UPSC CAPF 2020: The UPSC CAPF 20 Dec Exam analysis, the memory-based answer key is now available. An official answer key for UPSC CAPF 2020 will be out soon at upsc.gov.in. The UPSC Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2020 was conducted on December 20, 2020. This recruitment is for the Assistant Commandant (AC) of various forces. The selection procedure of UPSC CAPF consists of a written exam, physical eligibility test, and personal interview. The written exam consists of 2 papers of a total of 450 marks. The personality test consists of document verification and a personal interview of 150 marks. Get more details about UPSC CAPF 2020 including application procedure, exam pattern, syllabus, and other necessary details from this article.
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UPSC CAPF 2020
After the candidates have qualified written exam, PET/PST round and are shortlisted for interview, they have to fill a detailed application form. Both female and male candidates are eligible for the post of Assistant Commandant. Below are important dates related to UPSC CAPF 2020 in the schedule:
UPSC CAPF AC 2020
|UPSC CAPF AC 2020||Important Dates|
|Release of Notification|
|Start date of Application form|
|Last date of application form of UPSC CAPF 2020|
|Application Withdrawn Process||14 Sep 2020 – 20 Sep 2020|
|Admit Card issue date||23 Nov 2020|
|Date of Exam|
|Result Date||To be announced|
|Interview Date||To be announced|
UPSC CAPF AC 2021
|UPSC CAPF AC 2021||Important Dates|
|Release of Notification||15 Apr 2021|
|Start date of Application form||15 Apr 2021|
|Last date to apply||05 May 2021|
|Date of Examination||08 Aug 2021|
Overview of UPSC CAPF
Union Public Service Commission conducts the examination for CAPF once each year. Joining the Central Armed Police Forces is a matter of pride. It is a lifetime experience to be a part of force where not only selected candidates get stable income but learns new things each day. Here are some points highlighting the importance of UPSC CAPF.
- UPSC conducts the examination for CAPF for the recruitment of Assistant Commandant (AC).
- The recruitment for CAPF is done viz Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Sashastra Seema Bal.
- To get selected for UPSC CAPF candidates have to qualify Paper 1 and Paper 2. After this, candidates have to appear for Physical examination, Medical standard Tests and Physical Efficiency Test/Interview Personality Test.
CAPF Answer Key 2020
The answer key for CAPF exam releases on the official website before the declaration of result. Candidates can download the official answer key after the exam in the “Answer Keys” section. They can not object to the official answer key. However, the answer key is also released by various prestigious institutes and individuals in PDF or video format. Candidates can use the answer key to know their marks in the written exam. For every wrong answer, 1/3rd of the total marks is deducted from the total marks. The answer key is the set of all the correct answers in the question paper of the exam.
Below is the cut-off of last year. Candidates can refer this cut-off and get an idea of the cut-off marks for this year’s exam:
Cut-off marks of Paper-I (250 Marks):
Cut-off for Paper I & II (450 Marks)
Selection Procedure of UPSC CAPF
Refer below the selection procedure for the UPSC CAPF 2020 recruitment:
Written Exam: The written exam for the UPSC CAPF exam is conducted in two phases. The paper-1 is an objective type exam of 250 marks which has questions based on general ability and intelligence. While paper-2 is subjective type paper of 200 marks. The candidates get 3 hours to write 6 essays on the exam. More information about this stage is discussed in the exam pattern section. The candidates who clear both the papers as per the cut-off are called for physical eligibility test.
Physical Eligibility Test: The physical eligibility test comprises of long run, short run, long jump and shot put. The candidates are required to complete all the qualification in the time and standard given by the commission to clear this test. Pregnant female candidates will be disqualified in this test.
Personal Interview: Applicants who clear the physical eligibility test is called for the personal interview round. Candidates need to be declared medically fit by the Review Medical Board to clear appear for this round. The candidates are evaluated on the scale of 150 marks in the personality test.
PET Criteria of UPSC CAPF 2020
Below is the criteria to be achieved by the candidates while appearing for the physical eligiblity test:
|100 Meters race||in 16 sec||in 18 sec|
|800 Meters race||in 3 min 45 sec||in 4 min 45 sec|
|Long Jump||3.5 mtr in 3 chances||3.0 mtrs in 3 chances|
|Shot put (7.26 kgs)||4.5 mtrs||–|
UPSC CAPF Result 2020
The result for UPSC CAPF releases in the format of merit list on the official website. The candidates need to go to the active examination sections and click on the link given for the exam. Here, the roll number wise and name wise merit list of all the qualified candidates is posted by the UPSC. The merit list released in 3 phases. Firstly, the merit list releases for the candidates qualified in the written exam.
Then, the merit list for candidate qualifying the PET releases and then finally, the final merit list is released for all the candidates shortlisted for recruitment. The candidates who clear the written exam have to fill the detailed application form (DAF) to apply for the physical eligibility test.
UPSC CAPF 2020 Vacancies
This year, Union Public Service Commission has released 209 vacancies for UPSC CAPF exam. These are tentative in nature and may change in future due to administrative reasons. Till then, refer to the UPSC CAPF 2020 vacancies.
UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2020
The admit card for UPSC CAPF releases on the official website of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The admit card releases in 3 stages for the CAPF which are written exam, physical efficiency test and personal interview. Vital information about the date and timing of exam and full address of the exam centre will be communicated to the candidates through the admit card only. Candidates must carry the admit card to the exam centre or else they are not allowed inside the centre. No admit card is sent to the candidate through post or mail. The admit card is issued to the candidates for PET and personal interview only if they clear the written exam.
How to Prepare for CAPF 2020?
As we know UPSC CAPF is not an easy examination to qualify, applicants must be fully prepared with all the resources they have. Best way to start the preparation is to understand the syllabus and examination pattern. It is necessary to know what all the examination bears – what type of questions are asked, duration of the examination, is the examination easy or moderate level.
It is crucial for a candidate to mark some important sections, strongest topics, topics on which candidates must hold command on. Go through the previous year question paper and practise them on a regular basis.
Apart from written examination, do not forget to maintain medical fitness. Physical Endurance Test criteria are discussed in this article below. Ensure that candidates fit into the PET criteria prescribed by UPSC.
Here is the video by Unacademy to help candidates to prepare for UPSC CAPF examination.
Exam Pattern of UPSC CAPF 2020
Exam pattern helps the candidates know better about the exam. Below is the exam pattern for UPSC CAPF 2020:
Mode of Exam: The exam is conducted offline for paper-1.
Language: All questions in the question paper is in Hindi and English.
Duration: The candidates get 2 hours to solve the question paper.
Number of Questions: There are 125 questions in the question paper.
Type of Questions: The CAPF question paper has objective type questions only.
Marking Scheme: Each question carries 02 marks. There is negative marking of 1/3rd of marks for all the objective type questions.
- General Mental Ability
- General Science
- Current Events of National and International Importance
- Indian Polity and Economy
- History of India
- Indian and World Geography
Mode of Exam: The exam is conducted as an offline exam.
Language: The candidates can answer the questions in either English or Hindi (except language section).
Duration: All the candidates have 3 hours to solve the question paper.
Number of Questions: There are total 6 questions in the question paper.
Type of Questions: All the questions in the question paper is subjective type.
Marking Scheme: There is no negative marking for the subjective type question paper.
|Topics||No. of Question||Marks|
|General Ability and Intelligence (Paper-1)||125||250|
|General Studies, Essay and Comprehension|
Click here to get UPSC CAPF syllabus 2020.
Exam Centres for CAPF 2020
Below are the exam centres as per the exam conducted last year and is likely to change:
UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification
UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification PDF is finally released. Aspirants who were eagerly waiting for the UPSC CPAF 2020 Notification can download the same by clicking on the image below.
UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification – Exam Dates Announced!
In the recent notification, UPSC has announced new exam dates for Central Armed Police Forces (AC). Check out the new dates in the notice below.
UPSC CAPF Application Form 2020
The application form for UPSC CAPF recruitment 2020 releases on the official website of UPSC. Candidates need mobile number, mail ID and photo ID proof while filling the form. They also need to upload passport size photo and signature in the application form. The candidates need to fill 01 exam centre of their choice in the registration process. Below is the application fee details to be paid online only. The application fee can not be refunded in any case.
Mode of Payment:
The candidates can pay the application fee through the following ways:
- Debit card
- Credit card
- Net banking.
- E-challan from SBI bank
UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria
Below is the eligibility criteria for all the candidates that wish to apply for the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) exam is given below.
Nationality: Only citizen of India are allowed to apply for the vacancies of CAPF.
Age Limit: The age of the candidates must be in the bracket of 20 to 25 years only.
Age Relaxation: Below is the upper age relaxation for all the reserved categories:
|Civilian Central Government Servants/Ex-Servicemen||5 years|
|Domicile Jammu & Kashmir from 1st|
January 1980 to 31st December 1989.
Educational Qualification: The candidate must hold a graduate degree from the a recognised university.
|Physical Standards||For Males||For Females|
|Height||165 cm||157 cm|
|Chest||81 cm (with 5 cm expansion)||NA|
|Weight||50 kg||46 kg|
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Candidates can check more information from previous year information brochure of UPSC CAPF: Click Here
UPSC CAPF Archives
UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : Those candidates who qualify the written exam have to fill up Detailed Application Form (DAF). Through this form candidates have to mark their preference for forces.
Ans : The total marks for CAPF written exam are 250 marks.
Ans : The selection procedure of UPSC CAPF consists of a written exam, physical eligibility test and personal interview.
Ans : The total marks for the personal interview round will be 150.
Ans : The age of the candidates must be in the bracket of 20 to 25 years only.
Ans : No, the candidate must have a degree of graduation from a recognised university or institute.