UPSC CISF AC (exe) LDCE 2018 is also called Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 2018. The competitive exam is held by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment of eligible candidates as Assistant Commandants (Executive) in Central Industrial Security Force. The exam is scheduled to be held on March 04 2018. The CISF AC LDCE 2018 Application Form will be available online at UPSC official website. The applicants need to fill in necessary details in it and submit the hard copy of the same to the CISF authorities. The selection of candidates for the given post will be on the basis of their performance in the Written Exam, Physical and Medical Standard Tests or Personality/Interview Tests.

Latest: The UPSC CISF AC (Executive) 2018 Written Test Result has been declared, check it from the “Result” page link in the quick link box.

Only those applicants who successfully registered for the exam were able to download their CISF AC LDCE Admit Card 2018. It is important that the candidate should qualify all the stages of the selection process in order to be considered for recruitment. Check complete information about UPSC CISF AC LDCE 2018 including important date, application form, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, etc in the article below.

UPSC CISF AC (exe) LDCE 2018

The applicants must meet the prescribed Physical and Medical standards for admission to the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for selection of Assistant Commandant (Executive) in CISF, 2018. Here, we have given the schedule for CISF AC (exe) LDCE 2018 in the table below.

Event Date
Application form submission begins 06 Dec 2017
Application form submission 29 Dec 2017 (06:00pm)
Last date of submission of Hard copy of the Application Form 05 Jan 2018
Issuance of Admit Card 16 Feb 2018
CISF AC LDCE 2018 exam date 04 Mar 2018
Result declaration dates 04 Apr 2018 (Tentative)
PST/ PET/ MET 1st week of May 2018
Personal Interview 1st week of Jul 2018
Final result declaration 2nd week of Jul 2018

Official Website: The candidates can check more information about the UPSC CISF AC (exe) LDCE 2018 at website,

CISF AC LDCE 2018 Vacancies
The tentative number of vacancies to be filled on the basis of the Examination will be 29. However, last year the there were a total of 07 vacancies, out of which 06 for General category candidates, 01 for SC category and Nil for ST category candidates. The tentative number of vacancies for different categories is as follows:

Categories Vacancies 
General 23
SC 04
ST 02

Eligibility Criteria for CISF AC LDCE 2018

The candidates applying for this examination must ensure that they are eligible for appearing. The eligibility criteria as laid down by the Commission is as follows:

  1. Age Limit: A candidate must not have attained the age of 35 years on the August 01st, 2018.
  2. Educational Qualification: The applicant should have completed Graduation from any recognized University.
  3. Number of Attempts: Every candidate appearing at the examination who is otherwise eligible, shall be
    permitted three attempts at the examination.
  4. The candidates should have completed 04 years of regular service as on January 01, 2018 in the rank of Sub. Inspector (GD) / Inspector (GD) including the period of basic training and should have a clean record of service till the issue of offer of appointment.
  5. Desirable Qualification: Possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate will be a desirable qualification. These
    desirable qualifications will be given consideration at the time of Interview/Personality Test only.

Note: For the candidates belonging to SC/ST, the upper age limit prescribed above shall be relaxable up to a maximum of five years.

CISF AC LDCE 2018 Application Form

  1. The candidate is required to visit the official website at and fill the form in Online Mode.
  2. In the online application form, applicants need to enter their Personal Details, Educational Qualification, Communication Details, etc. The candidate must take a hard copy of the entire form after furnishing the details.
  3. The online filled in application form should also be sent to the officials in due time for verification and onward transmission to the commission.

CISF AC LDCE 2018 Admit Card

The Admit Card for CISF AC (exe) LDCE 2018 was available online for download. The Admit card has been issued for only those candidates who successfully registered for the exam. The applicant was able to download the admit card, a week before the exam. No printed admit card sent individually to the candidates. The CISF AC Admit Card 2018 consists of the basic information about the exam such as date, timings, and address of the venue.

CISF AC LDCE 2018 Exam Pattern

The written test consists of two papers:

Paper 1

  1. Duration of the exam: Two and a half hours
  2. Type of Questions: MCQ Type
  3. Medium of the Test: English and Hindi
  4. Total Marks: 300
Part Subject Number of Questions Marks
A General Ability and Intelligence 75 150
B Professional Skill 75 150

Paper 2: The Paper 2 consists of Essay, Precis Writing, and Comprehension of 100 marks. The duration of the Paper 2 will be 02 hours duration. The candidates will be allowed the option of writing the Essay Component in English or Hindi, but the medium of Précis Writing and Comprehension Components will be
English only.

Syllabus of UPSC CISF AC LDCE 2018

Part-A : General Ability and Intelligence:

  1. General Ability 
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude including numerical ability and data interpretation

2. 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 and Environmental Science.

3. 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.

4. General Awareness: The questions shall aim to test candidates’ general awareness and would inter-alia include question to test basic knowledge of history of India, Indian and World Geography as well
as Indian Polity and Economy

Part-B: Professional Skill

  1. CISF related professional skills
  • Industrial Security
  • Industrial Safety and fire fighting
  • Disaster Management
  • Aviation Security
  • Crime and Intelligence-Espionage, Sabotage, Subversion
  • Perimeter Security
  • Security of vital installations-DAE, Metro Rail, Space
  • Use of Technical Gadgets-Alarm, detection, intrusion, Access control, fire safety
  • Bomb disposal
  • VIP Security
  • Internal Security and Election duties

2. Law

  • Cr.PC (Search, Seizure and unlawful assembly)
  • IPC (Theft, mischief, breach of trust, corruption etc)
  • Evidence Act (Search, seizure & collection of evidence)
  • Labour Laws (Industrial Disputes Act, Workmen Compensation Act, EPF Act.)
  • Other Criminal Offences.
  • Human Rights

3. Computer Skills and Awareness

  • Computer Security
  • Basic computer operations
  • Basic hardware and software

4. Service Rules and HR matters

  • CCA Rules
  • CISF Act and Rules
  • HR functions related to CISF

Conduct of PST/PET and MET

On the basis of the written test of CISF AC LDCE 2018 held by UPSC on March 04, 2018, the UPSC published a list of candidates who has been selected for the Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standard Tests. The PST/PET and MET will be conducted by CISF.

Physical Standards – The Minimum requirements for the candidate (for all categories) are as follows:

Components Men Women
Height 165 cms (Gen & SC) 157 Cms ( Gen & SC)
162.5 cms ( ST) 154 cms ( ST)
Chest (unexpanded) 81 cms (with 5 cm minimum expansion ) Not applicable
Weight Corresponding to height Corresponding to height
Medical Shape 1 Shape 1

2. Medical Standards

Components Better eye (Corrected vision) Worse eye (Corrected vision)
Distant Vision 6/6






Near vision JI (corrected) J2 (corrected)

3. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)- These Tests will be only of qualifying nature and will not carry any marks. Failure even in one of these tests will amount to disqualification.

Components Males Females
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) 4.50 Meters

Personal Interview

The candidates who will qualify the Medical Standards Tests will be called for the Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by the UPSC. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 200 marks and the candidate will be asked questions both in his/her own field as well as matters of general interest to test his/her
awareness and understanding. Last year, 25 candidates were selected for Interview.

CISF AC LDCE 2018 Minimum qualifying marks

The minimum standards secured by the candidate’s community wise at different stages of the examination are considered for selecting candidates. The marks secured by the last recommended candidate by UPSC obtained the following marks

Community Minimum qualifying marks standard/ marks approved for short-listing candidates on the basis of performance in Objective Type paper (P-1 Out of 300)
General 190
SC 160
Community Minimum qualifying marks standard/ marks approved at the written stage (Out of 400 marks)
General 238
SC 202
Community Marks secured by the last finally recommended candidate (out of 600 marks)
General 377
SC 334

CISF AC LDCE 2018 Answer key

The answer keys containing solutions of 150 objective type questions in the written test conducted in set wise will be published after the test. The answer key will indicate the responses that are correct and the students should mark. This shall be the final key and there may be no challenging the answer key facility related to the event.

CISF AC LDCE 2018 Final Result

After all the candidates timely appear for Personal Interview, the result may be expected to be announced in the 02nd week of July 2018. On the basis of the written test i.e LDCE 2018 and PET/PST/MET and Personal Interview of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for the post of Assistant Commandments, the final results will be available for download on the official website i.e the result would be downloadable for a period of 60 days. The final result shall be available in form of pdf containing names of the selected candidates in order of their merit. The recommended candidates will fill the reported vacancies as Assistant Commandments.

As per previous year, 7 candidates were selected for the post. The top scorer was Vikas Singh with 396 marks (Paper-1=220, Paper-2=40 marks, Personality Test= 136 marks).

Let us see the marks of the previous year candidates who were selected for the post

Roll number Name Pap1 Pap2 PT Total
005122 Vikas Singh 220 040 136 396
0004324 Mritunjay Kumar Pandey 246 041 100 387
0007049 Sunil 230 029 122 381
0000172 Sarvesh Singh 224 052 104 380
0006886 Hrishabh Dewangan 210 038 130 378
0002569 Pushpendra Singh Tanwar 200 045 132 377
0002563 Harish Kumar 200 040 094 334

CISF AC LDCE 2018 Marksheet

After the final results are declared, the appointed candidates can expect their mark sheet to be uploaded to the official website after 15 days from the day of result publication. And the mark sheet would be accessible for a period of 45 days only. So the candidates are informed to take the print of the page as soon as possible.

For more information, candidates can download the notice here- Click Here to download the notification

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