0 Meters 3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.) 4.5 Meters

UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant 2022 Exam Pattern

  • The Exam Pattern for the UPSC CAPF 2022 Assistant Commandants is given below:
Paper Name Question Type Marks Time
Paper 1 – General Ability & Intelligence Multiple Choice Questions 250 2 Hours
Paper 2 – General Studies, Essay & Comprehension Descriptive Type Questions 200 3 Hours
  • Language of Question Paper – Hindi & English, excluding English paper
  • There will be a negative marking of 1/3 marks in Paper 1
  • Paper-I is qualifying in nature for Paper 2

Physical Exam

  • Candidates who are declared qualified in the written examination will be called for Physical Standards (PST)/Physical Efficiency Tests (PET) and Medical Standards Tests.



  • Men – 165 cm
  • Women – 157 cm


  • Men – 81 cm


  • Men – 50 Kg
  • Women – 46 Kg


  • Candidates who are declared qualified in the Medical Standards Tests will be called for the Interview/Personality Test which contains 150 marks.

Final Selection

  • The merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Interview.

Exam Centre

  • Agartala; Gangtok; Panaji (Goa); Ahmedabad; Hyderabad; Patna; Aizawl; Imphal; Portblair; Almora (Uttarakhand); Itanagar; Prayagraj (Allahabad); Bengaluru; Jaipur; Raipur; Bareilly; Jammu; Ranchi; Bhopal; Jorhat; Sambalpur; Chandigarh; Kochi; Shillong; Chennai; Kohima; Shimla; Cuttack; Kolkatta; Srinagar; Dehradun; Lucknow; Srinagar(Uttarakhand); Delhi; Madurai; Thiruvananthapuram; Dharamshala (H.P.); Mandi (H.P.); Tirupati; Dharwar; Mumbai; Udaipur; Dispur; Nagpur; Vishakhapatnam

UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2022 Admit Card

  • Admit card or E-admission certificate will be issued to a candidate 3 weeks before the commencement of the exam
  • Candidates can download their respective admit cards from the official website of UPSC, as well as through this website.
  • All the applicants are required to provide valid and active E-Mail I.D. while filling up the Online Application Form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them. UPSC CAPF Exam Admit Card in the month of July 2022

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