The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the much-awaited UPSC CAPF Notification 2020 on 18th August 2020 as per the official calendar of UPSC. The UPSC will be recruiting 209 eligible candidates as an Assistant Commandant (AC) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). Through this recruitment, the selected candidates will fill up the AC vacancies in BSF, CISF, CRPF, SSB, and ITBP branches of CAPF. The recruitment is conducted once in a year by UPSC.


The Online application for the UPSC CAPF 2020 is active from 18th August to 07th September 2020. Candidates can check the UPSC CAPF 2020 eligibility criteria, Steps to Apply Online, important dates, exam pattern, and other details below.


UPSC CAPF 2020: Important Dates

Check important dates related to UPSC CAPF 2020 in the table below.

UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam Important dates 
UPSC CAPF Notification Release 18th August 2020
Start date of online application 18th August 2020 
Last date to apply online 07th September 2020 
Issuance of Admit Card November 2020 (tentative)
Exam Date 20 December 2020
Release of Answer Key To be announced
Declaration of result To be announced


 Vacancy Details

The post-wise vacancy distribution for UPSC CAPF 2020 is given below.

UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandants 2020 Vacancies

Security Forces Number of Vacancies 
BSF 78
SSB 22
Total 209


Eligibility Criteria

1. Nationality

A candidate must be either:

(a) a Citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Note: The candidates must be in possession of a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. of India for categories (b), (c), (d), and (e).


2. Educational Qualification

The candidates should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any stream.

3. Age Limit

The candidates must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on 1st August 2020, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1995 and not later than 1st August 2000.
Age Relaxation is given below as per the category of the candidate.


Category Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir 5 years
Defense Services Personnel disabled
in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area
3 years
Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECO/SSCO 5 years
PwBD 10 years


Application Fee

The application fee can be paid with either online mode or offline mode.
Applicants who opt for “Pay by Cash” mode should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. “Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 07/09/2020 i.e. one day before the closing date; however applicants who have generated their Pay-in- Slip before it is deactivated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date.


The application fee for different categories can be checked below.


Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD/Female Exempted
2 General and Others Rs. 200/-


How to apply for UPSC CAPF 2020:

1. Visit the official website at

2. On the right-hand side tab, click on the Examination Notification option

3. Click on ‘Apply Here’ link

4. You will be redirected to the next page


6. Click on the link that reads apply here just beside the ‘CAPF’ recruitment exam

7. Read the instructions and click Next

8. You will get an application form

9. Provide the information required in the form

10. Scan and upload photos and signature

11. Pay application fee

12. Click on submit

For more information, candidates are advised to read the official notification.