UPSC CPF – 398 Assistant Commandants Post Recruitment 2018

Application Form | Application Fee | Eligibility | Selection Process | Exam Pattern | Syllabus |

UPSC CPF AC Recruitment :

The UPSC CAPF AC 2018 Notification has been released on 25th April by the Union Public Service Commission. This year total 398 vacancies are released for Assistant Commandants (ACs) Posts in the Central Armed Police Forces. CAPF AC exam will be held on 12th August 2018. Candidates can fill CAPF Application Form 2018 till 21st May to get a job in UPSC department as Assistant Commandants and they already started their preparation. All the candidates who want to apply online for CAPF Recruitment 2018 will have to check below all required details for CAPF 2018 Assistant Commandants Posts.

Examination Name CAPF Recruitment 2018
Organized by Union Public Service Commission
Exam Mode Online
Name of Posts Assistant Commandants (ACs)
Total Number of Vacancies 398 
Apply Mode Online
 Starting Date  25-April-2018
Last Date 21-May-2018
Official Website

Post Name :

  •  Combined Central Armed Police Force (Assistant Commandant) Examination 2018.

Vacancy Details

Name of Department Number of Vacancies
BSF 60
CRPF 179
SSB 29

Eligibility Criteria 

Educational Qualification:

  • Bachelor Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a recognized university

Age Limit :

  • Minimum- 20 years
  • Maximum – 25 years

Application Fee :

• General/OBC – Rs.200/-

• SC/ST – No Fee

• All Category Women– No Fee

• The application fee can be paid through online mode by using credit card or debit card or net banking or through E Challan.

Selection Procedure :

Candidates selection will be based on the three stages 

  1. Written Test – Paper I & Paper II
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) / Medical Standards Test
  3. Personal Interview

Written examination: This exam is divided into two parts: Paper-1 and Paper-2.

Paper Subjects Type Questions Marks Duration
Paper I General Intelligence MCQ 125 250 2 hours
Paper II General Studies, Essay & Comprehension (English) Descriptive type 200 200 3 hours

Physical Standards :

Aspects For Male For Female
Height 165 cms 157 cms
Chest 81 cms (86 cms expanded)
Weight 50 kg 46 kg

Physical Efficiency Tests (PET) :

Tests Males Females
100 mt. race In 16 seconds In 18 seconds
800 mt. race In 3 minutes 45 seconds In 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump 3.5 mt. (3 chances) 3.0 mt. (3 chances)
Shot-put (7.26 kgs) 4.5 mt.

Personal interview: In this stage, the candidates selected by their personality and behavioral knowledge. This round is to test the character of the candidate. Those students who get shortlisted in the written examination followed by the medical test will get a chance for the interview round.

How to Apply:

  • Visit the official website of UPSC i.e.
  • Check the recruitment section and read the advertisement
  • Click on the Apply online
  • A new window will be open 
  • Click on the CAPF AC Application Form 2018
  • The application procedure will be divided into two parts – Part I and Part II
  • You have to complete Part-I and Part-II registration process 
  • Pay the Application fee on or before the last date
  • Submit the online form and do not forget to 

Important Dates:

• Starting Date – 25-April-2018

• Last Date – 21-May-2018

• Fee Payment Last Date – 21-May-2018

• Admit Card – July 2018

• Exam Date – 12-August-2018

• Exam Timing

Paper I – 10.00-12.Noon

Paper II – 2.00-5.00 pm

CAPF AC Exam Pattern :

The exam pattern will help you to know how many questions will be asked in the examination and how many marks you will have to obtain to clear the CAPF AC Exam 2018. As we all know this exam is one of the hard to hit. To achieve success in the exam, you should have the rocketing and sound strategy, and for that, you must study the CAPF 2018 AC Exam Pattern.

The CAPF AC exam divides into two sections- Paper I and Paper II.

Paper-1 Paper-2
Consists of questions from General Ability & Intelligence Consists of questions from General Studies, Essay & Comprehension
MCQ type questions conventional/descriptive type questions
Total 125 questions of compulsory type 20 questions of compulsory type
Total marks will be 250 Total marks will be 200
Time duration 2 hours Time duration 3 hours

Note: There is negative marking for wrong answers for any paper.

CAPF AC Paper I Exam Pattern 

Topics Total Questions Total Marks
General mental ability 125 questions 250 marks
Indian & world geography
General Science
History of India
Indian polity & economy
Current events of national & international importance
General mental ability

CAPF AC Paper II Exam Pattern :

Topics Questions Marks
Precis writing 2 30
Report writing 1 20
Essay writing (approx. 800 words) 1 80
Question from comprehension & passage 2 40
Counter argument type questions 2 10
Other grammar questions   20
Total marks for the paper   200

CAPF AC Syllabus :

Subject Exam Syllabus
General Studies General Polity.

General Science.

Indian Constitution

Eminent Personalities.

Cultural Heritage.



History – India.

Current Events – National & International.

Indian National Movement.

Geography – India.

About India.

Science & Technology etc.

General Intelligence Analysis and Ranking.

Arithmetical Reasoning.



Problem Solving.


Spatial Orientation.

Space Visualization Decision Making.

Coding and Decoding.

Relationship Concepts

Visual Memory.

Arithmetic Number Series.

Figural Classification.

Statement Conclusion etc.

English Writing English Grammar

Sentence correction

Precise writing,


essay writing,

counter argument and so forth


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