UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2024 ~ Paper I & II Exam Pattern

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The syllabus for the UPSC CAPF 2024 exam has been released by the Union Public Service Commission. This exam aims to recruit 506 Assistant Commandants in the paramilitary forces of BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, and SSB, and is scheduled to take place on 4th August 2024. The selection process will involve Written Exams, Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests, Medical Standards Tests, and Interview/Personality tests. The written exam is set to be conducted on 04th August 2024.

UPSC CAPF Exam Syllabus: Overview

Conducted ByUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam NameUPSC CAPF AC Exam
Post NameAssistant Commandant
Selection Process– Written Test
– Physical Ability Test
– Interview/Personality Test
Mode of ExamOffline (Written Test)
Negative Marking1/3rd for each wrong answer only in Paper-I
Medium of ExamEnglish & Hindi

UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2024

UPSC CAPF Paper-I Syllabus

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Total Marks: 250
  • Number of Questions: 125
  • Marks for Each Correct Answer: 2
  • Negative Marking: 1/3
  • Type of Paper: Objective

General Mental Ability

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Numerical Ability
  • Data Interpretation

General Science

  • General Awareness
  • Scientific Temper
  • Comprehension & Appreciation of Scientific Phenomena
  • Information Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Science

Current Events of National and International Importance

  • Culture
  • Music
  • Arts
  • Literature
  • Sports
  • Governance
  • Societal and Developmental Issues
  • Industry
  • Business
  • Globalisation

Indian Polity & Economy

  • Indian Political System
  • Constitution of India
  • Social Systems and Public Administration
  • Economic Development in India
  • Regional and International Security Issues
  • Human Rights & its Indicators

Indian History

  • Indian History, Culture and Civilisation
  • Freedom Movement in India
  • Indian Constitution and Administration
  • Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India
  • Panchayati Raj
  • Co-operatives and Community Development
  • Forces Shaping Modern India
  • Renaissance
  • Exploration and Discovery

India & World Geography

  • Earth
  • Latitudes and Longitudes
  • Concept of time
  • International Date Line
  • Movements of Earth and their effects
  • Origin of Earth
  • Rocks and their Classification
  • Weathering
  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes
  • Ocean Currents and TidesThe atmosphere and its composition
  • Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure
  • Planetary Winds
  • Cyclones and Anti-Cyclones
  • Humidity
  • Condensation and Precipitation
  • Types of Climate
  • Major Natural Regions of the World
  • Regional Geography of India
  • Mineral and Power resources
  • Imports and Exports of India
  • World Geography

UPSC CAPF Paper-II Syllabus

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Total Marks: 200
  • Number of Questions: 7
  • Marks for Each Correct Answer: 50
  • Negative Marking: No
  • Type of Paper: Descriptive format

Part A – Essay

  • Modern Indian History
  • Freedom Struggle
  • Geography
  • Polity
  • Economy
  • Security
  • Human Rights
  • Analytical Ability

Part B

  • Comprehensions
  • Precise Writing
  • Communication/Language Skills
  • Developing Counter Arguments
  • Simple Grammar
  • Other Aspects

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2024

Written ExamPaper 1Paper 2
Number of Questions2006
Type of QuestionsMCQDescriptive
Duration2 hours3 hours
Total Marks250 marks200 marks

UPSC CAPF AC Written Test

PaperSubjectsType of ExamNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
Paper-IGeneral Ability & IntelligenceObjective1252502 Hours
Paper-IIGeneral Studies, Essay & ComprehensionDescriptive72003 Hours

UPSC CAPF AC Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

100 Meter Race16 Seconds18 Seconds
800 Meter Race3 Minutes 45 Seconds4 Minutes 45 Seconds
Long Jump3.5 Meter (3 Chances)3.0 Meter (3 Chances)
Shout Put (7.26 Kgs)4.5 Meter

CAPF Exam Pattern for Physical Standard Test (PST)

UPSC CAPF AC Physical Standard Test (PST) 2024
Sex Height specifications Chest girth (Fully expanded)ExpansionWeight Specifications 
Male165 cm.81 cm.5 cm.50 kg
Female157 cms.Not ApplicableNot Applicable46 kg

CAPF Exam Pattern 2024 for Medical Standard Requirements

CAPF AC Medical Standard 2024
UPSC CAPF Medical Standard Specifications Specification for Better eye (corrected vision)Specification for Worse eye (corrected vision)
Specification for Near VisionN6 (corrected)N9 (corrected)
Specification for Distant vision6/6 OR 6/96/12 OR 6/9

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