Written By Ajit Kumar on Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 12:08 AM
EXAMINATION NOTICE NO.08/2018-CPF DATED : 25.04.2018
(LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION APPLICATIONS : 21.05.2018)
CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES (ASSISTANT COMMANDANTS) EXAMINATION, 2018
(COMMISSION’S WEBSITE : www.upsc.gov.in)
1. CANDIDATES TO ENSURE THEIR ELlGIBILlTY 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 www.upsconline.nic.in Brief
instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been given in Appendix-II. Detailed
instructions are available on the above mentioned website.
3. LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS:
The Online Applications can be filled upto 21st May, 2018 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 [www.upsc.gov.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
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) Mobile phones or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises
where the examination is being conducted. 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.
CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY ONLINE AT www.upsconline.nic.in
ONLY. NO OTHER MODE IS ALLOWED FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
No.11/1/2018-E1(B) : The Union Public Service Commission will hold a Written Examination on 12th
August, 2018 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 Examination published by
Ministry of Home Affairs in the Gazette of India dated 25th April, 2018. The date of holding the
examination as mentioned above is liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission.
The tentative number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the examination is as follows:
(i) BSF 60
(ii) CRPF 179
(iii) CISF 84
(iv) ITBP 46
(iv) SSB 29
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
NOTE: In case the vacancy(ies) reserved for Ex-servicemen remain unfilled due to nonavailability
of eligible or qualified candidates, the same shall be filled by candidates from nonex-servicemen
2. CENTRES OF EXAMINATION :
The Examination will be held at the following Centres :
AGARTALA GANGTOK PANAJI (GOA)
AHMEDABAD HYDERABAD PATNA
AIZAWL IMPHAL PORT BLAIR
ALLAHABAD ITANAGAR RAIPUR
BANGALORE JAIPUR RANCHI
BAREILLY JAMMU SAMBALPUR
BHOPAL JORHAT SHILLONG
CHANDIGARH KOCHI SHIMLA
CHENNAI KOHIMA SRINAGAR
CUTTACK KOLKATA THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
DEHRADUN LUCKNOW TIRUPATI
DELHI MADURAI UDAIPUR
DHARWAD MUMBAI VISHAKHAPATNAM
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.
A candidate will be eligible to get the benefit of community reservation only in case the particular
caste, to which the candidate belongs to, is included in the list of reserved communities issued by the
Central Government. 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
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/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, and these certificates should be dated earlier
than the due date (Closing date) of the application.
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
(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, 2018, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1993 and not later
than 1st August, 1998.
(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.
(iv) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of
Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December,
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/Ex-Servicemen and persons
domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir, 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 Services and Posts) Rules, 1979, as amended from time to
Note III : The term “Civilian Central Government Servants” in Para 3 (III)(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.
SAVE AS PROVIDED ABOVE THE AGE LIMITS PRESCRIBED CAN IN NO CASE BE RELAXED.
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
NOTE 1 : Candidates should note that once a Date of Birth has been claimed by them and entered in
the 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.
NOTE 2 : The candidate should exercise due care while entering their Date of Birth in Online
Application Form for the Examination. If on verification at any subsequent stage, any variation is
found in their Date of Birth from the one entered in their Matriculation or equivalent Examination
Certificate, disciplinary action will be taken by the Commission under the Rules.
(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 2018 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.
NOTE II : In exceptional cases the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate who has not
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
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, 2018 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 a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only) either by depositing the money in any Branch
of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay
Note : 1 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 option will be deactived at 23.59 hours of 20.05.2018 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 apply by cash on the closing date i.e. during banking hours at SBI Branch,
for reason whatsoever, even if holding a valid Pay-in-Slip will have no other offline option but to opt
for online Debit-Credit Card or Internet Banking Payment mode on the closing date i.e. till 18.00
hours of 21.05.2018.
Note: 2. 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
Note: 3. 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: 4. 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 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 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 www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed
instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website.
(b) The applicants are advised to submit only single application. However, if due to any unavoidable
situation, he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application
with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants details, examination centre, photograph,
signature, fee etc. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the
application with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid
against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.
(c) 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
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, 2018 reproduced below :
A candidate who is or has been declared by the Commission to be guilty of :
(i) obtaining support for his/her candidature by the following means, namely :-
(a) offering illegal gratification to, or
(b) applying pressure on, or
(c) blackmailing, or threatening to blackmail any person connected with the conduct
of the examination, or
(ii) impersonating, or
(iii) procuring impersonation by any person, or
(iv) submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with, or
(v) making statements which are incorrect or false or suppressing material information, or
(vi) resorting to the following means in connection with his/her candidature for the
(a) obtaining copy of question paper through improper means,
(b) finding out the particulars of the persons connected with secret work relating to the
(c) influencing the examiners, or
(vii) using unfair means during the examination, or
(viii) writing obscene matter or drawing obscene sketches in the scripts, or
(ix) misbehaving in the examination hall including tearing of the scripts, provoking fellow
examinees to boycott examination, creating disorderly scene and the like, or
(x) harassing or doing bodily harm to the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct
of their examinations, or
(xi) 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 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; or
(xii) violating any of the instructions issued to candidates along with their admission
certificates permitting them to take the examination, or
(xiii) attempting to commit or as the case may be abetting the Commission of all or any of the
acts specified in the foregoing clauses, may in addition to rendering himself/herself
liable to criminal prosecution, be liable :
(a) to be disqualified by the Commission from the examination for which he/she is a
(b) 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
(c) if he/she is already in service under Government to disciplinary action under the
provided that no penalty under these rules shall be imposed except after
(i) giving the candidate an opportunity of making such representation, in writing
as he/she may wish to make in that behalf; and
(ii) taking the representation, if any, submitted by the candidate within the period
allowed to him/her into consideration.
6. LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS :
The Online Applications can be filled upto 21st May, 2018 till 18.00 hours.
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 [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 eAdmission
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
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 eAdmission
Certificate issued in respect of another candidate.
IMPORTANT : ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COMMISSION SHOULD INVARIABLY CONTAIN THE
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. WITHDRAWAL OF APPLICATIONS :
NO REQUEST FOR WITHDRAWAL OFCANDIDATURE RECEIVED FROM A CANDIDATE AFTER HE/SHE HAS
SUBMITTED HIS/HER ONLINE APPLICATION WILL BE ENTERTAINED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
9. 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 after qualifying 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.
10. OTHER DETAILS :
For other details regarding the Examination, the candidates may refer to the Appendices as specified
(a) Selection Procedure/ Scheme and syllabus of Examination Appendix-I
(b) Instructions to candidates for filling up the Online Application Form Appendix-II
(c) Special Instructions for Objective Type Tests Appendix-III
(d) Special Instructions for Conventional Type Tests Appendix-IV
(e) Physical and Medical Standards Appendix-V
( OM PRAKASH )
Union Public Service Commission
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 12th August, 2018 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, specified in Appendix-VI, will be put through the Physical Efficiency
Tests as indicated below :
Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)
(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 —
Pregnancy at the time of PET will be a disqualification and pregnant female candidate will be
Medical Standards Tests, to check the standards specified in Appendix-VI, 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 a period of 15 days from the
date of declaration of the results of these tests.
(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
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 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.
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. PartI
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 depositing the money in
any branch of State Bank of India by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by
using any Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card.
• Before start filling up of Online Application, a candidate must have his/her photograph and signature
duly scanned in the .jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 40 KB and must not
be less than 3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature.
• The Online Applications (Part I and II) can be filled from 25th April, 2018 to 21st May, 2018 till
• Applicants should avoid submitting multiple applications. However, if due to any unavoidable
circumstances, any applicant submits multiple applications then he/she must ensure that the
application with higher RID is complete in all respects.
• In case of multiple applications, the application with higher RID shall be entertained by the
Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.
• 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
• Candidates are strongly advised to apply online well in time without waiting for the last date
for submission of Online Applications.
Special Instruction to candidates for objective type tests
1. Articles permitted inside Examination Hall
Clip board or hard board (on which nothing is written), a good quality black ball pen for making
responses on the Answer Sheet. Answer Sheet and sheet for rough work will be supplied by the
2. Articles not permitted inside Examination Hall
Do not bring into the Examination Hall any article other than those specified above e.g. books,
notes, loose sheets, electronic or any other type of calculators, mathematical and drawing
instruments, Log Tables, stencils of maps, slide rules, Test Booklets, rough sheets pertaining to
earlier session(s), etc.
Mobile phones or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises
where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall
entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations. Candidates are advised
in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones etc. to
the venue of the examination, as arrangements for safekeeping cannot be assured.
3. Penalty for wrong Answers (in Objective Type Papers)
THERE WILL BE PENALTY (NEGATIVE MARKING) FOR WRONG ANSWERS MARKED BYA
CANDIDATE IN THE OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION PAPERS.
(i) There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each question for which a
wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that
question will be deducted as penalty.
(ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of
the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that
(iii) If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty
for that question.
4. Unfair means strictly prohibited
No candidates shall copy from the papers of any other candidate nor permit his papers to be copied
nor give nor attempt to give not obtain nor attempt to obtain irregular assistance of any description.
5. Conduct in Examination Hall
No candidates should misbehave in any manner or create disorderly scene in the Examination Hall or
harass the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of the examination. Any such
misconduct will be severely penalised.
6. Answer Sheet Particulars
(i) Write in black ball pen your Centre and subject followed by Test Booklet series (in bracket), subject
code and roll number at the appropriate space provided on the Answer Sheet at the top. Also encode
your booklet series (A, B, C or D as the case may be), subject code and roll number with black
ball pen in the circles provided for the purpose in the Answer Sheet. The guidelines for writing the
above particulars and encoding the above particulars are given in Annexure. In case the booklet
series is not printed on the Test Booklet or Answer Sheet is unnumbered, please report immediately
to the invigilator and get the Test Booklet/Answer Sheet replaced.
(ii) Candidates should note that any omission/mistake/discrepancy in encoding/filling of 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.
(iii) Immediately after commencement of the examination please check that the Test Booklet supplied to
you does not have any unprinted or torn or missing pages or items etc. If so, get it replaced by a
complete Test Booklet of the same series and subject.
7. Do not write your name or anything other than the specific items of information asked for, on the
Answer Sheet/Test Booklet/sheet for rough work.
8. Do not fold or mutilate or damage or put any extraneous marking in the Answer Sheet. Do not write
anything on the reverse of the Answer Sheet.
9. Since the Answer Sheets will be evaluated on computerised machines, candidates should exercise due
care in handling and filling up the Answer Sheets. They should use black ball pen only to darken
the circles. For writing in boxes, they should use black ball pen. Since the entries made by the
candidates by darkening the circles will be taken into account while evaluating the Answer
Sheet on computerised machines, they should make these entries very carefully and
accurately. The candidate must mark responses in the Answer Sheet with good quality black
10. Method of marking answers
In the "OBJECTIVE TYPE" of examination, you do not write the answers. For each question
(hereinafter referred to as "Item") several suggested answers (hereinafter referred to as
"Responses") are given. You have to choose one response to each item. The question paper will be
in the Form of TEST BOOKLET. The booklet will contain item bearing numbers 1, 2, 3 etc. Under
each item, Responses marked (a), (b), (c), (d) will be given. Your task will be to choose the correct
response. If you think there is more than one correct response, then choose what you consider
the best response.
In any case, for each item you are to select only one response. If you select more than one
response, your response will be considered wrong. In the Answer Sheet, Serial Nos. from 1 to 160
are printed. Against each numbers, there are circles marked (a), (b), (c) and (d). After you have
read each item in the Test Booklet and decided which one of the given responses is correct or the
best, you have to mark your response by completely blackening to indicate your response.
Ink pen or pencil should not be used for blackening the circle on the Answer Sheet.
For example, if the correct answer to item 1 is (b), then the circle containing the letter (b) is to be
completely blackened with black ball pen as shown below :-
Example : (a) • (c) (d)
11. Entries in Scannable Attendance List
Candidates are required to fill in the relevant particulars with black ball pen only against their
columns in the Scannable Attendance List, as given below :-
i) Blacken the circle (P) under the column (Present/Absent)
ii) Blacken the relevant circle for Test Booklet Series iii) Write Test Booklet Serial No.
iv) Write the Answer Sheet serial No. and also blacken the corresponding circles below
v) Append signature in the relevant column
12. Please read and abide by the instructions on the cover of Test Booklet. If any candidate indulges
in disorderly or improper conduct, he will render himself liable for disciplinary action and/or
imposition of a penalty as the Commission may deem fit.
13. The candidates are not allowed to leave the Examination Hall before the expiry of prescribed time
period of the examination.
How to fill in the Answer Sheet of objective type tests in the Examination Hall
Please follow these instructions very carefully. You may note that since the Answer Sheets are to be
evaluated on machine, any violation of these instructions may result in reduction of your score for
which you would yourself be responsible.
Before you mark your responses on the Answer Sheet, you will have to fill in various particulars in it.
As soon as the candidate receives the Answer Sheet, he/she should check that it is numbered at the
bottom. If it is found unnumbered he/she should at once get it replaced by a numbered one.।
You will see from the Answer Sheet that you will have to fill in the top line, which reads thus:
कɅ ġ ͪवषय ͪवषय कोड अनĐमाकं
------- -------- ------------- -----------
Centre Subject S. Code Roll Number
If you are, say, appearing for the examination in Delhi Centre for the General Studies Paper and your
Roll No. is 081276 and your Test Booklet series is ‘A’, you should fill in thus, using ball pen.
* This is just illustrative and may not be relevant to the Examination concerned.
कɅ ġ ͪवषय ͪवषय कोड अनĐमाकं
------- -------- ------------- 9 9 ----------- 0 8 1 2 7 6
Centre Subject S. Code Roll Number
You should write with black ball pen the name of the centre and subject in English or Hindi. The test
Booklet Series is indicated by Alphabets A, B, C or D at the top right hand corner of the Booklet.
Write your Roll Numbers exactly as it is in your e-Admit Card in the boxes provided for this purpose.
Do not omit black pen. The name of the Centre need not be encoded.
Writing and any zero(s) which may be there.
The next step is to find out the appropriate subject code from the Time Table. Now encode the Test
Booklet Series, Subject Code and the Roll Number in the circles provided for this purpose. Do the
encoding with encoding of Test Booklet Series is to be done after receiving the Test Booklet and
confirming the Booklet Series from the same.
For General Ability subject paper of ‘A’ Test Booklet Series you have to encode the subject code, which
is 99. Do it thus.
पुिèतका Đम ͪवषय कोड
Booklet Series (A) Subject Code 9 9
B 1 1
All that is required is to blacken completely the circle marked ‘A’ below the Booklet Series and
below the subject code blacken completely the Circles for ‘9’ (in the first vertical column) and ’9’ (in the
second vertical column). You should then encode the Roll No. 081276. Do it thus similarly.
0 8 1 2 7 6
0 0 0 0 0 Important : Please ensure that you have
1 1 1 1 1 have carefully encoded your subject, Test
2 2 2 2 2 Booklet Series and Roll Number.
3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 * This is just illustrative and may not be relevant to your Examination.
5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7 7
8 8 8 8 8
9 9 9 9 9 9
Special instructions to Candidates for Conventional Type papers
1. Answers to be written in own hand
Write the answers in your own hand in ink. Pencil may be used for rough work.
2. Check Answer Book
The candidate must write his/her roll number (and not his/her name) only in the space provided
for the purpose on every answer book used by him/her. Before writing in the answer book,
please see that it is complete. In case there are any missing pages, it should be got replaced.
Do not tear out any pages from the Answer Book. If you use more than one Answer Book,
indicate on the cover of first Answer Book the total number of Answer Books used. Do not leave
any blank, unused spaces between answers. If such spaces are left, score them out.
3. Answers in excess of prescribed number will be ignored
The candidate must attempt questions strictly in accordance with the directions given on each
question paper. If questions are attempted in excess of the prescribed number only questions
attempted first up to the prescribed number shall be valued and the remaining answers will be
4. Questions relating to précis should be attempted only on précis sheets to be supplied on
demand by the invigilators. Precis sheet, whether used or not, should be placed inside the
answer books and fastened along with the additional answer book(s), if any. Candidates who fail
to observe this instruction will be penallised. Do not write your roll number on these sheets.
5. Unfair means strictly prohibited
Do not copy from the papers of any other candidates nor allow your papers to be copied nor give
nor attempt to give nor obtain nor attempt to obtain irregular assistance of any description. It
will be responsibility of every candidate to ensure that his/her answers are not copied by
another candidate. Failure to do so will invite penalty, as may be awarded by the Commission for
adoption of unfair means.
6. Conduct in Examination Hall
Do not misbehave in any manner or create disorderly scene in the examination hall or harass or
bodily harm the staff deployed for the conduct of examination. You will be severely penalized if
you attempt to do so.
7. Please read carefully and abide by the instructions printed on the Question Paper and on
the Answer Book supplied in the Examination Hall.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL STANDARDS FOR THE CANDIDATE FOR THE POST OF
ASSISTANT COMMANDANTS IN THE CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES.
(1) Physical Standards:
The minimum requirements for the candidate are as follows:
Height 165 cm 157 cm
Chest 81 cm (Not applicable)
(unexpanded) (with 5 cm minimum
Weight 50 kg. 46 kg.
Moreover, the weight should be as per the height and age as mentioned in Appendix-II(B).
(2) Medical Standards:
(a) Eye Sight:
Distant vision 6/6 6/12
Near Vision N6 N9
With Glasses/LASIK Surgery*
Limits of Refractive
-4.00 D (including cylinder) Myopia
+4.00 D (including cylinder) Hypermetropia
Colour Perception-III (CP-III) by ISIHARA plates.
* LASIK surgery correction is permitted subject to prescribed criteria as below :-
a) Age - 18-35 years
b) Axial-length - 21-26 mm.
c) Corneal-thickness 425 micron
d) Pre LASIK error - 6 D
e) Post operative - Should be stable
period refractive flap
f) Interval - 06 months (post operative period mandatory
(Candidate must have completed 06 months after LASIK surgery while
considering for recruitment in CAPFs).
(b) Carrying angle:
Carrying angle should not be more than 15˚ for male and 20˚ for female.
i) Candidate should not have any degree of deafness or persistent ear discharge.
ii) Candidate should not have any other condition (congenital or acquired) like atresia of the
meatus, exostosis, neoplasm which is causing obstruction of ear passage and should not
have history of recurrent earache, tinnitus and vertigo.
(d) Nose: Candidates should not have DNS, atrophic rhinitis, tubercular ulceration, chronic
(e) Neck: Candidate should not have enlarged lymph nodes, thyroid or other swelling of neck,
inability to extend the neck fully or any evidence of disease of spine or cervical vertebrae.
(f) Teeth: Candidate must possess sufficient number of sound teeth for efficient mastication.
Candidate should not have severe pyorrhea.
(g) Venereal Disease: Candidate should
not have active signs of clinical VD.
(h) Chronic skin diseases: Candidate should not have chronic skin diseases like Leprosy, chronic
dermatitis, extensive Pityriasis Versicolor, psoriasis, SLE etc.
(3) General Standards:
a) Speech should be without impediment i.e. no stammering.
b) The candidate should not have any indication of chronic disease like TB, any type of arthritis, high
blood pressure, Diabetes, Bronchial Asthma, any heart disease.
c) Candidate should not have perceptible and visible glandular swelling anywhere in the body.
d) Chest should be well formed, devoid of any abnormality like flat chest, Pigeon chest, with rickety
rosary defects. Heart and lungs should be sound.
e) Limbs, hands and feet should be well formed and fully developed and there shall be perfect motion of
f) Should not have any old /mal united fracture of bones.
g) There should be free and perfect movements of all the joints.
h) Feet and toes should be well formed
i) Should not have congenital malformation or defects.
(Candidate must have completed 06 months after LASIK surgery while considering for recruitment
j) Should not bear traces of previous acute or chronic disease pointing to an impaired constitution.
k) Candidate should have no disease of the genito urinary tract.
l) Candidate should have no inguinal, scrotal swelling, any type of Hernia.
m) (Only for male) Both the testicles are in the scrotum and of normal size.
n) The candidate must not have knock knees, flat foot, varicose veins.
o) They must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere
with the efficient performance of the duties.
(4) Candidate should not suffer from TACHYCARDIA (more than 100 pulse rate per minute) or
BRADYCARDIA (Less than 50 per minute).
(5) Candidate should not suffer from Hernia, hemorrhoids, condylomata prolapse rectum.
(6) Tattoo Clause:
(a) Content : Being a secular country, the religious sentiments of our countrymen are to be respected
and thus, tattoos depicting religious symbol or figures and the name, as followed in Indian Army are
to be permitted.
(b) Location : Tattoos marked on traditional sites of the body like inner aspect of forearm but only left
forearm, being non saluting limb or dorsum of the hands are to be allowed.
(c) Size : Size must be less than ¼ of the particular part (Elbow or Hand) of the body.
Male Average Body Weights in Kilograms for Different Age Groups and Heights
Female Average body Weights in Kilograms for Different Age Groups - Heights
Age in years
18-22 23-27 28-32 33-37
148 34.5-42.5 37-45 38.5-47 39.5-48.5
150 36.5-44.5 37.5-45.5 39-48 40.5-49.5
153 38-46 39-48 41-50 42-51
155 38.5-47.5 40-49 41.5-50.5 43-52.5
158 40.5-49.5 42-51 43-53 44.5-54.5
160 41.5-50.5 43-52.5 44-54 45.5-54.5
163 43-52.5 44-54 46-56 47-57
165 44-54 45.5-55.5 47-58 48.5-59.5
168 45-55 47-57 48.5-59.5 49.5-60.5
The body weights are given in this chart corresponding to only certain heights (in cms). In
respect of height in between, the principle of ‘Average’ may be utilized for calculating body
For calculating average weight beyond the heights tabulated, 0.71 Kg for every one cm of
increase or decrease in height may be added or subtracted respectively.
Height in CMs Age in years
18-22 23-27 28-32 33-37
156 44-54 46-56 47-58 48-59
158 45-55 47-57 48.5-59.5 49.5-60.5
160 46-56 47.5-58.5 49.5-60.5 50.5-61.5
162 47-58 49-60 50.5-61.5 52-63
164 48-59 50-61 52-63.5 53-65
166 49.5-60.5 51.5-62.5 53-65 54.5-66.5
168 51-62 52.5-64.5 54.5-66.5 56-68
170 52-64 54-66 56-68 57.5-70.5
172 54-66 55.5-67.5 57-70 59-72
174 55-67 57-70 59-72 61-74.5
176 56.5-69 58.5-71.5 60.5-73.5 62-76
178 57.5-70.5 60-73 61.5-75.5 63.5-77.5
180 59--72 61-75 63.5-77.5 65.5-80
182 61-74.5 62.5-76.5 65-79 66.5-81.5
184 63-77 64.5-78.5 66.5-81.5 68.5-83.5
186 63.5-77.5 65.5-80.5 68-83 70-86
188 65-79 67.5-82.5 70-85.5 71.5-87.5
190 66-81 68.5-83.5 70.5-86.5 72.5-88.5