Central Armed Police Force (CAPF)

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The intake of officers at the level of Assistant Commandant is 50% through direct recruitment from open competition, 33% by promoting Inspectors and remaining 17% through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE), wherein Inspectors and Sub Inspectors fulfilling the criteria are eligible. The direct entry of officers is regulated through an All India Competitive Examination called as CAPF (AC) and conducted by the UPSC. The direct officer grade entry is at the rank of Assistant Commandant (AC), which is a Group, A service rank, same as that of direct recruits to Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Revenue Service (IT) and Indian Revenue Service (C&E).


In the year 2017, Sagar Kumar, born in Saharsa, Bihar obtained All India Rank 1 in the CAPF (AC) 2016 examination and became the topper. He is a graduate of Computer Science and Engineering from IIT BHU (Varanasi)

In the year 2016, Burhan Hussain, a Kashmir resident, obtained All India Rank 1 in the CAPF (AC) 2015 examination and became the topper.

Nationality: No person who is not a citizen of India shall, except with the consent of the Central Govt. can give the written or be appointed.

CAPF Exam Pattern for AC

CAPF Recruitment for Assistant Commandant takes place after a Selection Procedure that includes:

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

CAPF Syllabus for Assistant Commandant Exam

The following is the detailed CAPF syllabus for the Written Test of the Exam of Assistant Commandant 2017.

CAPF Syllabus
Paper Subject Sections Topics
Paper I General Ability
& Intelligence
(250 marks)
General Mental Ability Logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude,
numerical ability & data interpretation
General Science General awareness, scientific temper,
comprehension & appreciation of scientific
phenomena of everyday observation
like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science
Current Events of National &
International Importance
Awareness of current events of national
& international importance in the broad
areas of culture, music, arts, literature,
sports, governance, societal & developmental
issues, industry, business, globalisation, &
interplay among nations
Indian Polity & Economy Knowledge of the Country’s political system
& the Constitution of India, social systems
& public administration, economic
development in India,Regional & International security issues
& human rights including its indicators.
History of India Social, economic & political aspects of
History, areas of growth of nationalism
& freedom movement
Indian & World Geography Physical, social & economic aspects of
geography pertaining to India & the World
Paper II General Studies, Essay & Comprehension

(200 marks)

(80 marks)
Essay questions which are to be answered
in long narrative form either in Hindi
or English.The indicative topics are
modern Indian history especially of the
freedom struggle, geography, polity
& economy, knowledge of security &
human rights issues, & analytical ability.
(120 marks)
Comprehension, précis writing,
& other communications/language–The topics are Comprehension passages,
précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar & other aspects of language testing.

Read the above CAPF syllabus carefully and plan your study routine accordingly. To know more about the Physical Efficiency Test and Interview/Personality Test, click on the CAPF Exam Pattern link provided above.

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