The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Written Examination for recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) viz. Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). The Examination will be held in accordance with the Rules for the Examination published by Ministry of Home Affairs in the Gazette of India dated 28th July, 2012.
Every year UPSC releases Notification inviting application from the eligible candidates for the CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES (ASSISTANT COMMANDANTS) EXAMINATION. Likewise for the year 2017 also UPSC has released the notification CAPF Examination Notification in the Advertisement No..08/2017-CPF on dated 12/04/2017. Online application are invited from the eligible candidates from the official website www.upsconline.nic.in. till 5th May 2017.
Many Indian Youths are going to apply for this upcoming examination in response of the Advertisement. So, in this web page we are providing all the details of CAPF AC Examination 2017 such as eligibilty, selection process and also the exam preparation tips so, that the applicants can crack this examination easily.
ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS :
(I) Nationality : No person who is not a citizen of India shall, except with the consent of the Central Government signified in writing be appointed or employed under these Rules.
Provided that nothing contained in these rules shall debar the appointment, enrolment or employment of a subject of Nepal or Bhutan under these Rules.
(II) Sex : Both Male and Female candidates are eligible for appointment to the post of Assistant Commandants in CRPF, CISF and SSB. However, for appointment to the post of Assistant Commandants in BSF and ITBP only Male candidates are eligible.
(III) Age Limits :
(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on 1st August, 2012, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1987 and not later than 1st August, 1992.
(b) The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable.
(i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
(ii) upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other
Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such
(iii) upto a maximum of five years for Civilian Central Government Servants in
accordance with the existing instructions of the Central Government. Ex Servicemen will also be eligible for this relaxation. However the total relaxation claimed on account of Government Service will be limited to five years.
(iv) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled
in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January, 1980 to the
31st day of December, 1989.
SELECTION PROCEDURE/SCHEME AND SYLLABUS OF THE EXAMINATION
(A) Selection Procedure/Scheme: The Selection Procedure/Scheme of the Exam. will be as follows:
(i) Written Examination: The written examination to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission will be held on 11th November, 2012 and will comprise two papers. Paper I will be held from 10 a.m. to 12.00 Noon and Paper II will be held from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Paper I : General Ability and Intelligence – 250 Marks
The questions in this paper will be of Objective (Multiple Answers) Type in which the questions will be set in English as well as Hindi.
Paper II : General Studies, Essay and Comprehension – 200 Marks
In this paper candidates will be allowed the option of writing the Essay Component in English or Hindi, but the medium of Precis Writing, Comprehension Components and other communications/language skills will be English only.
(ii) Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests : Candidates who are declared qualified in the written examination will be summoned for Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. Those candidates who meet the prescribed Physical Standards.
Syllabi of the Written Papers:-
Paper I : General Ability and Intelligence
The objective type questions with multiple choices in this paper will broadly cover the following areas:
1. General Mental Ability: The questions will be designed to test the logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical ability, and data interpretation.
2. 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,
3. Current Events of National and International Importance: The questions will test the candidates’ 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, globalization, and interplay among nations.
4. Indian Polity and Economy:The questions shall aim to test candidates’ knowledge of the Country’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.
5. History of India :The questions will broadly cover the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. This shall also include the areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement.
6. Indian and World Geography: The questions shall cover the physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World.
Paper II : General Studies, Essay and Comprehension
Part-A – 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.
Part-B – Comprehension, precis writing, other communications/language skills – to be attempted in English only (Marks 120) – The topics are Comprehension passages, precis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing.
UPSC CAPF – Assistant Commandant EXAM PREPARATION STRATEGY 2017
Here we are providing some exam preparation tips which will help the Applicants in clearing the UPSC CAPF Assistantt Commandant Examination 2017.
Paper 1 – General Ability and Intelligence
- This paper would cover topics ranging from General Ability and Intelligence to current affairs to general science to history to geography to politics to economy of India.
- To prepare for General Ability and Intelligence, one should focus on logical reasoning and quantitative aptitude with extra stress on data interpretation and numerical ability. It would be a good idea to rigorously practice topics like analogy, profit and loss, time and distance, graphs, mathematical tables, pi-charts, etc.
- To excel well in Current Affairs be aware of the latest happenings in India and across the world. Focus on the treaties that have been signed between nations; the awards that have been won in varied fields like sports, music, arts, science; the peace initiatives between nations; the change in polices in different countries; the economic conditions of the nations, and the like. For this, you can regularly read the newspaper and watch news on television.
- History :
- History/Culture – Theory for this part has to be done with TN Board books followed by Solving TMH or Spectrum or Unique GS Manual MCQs.
- Medieval History – TN Board books + TMH or Spectrum or Unique GS Manual MCQs. Don’t spend much time on cramming Dates and facts here.
- Modern History – TN Board + TMH or Spectrum or Unique GS Manual MCQs or you can skip TN Board books and rather refer to Brief History of Modern India by Spectrum Publications.
- Culture– Focus on Important books and their authors. To be done from NIOS book.
- Science : In this section your focus should be on concepts, principles and their applications in daily life rather than Trivial facts. This must be done with NCERTS followed byTMH or Spectrum or Unique GS Manual MCQs.
Geography + Environment & Biodiversity : Focus on latitudes, longitudes question, Rivers and drainage, climate, Industry and agriculture. For basics refer to NCERT + TMH or Spectrum or Unique GS Manual MCQs.
Environment & biodiversity has found great importance in the last couple of years, don’t leave this topic. You can refer to Shankar IAS Notes along with TMH or Spectrum or Unique GS Manual MCQs.
Polity : For Polity Read this book by M. Laxmikanth and follow it up with TMH GS Manual MCQs on Polity.
- Economy : NCERT Class 11th + 12th + NIOS + TMH or Spectrum or Unique GS Manual MCQs or you can skip NCERT and NIOS and read this book on Indian Economy.
Paper 2 – General Studies, Essay and Competitions
Totaling 80 marks, Part A consists of an essay which has to be written either in English or Hindi. The topic can be on anything – ranging from history to geography to economy to politics of India. So, it is important to keep oneself abreast with the latest happenings in India and also focus on the activities that have taken place in the country in the past. Remembering the dates, statistical data and the trends of various events will aid you in coming up with a complete essay.
Consisting of 120 marks, Part B will cover comprehension, language skills and precis. This section will have to be answered only in English. You can refer to grammar books to brush up your English. You can also practice precis and comprehension on a regular basis.
TIME MANAGEMENT :-
- MAKE SEPERATE DAILY AND WEEKLY SCHEDULES.
- SCHEDULES SHOULD BE FLEXIBLE.
- STICK TO THE SCHEDULES.
STRATEGY FOR PHYSICAL EXAM :-
- CHECK FOR ALL SPECIFICATIONS FOR PHYSICAL STANDARDS BEFORE WRITING THE EXAM( THEY ARE VERY STRICT).
- PRACTICE FOR 15 DAYS IS REQUIRED FOR PET.
- LEARN THE TECHNIQUE FOR LONG JUMP(MOST DIFFICULT PART FOR ME AS I AM NOT A SPORTS MAN).
INTERVIEW TIPS :-
- DO NOT BLUFF.
- IF YOU DO NOT KNOW SAY “”I MAY NOT RECOLLECT SIR””.
- IF YOU WANT TO GUESS, ASK PERMISSION TO GUESS.
- FOR ANALYTICAL QUESTIONS -IT IS ADVISABLE TO TAKE SIDES (IF YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT REASONS). BUT DO NOT TAKE EXTREME POSITIONS.
CAPF ASSISTANT COMMANDANT RECOMMENDED BOOKS :-
- Ancient History: Old NCERT by R.S. Sharma
- Medieval History: Old NCERT by Satish Chandra
- Modern History: India’s struggle for independence by Bipin Chandra, Modern India by Spectrum, Grover (more important for CAPF as it is factual)
- Art & Culture: Art and Culture by Spectrum, Newspaper
- Polity: Indian polity by Laxmikant (more imp for CAPF), Our Constitution/ Our Parliament Subash Kashyap, Current Events The Hindu
- Economy: NCERT (11th and 12th Std), The Hindu and Indian Express.
- Science: Questions are application oriented and test practical knowledge, so no specific book would help.
- Environment: NCERT books for Std 10th, 11th and 12th, Erach Bharuch or Shankar IAS Environment book, Magazines like Pratiyogita Darpan, Civil Services Chronicle.
- Physical Geography: 11th and 12th NCERT. Cover the entire geography section of India and World.
- Geography world: NCERT, Certificate Physical and Human Geography by G.C. Leong
- Other National/International Current Affairs: Hindu, Express and Mrunal.
- Government Schemes, Policies & Projects: Economic survey ,Yearbook and hindu
- Maths: Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Agarwal, Any other material you know of
- Reasoning: From TMH CSAT guide and previous years question papers.
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