UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2018 | AC CAPF Exam Age Limit – Check

UPSC conducts Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) exam every year providing an opportunity to the candidates passionate for Force services. Candidates interested are advised to go through the eligibility conditions in detail before applying for the exam. It is required that the candidates must ensure the criteria as the application to apply for the exam will not be considered valid in case the eligibility conditions are not fulfilled.

The Application Forms are now available and the last date for the submission of the form will be 21st may 2018 and the entrance exam will be conducted in August 2018. The criteria are defined in terms of Nationality, educational qualification and age limit. It should be noted that if the any of the criteria are not found to be fulfilled by the candidate, Commission reserves the right of cancelling the appointment.

UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2018

The UPSC CAPF Application Forms are released on the official website of the Commission. Candidates can go through the important dates mentioned in the tabular format below before proceeding for the eligibility conditions:

Events Important Date
Online Application Form Begins 25th April 2018
Last date for the receipt of Application Form 21st May 2018
Issue of Admit Card May 2018 (Tentative)
Commencement of CAPF written Entrance Exam 12th August 2018

UPSC CAPF Exam Eligibility Conditions

Candidates should go through the eligibility conditions required to appear for UPSC CAPF exam. The Commission has prescribed the eligibility criteria in detail in context of Nationality, Sex, Age Limit, Educational qualification, Physical Standards and Possession of NCCB’ or ‘C’ certificate. Go through the details mentioned in points below-

  1. Nationality: Candidate must be an Indian National in order to apply for the post.
  2. Sex: Both male and female candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Commandants.
  3. Age Limits:
    • A candidate must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on 1st August 2018, i.e. she/he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1992 and not later than 1st August 1997.
    • The Upper Age Limit will be prescribed above will be relaxable.
      • Upto a Maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
      • Upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
      • Upto a maximum of five years for Civilian Central government servants in accordance with the existing instructions of the Central Government. Ex-servicemen will also be eligible for this relaxation. However, the total relaxation claimed on account of Government service will be limited to five years.
      • Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989.
  4. Minimum Educational qualifications: A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree of a University incorporated by an act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University or Possess an equivalent qualification.
  5. Physical Standards: Candidates must meet the prescribed Physical and Medical Standardsfor admission to Central Armed Police Force.
  6. Possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificates: The possession of the certificate will be a desirable qualification. It will be given consideration at the time of Interview/Personality Test only.
  7. Restriction on Re-appearance of candidates finally selected/recommended earlier: A candidate who has been finally selected on the basis of an earlier examination to the posts of Assistant Commandants in any of the forces participating in the Central Armed Police Force (Assistant Commandants) examination will not be eligible to appear at a subsequent examination for recruitment of Assistant Commandants in the participating CAPF.

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