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CAPF 2019 Eligibility

UPSC CAPF 2019 Eligibility

Eligibility criteria for UPSC CAPF 2019 are based on some factors like age, nationality, gender, academic qualification, physical standard and number of attempts. Each factor of eligibility criteria for UPSC CAPF 2019 is as follows:

  • Nationality:  Candidate must be an Indian National. If Central Government gives consent in writing for the rules of appointment, enrolment or employment of a subject of Nepal or Bhutan nationals, candidates from these countries will be eligible for UPSC CAPF 2019.
  • Gender: Male and Female the candidates are eligible for UPSC CAPF 2019 and appointment to the post of Central Armed Police Force.
  • Age Limits:
Age Limits Minimum 20 Years Born earlier than August 2, 1994
Maximum 25 Years Born later than August 1, 1999
Relaxation in Age Limits Reserved Category: ST / SC – 5 Years Relaxation in Age Limit
Reserved Category: OBC – 3 Years Relaxation in Age Limit
Civilian Central Govt. Servant: 5 Years Relaxation in Age Limit
Domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from
January 1, 1981, to December 31, 1990 – 5 Years Relaxation in Age Limit
  • Educational Qualifications:

A candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree (B.Com / B.A. / B.Sc / B.Tech / BBA etc) from University recognised, incorporated and founded under the rules of Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions / universities / founded by Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956.

NOTE 1: A candidate, who has appeared in the final exam of Graduation, will also be eligible for admission to UPSC CAPF exam. At the time of final selection after qualifying in written exam, physical & medical test and interview, the candidate will have to produce proof of having qualified graduation degree exam.

NOTE II: In some cases, the UPSC may permit a candidate to apply for UPSC CAPF who is not eligible as per the academic qualification, if the candidate has passed an exam organized by the other Institutions, the standard of which justifies for applying at the discretion of UPSC.

NOTE III:  A professional and technical qualifications (B.Tech / M.Tech / B.Arch etc.) which are recognized by the Central / State Government as a professional or technical degree would also be eligible for UPSC CAPF.

  • Constraint on re-attempting for candidates who have been selected earlier: A candidate who got selected in an earlier exam to the post of CAPF in any of the forces participating in UPSC CAPF (Assistant Commandants) exam will not be permitted to appear at a subsequent UPSC CAPF exam for Assistant Commandants in the participating CAPFs.
  • Physical Standards: Candidates must meet the prescribed Physical and Medical Standards for admission to UPSC CAPF Exam, 2019.


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