Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) conducts exam for Central Police Forces (CPF) (Assistant Commandants) every year once.

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern  

The UPSC CAPF 2018 is a 3-staged recruitment process, including the following steps:

  1. Written Test (2 Papers).
  2. Physical Standard Test.
  3. Interview/Personality Test.

Written Test

The written test for UPSC CAPF  recruitment includes 2 Papers:

  • Paper I: General Ability & Intelligence (Objective Type)
  • Paper II: General Studies, Essay & Comprehension (Descriptive Type)

Candidates must score minimum essential marks in Paper I in order to have their Paper II checked.

Paper I – General Ability and Intelligence 

Paper I will be 2 hours long Objective-Type test. It will carry a total of 250 marks, printed in both Hindi & English.

Questions will be asked from following domains:

  1. General Mental Ability.
  2. General Science.
  3. Current Events of National and International Importance.
  4. Indian Polity and Economy.
  5. History of India.
  6. Indian and World Geography.

A total of 125 questions will be asked each carrying 2 marksNegative marking of 1/3rd marks will be made for wrong answers.

Duration 2 hours
Type of Questions MCQ based
Total number of questions 125
Total number of marks 250
Language Hindi and English

Paper II – General Studies, Essay and Comprehension 

Paper II is a 3-hours long test. With a total of 200 marks, the test will have 7 questions in total. This paper will be a descriptive type test. 

Test will be drawn from following subjects:

  • Part A (80 Marks): Essay Writing (either Hindi or English).
  • Part B (120 marks): English Language test.
Duration 3 hours
Type of Questions Descriptive Type Questions
Total number of questions 7
Total marks 200

Upon clearing the written papers, candidates will be called for Physical Tests.

After qualifying the physical tests, candidates will be called for Interview or Personality Test carrying a total of 150 marks.