Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)
The CAPF refers to uniform nomenclature of five security forces in India under the authority of Ministry of Home Affairs. They are Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
Sex: Both Male and Female candidates are eligible for appointment to the post of Assistant Commandants.
Educational Qualification: As part of UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria, candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a government recognized university. The University should be incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India. Other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 are also acceptable. Those candidates, who have appeared in the qualifying examination and have yet not got their results, can also apply for CAPF Exam. But, it must be kept in mind that the admission would be provisional until the candidate produces proof of passing the examination after qualifying the entrance test of CAPF
Age Limit : The candidate must have acquired a minimum age of 20 years. The upper age limit of the candidate must be 25 years. However, the upper age limit up to a maximum of five years can be relaxed for candidates belonging to SC/ST category and upto a maximum of three years for the candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes. The candidate who wishes to apply for CAPF 2018 must be an Indian national. Both female and male candidates can apply for the CAPF exam. There are different medical standards set by UPSC to apply for the desired post through UPSC CAPF 2018. The candidates who have already been once selected on the basis of the CAPF exam earlier cannot apply for the exam.
Roles and Responsibilities: Assistant Commandant (AC) lead a company of around 150 armed personnel, which is deployed for conducting elections and maintaining normalcy, apart from the original mandates of border guarding and guarding the industrial corridors (CISF). Though CRPF is one such force which is directly involved in law and order maintenance and assisting the local administration in maintaining the local order. The Assistant Commandant has to perform functions like planning and conduct of operations, ensuring on the job training to keep the Company in the constant state of operational preparedness for the requirement in any situation, organizing independent intelligence network for operational efficiency, ensuring efficacy and serviceability of armaments in the Company.
|PAPER-I||General Ability and Intelligence (Objective Type)||250 Marks|
|PAPER-II||Essay, Precis writing and comprehension (Conventional Type)||200 Marks|
|PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL STANDARDS TEST||To be conducted only of candidates who qualify the written examination.|
|Interview for Personality Test||150 Marks|