Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2017 – Eligibility, Syllabus, and Notification – Total Post 173

Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2017 – Eligibility, Syllabus, and Notification – Total Post 173

UPSC has announced notification for Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) examination 2017 on 12th April 2017. The last date for online application is 5th May 2017.

The CAPF examination will recruit candidates in group A section for assistance commandant posts for top central forces – CRPF, BSF, CISF and SSB. The total number of post is 173.

All important details related to UPSC CAPF examination 2017 are given below.


Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2017 Eligibility

You have to meet following eligibility criteria to apply for CAPF AC Examination:

  • Indian citizen
  • Both male and female are eligible for the posts
  • Age limit: minimum 20 year and maximum 25 years as on 1st August 2017
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university in India
  • Students in final year of Degree are also eligible
  • Meet basic minimum physical standards as mentioned in original notification

Refer to official notification for detailed eligibility information, link to download official notification is given below.


Important Dates – CAPF Examination 2017

Notice number: 8/2017-CPF

Online application start date: 12th April 2017

Last date: 5th May 2017 till 6 pm

Last date to pay application fee: till 11:59 pm of 4th May 2017

Admit cards are available from: June 2017 last week

CAPF Examination 2017 date: 23rd July 2017

Result date: September 2017 approx.


CAPF AC Posts Intake

  1. Border Security Force – 28
  2. Central Reserve Police Force – 65
  3. Central Industrial Security Force – 23
  4. Sashastra Seema Bal – 63


CAPF AC 2017 Examination Centers

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


CAPF AC 2017 Syllabus and Selection Process

Following is the diagram of selection process for CAPF AC posts:

Examination Syllabus (Paper 1 and 2)

Paper 1 Syllabus

Total marks: 250

Total duration: 2 hours

Paper 1: General Ability and Intelligence


  1. General Mental Ability
  2. General Science
  3. Current Affairs
  4. Indian Polity and Economy
  5. Indian History
  6. India and World Geography

Paper 2 Syllabus

Total marks: 200

Total duration: 3 hours

Paper 2: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

Part A: Essay type questions (Hindi and English) – Total Marks 80

Part B: Comprehension, Precis Writing, Communication/Language (only English) – Total marks 120)

Download PDF of Previous Paper of Paper 1 for CAPF AC post

Download PDF of Previous Paper of Paper 2 for CAPF AC post


Physical Efficiency Test Syllabus

  1. 100-meter race – 16 sec male – 18 sec female
  2. 800-meter race – 3 minutes 45 sec – 4 minutes 45 sec
  3. Long Jump – 3.5 meters – 3 meters
  4. Shot Put (7.26kg) – 4.5 meters – nil

Personal Interview

Candidates qualifying in exam, PET, and medical will be invited for personal interview. The personal interview will carry 150 marks.

Final Selection

Selection will take place on the basis of marks obtained in examination and personal interview.


How to Apply UPSC CAPF AC 2017?

  1. Visit this link: https://upsconline.nic.in/upsc/mainmenu2.php
  1. Click on Part 1 Registration
  2. Agree and fill up the registration form
  3. Make online payment
  4. Select preferred center
  5. Upload photo and signature
  6. Agree to declaration and take print out

Download PDF of Official Notification for Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2017

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