12 May 2021

Know all about the UPSC CAPF selection process

Know all about the UPSC CAPF selection process

The UPSC CAPF selection criteria are not so easy that every candidate can pass. You would be serving the nation as a security officer, and intensive physical training can make you the best and sustain for long in this domain.  Before appearing for the exam, we recommend you know about the CAPF selection process. It will help you judge yourself about your standings.  Interested candidates have to clear the two-phase written examination (Paper-1 and Paper-2). The first paper is 2 hours, while you get 3 hours to complete the paper for the second one. For further qualification, these two stages are mandatory to be cleared. Hence, prepare well for each step.

First stage- Written examination

As discussed above, the first stage of the selection process begins with the written examination. UPSC conducts two papers in which the first paper is bilingual while the second one is only in English. Hindi and English candidates both can apply for this examination. The first paper syllabus t-tests candidates' mental ability, and the paper's total weightage is 250 marks. The second paper syllabus has general studies and comprehension, which carries 200 marks. Candidates need to have exemplary writing skills to write brief essays and attempt other questions in the second paper. The first paper is an objective type which means you will get MCQ based questions. We forgot to tell you that you have to qualify for the first paper to appear for the second one. After qualifying both, you are eligible for the next stage of the selection process: the Medical examination.

Second stage- Medical examination

Medical examination examines the physical fitness of candidates. Security personnel are known for their fitness level. Candidates who qualified for the written process are selected for the second round of selection. They have to qualify 100 m race, 800 m race, long jump and shot put. The qualifying criteria for female and male candidates vary that we highlighted below:

        For a 100 m race, Male candidates have to clear it in 16 seconds while female candidates get 18 sec.

        The 800 m race must be completed by males in 3 min 45 sec while females have 4 min 45 sec.

        Male candidates have to meet 3.5 meters for a long jump while female candidates 3 meters is a qualifying parameter.

        In the shot put, males have to meet the parameter of 4.5 meters while females data is currently not available.

Third stage- Interview round

So far, you have done the best if you cleared both stages of the selection process. The third and final round of interview consists of 150 marks. It is also called the personality test round, where candidates are invited through e-summon provided by the commission. There is a panel of 4 members who will conduct the interview round. They are highly qualified and experienced in their respective domain. If you watched any of the IAS interview video tutorials, you would have an idea of what we said. At the beginning of this round, candidates need to fill a Detailed Application Form (DAF). During the interview, you can expect questions based on current affairs on a national and regional level.

Final stage-Conclusion

Don't worry, readers! This is not the final stage of selection, but we are suggesting a few things. Following the three stages above is mandatory to clear and get a good CAPF result. Prepare for each stage carefully, and while applying for this exam, not one point that thrill and challenges are waiting for you. If you are comfortable in all those stuff, then kindly push yourself to clear the examination. Be the warriors to secure your territory!

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