The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the much-awaited recruitment notification for Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). The application process will also begin today. Interested candidates can apply at the official website – www.upsc.gov.in. As per the official notification, the online application window will conclude on May 5. The UPSC CAPF’s Assistant Commandant recruitment exam will be held on August 8.
UPSC CAPF exam is held once a year. The exam is held in three rounds—written, physical, and interview or personality test. To be eligible for the post, the candidates will also have to meet the physical endurance-related eligibility criteria as well. Those who clear prelims and mains are called for the physical efficiency tests (PET).
UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2021: Eligibility
Education: The applicants holding a bachelor’s degree in any stream from any University Grants Commission (UGC) or All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) recognised university or college are eligible to apply.
Nationality: Candidates who wish to appear for UPSC CAPF exam must be a citizen of India. Candidates who belong to Nepal and Bhutan are also allowed to apply for the exam. Candidates who have been selected as the Assistant Commandant in any of the forces are restricted to apply again in the exam.
Age limit: The age limit of the candidates varies from general to reserved categories between 20 to 25 years.
CAPF is a competitive exam and it is conducted by UPSC in order to recruit the candidates in the CAPF. The candidates, who are recruited through this exam, join the forces as Assistant Commandant (AC).
Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) are among the security forces which make their recruitment through UPSC CAPF examination.