UPSC CAPF Syllabus

Central Armed Police Forces Exam

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) examination for recruitment of Assistant Commandants. Those aspirants who have applied for recruitment exam and want to know the CAPF syllabus so here on this page you may get the complete details regarding the pattern, subject, eligibility etc and prepare accordingly.

The exam is being held to recruit in the forces comprising of Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). Last year a total of 189 candidates have been recommended for appointment.

To get recruited through CAPF, candidates need to clear the three most essential sections which are as follows:

1)Written Examination

2)PET test

3)Interview/Personality Test

CAPF Syllabus

Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence

General Science, General Mental Ability, Indian Polity and Economy, Current Events of National and International Importance, Indian and World Geography, History of India

Paper II: General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension

Part A: Essay questions from the topic are modern Indian history especially of the polity and economy, geography, knowledge of security and human rights issues.

Part B: Comprehension, precise writing, other communications/language skills to be attempted in English only (Marks 120) from the topics are pr cis writing, developing counter arguments, Comprehension passages, simple grammar and other aspects of language.

Paper Subject Sections Topics to cover
Paper 1(250 marks) General Ability and Intelligence General Mental Ability Logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude, numerical ability and data interpretation.
General Science General Awareness, Scientific temper, Biotechnology, Environment Science
Current Affairs Current events of National and International events
Indian Polity and Economy India's political system, constitution of India, Human Rights in India
History of India Social, Economical and Political aspects of Indian History, India's Freedom Movement.
Indian and World Geography Physical, social & economic aspects of geography pertaining to India & the World
Paper 2 (200 marks) General Studies, Essay and Comprehension Part A- 80 marks Long narrative essay in Hindi or English.
Part B-120 marks Comprehension, Precis Writing.


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