CAPF AC 2021: Final Result, Exam Date, Selection Process, News

CAPF AC 2021: Final Result, Exam Date, Selection Process, News

ByNaveen Singh  |  Updated on: Jan 5, 2022CAPF AC 2021 Notification will be released soon. Check all the detailed information on the CAPF exam date, application fee, salary, eligibility criteria, no. of posts, and selection process to get an idea of the exam.
CAPF AC 2021 Notification will be released soon. Check all the detailed information on the CAPF exam date, application fee, salary, eligibility criteria, no. of posts, and selection process to get an idea of the exam.
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CAPF AC Final Result 2022 Out. Candidates can check here the CAPF AC final result 2020 for the exam conducted on 20th December 2020 available on the official website of UPSC. Moreover, we have also shared the direct link to check the CAPF AC final result 2022 along with the merit list here for your convenience.

CAPF AC Final Result 2020 Out, Check Merit List Here!

Important Dates
CAPF AC Exam Date 2021  -Aug 8, 2021

CAPF AC Exam Notification 2021

CAPF AC 2021 exam notification has been released by UPSC on 15th April 2021 as per the notification dates released under the UPSC calendar. The CAPF AC application form 2021 link was activated after the release of the official CAPF AC recruitment notification.

The last date to fill the CAPF (AC) DAF application form 2021 was 05th May 2021. Thus, the candidates interested in joining the Central Armed Police Forces must have filled up the CAPF AC application form before the last date to avoid any sort of trouble.

The CAPF AC exam date 2021 is also announced with the UPSC calendar as per which the exam is scheduled to be held on 08th August 2021.  So, start your preparation now and stay tuned with BYJU'S Exam Prep to get all the latest updates of the UPSC CAPF AC 2021 exam.

UPSC has notified a total of 159 CAPF vacancies along with the notification for the CAPF Assistant Commandant 2021 exam. Applicants can go through the CAPF AC official notification pdf in detail for the examination. The CAPF AC Notification 2021 PDF download link is mentioned below.

About CAPF AC Exam

The recruitment for the Assitant Commandant (AC) in CAPF is conducted on yearly basis by the Union Public Service Commission to recruit candidates in several forces under Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). Following are the special forces that will recruit candidates through the CAPF exam:

  • Border Security Force (BSF)
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

CAPF AC 2021 Notification PDF, Download Now!

Moreover, check the detailed information on the CAPF AC 2021 exam date, application fee, salary, eligibility criteria, no. of posts, selection process, syllabus, and pattern to get an idea of the exam.

What is the Full Form of CAPF AC?

The Full Form of CAPF is the Central Armed Police Forces Examination conducted on yearly basis for the post of Assistant Commandant (AC). It is the uniform nomenclature of five security forces in India under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The role of the officers is defined mainly in the national interest against internal threats. The five security forces are as follows:

  • Border Security Force (BSF)
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

CAPF Exam 2021 Latest Updates

CAPF AC Result 2021 out! UPSC has rolled out CAPF AC result 2021 on its official websites for the candidates who appeared for the written examination on 08th August 2021. However, the direct link to check the CAPF AC result 2021 has been shared below for your convenience.

UPSC CAPF AC Result 2021, Check Here!

Previously, CAPF AC Admit Card 2021 was released officially! Candidates who applied for the Assistant Commandant post in Central Armed Police Forces can now download the CAPF AC call letter through the direct link provided here before the exam date.

CAPF AC Admit Card 2021, Download Here!

Earlier, CAPF AC 2021 Notification was announced officially. Candidates must have filled the CAPF AC application form 2021 at the official website of UPSC. You will get here all the details of the notification from beginning till end. Stay tuned.

CAPF application withdrawal link activated on 12th May 2021 at the official website of CAPF for the candidates who are not willing to appear for the CAPF 2021 examination. The last date to withdraw the CAPF application form was 18th May 2021.

Latest Updates:

  • 05th January 2022: CAPF AC final result 2020 out.
  • 13th October 2021: CAPF AC result 2021 out now.
  • 08th August 2021: CAPF AC Paper 1 successfully conducted. Check the direct link for answer key and analysis below.
  • 14th July 2021: CAPF AC admit card 2021 released.
  • 19th May 2021: CAPF AC application withdrawal link closed.
  • 12th May 2021: CAPF AC application withdrawal open now.
  • 06th May 2021: CAPF AC application form link closed.
  • 15th April 2021: CAPF AC application form 2021 link activated.
  • 15th April 2021: CAPF AC 2021 recruitment notification PDF to be released officially.

CAPF AC Exam Date 2021

Candidates can check the important exam dates of the CAPF AC 2021 as per the latest CAPF AC notification PDF also shared previously under the UPSC calendar tabulated below:

Exam Events

Important Dates

CAPF AC 2021 Notification Release Date

15th April 2021

Start date of CAPF 2021 online registration

15th April 2021

Last date to apply online

05th May 2021

CAPF Application Withdrawl

12th - 18th May 2021

Release of Admit Card

14th July 2021

CAPF AC Exam Date 2021

08th August 2021

CAPF 2021 Result Date

13th October 2021

CAPF AC Vacancy 2021

CAPF AC 2021 vacancy details have been shared along with the notification PDF. A total of 159 CAPF Assistant Commandant vacancies for (Group A) profile in the Central Armed Police Forces has been released under the official notification.

Below, you can have a look at the CAPF AC vacancy details department-wise listed for your reference. 


Number of Vacancies

BSF (Border Security Force)


CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force)


CISF (Central Industrial Security Force)


ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police)


SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal)




How to Fill CAPF AC Application Form 2021?

CAPF 2021 Application form link is closed now. The link was activated after the release of the official notification. Candidates interested and found themselves eligible must have filled up the CAPF AC 2021 Application Form latest by 05th May 2021. The CAPF AC apply online link will be mentioned here for your convenience.

Or else candidates can also apply online for the CAPF AC exam through the official website of UPSC.

Steps to Apply Online for CAPF 2021

Make sure you follow the below-given steps in order to submit your CAPF AC application form without any hassle:

  • Visit the official website of CAPF
  • Click the Apply Online link on the home page.
  • A new tab, showing up the application form will appear.
  • Fill up the application form with the correct details.
  • Place a photograph and signature image as per the required dimensions.
  • Now submit the application form.
  • Pay the application fee as per your category.
  • Don't forget to take a print out of the application form for future reference.

CAPF AC Application Fee




₹ 200/-



Female Candidate


CAPF AC Eligibility Criteria

Both male and female candidates can fill up the application form for this exam. In order to apply for the exam of CAPF Assistant Commandant, the candidates must fulfil the under mentioned eligibility criteria:

  • Nationality: The candidate applying for the exam must be a citizen of India.
  • Age Limit: The age of the candidate must not be less than 20 years and must not be more than 25 years.
  • Educational Qualification: The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.

CAPF AC Salary 2021

One of the most common queries among the students is regarding the salary structure of the Assistant Commandant in the Central Armed Police Force. So, below we have discussed the detailed salary structure of the Assistant Commandant in CAPF (AC) is a Grade A officer under the Ministry of Home Affairs along with the allowances offered during his service:

A person who is selected for CAPF (AC) has a choice to select any one of the force:

  1. Border Security Force
  2. Central Reserve Police Force
  3. Central Industrial Security Force
  4. Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force
  5. Sashastra Seema Bal

CAPF AC Salary Structure:

The Salary structure for CAPF (AC) according to the 7th Pay commission is shown below:


Pay Scale (Basic Pay)

Pay Band


Rs. 2,25,000

Apex Fixed

Additional Director General

Rs. 1,82,200 - Rs. 2,24,100


Inspector General

Rs. 1,44,000 - Rs. 2,18,000

Pay Band - 4

Deputy Inspector General

Rs. 1,31,000 - Rs. 2,16,600

Pay Band - 4

Sr. Commandant

Rs. 1,23,000 - Rs.2,15,900

Pay Band - 4


Rs. 78,800 - Rs. 2,09,200

Pay Band - 3

Deputy Commandant

Rs. 67,700 - Rs. 2,08,700

Pay Band - 3

Assistant Commandant

Rs. 56,100 - Rs. 1,77,500

Pay Band - 3

In addition to this, there is are various allowances:

  • Dearness Allowance
  • Ration Money
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • Special Duty Allowance
  • Dress Allowance
  • Medical Allowance
  • Hardship Allowance

Central Armed Police Force

Ranks of Indian Army

Ranks of Indian Navy

Ranks of Indian Air Force

Director General (Apex Scale of the Indian Police Service)

Lieutenant General GOC in C's Scale)

Vice Admiral(FOC-in-C's Scale)

Air Marshal (AOC-in-C's Scale)

Additional Director General (ADG)

Lieutenant General(HAG)

Vice Admiral(HAG)

Air Marshal(HAG)

Inspector General (IG)

Major General

Rear Admiral

Air Vice-Marshal

Deputy Inspector General (DIG)



Air Commodore




Group Captain


Lieutenant Colonel


Wing Commander

Deputy Commandant


Lieutenant Commander

Squadron Leader

Assistant Commandant



Flight Lieutenant

For more information, you can refer to this link: CISF 7th Pay Commission Salary

CAPF AC Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021

Selection Process of CAPF AC

The CAPF Assistant Commandant 2021 recruitment process comprises of following stages:

Stage I: Written Exam

Stage II: Physical Efficiency Test

Stage III: Interview/ Personality Test

Stage IV: Final Selection/ Merit List

Read here the complete CAPF Selection Process

CAPF Exam Pattern

The CAPF Exam Pattern & Syllabus are given below. The written exam consists of 2 papers, the details of which are shared below:







Paper I


General Ability & Intelligence


250 Marks

120 Min



General Studies, Essay & Comprehension


200 Marks

180 Min

Paper I is objective type & consists of 125 questions.

  • 2 Marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
  • Also, 1/3rd marks allotted to the question (i.e. 0.667) will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • However, Paper-II is of only a qualifying nature but will only be evaluated after the clearance of Paper I cut-off.

CAPF AC Syllabus

The CAPF (AC) Paper 1 is an objective test based on questions of general ability and intelligence. Paper 2 is descriptive and includes reading understanding, essay, precise writing, etc. Let us discuss the syllabus of these two papers:




Paper - I

General Mental Ability

It covers logical reasoning, quantitative ability including numerical ability and interpretation of data.

General Science

It includes general awareness, scientific temper, understanding and appreciation of everyday observation scientific phenomena including new areas such as information technology, biotechnology, environmental science.

Current Events of National & International Importance

This includes awareness of current events of national and international importance in the broad fields of culture, music, arts, literature, sports, governance, issues of societal and development, industry, business, globalization and interplay between nations

Indian Polity & Economy

This includes India's political system and constitution, social systems and public administration, India's economic development, security issue, human rights, including its indicators

Indian History

It includes the areas of nationalism growth and movement for freedom.

Indian & World Geography

It will cover India and the world's physical, social and economic aspects of geography.



It covers topics of modern Indian history, in particular, freedom struggle, geography, politics and economy, knowledge of issues of security and human rights, and analytical ability.

Comprehension, précis writing & language skills

The topics are Reading Comprehension, précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing.

After Clearing the written exam, candidates are shortlisted for a Physical Efficiency Test (PET). The details are below:

Physical Efficiency Test (PET):

The Physical Efficiency Test (PET) consists of the following Tests:




100 Meters Race

16 Seconds

18 Seconds

800 Meters Race

3 Min 45 Sec

4 Min 45 Sec

Long Jump

3.5 Meters (3 Chances)

3.0 Meters (3 Chances)

Shot Put (7.26 Kgs)

4.5 Meters


Note:- All the above tests are necessary and are of qualifying nature.

After clearing the Physical Tests, the selected candidates are shortlisted for Medical Review. The candidates who qualify medical standards are then selected for Personal Interview. The details are shared below:

Interview/Personality Test:

Candidates declared qualified in the Medical Standard Tests will be called upon by the Union Public Service Commission to conduct an interview/personality test.

Candidates who are declared medically unfit but permitted to appear before for a "Review Medical Board" will be called for interview/personality tests.

The Total weightage for the Personality Test is 150 Marks.

Final Merit List: The Final Merit List drawn will be on the basis of marks obtained by candidates in the written examination and Interview.

Which are the Best Books for CAPF AC 2021?

The syllabus of the CAPF (AC) exam is vast, especially of the General Awareness subject. There is no specific book for CAPF (AC) exam so one needs to study from various sources. Here is a comprehensive list of books for all the CAPF aspirants which will help you cover the detailed syllabus:




Manohar Pandey, RS Aggarwal

General Science


Political Science


Modern History


Ancient History & Medival History

Old NCERT (Ancient History by RS Sharma; Medieval History -Satish Chandra)


Shankar Ganesh



English (for Paper II)

Objective English - RS Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude

Arun Sharma

Current Affairs

Last 10 months

Apart from this for English, you need to practice at least one essay daily and check for grammatical errors, the relevance of the content, etc. Also, practice CAPF previous year question paper to know the actual level of the exam.

How to Download CAPF Admit Card 2021?

The admit card for CAPF 2021 exam is available to download on the official website of UPSC. CAPF has activated the official link to download the CAPF admit card for the Assistant Commandant post on the official website of CAPF. Make sure you have the registration number and password received while filling up the application form in order to access the admit card page hassle-free.

Steps to Download CAPF AC Admit Card 2021

  • Visit the official website of CAPF.
  • Click on the link for admit card, shown on the home page.
  • Enter the required credentials.
  • Click on the submit button.
  • Your CAPF AC admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Download 2 copies of CAPF AC Admit Card 2021.

CAPF AC Result 2021

The result for the Paper I CAPF AC 2021 exam has been uploaded on the official website of CAPF after the successful completion of the exam. With the help of the roll number and date of birth, you will be able to login to the result page with ease.

Only the candidates who have appeared for the CAPF AC Paper 1 2021 exam on 08th August 2021 are eligible to check their results through the direct link given below:

CAPF AC Result 2021, Direct Link!

Important CAPF Links:
CAPF AC Application Form 2021CAPF AC Eligibility Criteria 2021
CAPF AC Salary 2021CAPF AC Exam Pattern 2021
CAPF AC 2021CAPF Selection Procedure 2021
CAPF Syllabus 2021 PDF
CAPF Cut Off
CAPF Answer Key
CAPF AC Previous Year Question Papers PDF
UPSC CAPF AC Books 2021
CAPF Preparation Tips 2021

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Naveen SinghNaveen SinghMember since Jan 2019
Recommended twice for Indian Army in 2011 & 2017. Cleared NDA, CDSE, AFCAT, CAPF Exams.
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  • The salary of CAPF varies as per ranks. The salary of CAPF Assistant Commandant ₹ 56,100 - ₹ 1,77,500 as per Pay Band - 3. Check CAPF salary of all ranks.

  • To prepare for CAPF exam, candidates must be well versed with the syllabus, exam pattern and exam trend. After a guided completion of the syllabus, aspiring candidates must revise and practice multiple CAPF mock tests to level up the preparation.

  • There are 3 ways to join the CAPF:

    • CAPF 2021 Examination conducted by UPSC
    • Exam conducted by SSC
    • Exam held by respective service HQs
  • There are four stages in the CAPF Examination:

    • Stage I: Written Exam
    • Stage II: Physical Efficiency Test
    • Stage III: Interview/ Personality Test
    • Stage IV: Final Selection/ Merit List
  • The age limit for CAPF Exam 2021 suggests that the age of the candidate must not be less than 20 years and must not be more than 25 years.

  • Yes, CAPF 2021 examination follows the reservation policy as per Government mandate and guidelines.

  • Yes, females from the age of 20 - 25 years are eligible for CAPF 2021 examination.

  • If you have poor eyesight and wear glasses, you must get the lasik done to be eligible for CAPF Examination. The standards for the lasik are described in the official notification.

  • CAPF includes the following forces: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

  • PET stands for Physical Efficiency Test in CAPF exam which includes 100 meters race, 800 Meters Race, Long Jump and Shot Put (7.26 Kgs).

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