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:
- Written Test (2 Papers).
- Physical Standard Test.
- Interview/Personality 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:
- General Mental Ability.
- General Science.
- Current Events of National and International Importance.
- Indian Polity and Economy.
- History of India.
- Indian and World Geography.
A total of 125 questions will be asked each carrying 2 marks. Negative marking of 1/3rd marks will be made for wrong answers.
|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.
|Type of Questions||Descriptive Type Questions|
|Total number of questions||7|
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.