UPSC CAPF 2023 Application Form, Exam Date (OUT), Assistant Commandants Recruitment

UPSC CAPF 2023: The Union public service commission (UPSC) is the authority that is responsible for Central Armed Forces Assistant Commandant (CAPF) exam. Through this national-level examination, the candidates are recruited under the central armed forces as Assistant Commandants. The options for SSB qualified candidates are:

  • The Assam Rifles (AR)
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  • Border Security Force (BSF)
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  • National Security Guard (NSG)
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  • Sashastra Seema Bal

The candidates need to qualify in three stages to get selected in UPSC CAPF i.e. Written Test, Physical Test, and Personal Interview/ Personality Test. Therefore, candidates who want to apply for CAPF should fill out the form before the last date. So, the full details of the UPSC CAPF 2023 are provided in the article here.

UPSC CAPF 2023 Highlights

Organizing department Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam name CAPF- Central Armed Police Force
Mode of the exam Offline
Total vacancies To be Announced
Designation name Assistant Commandants
Application mode Online
Official website
UPSC Calendar Check Here

UPSC CAPF 2023 Important Dates

Events Dates- Released
UPSC CAPF Notification release date 26 April 2023
Online registration begins 26 April 2023
Last date to submit the form 16 May 2023
E Admit Card issue on 3rd week of July 2023
Exam date 06 August 2023
Result declaration September 2023
PET/ PST on October 2023
Interview on November 2023
Final Result release date December 2023

Eligibility Criteria


Candidates between 20 to 25 years are eligible to apply for this exam. However, there is a relaxation in the age limit for reserved category applicants:

OBC candidates 3 years
SC/ST candidates 5 years
Ex-servicemen 5 years

Nationality & Education

  • Only citizens of Indian nationality, Subject of Bhutan and Nepal are eligible to apply.
  • Tibetan refugees who came to India before 1962 to permanently settle in India can apply.
  • Citizens of Indian origin who have migrated to India from Vietnam, Pakistan, Zaire, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Burma, and Srilanka are also eligible.
  • To apply for this exam, candidates need to complete their graduation in any discipline from a recognized educational university.
  • Both male and female candidates can apply for CAPF Exam 2023.
  • Apart from this they also need to meet the physical and medical standards set by the authority. Check the physical and medical standards below:

Physical Standards:

Physical standards Men Women
Height 165 cm 157 cm
Chest (unexpanded) 81 cm ( with 5 cm minimum expansion) (not applicable)
Weight 50 kg 46 kg

Medical Standards:

Better eye (corrected vision) Worse eye (corrected vision)
Distant vision 6/6






Near vision N6 (corrected) N9 (corrected)

UPSC CAPF 2023 Application form

The application form will be out on the official website of the Union Public Service Commission i.e. Consequently, all those candidates who are willing to apply for UPSC CAPF can do the same online. They need to provide their every detail whether personal, professional, etc. once the filling process is done candidates have to attach their requisite documents/ certificates in the form followed by the application fee payment.

Application Fee

Category Application fee
For General category Rs. 200/-
For the Female  and reserved category Nil/ Exempted

Exam Pattern

The exam will be organized in three stages i.e. Written Exam, Physical Tests, and Interview/ Personality Tests. A quick overview of the exam pattern is given below:

Paper I: The mode of paper 1 will be written based.

Subjects Pattern Total no. of Questions Maximum Marks Time
General Ability and Intelligence Objective-based questions (MCQ) 200 250 10 am to 12 pm.

Paper-II: The mode of paper 2 will be offline too.

Subjects Pattern Total no. of Questions Maximum Marks Time
General Studies, Comprehension, and Essays Descriptive paper 6 200 2 pm to 5 pm

Personality Test

The personality test will be 150 marks. The authorities of UPSC will conduct this to check the candidate’s personality. They will determine the candidate’s intellectual skills, communication skills, mental ability, etc. in the personal interview round.

Salary Details

Distribution Amount
Grade pay INR 5400/-
Basic pay INR 15, 600/-
DA (Dearness Allowances) INR 26, 250/-
Salary in hand INR 51, 480/-

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question: What is the official site to apply for UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2023?

Ans. Candidates need to visit the official site of UPSC i.e.

Question: What are the stages of the CAPF AC selection procedure?

Ans. Candidates need to qualify for a written examination, physical and medical test, and lastly personal interview/ personality test.

Question: What is the application fee for the female candidates to apply for this exam?

Ans. Female candidates and reserved category candidates do not need to pay any applicable charges. This implies that they are exempted from paying the application fee.

Question: What is the written exam date for CAPF AC Exam2023?

Ans. It is likely to be conducted in the second week of August 2023.

Question: What are the age criteria to apply for UPSC CAPF 2023?

Ans. The age of the candidates must be between 20 years to 25 years. On the other hand, relaxation will vary according to the category that is provided in the post above.

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