UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2024 Notification PDF Released, Apply Online for 506 Vacancies

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2024

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has unveiled the gateway to an esteemed career in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) with its latest notification for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants in 2024. This announcement has set the stage for eager aspirants to embark on a journey towards securing one of the 506 coveted positions across various services. Are you ready to take on the challenge? Let’s delve into the details!

OrganizationUPSC CAPF Recruitment 2024
Notification Release DateApril 24, 2024
Online Application Start Date24th April, 2024
Last Date to Submit ApplicationMay 14, 2024
Date of Written ExaminationAugust 4, 2024
Application Form Edit Option15.05.2024 to 21.05.2024
Examination PapersPaper I: General Ability and Intelligence
Paper II: General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension
Total Vacancies506
Forces IncludedBorder Security Force (BSF)
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

UPSC CAPF Notification PDF

UPSC CAPF Vacancy Details

Are you curious about the distribution of vacancies among different forces under UPSC CAPF 2024? Here’s a breakdown:

Border Security Force (BSF)186
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)120
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)100
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)58
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)42

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC CAPF 2024

Before you leap into the application process, ensure you meet the following eligibility criteria:

Educational Qualification: A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University.

Age Limit: Candidates must be between 20 to 25 years old. Relaxation is applicable for reserved categories.

  • The upper age limit 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.

Selection Process

The selection process involves multiple stages:

  1. Written Test: Scheduled for August 4, consisting of two papers:
    • Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence (250 Marks)
    • Paper II: General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension (200 Marks)
  2. Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Test
  3. Medical Standard Tests
  4. Interviews/Personality Test

Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests:

Candidates who are declared qualified in the written examination will be summoned for Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. Those candidates who meet the prescribed Physical Standards as specified and will be put through the Physical Efficiency Tests as indicated below :

Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)

100 Meters raceIn 16 secondsIn 18 seconds
800 Meters raceIn 3 minutes 45 secondsIn 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump3.5 Meters (3 chances)3.0 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)4.5 Meters
UPSC CAPF Physical Standards

How Can You Apply for UPSC CAPF 2024?

Embarking on your UPSC CAPF journey is just a few clicks away:

  1. Visit the official website,
  2. Register yourself at OTR before proceeding with the application form
  3. Complete the application form with necessary details and upload documents
  4. Pay the application fee of Rs. 200 online or offline
  5. Take a printout of the confirmation page for future reference

UPSC CAPF Exam Centres

The Examination will be held at the following centres:

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  1. What is the last date to apply for UPSC CAPF 2024?

    The last date for submission of the online application is May 14, 2024.

  2. Is there any relaxation in the application fee for certain categories?

    Female/SC/ST candidates are exempted from payment of the application fee.

  3. Can the Essay Component of Paper II be written in Hindi?

    Yes, candidates have the option to write the Essay Component in either English or Hindi.