CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES “Assistant Commandant” (CAPF)

The Assistant Commandant written examination Selection Procedure & Scheme:

(i) Written Examination:

The Assistant Commandant written examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), and it comprises two papers. Paper I and Paper II.

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.

NOTE-I: Candidates should ensure that in Paper II they write the answers only in the medium allowed 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 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:
    • Males: In 16 seconds
    • Females: In 18 Seconds
  • (b) 800 Meters race:
    • Males: In 3 minutes 45 seconds
    • Females: In 4 minutes 45 seconds
  • (c) Long Jump (3 chances):
    • Males: 3.5 Meters
    • Females:3.0 Meters
  • (d) Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.):
    • Males: 4.5 Meters
    • Females:—

Pregnancy at the time of PET will be a disqualification and pregnant female candidate will be rejected.

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 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 Forces. As female candidates are eligible for appointment to CRPF, CISF and SSB only, they will be required to indicate their preference for CRPF, CISF and SSB only.

(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.

Syllabus 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 areas:

  1. General Mental Ability:The questions will be designed to test the logical reasoning,aptitude including numerical ability, and data interpretation.
  2. General Science:The questions will be set to test general awareness, scientific 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 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 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 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 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 totalling 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, precis writing, other communications/language skills to be attemptedEnglish only (Marks 120)- The topics are Comprehension passages, precis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammer and other aspects of language testing.

Every year Staff selection conducts recruitment exam for the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police and CAPF -Central Armed Police Forces viz ITBP, CRPF, BSF, SSB, CISF.

Eligibility For SSC CPO SI Exam

Nationality :

(a) a citizen of India, or (b) a subject of Nepal, or (c) a subject of Bhutan, or (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania ( Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limits :

For the post of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police & CAPFs and Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF is 20-25 years.

For Age Relaxation View Notification.

Qualification :

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or equivalent
  • For Delhi Police SI Post-a valid Driving License for LMV(Motor cycle and on the date fixed for Physical Endurance and Standard Tests.

Exam Pattern For SSC CPO SI Exam

Earlier the SSC CPO Written exam was used to be conducted in Offline Mode and intwo phases. But from 2015 Both Paper I and Paper II will be conducted on the same day and most probably in Online Mode.

A candidate has to go through the following tests for Final Selection :

  1. Written Exam [ Paper I and Paper II ]
  2. PET/Medical Exam
  3. Interview

Written Exam

Paper I :

  Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Part-A General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50
Part-B General Knowledge and Awareness 50 50
Part-C Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Part-D English Comprehension 50 50

Paper II :

Subject Maximum Marks/Questions. Duration
English language & Comprehension 200 marks/200 questions Two Hours

Negative Marking- Deduction of 0.25 marks will be made for each

Exam Pattern For SSC CPO SI Exam

Paper I

A. General Intelligence & Reasoning:It would include questions of both verbal non- verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern-folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern- folding and completion, Indexing Address matching, Date & city matching Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other subtopics if any.

B. General Awareness :Questions in this component will be aimed at testing candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History,Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc.

C. Quantitative Aptitude:The questions will be designed to test the ability appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle , Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles,Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

D. English Comprehension:Candidates’ ability to understand Heights Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart. correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

Paper II:

English Language & Comprehension:Questions in this components will be designedto test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, comprehension etc.