CAPF AC Selection Procedure 2021: Written Exam, Physical Efficiency Test & Interview

ByNaveen Singh  |  Updated on: Apr 15, 2021CAPF 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 Selection Process 2021

The CAPF AC Selection Process 2021 involves recruitment based on your performance on four different levels. Below you will find all the details regarding the selection procedure and all Important Phases of the CAPF 2021 Exam.

Understanding the entire selection procedure will also help gain an insight into how to plan for CAPF AC 2021 exam. The CAPF Assistant Commandant selection process is a strenuous and rigorous process that tests your mental and physical strength to assess whether you are fit to join the CAPF.

Latest: Download CAPF Notification 2021 PDF (Released)

All Stages of CAPF Assistant Commandant 2021 Selection

The CAPF AC Selection Process 2021 for recruiting personnel in the post of Assistant Commandant will have the below-mentioned stages presented in the tabular form.


Name of the Exam


CAPF Paper 1 (written Examination)


CAPF Paper 1 (written Examination)


Physical Efficiency Test or PET


Interview or Personality Test

CAPF Physical Efficiency Test

The CAPF Physical Efficient Test (PET) will require you to do the following activities;-

However, the requirements for the activities are not the same for both males and females.


  • 100 meters race for 16 seconds
  • 3.5 Meters Long jump (3 chances)
  • 800 meters race for 3 min 45 sec.
  • 7.26 Kg shot put for 4.5 meters


  • 100 meters race for 18 seconds
  • 3 Meters Long jump (3 chances)
  • 800 meters race for 4 min 45 sec.
  • Shot Put is not applicable

If you clear this test, you will be taken for the medical examination. You must acquire a fit certificate to qualify for the final round of the selection.

CAPF Assistant Commandant Final Selection Procedure

The final round is the Interview round. You have to give your best to pass this personality test to obtain the position of Assistant Commandant. The total weightage allotted to this Personality Test is 150 marks. Moreover, it will be conducted by an expert officer of UPSC.

After you qualify for this test, the Final Merit List will be out. UPSC will prepare the Merit List showing the names of all the candidates who have passed all the rounds of the CAPF selection procedure.

CAPF Paper 1 and 2 Exam Pattern

As per the CAPF Paper Exam Pattern Paper 1 is entirely an objective type paper containing multiple-choice questions. On the other hand, as per the CAPF Paper 2 Exam Pattern, Paper 2 is a descriptive type paper containing only broad questions. The following table will illustrate the CAPF exam pattern more clearly;-

Paper Number

Type of Question

No. of Questions

Subject Name

Marks Allotted





General Ability and Intelligence


120 Minutes




General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension


180 minutes

2 marks will be awarded to you for every correctly answered question. For every wrong answer, you can lose 0.667 marks, that is, 1/3rd of the total marks allotted. This is applicable only for Paper 1.

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 SinghMember since Jan 2019
Recommended twice for Indian Army in 2011 & 2017. Cleared NDA, CDSE, AFCAT, CAPF Exams.
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Is there any negative marking in the CAPF written examination?

  • Yes, the negative marking system is applicable only for Paper 1 of the written examination in the CAPF Selection Process 2021.

Can the medically unfit candidates sit for the final Interview round of CAPF Exam?

  • Only the candidates qualifying the Medical Examination will be summoned to appear for the Personality Test or Interview Round. However, if an unfit medical candidate gets permission to meet the Review Medical Board, then he/she can appear for the Interview.

What is the basis for the preparation of the CAPF Merit List?

  • The Merit List is prepared on the basis of the total marks secured by you in the Written Exam and the Interview.

Are there any marks allotted for the CAPF Physical Efficiency Test?

  • The PET examination contains no marks as such. However, you have to pass all the activities to get selected for the subsequent round.

What will happen if a candidate is found to be pregnant after the CAPF Exam?

  • A pregnant candidate will receive a medically unfit certificate and will be disqualified from the final CAPF selection process.