• UPSC CAPF 2023 Exam: Result Out , Merit List, Cut Off | Jagran Josh

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Update on: 26 Sep 2023 19:04:49 PM

The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) exam is a prestigious examination that is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) once in a year. Through the UPSC CAPF exam the candidates are appointed as Assistant Commandants in the Central Armed Police Forces, including the Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). The exam date for the written test is on 6th July. Get complete details on the UPSC CAPF exam here. 

UPSC CAPF 2023 Exam 

The Union Public Service Commission, UPSC has successfully completed the conducting the CAPF written test on 6 August 2023. The candidates who appeared for the exam can now check the CAPF result PDF from the official website of UPSC or the direct link that is updated on this page here.

Latest Updates on CAPF Exam:

  • 26 September 2023: UPSC has released the CAPF result on its website. 

What is UPSC CAPF exam?

The UPSC CAPF exam is an annually conducted exam for the recruitment of Grade A Officers (Assistant Commandants) in all Paramilitary Forces of India (BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP and SSB. The selection of the candidates is done through a written exam followed by PET/PST, Interview/Personality Test.  The candidates are appointed to the following forces as CAPF AC. 

  • Border Security Force (BSF)
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

UPSC CAPF 2023 Notification PDF

The UPSC released the official UPSC CAPF AC 2023 notification on its website on 26th April . A total of 322 vacancies have been released the shall be filled in BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP and SSB. The written exam date for CAPF is 6th August in offline mode. You can download the CAPF notification PDF by clicking on the link that is given below here. 

UPSC CAPF Notifiication PDF 2023

Download Here

CAPF Exam Overview

UPSC CAPF AC 2023 - Overview

Exam Conducting Authority

Union Public Service Commission


Central Armed Police Forces


Assistant Commandants



Application Mode


Exam Date

06th August 2023

Selection Process

  1. Written Test
  2. Physical Test/Medical Test
  3. Interview/Personality Test


English and Hindi

Official website


CAPF Exam Date 2023

The CAPF exam date 2023 has been released by the Union Public Service Commission on its website for the written exam. The CAPF written test shall be held on 6th July 2023 for which the admit card has been issued to the candidates. Check the detailed CAPF AC exam schedule below in the table. 

UPSC CAPF 2023 - Important Dates

CAPF AC Exam Events


UPSC CAPF Notification 2023 release date

26th April 2023

Apply online for CAPF begins on 

26th April 2023

Last date to fill CAPF online form 

16th May 2023

UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2023 release date

14th July 2023

CAPF Exam Date 2023

06th August 2023

UPSC CAPF Result date

September 2023

DAF fill-up date

To Be Notified

CAPF Final Result 2023

To Be Notified

UPSC CAPF 2023 Result

The result of the UPSC CAPF 2023 exam is expected to be released in September 2023. As per the previous year result trend, the CAPF exam written result is usually released in 50 to 70 days from the date of the exam. The direct link to download the CAPF Result 2023 shall be updated below here once it is released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on its website.

UPSC CAPF 2023 Hall Ticket Out

The Union Public Service Commission uploaded the UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2023 on its website on 14th July 2023. Candidates will have to enter their login credentials that were generated while submitting the application form. It is mandatory to carry a print out of the CAPF hall ticket to be able to appear for the exam. Here is the direct link to download the CAPF admit card 2023:

UPSC CAPF Admit Card Link

Download Here

UPSC CAPF 2023 Vacancy

UPSC has released a total of 322 vacancies to fill for the UPSC CAPF AC post. The vacancies have been segregated as per the security forces. Candidates selected shall be appointed as Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) 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). Check the CAPF security forces-wise vacancy distribution from the below table.

UPSC CAPF (AC) Vacancies 2023

Security Forces


Border Security Force (BSF)


Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)


Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)


Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)


Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)




UPSC CAPF 2023 Online Form

The UPSC CAPF online application form is now closed. The last date to fill the CAPF form was 16th May 2023. The application form could be filled online on UPSC website. Cadidates will have to register on the UPSC website for UPSC CAPF 2023 exam, complete the form fill up procedure, upload documents and pay the application fee amount. 

Link to Apply Online For UPSC CAPF (AC) 2023 (Inactive)

UPSC CAPF Application Fees

The UPSC CAPF application fee has to be paid in online mode or offline mode. The application fee for General/OBC male candidates is Rs. 200 while for Female/ SC/ ST candidates no application fee has to be paid. 

UPSC CAPF Application Fees

Category of the candidate



Rs. 200

Female/ SC/ ST candidate

No Fee

UPSC CAPF 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Any candidate applying for the UPSC CAPF recruitment 2023 has to fulfil the CAPF eligibility criteria as notified in the notification. The UPSC CAPF eligibility criteria are as follows: 

CAPF AC Nationality

The candidate has to fulfill any of the following CAPF AC nationality to fill the form. 

  • A citizen of India
  • A Subject of Bhutan
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st Jan 1962 to permanently settle in India.
  • A person of Indian origin who migrated from Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and East African countries to permanently settle in India.

UPSC CAPF Education Qualification

The candidates have to be at least a graduate from a recognised university. Candidates who are in final year of graduation can also apply for the exam provided they produce their final year marksheet while filling the detailed application form (DAF). 

UPSC CAPF Age Limit (as on 01/08/2023)

The minimum age limit to apply for the UPSC CAPF exam 2023 is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 25 years as on 1.8.2023. The age relaxation for some categories is given below.

UPSC CAPF Age Limit Relaxation

Category of the candidate for UPSC CAPF Exam 

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe

Five years

Other Backward Classes

Three years

Civilian Central Government Servants

Five years Ex-Servicemen will also be eligible for this relaxation.

Domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989

Five years

What is UPSC CAPF Physical Standard?

Candidates who qualify the CAPF written exam shall be called to appear for the PST and PET. The candidate’s height, chest and weight shall be measured in this. Only those candidates who fulfill the CAPF PET/PST will be eligible to appear for the personality test. Check the CAPF height, weight and chest measurement in the table below. 

UPSC CAPF Physical Standard

Physical Standards Parameters




165 cm

157 cm


81 cm (with 5 cm minimum expansion)

(Not applicable)


50 kg

46 kg

UPSC CAPF Medical Standards

Candidates will also have to undergo medical test to check if they are fit enough to be called for the personaliity test. The eysight of the candidates shall be tested. The CAPF medical standard requirement is given in the table below. 

CAPF Medical Standard Requirement


Better eye (corrected vision)

Worse eye (corrected vision)

Distant vision

6/6 OR 6/9

6/12 OR 6/9

Near Vision

N6 (corrected)

N9 (corrected)

How many attempts are there in UPSC CAPF Exam?

There is no restriction on the number of attempts to apply for CAPF exam. However, candidats are required to meet the upper age limit. If a candidate exceeds the upper age limit then he/she will not be allowed to apply for the UPSC CAPF exam 2023.

What is UPSC CAPF Selection Process?

The UPSC CAPF selection process is composed of three stages. Candidates qualified each stage will be eligible for an appointment to the post for UPSC CAPF AC. 

  • Stage 1: Written Examination
  • Stage 2: Physical test
  • Stage 3: Interview/Personality Test

CAPF Exam Pattern 

UPSC CAPF exam consists of a written test that is objective and subjective. There are two papers in it. Paper 1 is the General and Mental Ability while Paper 2 is General Studies, Essay and Comprehension paper.  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. The major highlights of the CAPF exam pattern are as follows: 

  • CAPF Paper I & II are bilingual i.e. Hindi & English, excluding English paper.
  • Paper I is of 2 hours duration and Paper II is of 3 Hours duration.
  • UPSC CAPF Paper- I consists of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) with a negative marking of 1/3rd marks for each wrong answer.
  • On the other hand, Paper-II is a descriptive format paper that includes Precis Writing, Comprehension Components, and other communications/ language skills that will be English only.
  • Paper-I will be evaluated first and evaluation of Paper-II will be done only of those candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I.  

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern for Written Test

Paper Name

Time Duration


Paper- 1  General and Mental Ability

2 hours

250 marks

Paper-2  General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

3 Hours

200 marks


450 marks

CAPF Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)

UPSC CAPF stage 2 is the PET and PST. The PET is the Physical Efficiency Test that will consist of 100 metre race 800 metre case, long jump and shot put. The events held in CAPF PET is given in the table below for male and female canidates along with the timing and number of chances for each activity. 





100 Meters race

In 16 Seconds

In 18 seconds

800 Meters race

In 3 minutes 45 seconds

In 4 minutes 45 seconds

Long Jump

3.5 Meters (3 chances)

3.0 meters (3 chances)

Shot Put (7.26 Kgs)

4.5 Meters (3 chances) 

CAPF Interview/Personality Test

Candidates who will qualify the writtent test, PET, PST will be called to appear for the UPSC CAPF personality test. The interview/ personality test is for a total 150 marks that shall be held in the UPSC premises in New Delhi. After the competition of the  UPSC CAPF AC interview/personality test, the final result will be declared on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates in the written test and interview. 

UPSC CAPF 2023 Syllabus 

UPSC CAPF written test for paper 1 and paper 2 shall be based on the following topics. 

CAPF Syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2

CAPF General Ability and Intelligence Syllabus (Paper1)

CAPF  General Studies, Essay and Comprehension Syllabus (Paper 2)

General Mental Ability

Essay questions to be answered in long narrative.

The indicative topics are modern Indian history especially of the 12 freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability. 

Current Events of National and International Importance

Comprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills – to be attempted in English only. 

The topics are Comprehension passages, précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing

General Science


Indian Polity and Economy


History of India


Indian and World Geography


CAPF AC 2023 Exam Centres

The CAPF written test is the first stage of the exam. The UPSC CAPF written test shall be held in offline mode in various exam centres across the country. Here is a list of the UPSC CAPF exam centre 2023. 

UPSC CAPF Exam Centres














































UPSC CAPF Cut Off 2023 

The UPSC releases the CAPF cut off 2023 marks for each paper, i.e. Paper 1, 2 and final cut off marks after the completion of the recruitment process. We have shared the CAPF AC cut off 2021 in the table below for your convenience. 

UPSC CAPF Cut Off 2021


Paper-1 Cut Off marks

(Out of 250)

Paper-2 Cut Off marks

(Out of 450)

Final Cut Off

(Out of 600)


























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