UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2021 | AC CAPF Exam Syllabus – Details Here

UPSC conducts the exam of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) every year for the aspiring candidates. The aspirants who successfully submit their Application Form will have to appear for the written entrance exam which will be held in three stages. The first one will be a written entrance exam, candidates qualifying the written exam will be eligible to appear for Physical Eligibility Test and the final round will be of an Interview. The final rank list will be declared containing the names of the students selected based on the marks secured by them in an exam.

It is required that the candidates go through the examination pattern and syllabus of the exam in detail and start preparing for the entrance exam. Candidates interested in appearing for the exam will be required to fill up the Application form for UPSC CAPF is now available and the last date for the submission for the form is 05th May 2021.

UPSC CAPF Examination Pattern and Syllabus

The examination pattern of UPSC CAPF will include the written exam, personality test and interview. Go through the points mentioned below regarding the entrance examination.

  • The written exam will comprise of Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both the papers will be on the same day, Paper 1 will be from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm and Paper 2 will be from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
  • Paper 1 (General Ability and Intelligence) will be of 250 marks. It will be of objective type and will be both in English and Hindi. There will be Negative Marking for the wrong answers marked by candidate in objective question paper.
  • Paper 2 (General studies, Essay and Comprehension) will be of 200 marks. It will be a subjective type exam.
  • Physical and Medical Standards Tests will be for the candidates who will clear the written examination.
  • Interview and Personality test will be for those who will pass the Medical Standards Test. The Interview round will be of 150 marks.
  • The Final Selection merit List will be released on the basis of amrks secured by the candidate in the written exam and Personality test.

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Note: It should be noted that there will be minimum qualifying marks separately in each paper as may be fixed by the Commission. Paper 1 will be evaluated first and evaluation of Paper 2 will be done only of those candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in Paper 1.

UPSC CAPF 2021 Examination syllabus

Candidates preparing for the exam can go through the syllabus mentioned here. The detailed syllabus of written exam will help in getting an impression of how the question paper will be framed.

Written Exam:

Paper 1- General Ability and IntelligenceGeneral Mental Ability

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Numerical Ability
  • Data interpretation

General Science

  • General Awareness
  • Scientific Temper
  • Comprehension and appeciation of Scientific phenomena
  • Information Technology
  • Biotechnoloy
  • Environmental Science

Current Events of National and International Importance

  • Awareness of current events
  • Culture
  • Music
  • Arts
  • Sports
  • Governance
  • Societal and Developmental issues
  • Business
  • Globalisation
  • Interplay among nations

Indian Polity and Economy

  • Political System
  • Constitution of India
  • Economic Development in India
  • Regional and International Security issues
  • Human Rights including its indicators

History of India

  • Social, Economic and Political aspects
  • Nationalism
  • Freedom Movement

Indian and World Geography

  • Physical, Social and economic aspects of Geography pertaining to India and the world
Paper 2- General Studies, Essays and ComprehensionPart A- Essay questions which are to be answered in long narrative form either in Hindi or English, total of 80 marks. The indicative topics are Modern Indian History especially of the Freedom struggle, Geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and Human rights issue and analytical ability.

Part B- Comprehension, writing, other communication/language skills- to be attempted in english only (120 marks). The topics are Comprehension passages, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing.

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Physical Standards Test/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Test:

The candidates declared qualified in the writen exam will be called for Physical test. The prescribed set of Physical standard Test is mentioned in the table below.




100 meters raceIn 16 secondsIn 18 seconds
800 meters raceIn 3 minutes and 45 secondsIn 4 minutes and 45 seconds
Long Jump3.5 meters (3 chances)3.0 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put7.26 Kgs4.5 meters

Personality Test/Interview:

Candidates qualifying these tests will be eligible to appear for the Personality test/Interview. Candidates capability will be measured as per her/his knowledge of general awareness, an approach towards the job for satisfying the officials for the post. Candidates passing the final selection will be mentioned in the result list.

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