CAPF 2018

Exam Date : 23rd July 2018
Result Date : 17th September 2018

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Updated on - Apr 17th, 2018 | 06:01 PM by Ranjani Chandrasekaran

UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam Application Form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern 

UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam Introduction:

  • About UPSC CAPF: Every year Union Public Service Commission conducts an examination to recruit candidates for the post of Assistant Commandant in Central Armed Police Forces. CAPF Stands for Central Armed Police Forces, which will conduct CAPF Recruitment Exam 2018.
  • Examination Level: It is a National level exam conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission).

  • Headquarters: CAPF is headquartered at Dholpur House, New Delhi.

  • Scope: UPSC conducts CAPF AC enrollment for the Assistant Commandants post in BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, and SSB.

UPSC CAPF Exam 2018 Exam Details:

Exam Name

Central Armed Police Forces Recruitment Exam

Conducting Authority

Union Public Service Commission

Level of exam


Mode of Test



Once a year


Candidate must have completed 12th or Equivalent or be a diploma holder from any recognized institution

Marking Pattern


   125 questions, 250 marks (2 marks each)

Marking Pattern


 8 questions, 200 marks (includes essay writing and comprehension)

Negative marking

   No Negative Marking

Age Limit

20-25 years



UPSC CAPF 2018 Recruitment:

  • Pay scale: CAPF recruits will be offered a pay scale of Rs. 54,000 /- per month (as per the post).

  • Notification: UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2018 notification is expected to be released on 25th April 2018.

UPSC CAPF Exam 2018 Important Dates:   

  • Application form: Candidates can start filling the application form for UPSC CAPF Exam 2018 from 25th April 2018 (tentative). The last date to complete the Application Process is 21st May 2018 (tentative). 

  • Date of Examination: The UPSC CAPF 2018 examination is expected to be conducted on 23rd July 2018. 

  • Know more about UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam important dates.

 UPSC CAPF 2018 Vacancy:

  • Job Posts: UPSC conducts CAPF recruitment exam for recruiting candidates to Assistant Commandants post in BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, and SSB.

  • Vacancies: The total number of vacancies for CAPF recruitment 2018 is 500.

  • Reservations are provided for SC/ST and OBC candidates.

UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam Eligibility Criteria:

  • Educational Qualification: The Candidate must obtain a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government to satisfy the eligibility criteria for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2018.

  • Age Limit: The candidates must be between 20-25 years.

  • Know more about the UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam eligibility criteria.

UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam Syllabus:

  • Subjects: The syllabus for:

    • Paper-1: The syllabus for UPSC CAPF Exam is General Awareness, General Intelligence.

    • Paper-2: General studies, Essay and Comprehensions, convection and descriptive type questions.

  • Read the detailed UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam syllabus.

UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam Pattern:

  • Structure: The UPSC CAPF Recruitment exam 2018 will be conducted online.

    • Paper-1: 125 objective type questions, the duration of the test will be 2 hours

    • Paper-2: 8 essay topics and comprehension. Paper 2 will be conducted for a duration of 3 hours.

  • Post-exam: Qualifying candidates will be called for a Personal interview.

  • Find more details on the UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam Pattern.

UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam Application Process:

  • Mode: Candidates need to visit the official website of UPSC for filling the online Application Form.

  • Application Fee: For General category candidates, the fee is INR 200. SC/ST/OBC/PWD/Female candidates are exempted from paying any application fee. The payment can be made both online and offline.

  • Find step by step instructions for the UPSC CAPF 2018 application process.

UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam Admit Card:

  • Availability: The UPSC CAPF Exam Admit card will be available once it is released by the conducting body. The Admit card will be available 2 weeks before the exam.

  • Download: The candidates will have to submit their application number, date of birth and security pin to access and download the UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam Admit card.

  • Know more about the UPSC CAPF 2018 Admit Card.

UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam Results: 

  • Official website: The results will be updated once it is declared by the conducting authority. 

  • Date: UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam Results is expected to be declared online in October 2018.

  • Know more about the UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam results.

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