UPSC CAPF (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2023: – The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the recruitment of 322 Assistant Commandants in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) for the year 2023. This recruitment drive aims to fill vacancies in various forces including 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 online application process started on 26 April 2023, and the last date to apply online and pay the application fee is 16 May 2023.


Department: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
Exam Name: Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Exam, 2023.
Posts: Assistant Commandants in (BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP & SSB).
Total posts: 322 Posts.
Eligibility: Graduation.
Age Limit: Between 20 to 25 years.
Apply Fee: Rs.0/- to 200/-. (Details Below)
Last date: 16 May 2023.
Salary: Not Specified.
Job Location: All India.
Apply Mode: Online.
Notification: 09/2023-CPF.
Official Website:
Note: All Indian (Male & Female) candidates can apply.


UPSC Assistant Commandant Exam 2023: Vacancy Details: –

Total Vacancy: – 322 Posts.
Name of post: – Assistant Commandants.

1) Border Security Force (BSF) – 86 Posts.
2) Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) – 55 Posts.
3) Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) – 91 Posts.
4) Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) – 30 Posts.
5) Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) – 60 Posts.

UPSC CAPF Exam 2023: Eligibility Criteria: –

Qualification: – The minimum educational qualification required for the CAPF Assistant Commandant recruitment is a Graduate Degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

UPSC Assistant Commandants Exam: Age Limit: –
A candidate must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on 1st August, 2023, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1998 and not later than 1st August, 2003.

UPSC CAPF (AC) Exam 2023: Application fee: –
The application fee for the CAPF Assistant Commandant recruitment is exempted for all female/SC/ST category candidates. For all other candidates, the application fee is Rs.200/-.


UPSC CAPF Exam 2023: Selection Process: –
The selection process consists of a written examination, physical efficiency test, medical examination and Interview/Personality Test. The written examination will be conducted by the UPSC and will consist of two papers. Paper-I will be an objective type paper and Paper-II will be a descriptive type paper. The candidates who qualify for the written examination will be called for the physical efficiency test (PET), medical examination & Interview.

(i) Written Examination: The written examination to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission will be held on 06th August, 2023 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.

  • Paper I : General Ability and Intelligence – 250 Marks
    The questions in this paper will be of Objective (Multiple Answers) Type in which the questions will be set in English as well as Hindi.
  • 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 English only.

 (ii) Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests : Candidates who are declared qualified in the written examination will be summoned for Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. Those candidates who meet the prescribed Physical Standards as specified in Appendix-VI, will be put through the Physical Efficiency Tests as indicated below :

(iii) 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. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 150 Marks. Candidates who are short-listed for Interview/Personality Test, including those shortlisted 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.

(iv) 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.

Note: – If you have any query regarding selection process then you must see the notification and read carefully.


Paper I : General Ability and Intelligence
– The objective type questions with multiple choices in this paper will broadly cover the following areas:

  • General Mental Ability: – The questions will be designed to test the logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical ability, and data interpretation.
  • General Science: – The questions will be set to test general awareness, scientific temper, comprehension and appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation including new areas of importance like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science.
  • Current Events of National and International Importance: – The questions will test the candidates’ awareness of current events of national and international importance in the broad areas of culture, music, arts, literature, sports, governance, societal and developmental issues, industry, business, globalisation, and interplay among nations.
  • Indian Polity and Economy: – The questions shall aim to test candidates’ knowledge of the Country’s political system and the Constitution of India, social systems and public administration, economic development in India, regional and international security issues and human rights including its indicators.
  • History of India : – The questions will broadly cover the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. This shall also include the areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement.
  • Indian and World Geography: – The questions shall cover the physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World.

Paper II : General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

  • Part-A : Essay questions which are to be answered in long narrative form either in Hindi or English totaling 80 Marks. The indicative topics are modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.
  • Part-B : Comprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills – to be attempted in English only (Marks 120) – The topics are Comprehension passages, précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing.

How to apply: – The candidates can apply online application through the website from 26 April 2023 to 16 May 2023.

UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandants Exam 2023: Important: –

  • Starting date for online application – 26 April 2023.
  • Last date for online application – 16 May 2023.
  • Last date for payment of fee (online) – 16 May 2023.

UPSC Assistant Commandants Vacancy 2023: Official: –

UPSC CAPF (Assistant Commandants) Exam Notification – Click Here
UPSC CAPF (Assistant Commandants) Vacancies Apply Link – Click Here

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About CAPF (AC) Recruitment.
The Union Public Service Commission, commonly abbreviated as UPSC, is India’s premier central recruiting agency for public servants. It is responsible for appointments to and examinations for All India services and Group A & Group B posts under civil services cadre and defence services cadre of central government. While Department of Personnel and Training is the central personnel agency in India.

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