UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2024, Written Exam Date Annouunced and Check Eligibility Criteria

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has officially announced the recruitment of Assistant Commandants in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) for 2024. This initiative aims to fill 506 vacancies across various units of the CAPF. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for it.

The application process is open from April 24, 2024, until May 14, 2024, providing candidates with a window to submit their applications online through the UPSC’s official portal. Selection for the role will involve several stages, including written tests, physical and medical examinations, and an interview.

UPSC CAPF 2024 Notification

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2024

Recruitment Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Post Name Assistant Commandants in CAPF
Vacancies 506
Application End Date May 14, 2024 (6:00 PM)
Exam Date 4 August 2024
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CAPF Assistant Commandant Educational Qualification

To be eligible for the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant exam in 2024, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from a university established by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or from other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or recognized as a university under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or hold an equivalent qualification.

Candidates awaiting their final examination results may also apply for the UPSC CAPF exam. However, such applications will be treated as provisional, and the candidate must prove they have passed the qualifying examination to confirm their eligibility.


Candidates must be between the ages of 20 and 25 years as of August 1, 2024. This means they should be born no earlier than August 2, 1999, and no later than August 1, 2004. Plus, age relaxation is available for specific categories.

Category of Candidate Upper CAPF Age Limit Relaxation
Scheduled Caste (SC) Up to 5 years
Scheduled Tribe (ST) Up to 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) Up to 3 years
Civilian Central Government Servants Up to 5 years
Ex-Servicemen Up to 5 years

Application Fee

The application or registration fee for the UPSC CAPF exam varies according to the category. General and OBC candidates are required to pay Rs. 200, while SC, ST, and female candidates are exempted from the fee. Payment can be made either online or in cash at designated branches.

Application Dates

  • Application Start Date: April 24, 2024
  • Application End Date: May 14, 2024, 6:00 PM
  • Modification in Application: May 15, 2024, to May 21, 2024

Central Armed Police Forces Selection Process

The selection process includes:

  1. Written Examination
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  3. Medical Standard Test
  4. Interview/Personality Test
  5. Merit List based on the combined scores in the written test and interview.

How to Apply for UPSC CAPF 2024 Recruitment?

Candidates need to follow these steps to apply for the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant position:

  1. Visit the official UPSC website: UPSC Online
  2. Complete the One-Time Registration (OTR) if not previously registered.
  3. Go to the ‘Online Application for Various Examinations of UPSC.’
  4. Select the CAPF AC Examination form.
  5. Fill in the required details such as personal information, educational qualifications, and choice of examination center.
  6. Upload necessary documents like a photograph and signature as per the specified format.
  7. Pay the application fee.
  8. Review all entered details and submit the application.
  9. Save the confirmation
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