CRPF Assistant Commandant Syllabus
CRPF Assistant Commandant Syllabus


CRPF Assistant Commandant Syllabus


  • 01 Stage-I Physical Standard Test/Physical Efficiency Test
  • 02 Stage-II Written Examination
  • 03 Stage-III Documentation/DME 
  • 04 Stage-IV Review Medical Examination 
  • 05 Stage-V Interview

Stage-I Physical Standard Test/Physical Efficiency Test-

Physical Standard Test (PST): After identification, the candidate will be screened for physical standards i.e. height, chest, and weight measurements.

Physical Efficiency Test (PET):
The candidates who qualify in PST will be allowed to appear in the following Physical Efficiency Tests (PET).

100 Meters Race16 Seconds18 Seconds
800 Meters Race3 Minutes 45 Seconds4 Minutes 45 Seconds
Long Jump3.5 Meters (3 Chances)3.0 Meters (3 Chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs)4.5 Meters (3 Chances)Not applicable

All events of PET shall be qualifying in nature. Candidates are required to qualify for all events of PET independently.

Stage-II Written Examination-

The written examination will consist of Two papers carrying 500 marks :

Paper -I (Multiple choice question/OMR based) Duration-2 Hours Total – 200 Marks (2 marks for each question). Distribution of marks as follows:-

SubjectNo. of questionsMarks
General Awareness1530
Numerical Aptitude1020
General English1530
Engineering Aptitude50100

Note:- There will be a penalty (Negative Marking 1/3rd ) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective-type question papers:

Paper-II – (Civil Engineering) Duration -3 Hours Total – 300 Marks (Conventional /Subjective Type Paper).

Standard and Syllabus –
The standard of paper in General Studies and Engineering Aptitude (Paper-I ) will be such as may be expected of an Engineering/Science Graduate. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be that of an Engineering Degree Examination of an Indian University. There will be no practical examination in any of the subjects.

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude, Paper-I, Objective Type: –

  1. Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic, and industrial development
  2. Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability.
  3. Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis.
  4. General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety.
  5. Standards and Quality practices in production, construction, maintenance, and services.
  6. Basics of Energy and Environment: Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, Climate Change, Environmental impact assessment.
  7. Basics of project management.
  8. Basics of Material Science and Engineering.
  9. Information and Communication Technologies.
  10. (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering such as networking, e-governance, and technology-based education.
  11. Ethics and values in the engineering profession.

Note:- The paper in General Studies and Engineering Aptitude will include Knowledge of relevant topics as may be expected from an engineering graduate, without special study. Questions from all the 10 topics mentioned above shall be set. Marks for each Topic may range from 5 % to 15% of the total marks in the paper.

Civil Engineering, Paper-II (Conventional/Subjective Type Paper)

(a) Building Materials – (Timber, Brick, Cement, Cement Mortar, Concrete)- Stone, Lime, Glass,
Plastics, Steel, FRP, Ceramics, Aluminum, Fly Ash, Basic Admixtures, Timber, Bricks, and Aggregates: Classification, properties, and selection criteria; Cement: Types, Composition, Properties, Uses,

Specifications and various Tests; Lime & Cement Mortars and Concrete: Properties and various Tests; Design of Concrete Mixes: Proportioning of aggregates and methods of mix design

(b) Solid Mechanics -Elastic constants, Stress, Plane stress, Strains, plane strain, Mohr’s circle of stress and strain, Elastic theories of failure, Principal Stresses, Bending, Shear, and Torsion.

(c) Structural Analysis – Basics of the strength of materials, Types of stresses and strains, Bending
moments and shear force, concepts of bending and shear stresses; Analysis of determinate and
indeterminate structures; Trusses, beans,

plane frames; Rolling loads, Influence Lines, the Unit load method & other methods; Free and Forced vibrations of single-degree and multi-degree freedom system; Suspended Cables; Concepts and use of Computer Aided Design.

(d) Design of steel Structures – Principles of Working Stress methods, Design of tension and
compression members, Design of beams and beam-column connections. built-up sections, Girders, Industrial roofs, Principles of Ultimate load design

(e) Design of Concrete and Masonry structures -Limit state design for bending, shear, axial
compression and combined forces; Design of beams, Slabs, and Lintels.

Foundations, Retaining walls, Tanks, Staircases: Principles of pre-stressed concrete design including materials and methods; Earthquake resistant design of structures; Design of Masonry Structure.

(f) Construction practice, planning, and management – Planning, Equipment, Site investigation and
Management including Estimation with the latest project management tools and network analysis for
different types of works; Analysis of Rates of various types of works.

Tendering Process and Contract Management, Quality Control, Productivity, Operation Cost; Land acquisition; Labour safety and welfare.

(g) Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow -Fluid properties; Dimensional Analysis and
Modeling; Fluid dynamics including flow kinematics and measurements.

Flow net; Viscosity, Boundary layer, and control, Drag, Lift, Principles in open channel flow, Flow controls, Hydraulic jump; Surges; Pipe networks.

CRPF Assistant Commandant Syllabus –

(h) Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower -Various pumps, Air vessels, Hydraulic turbine – types,
classifications & performance parameters; Power house – classification and layout, storage, pondage,
control of supply.

(i) Hydrology and design of hydraulic structure -Hydrological cycle, Ground Water Hydrology, Well
hydrology and related data analysis; Streams and their gauging; River morphology; Flood, drought and their management; Capacity of Reservoirs.

(j) Water Resource Engineering – Ground and surface water resource, single and multipurpose
projects, the storage capacity of reservoirs, reservoir losses, reservoir sedimentation.

(k) Water supply Engineering – Sources, Estimation, quality standards, and testing of water and their
treatment, Rural, Institutional, and industrial water supply; Physical, chemical, and biological
characteristics and sources of water.

Pollutants in water and its effects, Estimation of water demand; Drinking water Standards, Water Treatment Plants, Water distribution networks.

(l) Wastewater Engineering -Planning & design of domestic wastewater, sewage collection, and
disposal; Plumbing Systems. Components and layout of sewerage system; Planning & design of
Domestic Waste-water disposal system.

Sludge management including treatment, disposal, and re-use of treated effluents; Industrial waste waters and Effluent Treatment Plants including institutional and industrial sewage management.

(m) Solid waste management -Sources & classification of solid wastes along with planning & design
of its management system, Disposal system, Beneficial aspects of wastes and Utilization by Civil

(n) Environmental Engineering and Green Building- Concepts & general methodology.

(o) Soil Mechanics – Soil exploration – planning & methods, Properties of soil, classification, various tests and inter-relationships; Permeability & Seepage.

Compressibility, consolidation, and Shearing resistance, Earth pressure theories and stress distribution in soil; Properties and uses of Geo-synthetics.

(p) Foundation Engineering -Type of foundations & selection criteria, bearing capacity, settlement
analysis, design, and testing of shallow & deep foundations; Slope stability analysis. Rathen embankments, Dams, and Earth retaining structure: types, analysis, and design, Principles of ground modifications.

(q) Surveying -Classification of surveys, various methodologies, instruments & analysis of
measurement of distances, elevation, and directions; Field astronomy, Global Positioning System; Map preparation; Photogrammetry; Remote sensing concepts. Survey Layout for culverts, canals, bridges, road/railway alignment, and buildings, Setting out of Curves.

CRPF Assistant Commandant Syllabus –

(r) Transportation Engineering-Highways- Planning & construction methodology, Alignment and
geometric design; Traffic Surveys and Controls; Principles of Flexible and Rigid pavements design.
Tunneling – Alignment, methods of construction.

disposal of muck, drainage, lighting, and ventilation.
Railways Systems – Terminology, Planning, designs, and maintenance practices; track modernization.
Harbors – Terminology, layouts, and planning. Airports – Layout, planning & design.

(s) Solar Energy and other types of renewable energy – Concepts & general methodology.

(t) Preparation of Layout plans & building drawings – ( Plan, elevation, section)

Candidates who qualify written exam will be shortlisted for documentation/DME.

Note:-1. Candidates must have qualified in Paper-I & II as the qualifying marks prescribed/determined by the CRPF.

Note:-2. Marks obtained by the candidates in the Paper-I, Paper-II, and interview would determine their final rankings.

Note:-3. Conventional/Subjective papers must be answered in English. The question paper will be set in English only.

Stage-V Interview –

The interview/Personality test will carry 100 Marks. Candidates who are declared qualified fit in DME/RME will be called for an Interview/Personality test by CRPF. The breakup of 100 marks for the interview and personality test will be as under:-

  • i. Knowledge of professional subject – 40 Marks
  • ii. Professional-related work Experience with Govt.- 15 Marks ‘
  • iii. Personality & Appearance – 30 Marks
  • iv. General Awareness – 10 Marks
  • v. Extra-Curricular activities – 05 Marks
  • Total – 100 Marks


What is the Selection Procedure of the Assistant Commandant CRPF Civil Engineering Branch?

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Is there any Interview with Assistant Commandant CRPF?


How the final merit list will be prepared for the Assistant Commandant CRPF Civil Engineer Branch?

will be prepared on the marks scored in the written examination as well as in an interview.

What is the Full Form of CRPF?

Central Reserve Police Force

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