CAPF AC: Tips to Prepare Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning

By Naveen Singh|Updated : May 11th, 2020

Dear Gradians,

We are sharing valuable tips and tricks to crack CAPF AC Paper 1 Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. As you know, the Central Armed Police Force exam is scheduled to be conducted on 09 August 2020 for the post of Assistant Commandant in BSF, SSB, CRPF, CISF, and ITBP.

As we know that the exam consists of two papers - Paper I and Paper II. The Paper I consists of 125 questions of objective type, while paper II consists of essay & comprehension, which is of descriptive nature.

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The syllabus of Paper-1 is quite vast and ambiguous, which makes aspirants a little bit confused about what strategy to be adopted for solving this paper. In this article, we will tell you tips to attempt the Logical Reasoning and Quantitative section of the CAPF(AC) Examination Paper I.

Here is the number of questions asked from Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude in the last five years











On average, 20+ questions are asked from this section, which consists of more than 40 out of 250 marks. This makes it very important for the students, and with the proper planning and practice, candidates can fetch full marks in this section.

Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude topics for CAPF(AC) Paper-1

Logical Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude



Direction and Distance

Simple Interest

Arithmetical Reasoning

Compound Interest

Blood Relation

Number System

Arrangement of Word

2-D Mensuration

Ordering And Ranking

Quadratic Equation and Polynomials

Coding & Decoding

Profit & Loss



Number & Word series



3-D Mensuration

Missing Number


Clock and Time

Set Theory

Problem on Age


Statement and Conclusion

Height and Distance

Cube and dice

Time and Distance


Tank and Cistern

Logical Venn Diagram

Data Interpretation

Military Aptitude

linear Equation


Ratio and Proportion


Lines and Angles


Work & Time


Powers and Roots of Numbers

Notes to be updated soon!

Tips and Tricks

1. Nature of the Question

The maximum number of questions asked in the exam is based on simple concepts, and with the routine practice, one can learn the art to look out for these simple questions and make sure that one does not miss out on these questions.

2. Accuracy is the key: 

Your accuracy in attempting the maximum questions play an important role in deciding the final score. Your score not only depends on the number of the question you attempt in the exam but also on the number of questions you got right. In the CAPF(AC) examination, it is possible for every candidate to fetch maximum marks in this section. One need to mug up the syllabus and practice the questions of each and every topic as much as possible.

3. Avoid wastage of Time: 

It has been observed that many students get stuck on one particular question & spend 5-10 minutes, leaving less time for other questions. Thus, although they are able to do that one question and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment, however, they fail to realize that they could have done 5-6 questions at the same time. It is advisable for all the candidates to move onto the next question after spending adequate time on a certain question. 

You can anyways come back to this question later if time is available. Hence try to solve only easy questions in the section first & then only move to difficult ones.

4. Time management is very important

To solve questions in minimum time, candidates must learn tables up to 25, squares up to 30, and cubes up to 20, must learn fast multiplication and knowing ways to find squares and cubes of three-digit numbers in a single step through Vedic maths.

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