UPSC CAPF AC Eligibility Criteria – Central Armed Police Forces

UPSC CAPF AC Eligibility Criteria – Central Armed Police Forces

The eligibility criteria for the UPSC CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) Assistant Commandant examination are detailed below:

1. Nationality:

  • A candidate must be one of the following:
    • A citizen of India.
    • A subject of Nepal or Bhutan.
    • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India.
    • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

2. Age Limit:

  • The candidate must be between 20 and 25 years of age as of August 1 of the examination year. There are age relaxations for certain categories:
    • OBC: Up to 28 years.
    • SC/ST: Up to 30 years.
    • Central Government employees (General and OBC): Up to 35 years.
    • Central Government employees (SC/ST): Up to 37 years.

3. Educational Qualification:

  • A candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institution. Candidates in their final year of the degree course can also apply, provided they can provide proof of passing the examination when called for the Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests.

4. Physical Standards:

  • Candidates must meet certain physical standards as specified in the official notification. These standards include height, chest measurements, and physical fitness criteria. Detailed information about physical standards can be found in the official notification.

5. Number of Attempts:

  • The number of attempts for the UPSC CAPF AC examination is as follows:
    • General Category: Up to 6 attempts.
    • OBC Category: Up to 9 attempts.
    • SC/ST Category: No restriction on the number of attempts.

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