Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2015

Cut-off marks (Out of 250) of Paper-I :

Paper 1 General   OBC SC ST   Ex ser
111 110 95 95 38


Cut-off marks (Out of 450) in Paper I & II:

Paper 1 +2 General*  OBC* SC* ST*   Ex ser**
172 170 153 149 68


* Subject to a minimum of 25% (50 marks ) in Paper-II

** Subject to minimum of 10% (20 marks) in Paper-II but 15% in aggregate i.e. Paper I+ Paper II

Marks (Out of 600) obtained by the last recommended candidate:

Final General  OBC SC ST Ex ser
275 270 251 245 204



Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination is conducted for recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Force composing of Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Norder Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).


Tentative Schedule
(i) Notification of Examination March
(ii) Conduct of Examination June


Age – limits: 20-25 years as on 1st August, 2016

(Certain categories of persons including departmental candidates are eligible for age relaxation)

 Educational Qualification

Degree of a recognized university or an equivalent qualification.Candidates appearing in the degree exam are allowed to appear at the exam but are required to submit proof of passing along with the Detailed Application Forms which are to be submitted after qualifying the written test, medical standards test and Physical Efficiency Tests (PET).



Written Examination
Paper-I General Ability and Intelligence (Objective Type) 250 Marks
Paper-II Essay, Precis writing and comprehension

(Conventional Type)

200 Marks
Physical And Medical

Standards Test

To be conducted only of candidates who qualify the written examination.
Interview for Personality Test 150 Marks


Paper I CAPF: General Ability and Intelligence

 This paper contains objective type questions with multiple choices. This paper broadly covers following areas:

General Mental Ability

The questions will be designed to test the logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical ability, and data interpretation.

General Science

The questions will be set to test general awareness, scientific temper, comprehension and appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation including new areas of importance like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science.

Current Events of National and International Importance

The questions will test your awareness of current events of national and international importance in the broad areas of culture, music, arts, literature, sports, governance, societal and developmental issues, industry, business, globalisation, and interplay among nations.

 Indian Polity and Economy

The questions aim to test your knowledge of India’s political system and the Constitution of India, social systems and public administration, economic development in India, regional and international security issues and human rights including its indicators.

 History of India

The questions will broadly cover the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. This will also include the areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement.

 Indian and World Geography

The questions will cover the physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World.

 Paper II CAPF: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

This paper contains two parts – A and B. The exam is of 200 marks and the duration of the paper is 3 hours.


Essay questions which are to be answered in long narrative form either in Hindi or English totaling 80 marks. The indicative topics are modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.


Comprehension, précis writing, other communications and language skills. The paper is to be attempted in English only (marks 120). The topics are Comprehension passages, précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing.

Break-up of Paper

Topic Questions Marks
Essay Question in 800 words One 80
Precis Writing Two 30
Comprehension Passaged Two 40
Counter Argument Two 10
Report Writing One 20
Other Grammar Questions 20
Total Marks 200