UPSC CAPF 2020 Syllabus - Download Exam Pattern Pdf @

Jayasree | Aug 13, 2020


Name of the Board
Union Public Service Commission
Name of the Post
Assistant Commandant (Group A)
Total No. of Vacancies
Mode of Application
Examination Notice No
Selection Process
Written Examination
Job Category
Central Govt Jobs
Official Site

Download UPSC CAPF Syllabus Pdf

Previously Union Public Service Commission has released the notification for Assistant Commandant (Group A) vacancies. Those who have applied for jobs should start their preparation for the written test. In this article, we have provided with the details of the syllabus as well as the exam pattern. Check the official website for more updated information about the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Recruitment notification. Find out the Selection process, exam portion with subject wise and test pattern are shared.

UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Selection Process

The selection criteria will be carried out for UPSC CAPF Recruitment is based on the following parameters.

  • Written Test
  • Physical Standard (PST/PET)/ Medical Test
  • Interview

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern for Written Test

The written test is being conducted on offline mode. The test consists of Paper 1 & Paper 2. The detailed subject information of Paper 1 & 2 is shared in the below table.

Name of The PaperMode of The examinationMarks
General Ability and Intelligence
Objective(Multiple Answer) Type
General Studies, Essay and Comprehension
Descriptive Type

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern for PST/PET and Medical

100 Meters race
In 16 seconds
In 18 seconds
800 Meters race
In 3 minutes 45 seconds
In 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump
3.5 Meters(3 chances)
3.0 Meters(3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)
4.5 Meters

UPSC CAPF 2020 Syllabus Download Pdf

Paper I - General Mental ability and Science

1. General Mental Ability

  • Analogy
  • Spontaneous Reaction Tests
  • Logical Venn Diagram
  • Jumbled Paragraphs/Para-jumbles
  • Missing Characters
  • Assertion & Reason
  • Number Series
  • Classification
  • Caselets
  • Sequence
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Direction
  • Summary Questions
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Data Interpretation (Tables, Charts, Graphs)
  • Logical Sequence of Words

2. General Science

  • General awareness
  • Scientific temper
  • Comprehension
  • Information Technology
  • Biotechnology and Environmental Science

3. Current Events of National and International Importance

  • Current affairs
  • Current events of national and international 
  • Broad areas of culture
  • Music, arts, 
  • Literature, 
  • Sports, 
  • Societal and developmental issues 
  • Industry & business
  • Interplay among nations

4. Indian Polity and Economy

  • Indian Economy and its constituents
  • Fundamental Rights & Fundamental Duties
  • Parliament & Indian Judiciary
  • Union & State Executive
  • Constitutional & Non-Constitutional Bodies
  • Comptroller and Auditor General of India

5. History of India

  • Prehistoric India
  • Historic India
  • Indus Valley Civilization
  • Vedic India
  • Mahajanapadas
  • Buddhism and Related Topics
  • Mauryan Empire, Administrative Structure, Rulers and Legacy
  • Gupta Empire, Rulers and Legacy
  • King Harshavardhana
  • Kushana Empire
  • Indo-Greek Rule

6. Indian and World Geography

  • Basics of India. Location, latitude, longitude, time zone, etc
  • Physical features
  • River systems
  • Climate
  • Minerals and industries – mineral distribution, industrial policies, location
  • Agriculture
  • Natural vegetation and fauna
  • Economic infrastructure
  • Human Geography
  • Major natural regions
  • Regional geography of developed countries
  • Regional geography of developing countries
  • Regional geography of South Asia

Paper-II: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

Part A Essay – 80 Marks

The competitors have to write four essays in English or Hindi. The essay 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, precis writing, other language skills – 120 Marks

This section will have a question in English only, and the aspirants can answer them in English only. The topics are

  • Comprehension passages
  • Precis writing
  • Developing counter arguments
  • Simple grammar and language testing

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the selection process for UPSC CAPF Recruitment?

Ans. The selection process for UPSC CAPF Recruitment is written test, PET test and Interview.

Q. What is the qualification to apply for UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Jobs?

Ans. The qualification to apply for UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Jobs is graduation.

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