UPSC CAPF 2020-2021: Result (Out), Cut Off, Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern, Selection, Eligibility, Answer Key, Notification PDF

UPSC CAPF 2020-2021 Result released for CAPF (AC) 2020 exam held on 20th December for recruitment of 209 vacancies of Assistant Commandants (AC) in BSF, CISF, CRPF, SSB & ITBP. Check here UPSC CAPF Eligibility, Selection Process, Exam Date, Exam Pattern & Syllabus, Salary & other Notification PDF details.


UPSC CAPF 2020: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the UPSC CAPF (AC) Result 2020 for the written exam that was held on 20th December 2020 for the recruitment of 209 vacancies to the post of Assistant Commandants (AC) in the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). Candidates can check the UPSC CAPF 2020 Result on the direct link mentioned below. In this article, we have shared all the relevant information regarding the UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Recruitment Exam including Vacancies, Important Exam Dates, Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Salary, Result & Cut off etc.

UPSC holds the CAPF Exam every year for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants in forces including Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Indo‐Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). The post of Assistant Commandants (AC) is a Group A Post.

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Let’s now have a look at the complete information related to the exam below:

Check UPSC CAPF Result 2020 - Direct link

UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam Notification

The UPSC CAPF (AC) Notification 2020 was released online for admission to BSF, CISF, SSB, ITBP and CRPF. The UPSC CAPF Registration and Application Process was held during 18th August - 7th September 2020. Tthe UPSC CAPF (AC) 2020 Exam was held on 20th December 2020. As per the UPSC Exam Calendar, UPSC CAPF 2021 exam will be held on 8th August 2021.

Download PDF UPSC CAPF Notification 2020

UPSC CAPF 2020: Important Dates

Important Dates for UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam

UPSC CAPF Notification 2020 Release Date

18th August 2020

UPSC CAPF Online Applications Date

18th August 2020 to 7th September 2020

Release of CAPF Admit Card 2020

23rd November 2020

UPSC CAPF 2020 Written Exam

20th December 2020

UPSC CAPF 2021: Important Date

Exam Name

Online Application Dates

Exam Date

Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) 2021 Exam

15th April 2021 to 5th May 2021

8th August 2021

UPSC CAPF (AC) 2020 Recruitment and Vacancies

The tentative number of vacancies that will be filled through the UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020 will be as under:















Note: These Vacancies are provisional and tentative and can be changed later by the UPSC.

UPSC CAPF 2020-2021 Application Process

The UPSC CAPF Application Process is conducted online at Let’s have a look at the important details regarding application process:

How to apply online for UPSC CAPF 2020?

Step 1: Visit

Step 2: Click on Online Application for Various Exams

Step 3: Click on CAPF - Part I Registration

Step 4: Enter the details

Step 5: Click on CAPF - Part II Registration

Step 6: Fill the required details. Upload Scanned images, Select Exam Centre and make fee payment

Step 7: Agree to Declaration & Submit

Application Fee: Rs. 200/ (Rupees two Hundred only)

SC/ST/Female candidates are exempted from fee payment

 Mode of payment: Candidates can pay Fee either by depositing money in any Branch of SBI, or through Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking. “Pay by Cash” option will close on 6th September 2020 at 23:59 hours, one day before the closing date.

UPSC CAPF 2020 Eligibility Criteria

For the UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam, following is the detailed eligibility criteria:

Age Limit & Sex

Both Male and Female candidates can apply for the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandants post. In order to apply for the post, candidates must be born not earlier than 2nd August 1995 and not later than 1st August 2000. The minimum and maximum age limit as on 1st August, 2020 should be:

Age Limit

Age (years)

Minimum Age

20 years

Maximum Age

Below 25 Years as on 1st August 2020

Upper Age Relaxation

The upper age limit is relaxed for reserved category candidates, Government servants and Ex-Servicemen. Have a look:


Age Relaxation


5 Years


3 Years

Civilian Central Government Servants & Ex-Servicemen

5 Years

Domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir during January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989

5 Years

EWS Category Candidates

EWS Category Candidates applying for CAPF Exam 2020 need to produce their Income and Asset Certificate for 2019-2020

Educational Qualifications 

Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a Recognised University or must possess an equivalent qualification.

Physical Standards

Candidates must be in good physical and Medical health and should be free from any disease or disability that hinder their military duties. The minimum physical standards are:





165 cm

157 cm


81 cm

Not applicable


50 kg

46 kg

Medical Standards

Distance Vision (Corrected): Better Eye 6/6 & Worse Eye 6/9

Near Vision: Better Eye N6 & Worse Eye N9

Colour vision standard will be Colour Perception-III (CP-III) by ISIHARA plates

Desirable Qualification

Possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate is a desirable qualification which will be considered at the time of Interview or Personality Test.

UPSC CAPF (AC) 2020-2021 Selection Process

The selection process for recruitment of candidates in the armed forces such as SSB, ITBP, CISF, DRPF & BSF involves a four-phased successive process:

Written Exam: The exam involves two papers - Paper I and Paper II. Candidates need to qualify this stage by obtaining UPSC CAPF Cut Off Marks to get shortlisted for the Physical Efficiency Tests & Medical Standards Tests.

Physical Efficiency Tests & Medical Standards Tests: The Physical and Medical Standards tests are different for males and females. The tests are mentioned below. Candidates need to qualify this stage to appear for Interview round.

Interview or Personality Test: Candidates who will qualify the Physical & Medical tests will be called for Interview round which is of 150 marks.

Final Merit List: UPSC prepares the final merit list on the basis of marks gained by candidates in Written Exam and in the Interview/Personality Test.

UPSC CAPF 2020-2021 Exam Pattern

The subjects, time allotted and the maximum marks of the UPSC CAPF written examination will be as follows:






Paper I

(General Ability & Intelligence)

10:00 am to 12:00 Noon

250 Marks



Paper II

(General Studies, Essay & Comprehension)

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

200 Marks



-Both Papers will be set bilingually - Hindi & English, except English Paper

-The Time Duration for Paper I is 2 hours and for Paper II is 3 Hours

-In Paper I, questions will be asked in Objective Multiple Choice (MCQ) types

-In Paper II, questions will be asked in descriptive format

-Paper-I will be checked first and Paper II will be checked of those candidates who qualify Paper I by obtaining minimum qualifying marks

-In objective MCQ paper, there will be negative marking of 1/3rd marks for each wrong answer

UPSC CAPF 2020-2021 Syllabus

Paper I

General Ability and Intelligence

General Mental Ability

Logical Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

Numerical ability

Data Interpretation

General Science

General Awareness

Scientific Temper

Comprehension & Appreciation of Scientific Phenomena

Information Technology


Environmental Science

Current Events - National and International Importance

Current affairs of national and international importance

Culture & Music

Arts & Literature



Societal & Developmental Issues




Indian Polity and Economy

Indian History

Indian and World Geography

Paper II

General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

Part-A – Essay questions (80 Marks)

Indian history/freedom struggle/geography/polity/ economy/knowledge of security/ human rights issues/ analytical ability

Part-B – Comprehension, precise writing & Others (Marks 120)

Comprehension passages, precise writing, counter arguments, English Grammar and language testing

UPSC CAPF Question Paper 2020: Download PDF

General Ability and Intelligence

Download Here

General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

Download Here

UPSC CAPF Physical Efficiency Test (PET) 2020




100 Meter race

16 Seconds

18 Seconds

800 Meter 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


Pregnancy at time of PET will lead to disqualification of candidates. Medical Standard Test will be conducted of those candidates who qualify the physical test.

UPSC CAPF 2020 Result

UPSC declares CAPF Written Examination Result on its official website The result includes the Roll Nos. of candidates who qualified the exam and have been selected for interview by the Services Selection Board (SSB) for Admission to BSF/CISF/CRPF/ITBP/SSB. After declaration of results, candidates need to register themselves on the Indian Army website

Service Allocation after UPSC CAPF Exam 2020

Candidates' allocation for Service will be done on the basis of their ranking in UPSC CAPF Merit List and the Service Preferences filled by them on the Detailed Application Form (DAF) before the Physical Efficiency Tests and Physical & Medical Standards Tests.


What is UPSC CAPF Exam Date 2020?

UPSC CAPF 2020 exam will be held on 20th December 2020.

What is the UPSC CAPF (AC) Selection Process?

The UPSC CAPF Selection Process involves - Written Exam, Physical Efficiency Test, Interview and Final Merit List.

How many vacancies will be filled through UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam?

UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam will fill a total of 209 vacancies in armed forces.

What is UPSC CAPF Exam?

UPSC holds the CAPF exam every year for recruitment of Assistant Commandants (AC) in Group A services. CAPF (ACs) are recruited in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) such as BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP and SSB.
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