CAPF 2025 Notification- Exam Date, Pattern, Eligibility, Syllabus Here

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UPSC CAPF 2025- Union Public Service Commission will release the UPSC CAPF recruitment 2025 notification on March 3. Along with the CAPF notification, the authorities will release the online application form at The last date to submit the CAPF 2025 application form is March 25. UPSC CAPF (ACs) Exam 2025 is scheduled to be held on August 3, 2025. Candidates of age between 20 to 25 years are eligible to apply for UPSC CAPF 2025. Before filling the form, candidates are suggested to check CAPF eligibility.

UPSC conducts Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) 2025 for recruitment to the post of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) viz. Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). Read the article to get details of UPSC CAPF exam 2025 vacancies, eligibility, CAPF Exam date, and more here

UPSC CAPF 2025 Exam Date

UPSC has released the CAPF 2025 exam date. Below table contains the UPSC CAPF application date and more.

UPSC CAPF Exam Date 2025


Important Dates

CAPF Registration 2025 Start Date

March 5

UPSC CAPF 2025 Application last date

March 25, 2025

CAPF Application form withdrawn date

May 2025

CAPF 2025 Admit Card Release Date

2nd Week of July 2025

Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) 2022 Exam Date

August 3, 2025

CAPF Written Result 2025 Date

October 2025

Personal Interview Dates

November 2025

Final CAPF Result Date

January 2025

UPSC CAPF 2025 Vacancy (Tentative)

Total number of CAPF vacancies- 159

  • Border Security Force (BSF)- 35 Posts
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)- 36 Posts
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)- 67 Posts
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)- 1 Posts
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)- 20 Posts

UPSC CAPF 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should satisfy all the eligibility conditions before applying online for CAPF exam 2025

  • Nationality- Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for the examination.
  • Sex- Both Male and Female candidates are eligible for UPSC CAPF 2025.
  • CAPF 2025 Age Limit (on 1 August 2025)- A candidate’s age must be between 20 years to 25 years, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than August 2, 2000 and after August 1, 2005. Relaxation is an upper age limit is applicable to listed categories
  • Minimum Educational Qualifications- A candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree from recognized educational institutions or universities.
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UPSC CAPF 2025 Age Relaxation-

  • Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe Candidates- 05 years
  • Other Backward Classes Candidates- 03 years
  • Civilian Central Government Servants/ Ex-Servicemen Candidates- 05 Years
  • If a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1 January 1980 to 31 December 1989- 05 Years

CAPF 2025 Application Form

The online application form of CAPF 2025 will be released on the official website of UPSC on March 5. The commission will not accept any hard copy of the CAPF application form at their postal address. It is suggested to read all the eligibility conditions carefully before applying for the UPSC CAPF exam 2025. We will provide the application link in this article as well. Click the link to access the CAPF 2025 application form.

Steps to Apply Online for UPSC CAPF 2025

  • Visit the Official website, or click the above-given link (to be activated after the official release)
  • Read all the instructions provided before filling the CAPF 2025 application form.
  • Fill the application form with correct details
  • Upload the scanned images of Photograph and signature.
  • Pay the application fee online or by Cash
  • Recheck the entered details and Click the “Submit” tab
  • Download a copy of the confirmation for future use.

CAPF 2025 Application Fee

Candidates have to remit a CAPF application fee of Rs. 200/- either by depositing CASH in any Branch of SBI, or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore. Female/SC/ST candidates are exempted from the payment of the fee.

CAPF 2025 Selection Process

The selection of eligible candidates will be based on their performance in CAPF 2025 written test followed by Physical Efficiency Test and an interview. Candidates who qualify each stage of the selection process will be recruited to the post of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). Below are the stage of CAPF selection process 2022.

Stage-1- Written Examination

  • The written UPSC CAPF 2025 exam will be held on August 3, 2025 
  • The exam will comprise two papers, Paper-1 & Paper-2. 
  • Both the papers will be conducted in English and Hindi languages. 
  • In this paper-2, candidates will be allowed the option of writing the Essay Component in English or Hindi, but the medium of Precis Writing, Comprehension Components and other communications/ language skills will be English only. 
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CAPF 2025 exam pattern



Total Marks



General Ability and IntelligenceObjective (Multiple Answers)

250 Marks

10 a.m. to 12.00 Noon


General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

200 Marks

2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.



550 Marks


Stage-2- Physical Efficiency Test (PET)




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.)

4.5 Meters

Stage-3- Interview/Personality Test

Candidates who are declared qualified in the written exam and Physical Efficiency Tests, will be called for Interview/Personality Test. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 150 Marks. Medically unfit candidates who are allowed to appear before the “Review Medical Board” on their appeal by the Appellate Authority will be provisionally called for Interview/Personality Tests.

CAPF 2025 Exam Centres





Panaji (Goa)












Port Blair


























CAPF 2025 Syllabus

Paper I- General Ability and Intelligence- In this section, questions will be asked on the below-mentioned topics. The question paper will consist of multiple choice questions.

  1. General Mental Ability
  2. General Science
  3. Current Events of National and International Importance
  4. Indian Polity and Economy
  5. History of India
  6. Indian and World Geography
  7. Paper II- General Studies, Essay and Comprehension
  8. Part-A – Essay (80 Marks)- Answers should be provided in long narrative form either in Hindi or English. The topics include freedom struggle, Indian History, geography, knowledge of security, polity and economy, and analytical ability and human rights issues.

Part-B – Comprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills – (Marks 120) – The topics are Comprehension passages, developing counter arguments, précis writing, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing.

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How to Prepare for UPSC CAPF AC 2025?

To prepare for the Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2025, candidates should stay updated with the current events happening around the world. Candidates have to follow the given CAPF Preparation tips to qualify the test with good marks

  • Read Newspaper Daily- Candidates should read the daily newspaper and cover all the important news related to politics, sports, international and national news and more. It is suggested to read the English newspaper as it will help in improving your English language.
  • Solve Previous Year’s Question papers- Previous year’s CAPF papers provide you the insight of important sections, distribution of marks and difficulty level of the test. Hence, it is a must to solve at least 10 previous year’s papers.
  • Revise Regularly- Staying connected with the prepared syllabus will help you to retain the facts for a longer period. Hence, always keep a slot for revision in your daily schedule.

CAPF 2025 Admit Card

The admit card of CAPF 2025 will be released online on the official website of the Commission 03 weeks prior to the examination. It is estimated that the admit card will be made available in the last week of July 205. Candidates will need their registration number and date of birth to download the admit card of CAPF exam 2025.

CAPF 2025 Answer Key

UPSC releases the answer key of CAPF 2025 exam within a week after conducting CAPF exam. Candidates can check the righ answers to all the questions in the CAPF answer key 2025. The answer key will help students to calculate their expected scores before the release of result. Some caching institutes may also release the CAPF exam solution keys on the day of CAPF exam day

CAPF 2025 Result

CAPF result 2025 will be declared online. The result of CAPF exam 2025 will be declared in the form of pdf file that contains the roll number of the selected candidates. The shortlisted candidates will be called to appear in the personality test and medical test.

Previous Year’s CAPF Cutoff







Paper- I (Out of 250)






Paper I & II (Out of 450)-






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