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Central Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination

Tell me Something about CPF (AC) Services

The CPF Services are the Paramilitary Services that meet the security functions of the Government of India. Given the extent of threats the services broadly fall under various categories such as CISF, CRPF, BSF, ITBP and SSB functioning under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs.

Tell me Something about CPF (AC) Services Examination

The services are allocated based on the final Rank the candidate had secured, Preferences of services executed by the candidate, Category of the candidate and Vacancy of the Post.

Why people consider joining CPF (AC) Services?

CPF (AC) Services is considered better based on the certain reasons. Among them some are as follows 1. Caters to the interest by providing opportunities in the Policing Career 2. The scope and breadth of decision making in the service 3. Facilities that go with the service as perks 4. Chances for interacting with other departments than the parent dept 5. Stability of career

How the services are allocated to the candidate?

The services are allocated based on the final Rank the candidate had secured, Preferences of services executed by the candidate, Category of the candidate and Vacancy of the Post.

What are the Minimum Educational Qualifications required for appearing in the exam?

Candidates appearing in the degree exam are allowed to appear at the exam but are required to submit proof of passing along with the Detailed Application Forms which are to be submitted after qualifying the written test, medical standards test and Physical Efficiency Tests (PET). Both Males and Females are eligible for CISF and CRPF. For SSB, BSF and ITBP only Male candidates are eligible

Is a Candidate who has done graduation without Passing Class X & Class XII eligible for CPF (AC) Examination?

Yes. For CPF (AC) Exams, the candidate is eligible since the UPSC has not specified the mode of acquiring the degree.

What is the prescribed age limit for the examination?

The age limits 20-25 years as on 1st August of the year of examination. 1. General Category, the upper age limit is 25 years 2. Other Backward Classes, it is 28 years 3. SC/ST category, upper age limit is 30 years For Special category, Civilian Central Government Servants: upper limit is 30 years

what is the Plan of the Examination?

The Examination consists of the following 2 papers and Personality Test Paper I (Objective type) consists of General Ability and Intelligence Papers II (Descriptive type) consists of General Studies, Essay and Comprehensions

What are the maximum marks for the Examination?

The Examination is conducted for a total of 450 marks. Paper I has maximum of 250 marks and Paper II has 200 marks. The Personality Test will have a maximum mark of 150 which will be added with the written exam marks.

What is the syllabus for the examination?

Paper I : General Ability and Intelligence The objective type questions with multiple choices in this paper will broadly cover the following areas: 1. General Mental Ability The questions will be designed to test the logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical ability, and data interpretation. 2. General Science : The questions will be set to test general awareness, scientific temper, comprehension and appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation including new areas of importance like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science. 3. Current Events of National and International Importance: The questions will test the candidates? awareness of current events of national and international importance in the broad areas of culture, music, arts, literature, sports, governance, societal and developmental issues, industry, business, globalisation, and interplay among nations. 4. Indian Polity and Economy: The questions shall aim to test candidates? knowledge of the Country?s political system and the Constitution of India, social systems and public administration, economic development in India, regional and international security issues and human rights including its indicators. 5. History of India The questions will broadly cover the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. This shall also include the areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement. 6. Indian and World Geography: The questions shall cover the physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the

What is the syllabus for the examination?

Paper II : General Studies, Essay and Comprehension Part-A ? Essay questions which are to be answered in long narrative form either in Hindi or English totalling 80 Marks. The indicative topics are modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability. Part-B ? Comprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills ? to be attempted in English only (Marks 120) ? The topics are Comprehension passages, précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing

How can I apply for the CPF (AC) Exam?

After publication of the notification of the Indian Forest Services Examination by UPSC in May Candidates have to apply online using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website.