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CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES (ASSISTANT COMMANDANTS) NOTIFICATION 2024

CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES (ASSISTANT COMMANDANTS) NOTIFICATION 2024

 
 
CAPF AC Exam 2024: 

Particulars Details
Exam Name Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant)
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam Frequency Once a year
Number of Posts 506 posts
Application Mode Online
Application Fees
General/OBC - INR 200
SC/ST/ Women - Exempted
Salary
56100- 177500
Mode of  Exam Offline
Number of Phases

Written Test

Physical Test

Interview

Exam Language
 
English and Hindi 
 
 
 
 

CAPF AC Exam Dates 2024

Particulars Details
Application Form Starts April 24, 2024
Application Form Ends May 14, 2024
Admit Card July 2024
Exam Date August 4, 2024
Result  Last week of August 2024
 
 
 
 
 

CAPF Notification 2024

The CAPF notification for the year 2024  released on April 24, 2024. The notification will contain details regarding the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, and vacancy.  The  recruitment process was conducted to fill up 506 CAPF vacancies. Aspirants preparing for the CAPF exam must read the notification carefully to get acquainted with changes made in the exam, if any.

CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2024

Candidates who want to become Assistant Commandants in the Central Armed Forces, such as the BSF, CRPF, CISF, SSB, and ITBP, must meet the prescribed eligibility requirements, as mandated by the commission. The detailed eligibility criteria is outlined below:

Nationality

The applicant for the UPSC CAPF exam must be an Indian national. In addition to Indian citizens, applicants who meet the following citizenship requirements may also apply for the exam:

  • Bhutanese and Nepalese citizens are also eligible for this exam.
  • The Armed Police Forces will not appoint or hire applicants of other nationalities unless the Central Government of India has given its written approval first.

Age Limit

Candidates for the CAPF exam must be at least 20 years old and under 25 years old as of the date specified in the notification for that particular year. But students who fall into specific categories will have the upper age limit relaxed. The relaxation of the upper age limit is listed below:

  • Candidates from Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes are eligible for age relaxation of up to five years.
  • Candidates from Other Backward Classes are only eligible for a three-year reservation period.
  • According to current Central Government directives, civil central government employees will receive a relaxation for a maximum of five years. Ex-servicemen will also be subject to this relaxation. Additionally, total relaxation is only available for five years of government service.

Educational Qualifications

Candidates who are preparing for the exam must meet the educational requirements for the CAPF exam. The following are included in the CAPF education requirements:

  • All applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
  • The bachelor's degree needs to have come from a recognized university or institution.
  • The CAPF Exam is open to applicants who took the qualifying exam but have not yet received their results. However, it should be noted that admission will only be provisional until the applicant can provide documentation of passing the exam after passing the CAPF entrance exam.
  • The CAPF AC exam 2024 is also open to candidates with professional and technical qualifications the government considers equivalent to a professional and technical degree.

CAPF Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates preparing for the CAPF exam must check the exam pattern. It gives information about the duration of the exam, total marks allotted to the exam, and the marking scheme. Below is the table highlighting the CAPF exam pattern 2024:

Particulars Details
Exam Name Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)
Exam Phases

Total 3 Phases: 

Written Test (Paper 1 & Paper II)

Physical Standards/Physical Ability Test/Medical Test

Interview/Personality Test

Marks Allotted

Paper I - 250 Marks

Paper II - 200 Marks

Interview/Personality Test - 150 Marks

Duration of the written exam

Paper I - 2 hrs

Paper II - 3 hrs

Note: Both exam will be conducted on same date

 

CAPF Paper I Marking Scheme

Particulars Details
Paper I General Ability & Intelligence
General Ability & Intelligence 125
Marks Allotted to each question 2
Negative Marking
Yes, 0.66 marks deduct for each incorrect answer
 
 
 
 
 

CAPF Paper II Marking scheme

Particulars Details
Paper II General Studies, Essay & Comprehension
Nature of the Paper Subjective
Total Marks 200
Number of Parts 2 (Part A & Part B)
Marks allotted to each part

Part A: 80 Marks

Part B: 120 Marks

Negative Marking No
 
 
Detail Notification
 
 
IMPORTANT
 

1. CANDIDATES TO ENSURE THEIR ELIGIBILlTY FOR THE EXAMINATION:

Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.
Mere issue of e-Admission Certificate to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission.
Verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents is taken up only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test.
 

2. HOW TO APPLY:
Candidates are required to apply online only by using the website https://www.upsconline. nic.in. It is essential for the applicant to register himself/herself first at One Time Registration (OTR) platform, available on the Commission’s website, and then proceed for filling up the online application for the examination. OTR has to be registered only once in life time. This can be done anytime throughout the year. If the candidate is already registered, he/she can proceed straightway for filling up the online application for the examination.

2.1 Modification in OTR Profile: In case, the candidate wants to effect any change in his/her OTR profile, it shall be allowed only once in the lifetime after the registration at OTR platform. The change in OTR profile data shall be available till expiry of 07 days from the next day after the closure of application window of his/her first final application for any Examination of the Commission. In case, the candidate after registration of OTR applies for the first time in this examination last date of modification of OTR would be 21.05.2024.

2.2 Modification in application form (Other than OTR Profile): The Commission has also decided to extend the facility of making correction(s) in any field(s) of the application form for this examination from next day of the closure of the application window of this Examination. This window will remain open for 07 days from the date of opening of the same, i.e., from 15.05.2024 to 21.05.2024. In case a candidate wants to carry out any change in his/her OTR profile during this period, then he/she should log into the OTR platform and do the needful accordingly. In other words, no change in the OTR profile can be made by visiting the window for Modification in application form.

2.3 Withdrawal of Application: The candidates will not be allowed to withdraw their applications after submission of the same. Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been given in Appendix-II. Detailed instructions are available on the above mentioned website.

2.4 Candidate should have details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/ Passport/Driving License/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government. The details of this Photo ID Card will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form. The candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of the Photo ID whose details have been provided in the online application by him/her. This Photo ID Card will be used for all future referencing and the candidate is advised to carry this Photo ID Card while appearing for Examination/Personality Test.

3. LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS:
 
The Online Applications can be filled upto 14th May, 2024 till 18.00 Hours.

4. The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the UPSC website [https//www.upsconline.nic.in] for downloading by candidates. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide valid and active E-Mail I.D. while filling up Online Application Form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them. 
 
 
5. PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS (In Objective Type Question Paper): Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Paper.

6. INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING UP OMR SHEETS:
 
a) For both writing and marking answers in the OMR Sheets (Answer Sheet) candidates must use black ball point pen only. Pens with any other colours are prohibited. Do not use Pencil
or Ink pen. Candidates are further advised to read Special Instructions contained in Appendix-III of the Notice.

b) Candidates should note that any omission/mistake/discrepancy in encoding/filling in details in the OMR answer sheet; especially with regard to Roll Number and Test Booklet Series Code, will render the answer sheet liable for rejection.

7. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Candidates are advised to read carefully “Special Instructions to the Candidates for Conventional Type Tests” (Appendix-IV).

8. FACILITATION COUNTER FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES:
In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near ‘C’ Gate of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs. and 17.00 hrs.

9. Mobile Phones/other articles Banned:

(a) The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.

(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned item including mobile phones or any valuable/costly items to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe-keeping cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.
 
10. Instruction in respect of uploading of Photograph while filling up online application
form:-
(a) The photograph, uploaded by candidate should not be more than 10 days old from the start of the online application process (i.e. the application commencement date).
(b) Ensure that the name of candidate and the date on which the photograph was taken are clearly mentioned on the photograph.
(c) The candidate’s face should occupy 3/4th of the space in the photograph.
(d) The candidates must ensure that their appearance must match with their photograph at each stage of the Examination Process i.e. at the time of Written and Interview/Personality Test. For instance, If a candidate uploads a bearded photograph, he must appear with the same look in the Written and Interview/Personality Test. Same would be the case with spectacles, moustaches, etc.  
 
11. The candidates should reach the venue of the Examination well in time at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of each session of the Examination. No late entry will be allowed inside the Exam-venue under any circumstances.  

12. Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPRep) The Commission has introduced a time frame of 7 days (a week) i.e. from the next day of the Examination Date to 6.00 p.m. of the 7th day is fixed for the candidates to make representations to the Commission on the questions asked in the Papers of the Examination. Such representation must be submitted through the “Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPRep)” only by accessing the URL http://upsconline/nic/in/miscellaneous/QPRep/. No representation by email/post/hand or by any other mode shall be accepted and the Commission shall not involve into any correspondence with the candidates in this regard. No representation shall be accepted under any circumstances after this window of 7 days is over.

CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY ONLINE ONLY. NO OTHER MODE IS ALLOWED FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION.
 
GOVERNMENT STRIVES TO HAVE A WORKFORCE WHICH REFLECTSS GENDER BALANCE AND WOMEN CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. 
 
 
 
No.11/1/2024-E.1(B): The Union Public Service Commission will hold a Written Examination on 04 th August, 2024 for recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) viz. Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force(CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). The Examination will be held in accordance with the Rules for the published by Ministry of Home Affairs in the Gazette of India dated 24th April, 2024. The date of holding the examination as mentioned above is liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission.

The tentative Examination number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the examination is as follows:
(i) BSF           186
(ii) CRPF       120
(iii) CISF       100
(iv) ITBP         58
(iv) SSB          42
-----------------------------------------
Total             506
 ----------------------------------------- 
 
The number of vacancies mentioned above is liable to alteration. Reservation will be given effect to as per policy of the Govt. 10% of the vacancies are earmarked for exservicemen.

NOTE: In case the vacancy(ies) reserved for Ex-servicemen remain unfilled due to non- availability of eligible or qualified candidates, the same shall be filled by candidates from nonex-servicemen category.

2. CENTRES OF EXAMINATION :
 
The Examination will be held at the following Centres:
 
 
 
 
 
The centres and the date of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission. Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the Centres, except Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur. Allotment of Centres will be on the “first-apply-first allot” basis, and once the capacity of a particular Centre is attained, the same will be frozen. Applicants, who cannot get a Centre of their Choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a Centre from the remaining ones. Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their choice.

NB: Notwithstanding the aforesaid provision, Commission reserve the right to change the Centres at their discretion if the situation demands.
 
Candidates admitted to the examination will be informed of the time table and place or places of examination. The candidates should note that no request for change of centre will be entertained. Reservations will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, other Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Sections categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.  
 
 
A candidate will be eligible to get the benefit of community reservation only in case the particular caste to which the candidates belong is included in the list of reserved communities issued by the Central Government. The candidates will be eligible to get the benefit of the Economically Weaker Section reservation only in case the candidate meets the criteria issued by the Central Government and in possession of such eligibility certification. 
 
The OBC candidates applying for CAPF (ACs) Exam, 2024 must produce OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) certificate based on the income for the Financial Year (FY) 2023-24, 2022-23 and 2021-22 and issued on/after 01.04.2024 (after completion of FY 2023-24) but not later than the closing date of the application for Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2024 i.e. 14.05.2024.
 
If a candidate indicates in his/her application form for Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination that he/she belongs to General category but subsequently writes to the Commission to change his/her category to a reserved one, such request shall not be entertained by the Commission. Further, once a candidate has chosen a reserved category, no request shall be entertained for change to other reserved category viz. SC to ST, ST to SC, OBC to SC/ST or SC/ST to OBC, SC to EWS, EWS to SC, ST to EWS, EWS to ST, OBC to EWS, EWS to OBC. No reserved category candidates other than those who qualified each stage of the Examination on General Merit shall be allowed to change (on their request or as decided by the Commission/ Government based on the documents submitted by them) their category from Reserved to Unreserved or claim the vacancies (Forces) for unreserved category after the declaration of final result by UPSC. In case where such candidates do not qualify on General Standard, their candidature shall be cancelled.  
 
While the above principle will be followed in general, there may be a few cases where there was a gap not more than 3 months between the issuance of a Government Notification enlisting a particular community in the list of any of the reserved communities and the date of submission of the application by the candidate. In such cases the request of change of community from general to reserved may be considered by the Commission on merit. 
 
Candidates seeking reservation/relaxation benefits available for SC/ST/EWS/OBC must ensure that they are entitled to such reservation/relaxation as per eligibility prescribed in the Rules/ Notice. They should also be in possession of all the requisite certificates in the prescribed format in support of their claim as stipulated in the Rules/Notice for such benefits by the Closing date of the application. A candidate of CAPF (ACs) Exam, 2024 will be eligible to get the benefit of the Economically Weaker Section reservation only in case the candidate meets the criteria issued by the Central Government and is in possession of requisite Income & Asset Certificate based on the income for Financial Year (FY) 2023-24 and issued on/after 01.04.2024 (after completion of FY 2023-24) but not later than the closing date of the application for Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2024.  
 
As per the decision taken by the Government for increasing the access of unemployed to job opportunities, the Commission will publically disclose the scores of the candidates (obtained in the Written Examination and Interview/Personality Test) through the public portals. The disclosure will be made in respect of only those candidates who will appear in the Interview/Personality Test for the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination and are not finally recommended for appointment. The information shared through this disclosure scheme about the non-recommended candidates may be used by other public and private recruitment agencies to appoint suitable candidates from the information made available in the public portal. 
 
Candidates will be required to give their options at the time of Interview/Personality Test, while acknowledging the e-summon letter mailed to them for interview. A candidate may opt out of the scheme also and in that case his/her details will not be published by the Commission.
 
Besides sharing of the information of the non-recommended candidates for the examinations conducted by the Commission, the Commission will not assume any responsibility of liability for the method and manner in which information related to candidates who appear at the Commission’s Examinations/Selections is utilized by other private of public organizations.
 
 
3. ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS :
 
(I) Nationality: No person who is not a citizen of India shall, except with the consent of the Central Government signified in writing be appointed or employed under these Rules. Provided that nothing contained in these rules shall debar the appointment, enrolment or employment of a subject of Nepal or Bhutan under these Rules.

(II) Sex: Both Male and Female candidates are eligible for appointment to the post of Assistant Commandants.

(III) Age Limits :
 
(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on 1st August, 2024, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1999 and not later than 1st August, 2004.
(b) The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable.
(i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
(ii) upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
(iii) upto a maximum of five years for Civilian Central Government Servants in accordance with the existing instructions of the Central Government. Ex-Servicemen will also be eligible for this relaxation. However the total relaxation claimed on account of Government Service will be limited to five years.

Note I: Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes who are also covered under any other clause of Para 3(III)(b) above, viz. those coming under the category of Civilian Central Government Servants/ExServicemen, will be eligible for grant of cumulative age-relaxation under both the categories.

Note-II: The term ex-servicemen will apply to the persons who are defined as ex-servicemen in the Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Civil Service and Posts) Rules, 1979, as amended from time to time and the instructions issued by the Government vide DoP&T’s OM No.36012/3/2021-Estt. (Res.II) dated 27.02.2023, which provides, inter-alia, as under:-

“Candidates working in the Armed Forces would become eligible for applying Civil posts only when he completes the prescribed period of Armed Forces Service within a year from the last date of receiving application in connection with Special Recruitment/ Examination, etc., prescribed by the Competent Authority.
 
 Provided, when selection process takes more than one year, from the last date of receiving of applications, the candidate will not be declared ineligible under Ex-servicemen category only on the ground that he has got himself released from Armed Forces after one year from the last date of receiving of application.”

Such candidates are also required to be in possession of the prescribed certificate and the Undertaking as at Appendix-VI(A) and VI(B) of this Notice, by the closing date of the application, i.e. by 14.05.2024.  
 
 
Note-III: The term “Civilian Central Government Servants” in Para 3(b)(iii) above will apply to persons who are defined as “Government Servants” in the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 as amended from time to time.
 
Note-IV: The age concession under Para 3(II)(b)(iii) will be admissible to Ex-servicemen i.e. a person who has served in any rank whether as combatant or non-combatant in the Regular Army, Navy and Air Force of the Indian Union and who either has been retired or relieved or discharged from such service whether at his own request or being relieved by the employer after earning his or her pension. The term “Civilian Central Government Servants” will apply to persons who are defined as “Government Servants” in the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 as amended from time to time.

SAVE AS PROVIDED ABOVE THE AGE LIMITS PRESCRIBED CAN IN NO CASE BE RELAXED.

Note-V: The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University, which must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be accepted. The expression Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate in this part of the instructions includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.

NOTE-VI: Candidates should also note that once Date of Birth has been submitted by them in the application form and entered in records of the Commission for the purpose of admission to an Examination, no change will be allowed subsequently (or at any other Examination of the Commission) on any grounds whatsoever.

Provided that in case of an inadvertent/unintentional/typographical error committed by a candidate in indicating the date of birth in the Online Application Form, the candidate may make a request to the Commission for subsequent rectification along with supporting documents, as specified in the Rule 5 of the Examination and the request may be considered by the Commission, if the same is made latest by the date of the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2024 which is 04.08.2024.
 
All communication in this regard should contain the following particulars :-
1. NAME AND YEAR OF THE EXAMINATION
2. REGISTRATION I.D. (RID)
3. ROLL NUMBER (IF RECEIVED)
4. NAME OF CANDIDATE (IN FULL AND IN BLOCK LETTERS)
5. COMPLETE POSTAL ADDRESS AS GIVEN IN THE APPLICATION.
6. VALID AND ACTIVE E-MAIL I.D.

(IV) Minimum Educational Qualifications: A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree of a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.
 
 
NOTE 1: Candidates who have appeared at an examination the passing of which would render them educationally qualified for the Commission’s examination but have not been informed of the results as also the candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination in the year 2024 will also be eligible for admission to the examination. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination if otherwise eligible but the admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation if they do not produce proof of having passed the requisite examination along with the Detailed Application Form which will be required to be submitted online by the candidates who after qualifying on the result of the written part of the examination are also declared qualified in the Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. Such proof of passing the requisite examination should have been issued latest by closing date of Detailed Application Form of the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2024.

NOTE II: In exceptional cases, the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate who does not have any of the foregoing qualifications as a qualified candidate, provided that he/she has passed an examination conducted by the other Institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies his/her admission to the examination.

NOTE III: Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by Government as equivalent to professional and technical degree would also be eligible for admission to the examination.

V. Restriction on re-appearance of candidates finally selected/ recommended earlier:
A candidate who has been finally selected on the basis of an earlier examination to the post of Assistant Commandants in any of the forces participating in the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination will not be eligible to appear at a subsequent examination for recruitment of Assistant Commandants in the participating CAPFs.

VI. Physical Standards: Candidates must meet the prescribed Physical and Medical Standards for admission to Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants), Examination, 2024 specified in Appendix-V of the Notice.

VII. Possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificates :
Possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate will be a desirable qualification. These qualifications will be given consideration at the time of Interview/Personality Test only.

4. FEE :
Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs.200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card/UPI Payment or by using Internet Banking of any Bank. Applicants who opt for "Pay by Cash" mode should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. "Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 13.05.2024 i.e. one day before the closing date; however applicants who have generated their Pay-in- Slip before it is deactivated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date. Such applicants who are unable to pay by cash on the closing date i.e during banking hours at SBI Branch, for reasons whatsoever, even if holding valid pay-in-slip will have no other offline option but to opt for available online Debit/Credit Card/UPI Payment or Internet Banking payment mode on the closing date i.e. till 18:00 Hours of 14.05.2024.

Note: 1. Candidates should note that payment of examination fee can be made only through the modes prescribed above. Payment of fee through any other mode is neither valid nor acceptable. Applications submitted without the prescribed fee/mode (unless remission of fee is claimed) shall be summarily rejected.

Note: 2. Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

Note: 3. For the applicants in whose case payments details have not been received from the bank, they will be treated as fictitious payment cases and their applications will be rejected in the first instance. A list of all such applicants shall be made available on the Commission’s website within two weeks after the last day of submission of Online Application. The applicants shall be required to submit the proof of their fee payment within 10 days from the date of such communication either by hand or by speed post to the Commission. On receipt of documentary proof, genuine fee payment cases will be considered and their applications will be revived, if they are otherwise eligible.

ALL FEMALE CANDIDATES AND CANDIDATES BELONGING TO SCHEDULED CASTES/

SCHEDULED TRIBES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PAY ANY FEE. NO FEE EXEMPTION IS,HOWEVER, AVAILABLE TO OBC/EWS CANDIDATES AND THEY ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE FULL PRESCRIBED FEE.

5. HOW TO APPLY:

(a) Candidates are required to apply Online using the link https://www.upsconline.nic.in. It is essential for the applicant to register himself/herself first at One Time Registration (OTR) platform, available on the Commission’s website, and then proceed for filling up the online application for the examination. OTR has to be registered only once in life time. This can be done anytime throughout the year. If the candidate is already registered, he/she can proceed straightway for filling up the online application for the examination.

Modification in OTR Profile: In case, the candidate wants to effect any change in his/her OTR profile, it shall be allowed only once in the lifetime after the registration at OTR platform. The change in OTR profile data shall be available till expiry of 07 days from the next day after the closure of application window of his/her first final application for any Examination of the Commission. In case, the candidate after registration of OTR applies for the first time in this examination last date of modification of OTR would be 21.05.2024.

Modification in application form (Other than OTR Profile): The Commission has also decided to extend the facility of making correction(s) in any field(s) of the application form for this examination from next day of the closure of the application window of this Examination. This window will remain open for 07 days from the date of opening of the same, i.e., from 15.05.2024 to 21.05.2024. In case a candidate wants to carry out any change in his/her OTR profile during this period, then he/she should log into the OTR platform and do the needful accordingly. In other words, no change in the OTR profile can be made by visiting the window for Modification in application form.

Withdrawal of Application: The candidates will not be allowed to withdraw their applications after submission of the same.
Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website.
‘No’ queries, representations etc. shall be entertained by the Commission in respect of correcting details that are required to be filled up by the candidates by exercising due diligence and caution as the timely completion of examination process is of paramount importance.

(b) All candidates, whether already in Government Service, Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organisations or in private employment should submit their applications direct to the Commission.

Persons already in Government service, whether in permanent or temporary capacity or as workcharged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under the Public Enterprises are however, required to inform in writing their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the Examination.

Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their application will be liable to be rejected/ candidature will be liable to be cancelled.

NOTE 1: While filling in his/her Online Application Form, the candidate should carefully decide about his/her choice for the Centre for the Examination.
If any candidate appears at a centre other than the one indicated by the Commission in his/her e-Admission Certificate, the papers of such a candidate will not be evaluated and his/her candidature will be liable to cancellation.

NOTE 2: Incomplete or defective applications shall be summarily rejected. No representation or correspondence regarding such rejection shall be entertained under any circumstances.

NOTE 3: Candidates are not required to submit Hard Copy of their applications to the Commission at this stage.

The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the Commission viz. Written Examination, Physical and Medical Standards Tests and Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Interview/Personality Test will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the Written Examination, Physical and Medical Standards Tests, Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Interview/ Personality Test, it is found that they do not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission. 
 
 
If any of their claims is found to be incorrect, they will render themselves liable to disciplinary action by the Commission in terms of Rule 14 of the Rules for the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2024 reproduced below :
(1) A Candidate who is or has been declared by the Commission to be guilty of :—
 (a) Obtaining support for candidature by the following means, namely:-
 (i) offering illegal gratification to; or
 (ii) applying pressure on; or
 (iii) blackmailing, or threatening to blackmail any person connected with the conduct of the examination; or
 (b) impersonation; or
 (c) procuring impersonation by any person; or
 (d) submitting fabricated/incorrect documents or documents which have been tampered with; or
 (e) uploading irrelevant or incorrect photo/signature in the application form in place of actual photo/signature; or
 (f) making statements which are incorrect or false or suppressing material information; or
 (g) resorting to the following means in connection with the candidature for the examination, namely :-
 (i) obtaining copy of question paper through improper means; or
 (ii) finding out the particulars of the persons connected with secret work relating to the examination; or
 (iii) influencing the examiners; or
 (h) being in possession of or using unfair means during the examination; or
 (i) writing obscene matter or drawing obscene sketches or irrelevant matter in the scripts; or
 (j) misbehaving in the examination hall including tearing of the scripts, provoking fellow examinees to boycott examination, creating a disorderly scene and the like; or
 (k) harassing, threatening or doing bodily harm to the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of the examination; or
 (l) being in possession of or using any mobile phone, (even in switched-off mode), pager or any electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or bluetooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories (either in working or switched-off mode) capable of being used as a communication device during the examination; or
 (m) violating any of the instructions issued to candidates along with their admission certificates permitting them to take the examination; or
 (n) attempting to commit or, as the case may be, abetting the commission of all or any of the acts specified in the foregoing clauses;  in addition to being liable to criminal prosecution, shall be disqualified by the Commission from the Examination held under these Rules; and/or shall be liable to be debarred either permanently or for a specified period :-
 (i) by the Commission, from any examination or selection held by them;
 (ii) by the Central Government from any employment under them; and shall be liable to face disciplinary action under the appropriate rules if already in service under Government;  Provided that no penalty under this rule shall be imposed except after :-
 (i) giving the candidate an opportunity of making such representation in writing as the candidate may wish to make in that behalf; and
 (ii) taking the representation, if any, submitted by the candidate within the period allowed for this purpose, into consideration.

(2) Any person who is found by the Commission to be guilty of colluding with a candidate(s) in committing or abetting the commission of any of the misdeeds listed at the clauses (a) to (m) above will be liable to action in terms of the clause (n) above. 
 
 
6. LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS :
(i) The Online Applications can be filled upto 14th May, 2024 till 18.00 Hours, after which the link will be disabled. Detailed instructions regarding filling of online application is available at Appendix-II.
(ii) The candidates will not be allowed to withdraw their applications after the submission of the same.
 
7. CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE COMMISSION :
The Commission will not enter into any correspondence with the candidates about their candidature except in the following cases:
(i) The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the UPSC website [https://www.upsc.gov.in] for downloading by candidates. No paper Admission Certificate will be sent by post. For downloading the e-Admission Certificate/e-Admit Card the candidate must have his/her vital parameters like RID & Date of Birth or Roll No. (if received) & date of birth or name, father's name & Date of Birth available with him/her. If a candidate does not receive his/her e-Admission Certificate or any other communication regarding his/her candidature for the examination three weeks before the commencement of the examination, he/she should at once contact the Commission. Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation Counter located in the Commission’s office either in person or over phone Nos. 011-23381125/011- 23385271/011-23098543. In case no communication is received in the Commission’s office from the candidate regarding non-receipt of his/her e-admission certificate at least 3 weeks before the examination, he/she himself/herself will be solely responsible for non-receipt of his/her e-Admission Certificate. No candidate will ordinarily be allowed to take the examination unless he/she holds an eadmission certificate for the examination. On the receipt of e-Admission Certificate, candidates should check it carefully and bring discrepancies/errors, if any, to the notice of UPSC immediately.

The candidates should note that their admission to the examination would be purely provisional based on the information given by them in the application form. This will be subject to verification of all the eligibility conditions by the UPSC.

The mere fact that an e-admission certificate to the Examination has been issued to a candidate will not imply that the Commission has finally cleared his/her candidature or that the Commission has accepted entries made by the candidate in his/her application for the Examination as true and correct. Candidates may note that the Commission will take up the verification of eligibility conditions of a candidate, with reference to original documents, only after the candidate has qualified the Central Armed Police Forces (Written) Examination. Unless the Commission formally confirms candidature, it continues to be provisional.

The decision of the Commission as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the Examination shall be final. Candidates should note that the name in the e-Admission Certificate in some cases may be abbreviated due to technical reasons.

(ii) The candidates must ensure that their E-Mail IDs given in their Online Applications are valid and active as the Commission may use electronic mode of communication while contacting them at different stages of examination processes.

(iii) A candidate must see that communications sent to him/her at the address stated in his/her application are redirected, if necessary. Change in address should be communicated to the Commission at the earliest opportunity. Although the Commission make every effort to take account of such changes, they cannot accept any responsibility in the matter.

(iv) Candidates may note that they will not be allowed to take the examination on the strength of an e-Admission Certificate issued in respect of another candidate.
 

IMPORTANT: ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COMMISSION SHOULD INVARIABLY CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING PARTICULARS.
1. NAME AND YEAR OF THE EXAMINATION
2. REGISTRATION I.D. (RID)
3. ROLL NUMBER (IF RECEIVED)
4. NAME OF CANDIDATE (IN FULL AND IN BLOCK LETTERS)
5. COMPLETE POSTAL ADDRESS AS GIVEN IN THE APPLICATION.
6. VALID AND ACTIVE E-MAIL ID.

N.B.I : Communications not containing the above particulars may not be attended to. Candidates are strongly advised to keep a print out or soft copy of their online application for future references.

8. SERVICE ALLOCATION:

Service Allocation will be made on the basis of position in the Merit List and the Service Preferences, which will have to be indicated by the candidates at the time of filling up the Detailed Application Form before the Physical and Medical Standards Tests and the Physical Efficiency Tests. Both Male and Female candidates are eligible for appointment to the post of Assistant Commandants.

Alongwith the on-line Detailed Application Form (DAF) scanned documents in support of date of birth, category (viz., SC/ST/OBC {OBC Annexure (for OBC category only)}, EWS {EWS Annexure (for EWS category only)} and other requisite documents are required to be mandatorily submitted. Any delay in submission of the DAF or documents in support beyond the prescribed date will not be allowed and will lead to cancellation of the candidature for the CAPF (ACs) Exam, 2024.
 
The DAF and/or supporting documents sent through any mode other than the online mode, as may be made available by the UPSC on its website, will not be accepted.
 
9. OTHER DETAILS:

For other details regarding the Examination, the candidates may refer to the Appendices as specified below:
 
 
 
Appendix-I

SELECTION PROCEDURE/SCHEME AND SYLLABUS OF THE EXAMINATION


(A) Selection Procedure/Scheme: 

The Selection Procedure/Scheme of the Examination will be as follows:

(i) Written Examination: The written examination to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission will be held on 04 th August, 2024 and will comprise two papers.  Paper I will be held from 10 a.m. to 12.00 Noon and Paper II will be held from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
 
 
Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence - 250 Marks
The questions in this paper will be of Objective (Multiple Answers) Type in which the questions will be set in English as well as Hindi.

Paper II : General Studies, Essay and Comprehension - 200 Marks
In this paper candidates will be allowed the option of writing the Essay Component in English or Hindi, but the medium of Precis Writing, Comprehension Components and other communications/ language skills will be English only.

NOTE-I: Candidates should ensure that in Paper II they write the answers only in the medium allowed by the Commission for the different Components as mentioned above. No credit will be given for answers written in a medium other than the one allowed in the Paper. Candidates will be required to indicate the medium of Essay Component in the Attendance Lists and on the Answer Book. No credit will be given for the Essay Component if the candidate indicates a medium on the Attendance List and on the Answer Book other than the one in which he/she has written the Essay.

NOTE-II: There will be minimum qualifying marks separately in each Paper as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion. Paper-I will be evaluated first and evaluation of Paper-II will be done only of those candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I.

(ii) Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests:

Candidates who are declared qualified in the written examination will be summoned for Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. Those candidates who meet the prescribed Physical Standards as specified in Appendix-VI, will be put through the Physical Efficiency Tests as indicated below :

Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)
                                                          Males                                       Females
(a) 100 Meters race                 In 16 seconds                                     In 18 seconds
(b) 800 Meters race                 In 3 minutes 45 seconds                    In 4 minutes 45 seconds
(c) Long Jump                         3.5 Meters                                          3.0 meters
                                                (3 chances)                                         (3 chances)
(d) Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)          4.5 Meters                                             —
                                                 (3 chances)
 
 
 

On reporting of female candidates for PST (Physical Standard Test)/PET (Physical Efficiency Test), a self declaration indicating about her pregnancy status shall be submitted. In case, if she declares that she is not pregnant then she may be allowed to participate in the PST/PET. In case of false declaration, all the risk for undergoing PST/PET will be of her own. If the female candidate declares that she is pregnant before PST/PET, then a confirmatory pregnancy test to be done and in case she is found to be pregnant, irrespective of duration of pregnancy, she may be declared temporarily unfit and her appointment shall be held in abeyance until the confinement is over. The vacancy against which a woman candidate was selected should be kept reserved for her. She will be re-examined for PST/PET six weeks after the date of confinement was over, subject to the production of the medical certificate of fitness from a registered medical practitioner. If she is found fit in PST/PET & DME, she may be appointed to the post kept reserved for and allow the benefit of seniority in accordance with the instructions of the Government, as amended from time to time. In case female candidates are found negative for pregnancy, she may be allowed to participate in the PST/PET.

Medical Standards Tests, to check the standards specified in Appendix-V, will be conducted only in respect of candidates who are declared qualified in the Physical Efficiency Test.  The Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests will be conducted under the supervision of a Nodal Authority to be appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs. These tests will be conducted at various centres to be notified after the results of the written examination.

Appeals will be entertained only against the Medical Standards Tests and will have to be made to the Appellate Authority designated by the Ministry of Home Affairs within 24 Hours after declaration of the results DME.

(iii) Interview/Personality Test: Candidates who are declared qualified in the Medical Standards Tests, will be called for Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission. Candidates who are declared medically unfit but allowed to appear before the “Review Medical Board” on their appeal by the Appellate Authority will be called for Interview/Personality Tests provisionally. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 150 Marks. Candidates who are short-listed for Interview/Personality Test, including those shortlisted for Interview/Personality Test provisionally will be issued a Detailed Application Form (DAF) in which among other things, they will be required to indicate their preference of Forces.

(iv) Final Selection / Merit: The merit list will be drawn on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Interview/Personality Test.
 

(B) Syllabi of the Written Papers:-
 
Paper I : General Ability and Intelligence

The objective type questions with multiple choices in this paper will broadly cover the following areas:

1. General Mental Ability
The questions will be designed to test the logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical ability, and data interpretation.

2. General Science
The questions will be set to test general awareness, scientific temper, comprehension and appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation including new areas of importance like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science.

3. Current Events of National and International Importance:
The questions will test the candidates’ awareness of current events of national and international importance in the broad areas of culture, music, arts, literature, sports, governance, societal and developmental issues, industry, business, globalisation, and interplay among nations.

4. Indian Polity and Economy:
The questions shall aim to test candidates’ knowledge of the Country’s political system and the Constitution of India, social systems and public administration, economic development in India, regional and international security issues and human rights including its indicators.

5. History of India:
The questions will broadly cover the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. This shall also include the areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement.

6. Indian and World Geography:
The questions shall cover the physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World.

Paper II: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

Part-A – Essay questions which are to be answered in long narrative form either in Hindi or English totaling 80 Marks. The indicative topics are modern Indian history especially of the 12 freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.

Part-B – Comprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills – to be attempted in English only (Marks 120) – The topics are Comprehension passages, précis writing, developing counterarguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing.
 
 
APPENDIX-II
 

INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CANDIDATES FOR FILLING ONLINE APPLICATIONS
Candidates are required to apply Online using the website www.upsconline.nic.in. Salient features of the system of Online Application Form are given hereunder:
• Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website.
• Candidates will be required to complete the Online Application Form containing two stages viz. Part-I and Part-II as per the instructions available in the above mentioned site through drop down menus.
• The candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only) [excepting SC/ST/Female candidates who are exempted from payment of fee] either by remitting the money in any branch of State Bank of India by cash, or by using any Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card/UPI Payment or by using net banking of any Bank.
 Before start filling up Online Application, a candidate must have his photograph and signature duly scanned in the .jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 300 KB each and must not be less than 20 KB in size for the photograph and signature.

 The candidate should have details of one Photo ID viz. Aadhar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/ Passport/Driving License/Any other photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government. The details of this photo ID will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form. This photo ID will be used for all future references and the candidate is advised to carry this ID while appearing for the examination.
 The Online applications (Part I and II) can be filled from 24 th April, 2023 to 14th May, 2023 till 18:00 Hrs.
• The applicants must ensure that while filling their Application Form, they are providing their valid and active E-Mail IDs as the Commission may use electronic mode of communication while contacting them at different stages of examination process.
• The applicants are advised to check their e-mails at regular intervals and ensure that the e-mail address ending with @nic.in are directed to their inbox folder and not to the SPAM folder or any other folder.
• Candidates are strongly advised to apply online well in time without waiting for the last date for submission of Online Applications
 
 

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