UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2020 for AC Exam: UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2020 for Paper-I has General Ability and Intelligence section with 125 objective type questions for 250 marks. All questions will be set in English and Hindi languages.
CAPF 2020 syllabus for paper II has General Studies, Essay and Comprehension section with 6 descriptive type questions for 200 marks.
The both papers of UPSC CAPF exam are completed on the same day with 2 hours break in between them. Paper 1 will be held from 10 AM to 12 AM while Paper 2 will be conducted from 2 PM to 5 PM on the same day.
UPSC conducts CAPF exam to recruit Assistant Commandants (AC) Officer in BSF, CISF, ITBP, CRPF, SSB, NSG and AR. This exam comprises 2 papers, where candidates are given 2 hours to complete paper 1 objective test and 3 hours for paper 2 descriptive test.
Here’s the detailed CAPF 2020 syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2.
UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2020
|UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2020 for Assistant Commandant (AC) Exam|
|Paper-I||General Ability||Analogies, Arrangements, Syllogisms, Spatial Orientation, Problem Solving, Space Visualization, Arithmetical Reasoning, Decision Making, Analysis, Ranking,Visual Memory, Arithmetic Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Figural Classification, Statement Conclusion, Relationship Concepts, etc.|
|Intelligence||General Mental Ability, Current Events of National and International Importance, General Science, Indian Polity and Economy, Indian and World Geography, and History of India|
|Paper-II||General Studies||Indian History, Indian Geography, Indian National Movement, National and International Current Affairs, Eminent Personalities, Cultural Heritage, About India, Environment, General Polity, General Science, Science and Technology, Economy, Indian Constitution, etc.|
|Comprehension and Essay and English Language||Comprehension, Essay Writing, Precis Writing, Report Writing, Counter Argument, Language and Communication Skills, Grammar, Vocabulary, etc.|
CAPF Syllabus 2020 for Paper II is further divided in two parts:
- Part‐A: Need to write descriptive essay either in Hindi or English that carries 80 marks. Focus more on issues related to geography, polity, modern Indian history and human rights.
- Part‐B: It has questions related to comprehension, precis writing and other communication or language skills. This part carries a total of 120 marks.
The candidate will have the option to select the language for writing the essay in Hindi or English but for the remaining part of the paper, the candidate will not have any option and will have to answer in English only.
CAPF selection process depends on the candidate’s performance and skills in written exam, physical/medical test and interview. Hers’s step by step selection process to get success in UPSC CAPF exam.
- Step 1: Clear CAPF exam by getting cut off marks.
- Step 2: Perform well in physical efficiency test and give medical test.
- Step 3: Attend for interview/personality test and face it confidently to clear the round.
- Step 4: Check your name in the final merit list.
UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2020
|Paper-I||General Ability and Intelligence||Objective||2 Hrs||250|
|Paper-II||General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension||Descriptive||3 Hrs||200|
Highlights in CAPF exam pattern:
- Every single question equally carries 2 marks in Paper 1.
- In CAPF Paper 1 exam, a total of 125 questions will be given for 250 marks.
- All questions in Paper 1 are objective type and given in English/Hindi languages.
- About one-third marks will be deducted for each wrong answer in CAPF paper 1.
- No negative marks in Paper 2 exam because it’s a descriptive test.
- Paper 2 has 6 questions and carries 200 marks.
Physical Efficiency/Medical Test
Physical efficiency test has different events and timings for male and female candidates. A candidate need to perform in racing, long jump and shot put in given time in order to get selected for medical test. This is very toughest task compared to written exam.
|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||–|
The candidates who are qualified in Medical test have to attend for interview that carries 150 marks.
Candidates who clear the written exam will be called for Physical efficiency & Medical Test followed by interview & personality test. The final merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained by a candidate in written exam and performance in physical efficiency test and interview.
UPSC CAPF Syllabus and Exam Pattern: FAQs
Is there negative marking in UPSC CAPF exam?
Yes, there is negative marking of one-third marks will be deducted for each wrong answer in the UPSC CAPF paper 1 exam. While paper 2 has no negative marks.
Are CAPF written exam marks consider for the final selection?
Yes, the final selection is done based on the marks in written exam, physical test and interview. A merit list will be prepared and published the same based on the candidates marks and reservations.
What is cut off marks for CAPF exam?
CAPF cut off varies based on category of a candidate. It ranges from 76 to 95 (out of 250 marks) for Paper I and 136 to 166 for Paper I + II (out of 600 marks). The final cut off for CAPF exam are 250 to 280 marks.
How long does it take for CAPF exam?
CAPF exam of paper-I is 2 hours long and it conducts from 10 AM to 12 AM. While Paper-II is 3 hours long and conducts from 2 PM to 5 PM. It should completed on the same day with 2 hours break between paper 1 and paper 2.