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Central Armed Police Forces Examination – CAPF / CPF Exam

Central Police Forces consists of the following :

  1. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  2. Border Security Force (BSF)
  3. Central Industrial Security Force (CSIF)
  4. Indo- Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  5. Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

The above Central Police Forces recruits Officers at the rank of Assistant Commandants (Equal to Captain Rank in the army) for it Group “A” Services.

Conditions of CPF Eligibility :

CPF Age Limits :

Candidates must have obtained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years as on 1st August of the month of Examination. (The upper age limit is relaxable for SC and ST and other backward Communities.)

CPf Educational Qualifications : Degree of a recognized University or an equivalent qualification.

Sex : Both Male and Female candidates are eligible for appointment to CRPF, ITBP and CISF. However, only Male candidates are eligible for appointment to BSF and SSB.

CPF Physical and Medical Standards : Candidates must meet the physical and medical standards specified.

NCC “B” and “C” Certificate Holders. Possession of NCC “B” and “C” certificates will be a desirable qualification. The CPF desirable qualifications will be given consideration at the time of Interview / Personality test only.

Selection Procedure for CPF :

CPF  Selections will be made on the basis of a Central Police Force Written Examination to be conducted buy the UPSC , followed by the Physical Standards / Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests to be conducted by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Personality Test / CPF Interview to be conducted by UPSC.

CPF Application Form :

The Candidates must apply in the Common CPF Application Form devised by the Commission for the examinations which can be purchased from the designated Head Post Offices / Post Offices as specified in the Employment News (Advertisement)., through out the country against cash payment of Rupee 20/-.

CPF Examination Fee :

Rupee 100/- to be paid through Central Recruitment Fee stamp only. SC / ST candidates are exempted from payment of fees. (OBC candidates are required to pay full fees)

Address for Receipt of CPF Applications : either by Post / Speed Post or by Courier

Secretary Union Public Service Commission,
Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road,
New Delhi – 110 069.

For other details please see http:www.upsc.gov.in .

Telephone : 011-23385271/011023381125/011-23098543.

Selection Procedure/ Scheme And Syllabus Of The Examination :

The selection Procedure / Scheme :

CPF Written Examination :

The UPSC will hold a written examination :

Paper- I :

General Ability and Intelligence test- 250 marks (Multiple Choice) Essay, Precis Writing and Comprehension- 150 marks. There will be minimum qualifying marks separately in each paper as may be fixed by the Commission

CPF Phsyical Standards / Physical Efficiency Tests And Medical Standards :

Candidates who are declared qualified in the CPF written examination will be summoned for Physicial Standards?PET.

1 100 Meters Run 16 seconds 18 seconds
2 800 meters Run 3 minutes 4 minutes
3 Long Jump 3.5 meters 3 chances 3.0 Meters 3 chances
4 High Jump 1.05 Meters 0.90 meters
5 Shot Put 7.26 kgs 4.5 Meters N/A

Interview / Personality Tests :

Candidates, who are declared qualified in the Medical Standards tests, will be called for the CPF Interview / Personality Test to be conducted by the UPSC. Central Police Force Interview test will carry 200 marks. Those qualifying will be merit listed. On the basis of marks obtained in CPF Written and Interview.

Syllabi of the written papers :

General Mental Ability; Questions will be on Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude including Numerical Ability and Data Interpretation.

General Science :

General Awareness, Scientific Temper, IT, Biotech, Environmental Science Current Event and National and International Importance:- In areas of Culture, Music, arts, literature, sports, governance, Societal and developmental Issues, industry, business, globalization and interplay among nations.

Indian Politics and Economy : Knowledge of Indian Political System, Constitution of India.

History of India : Broadly cover areas of Social, economical, political aspects, growth of nationalism and freedom movement.

Indian and World Geography : Physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World.

Paper – II : Essay, Precis writing and Comprehension.

CPF Medical Standard :

Height – 165 Cms 81 cms with expansion (Male)
Height – 157 Cms (Female)
Weight – 50 Kg for male
Weight – 46 Kg for Female
Eye sight corrected up to 6/6

List of Examination Centres for SSC :

Agartala 45 Gangtok 42 Panaji 36
Ahmedabad 01 Hyderabad 10 Patna 37
Aizwal 47 Imphal 44 Port Blair 37
Allahabad 02 Itanagar 48 Raipur 49
Bangalore 03 Jaipur 11 Ranchi 41
Bareilly 54 Jammu 34 Sambalpur 53
Bhopal 04 Jorhat 46 Shimla 17
Chandigarh 35 Kochi 24 Shimla 17
Chennai 12 Kohima 43 Srinagar 18
Cuttack 07 Kolkotta 06 Thiruvananthapuram 19
Dehradun 14 Lucknow 26 Tirupati 50
Delhi 08 Madurai 40 Udaipur 52
Dharwar 39 Mumbai 05 Vishakhpatnam 51
Dispur 09 Nagpur 13 

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5 Responses to “Central Police Force”

  1. soumen roy choudhury March 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm # Reply

    i am persuing in 3rd year in B.A from ignou. Am i suitable to attained the CRPF officer’s exam in this year.my Age is 23+.

  2. karan May 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm # Reply

    how many attempts can be made for CPF exam….?

  3. ramniwash July 23, 2012 at 9:45 am # Reply

    me jana chata ho ke joning latter keb belja jagea

  4. Rajani kanta October 16, 2012 at 5:57 am # Reply

    when next CRPF exam held

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