UPSC CAPF 2022– Union Public Service Commission has released the UPSC CAPF recruitment 2022 notification on April 20. Candidates have to submit the CAPF 2022 application form online at The last date to apply for UPSC CAPF exam 2022 is May 10. UPSC CAPF (ACs) Exam 2022 is scheduled to be held on August 7, 2022. Candidates of age between 20 to 25 years are eligible to apply for UPSC CAPF 2022. Before filling the form, candidates are suggested to check CAPF eligibility 2022.

UPSC conducts Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) 2022 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 2022 vacancies, eligibility, CAPF Exam date, and more here

UPSC CAPF 2022 Exam Date

UPSC has released the CAPF 2022 exam date. Below table contains the UPSC CAPF application date and more.

UPSC CAPF Exam Date 2022

Events Important Dates
CAPF Registration 2022 Start Date April 20, 2022
UPSC CAPF 2022 Application last date May 10, 2022
CAPF Application form withdrawn date May 2022
CAPF 2022 Admit Card Release Date 2nd Week of July 2022
Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) 2022 Exam Date August 7, 2022
CAPF Written Result 2022 Date October 2022
Personal Interview Dates November 2022
Final CAPF Result Date January 2022

UPSC CAPF 2022 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 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should satisfy all the eligibility conditions before applying online for CAPF exam 2022.

  • Nationality– Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for the examination.
  • Sex- Both Male and Female candidates are eligible for UPSC CAPF 2022.
  • CAPF 2022 Age Limit (on 1 August 2022)– 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, 1998 and after August 1, 2003. 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 2022 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 2022 Application Form

The online application form of CAPF 2022 is released on the official website of UPSC on April 20. 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 2022. We will provide the application link in this article as well. Click the link to access the CAPF 2022 application form.

Steps to Apply Online for UPSC CAPF 2022

  • 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 Selection Process

The selection of eligible candidates will be based on their performance in CAPF 2022 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.

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Stage-1- Written Examination

  • The written UPSC CAPF 2022 exam will be held on August 7, 2022. 
  • 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. 

CAPF 2022 exam pattern

Papers Subject Total Marks Timing
Paper-1 General Ability and IntelligenceObjective (Multiple Answers) 250 Marks 10 a.m. to 12.00 Noon
Paper-2 General Studies, Essay and Comprehension 200 Marks 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
    550 Marks  

Stage-2- Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

  Males Females
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 2022 Exam Centres

Agartala Chandigarh Gangtok Kochi Panaji (Goa) Shimla
Ahmedabad Chennai Hyderabad Kohima Patna Srinagar
Aizwal Cuttack Imphal Kolkata Port Blair Thiruvananthapuram
Allahabad Dehradun Itanagar Lucknow Raipur Tirupati
Bangalore Delhi Jaipur Madurai Ranchi Udaipur
Bareilly Dharwad Jammu Mumbai Sambalpur Vishakhapatnam
Bhopal Dispur Jorhat Nagpur Shillong  

CAPF 2022 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.
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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.

How to Prepare for UPSC CAPF AC 2022?

To prepare for the Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2022, candidates should stay updated with the current 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 2022 Admit Card

The admit card of CAPF 2022 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 2022. Candidates will need their registration number and date of birth to download the admit card of CAPF exam 2022.

CAPF 2022 Answer Key

UPSC releases the answer key of CAPF 2022 exam within a week of after conducting CAPF exam. Candidates can check the righ answers to all the questions in the CAPF answer key 2022. 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 2022 Result

CAPF result 2022 will be declared online. The result of CAPF exam 2022 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

Category General OBC SC ST Ex.S
Paper- I (Out of 250) 114 113 97 97 38
Paper I & II (Out of 450)- 188 187 167 166 80

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