CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2024- Age Limit, Education

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CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2024- UPSC has released the eligibility criteria of CAPF 2024 on April 24 along with notification. UPSC CAPF 2024 eligibility criteria will be updated online on the official website- upsc.gov.in. UPSC CAPF eligibility 2024 includes minimum age limit, education qualification required, nationality, age relaxation and more. All applicants must check the CAPF exam eligibility before filling the application form. Graduate candidates having an age between 20 to 25 years are eligible to fill the UPSC CAPF exam form.

Candidates who will qualify the exam and satisfy all UPSC CAPF eligibility criteria will be recruited in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) i.e. Border Security Force (BSF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). Read the article to check the complete UPSC CAPF 2024 eligibility criteria
Important- Aspirants should start covering the CAPF syllabus as soon as possible to attain CAPF cut off marks

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CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2024 Educational Qualification

Aspirants must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized University or possess an equivalent qualification can apply for the examination. All the norms of UPSC CAPF 2024 eligibility must be fulfilled by the candidates prior to apply online for UPSC CAPF recruitment.

CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2024 Age Limit

The CAPF age limit is between 20 to 25 years (as on August 1, 2024), i.e. he/she must have been born after August 2, 1999 and before August 1, 2004. Relaxation in upper CAPF age limit is applicable as per the government norms.

CAPF 2024 Age Relaxation

Category CAPF Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes 3 years
Civilian Central Government Servants/ Ex-Servicemen 5 years
Candidates domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980- December 31, 1989 5 years
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CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2024 Nationality– Only a citizen of India is allowed to appear in the examination. A subject of Nepal or Bhutan can also apply for the exam, but he/she has to produce a valid eligibility certificate.

CAPF Eligibility 2024 Gender– According to CAPF 2024 eligibility, both Male and Female candidates are eligible to apply for CAPF AC exam.

UPSC CAPF Eligibility- Physical Efficiency Tests

To qualify in the Physical Efficiency Tests (PET), candidates should have the ability to perform the given activities in the specified duration or requirements. The physical test will be conducted for the candidates who will qualify the written exam and satisfy the minimum CAPF eligibility criteria-

  Male Female
100 Meters race in 16 seconds in 18 seconds
800 Meters race in 3 minutes 45 seconds in 4 minutes 45 second
Long Jump 3.5 Meters (3 chances) 3.0 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.) 4.5 Meters

CAPF 2024 Eligibility- Medical Standards

Below are the minimum physical standards that candidates must satisfy while appearing for the medical exam-

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  Male Female
Height 165 cm 157 cm
Chest 81 cm (with 5 cm minimum expansion) Not applicable
Weight 50 kg 46 kg

UPSC CAPF Exam Eligibility 2024

  • Pregnant females will be rejected or disqualified at the time of PET.
  • Candidates should have clear hearing ability without any degree of deafness.
  • Persistence of any disease like DNS, tubercular ulceration, atrophic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis can lead to disqualification during medical test.
  • Candidates possessing NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate will be considered prior to others.

UPSC CAPF 2024 Application Form

The Commission will release the online application form in April 20 on its official website. Candidates must satisfy the UPSC CAPF eligibility criteria 2024 before filling the form. The last date to apply is May 10. Only online mode to submit the application form will be available. Along with the online forms, candidates have to pay the application fee of Rs. 200/- in online mode only. The commission will not accept any hard copy of the form.

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