UPSC CAPF Syllabus
UPSC CAPF Syllabus


UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern

Number of papersTwo papers General Ability and Intelligence – Paper I (Objective) General Studies, Essay and Comprehensive – Paper-II (Descriptive)
Language of paperEnglish and Hindi
Duration of examPaper I – 2 hours Paper-II – 3 hours
Number of questionsPaper I – 200 Paper-II – 6
Type of questionsObjective
Maximum marksPaper-I – 250 Paper-II – 200

UPSC CAPF AC Exam Pattern for PST, PET, Medical Standard Test (Stage-II)

UPSC CAPF AC Physical Efficiency Test

100 Meters race16 Seconds18 seconds
800 Meters race3 minutes 45 seconds4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump(only 3 chances)3.5 Meters3.0 meters
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs)4.5 Meters

UPSC CAPF AC Exam Pattern for Physical Standard Test (PST)

Sex Height Specifications Chest Girth (Fully Expanded)ExpansionWeight Specifications 
Male165 cms.81 cms.5 cms.50 kg
Female157 cms.Not ApplicableNot Applicable46 kg

UPSC CAPF AC Medical Standard Requirements

given below 

UPSC CAPF Medical Standard Specifications Specification for the Better eye (corrected vision)Specification for the Worse eye (corrected vision)
Specification for Near VisionN6 (corrected) N9 (corrected)
Specification for Distant vision6/6OR6/9 6/12OR6/9

UPSC CAPF Syllabus


Paper -1: General Ability and Intelligence

Paper -1 will be in the form of a Multiple Choice Type Question (MCQ). These questions will be based on:

General Mental Ability

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Numerical Ability
  • Data Interpretation

CAPF Syllabus General Science

  • General awareness,
  • Scientific Temper,
  • Comprehension & appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation like Information Technology,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Environmental Science

Indian Politics and Governance

Knowledge of the Country’s political system & the Constitution of India, social systems & public administration, economic development in India, Regional & International security issues & human rights including its indicators.

Indian History

  • Social Aspects
  • Political Aspects
  • Economic Aspects
  • Freedom Movement
  • Growth of Nationalism

Paper-2General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension

This section contains the Essay Type Questions which are to be answered in long description form either In Hindi or English. Some topics are modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, geography, polity, and economy, Knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.
This section consists of Comprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills – to be attempted in English only. Some of the topics are Comprehension Passages, précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar, and other aspects of language testing as per CAPF Syllabus.


Physical Fitness Test:

Type of TestMaleFemale
100-meter raceIn 16 secondsIn 18 seconds
800-meter raceIn 3 minutesIn 4 minutes
Long Jump3.5 meters (3 chances)3 meters (3 chances)
High Jump1.05 meters (3 chances)0.9 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 kgs)4.5 meters


Interview/Personality Test:

Shortlisted candidates on the basis of their performance in the Physical Efficiency Tests will be called for Interview/Personality Test. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 150 Marks.

Preparation Tips For CAPF Exam:

The candidate should follow these preparation tips to crack CPF AC Exam:

  • Candidate must check CAPF Syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Candidate should also take help from his/her relatives/friends/siblings/etc
  • Candidate candidates must try to solve previous year question papers and do online mock test.
  • Candidate must take balanced diet while preparing for exam
  • Candidate must be aware of high weighatge subjects/topics

Important Links

UPSC RecruitmentClick Here
UPSC CAPF Syllabus and Exam PatternClick Here
Interview Schedule (08-10-2022)Click Here
UPSC Official WebsiteClick Here


Is There Any Negative Marking in UPSC CAPF Written Exam?

Paper-I of the CAPF exam has a negative marking. candidates will lose 1/3 of the marks i.e. for each wrong answer, 33% of marks assigned to that will be deducted.

Can Girl Apply for UPSC CAPF Exam?


What is the Basis of the Final Merit List in the UPSC CAPF Exam?

written exam and interview

What is the full form of CAPF?

CAPF is Central Armed Police Forces Examination

How many parts are there in Paper II of the CAPF syllabus?

The CAPF Syllabus Paper II is divided into two parts. Part A carrying 80 marks requires the candidate to write 4 essays either in English or Hindi, while Part B carrying 120 marks tests candidates on language skills, Comprehension, and précis writing.

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