UPSC CPF (AC) Eligibility Details

Eligibility Details: Union Public Service Commission’s Central Police Forces (CPF) (Assistant Commandants) Examination eligibility details are given below.

1) Nationality: The candidate must be a citizen of India.

2) Sex: Both males & female candidates are eligible for appointment to the  Assistant  Commandants  in CRPF, CISF, SSB and BSF. However, the post of Assistant Commandants in ITBP only Male candidates are eligble.

3)Age: Candidate should attained the age of 20 years and shouldn’t  attained the age of 25 years, (i.e he/she must been born not earlier than 02-08-1990 and not later than 01-08-1995).

4) Age Relaxation:
i) 5 years age relaxable for SC, ST candidates.
ii) 3 years age relaxable for OBC candidates.
iii) 5 years age relaxable for civilian central Government servants in according with the existing instructions of the Central Government .Ex-service men will also be eligible for this relaxation.
iv) 5 years age relaxable if a candidate had ordinally been domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to the 31st day of December 1989.

5) Educational qualifications: A candidate must be a Bachelor’s Degree if 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.
Candidates appearing in the degree exam are allowed to appear this exam but they submit proof of passing along with the detailed application forms which are to be submitted after the qualification the written test, medical standards test and physically test.

6) Restrictions: The candidates who has been finally selected in earlier examination to the post of CPF (Assistant commandants) Examination will not be Eligible for this Exam.

7) Physical Standards: Candidates must meet the prescribed physical and medical standards for admission to Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination.
 Exam Pattern: Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) Central Police Forces (CPF) (Assistant Commandants) Examination Pattern details are given below.

Written Examination: There are two papers in the UPSC CPF Written Exam.

Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence – 250 Marks
Paper I consists of Objective (Multiple Answers) Type questions and questions will be set in English as well as Hindi. There is negative mark will be cut for each wrong answer.
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 in English.

NOTE: There will be minimum qualifying marks separately in each papers 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.

Selection Procedure: Central Police Forces (CPF) (Assistant Commandants) Examination conducts by Union Public Service Commission for different central forces in India namely SSB, BSF, ITBP, CISF, CRPF. The selection process details are given below.

CPF (Central Police Force) Selection Procedure consists of 3 stages.
1. Written examination
2. Physical Efficiency Tests (PET) & Medical Standards Tests
3. Interview

1. Written Examination: There are two papers in the UPSC CPF Written Exam.

Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence – 250 Marks
Paper I consists of Objective (Multiple Answers) Type questions and questions will be set in English as well as Hindi. There is negative mark will be cut for each wrong answer.
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 in English.

2) Physical Standards/ Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests: Candidates who are qualified in the written examination will be called for the Physical Standards/ Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests.

Physical Efficiency Tests (PET):

(a) 100 Meters race MalesIn 16 seconds FemalesIn 18Seconds
(b) 800 Meters race In 3 minutes 45  seconds In 4 min 45 seconds
(c) Long Jump 3.5 Meters (3 chances) 3.5 Meters (3 chances)
(d) shot-put (7.26kgs) 4.5 meters

At the time of physical efficiency test (PET) if the female candidate is pregnant then she will be disqualified.

3) Interview/ Personality Test: The qualified candidates in the Medical Standards Tests, will be called for Interview. Candidates who are short-listed for Interview/ Personality Test, including those short-listed 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 services. As female candidates are eligible for appointment to CRPF, CISF, SSB and BSF only, they will be required to indicate their preference for CRPF, CISF, SSB and BSF only. Interview/  Personality Test will carry 150 Marks.

4) Final selection: On the basis of written examination and Interview/ Personality Test, final selection list will be prepared.

 Exam Syllabus: Union Public Service Commission UPSC conducts every year CPF (Central Police Force) Assistant Commandant’s Exam every year that it conducts in written test, physical tests and interview. The syllabus of UPSC CPF details given below.

Syllabus of the Written Examination 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 likes 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 spects. 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 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 counter arguments, simple grammar and Other aspects of language testing.

 

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