Sunday, 5 August 2012

CPF (AC) Exam 2012 Notification, Eligibility & Forms

UPSC CAPF (AC) Exam 2012 Notification Eligibility FormSUPSC CPF (AC) 2012 Exam notification has been published yesterday for a total of 401 Assistant Commandant (AC) vacancies in the five Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF): BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP & SSB. As per the notification, last date to apply online for UPSC CAPF (AC) 2012 Exam is 27th August and the exam would be conducted on on 11th November, 2012.
You can click here to download the UPSC CPF (AC) Exam 2012 Notification.

This blog article is being made to tell you in a nutshell about the eligibilities required & how to apply for these Assistant Commandant (AC) positions. Another accompanying blog post titled: CPF (AC) Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Papers & Books gives you the prep materials for UPSC CPF (AC) Exam.

Let us begin this with an introduction on what is CAPF.

What is Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)?
Central Armed Police Forces of Govt of India consists of following eight police forces:

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Border Security Force (BSF)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

Railway Protection Force (RPF)
National Security Guards (NSG)
Special Protection Group (SPG)

Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) was also previously known as "Paramilitary forces" till 2011. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) CAPF exam for Assistant Commandants in the first five police forces  is conducted every year in the month of October/November, notification for which comes out in the month of June/July.

CPF Exam Statistics- How tough it is:
Number of candidates in UPSC CPF exam
How tough is CPF Exam? How many candidates appear for CPF exam and how many gets selected? To answer this question I went through the most recent UPSC Annual reports and the findings are as below:

As you can see from the statistics at right – the CPF exam is indeed competitive: only about 2.0 persons per hundred who appeared in the CPF written exam gets to appear in Interview. But once if you reach the Interview stage, the prospect is much brighter:  close to 45 per hundred who appears in the interview is selected. But most of the applicant actually never appears in the exam after applying for UPSC CPF exam, as you can see - only about 56% of those who applies, actually appears in the exam. So most of your competitors are eliminated in the application stage only. 

Selection Process for CAPF Assistant Commandants:
Selection Process for Assistant Commandants in CAPF consists of a 450 mark written test followed by Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests/Medical Standards Tests and than Interview/Personality Test of 150 marks. You can find more about the written exam in my blog post titled: CPF (AC) Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Papers & Books.

CPF AC Exam 2012 Centres:
CPF Exam 2012 is going to be held in following 41 city/towns all across India:
Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thapuram, Thiruvanandehradun, Tirupati, Udaipur &  Vishakhapatnam.

CPF Exam Eligibility:
Age eligibility:
Min. 20 yrs & Max. 25 yrs as on 1st August of the exam year i.e. on 01/08/2012 for CPF 2012
(DOB not earlier than 2nd August, 1987 and not later than 1st August, 1992)..

Academic eligibility:
A degree from a recognised University or equivalent.

Physical Standards eligibility:
You need to have minimum Physical Standards as given in the notification.

Female candidates can not apply for BSF and ITBP.

CPF AC Exam 2012 Online Form:
You can apply for CPF Exam 2012 only Online. There is no Offline Application Form for CPF Exam 2012.

How to apply for CPF Exam 2012 has been given very clearly in section: "5. HOW TO APPLY" in page:2 of the notification. Go through it carefully and fill the application form.

Click here to find the UPSC CPF AC Exam 2012 Online Form.
CPF AC Exam 2012 Online Form

CPF AC Exam 2012 Call letter/Admit Card:
Your call letter for CPF (AC) Exam 2012 would not be sent to you but you have to download the same from UPSC website from section "What's New".  These call letters are called E-admission Certificate by UPSC and would be made available for downloading three weeks before the exam (i.e. from around 21st October, 2012)

How to prepare for UPSC CPF Exam? Please visit my next blog post: CPF (AC) Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Papers & Books.

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