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UPSC CPF(AC) Selection Procedure: Central Police Forces (CPF) (Assistant Commandants) Examination conducts by Union Public Service Commission for different central forces in India namely SSB, BSF, ITBP, CISF, CRPF. The selection process details are given below.

CPF (Central Police Force) Selection Procedure consists of 3 stages.
1. Written Examination
2. Physical Standards Test/ Physical Efficiency Test/ Medical Standards Test
3. Interview/ Personality Test

1. Written Examination: The written examination to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission will comprise two papers. Paper I & Paper II.

Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence – 250 Marks
Paper I consists of Objective (Multiple Answers) Type questions and questions will be set in English as well as Hindi. There is negative mark will be cut for each wrong answer.
Paper II: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension – 200 Marks
In this paper candidates will be allowed the option of writing the Essay Component in English or Hindi, but the medium of Precis Writing, Comprehension Components and other communications/ language skills will be in English.

2. Physical Standards/ Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests: Candidates who are qualified in the written examination will be called for the Physical Standards/ Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests.

Physical Efficiency Tests (PET):

a. 100 Meters race MalesIn 16 seconds FemalesIn 18Seconds
b. 800 Meters race In 3 minutes 45  seconds In 4 min 45 seconds
c. Long Jump 3.5 Meters (3 chances) 3.0 Meters (3 chances)
d. shot-put (7.26 kgs) 4.5 meters

Note: Pregnancy at the time of PET will be a disqualification and pregnant female candidate will be rejected.

3. Interview/ Personality Test: Candidates who are declared qualified in the Medical Standards Tests, will be called for Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission. Candidates who are declared medically unfit but allowed to appear before the “Review Medical Board” on their appeal by the Appellate Authority will be called for Interview/ Personality Tests provisionally. Candidates who are short-listed for Interview/ Personality Test, including those short-listed for Interview/ Personality Test provisionally will be issued a Detailed Application Form (DAF) in which among other things, they will be required to indicate their preference of Forces. Interview/  Personality Test will carry 150 Marks.

4. Final Selection/ Merit: The merit list will be drawn on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Interview/ Personality Test.

UPSC CPF (AC) Eligibility Details

UPSC CPF (AC) Exam Pattern Details

UPSC CPF (AC) Exam Syllabus


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Responses to “UPSC CPF(AC) Selection Procedure”

  • kumavenkatesh says:

    When the Result will be declared for the posts in CAPF?

  • Yakira says:

    @sunil kumar
    As per the notification the Height should be 165 cm for Men and 157 cm for Women for Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) for the Assistant Commandants (AC) in UPSC. For more details click on the link given below.

  • sunil kumar says:

    I want to known about the PET criteria like Height for Gen, OBC, SC, ST category wise for CAPF AC.

  • pooj ashok vitkar says:

    Sir, i have completed B.Sc. Can i apply?

  • Naveenteja says:

    What is the height required?

  • sanddep kumar says:

    Sir, my height is 157 cms. May i apply?

  • APURBA PATRA says:

    It is a very helpful site for me.

  • ambuj shukla says:

    Sir, my DOB is 05 Aug 1988 and I am armed force personal. Can i get the age relaxation for CPF AC?

  • sangte says:

    Is there height relaxation for ST candidates in capf (ac)?

  • mohd azad khan says:

    Sir my DOB is 07/09/1988. I belongs to OBC category. can I apply for capf ac post?

  • rohit says:

    What are the height standards?

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