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50% posts of Assistant Commandant in CPF (BSF, ITBP, CRPF, CISF and SSB) are filled by Direct Recruitment (including 10% from SSCO) & balance 50% by promotion from Inspector to AC. The criteria for Direct Recruitment is as under:



Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) Central Police Forces (CPF) (Assistant Commandants) Examination eligibility details are given below.

1. Nationality: The candidate must be a citizen of India.

2. Sex: Both males & female candidates are eligible for appointment to the post of Assistant Commandants in CRPF, CISF, SSB and BSF.

3. Age: Candidate must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years.

Age Relaxation:

(a) Up to a maximum of 5 years for SC, ST candidates.
(b) Up to a maximum of 3 years for OBC candidates.
(c) Up to a maximum of 5 years for civilian central Government servants in according with the existing. instructions of the Central Government. Ex-service men will also be eligible for this relaxation.
(d) Up to a maximum of 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 01-01-1980 to the 31-12-1989.

5. Educational qualifications: A candidate must be a Bachelor’s Degree if a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.

6. Physical Standards: Candidates must meet the prescribed physical and medical standards for admission to Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination.


1. Written Examination
2. Physical Standards Test/ Physical Efficiency Test/ Medical Standards Test
3. Interview/ Personality Test   

Paper Pattern

SNo Type of Entry Age Qualification Subjects in Question papers Marks Duration Remarks
1 Assistant Commandant (CPF) 20 to 25 Yrs  (Age relaxation of 5 yrs. to SC/ ST candidates and 3 to OBC candidates)   Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence   250 2 hrs 125 Questions (Objective)
Paper II: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension 200 2 hrs 7 Questions (Descriptive)
Written Total 450 4 hrs  


Paper Topics Covered


  1. General Mental Ability
  2. General Science
  3. Current Events of National Importance
  4. Indian Polity & Economy
  5. History of India
    1. Indian & World Geography

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.


2. Physical Standards/ Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests: Candidates who are qualified in the written examination will be called for the Physical Standards/ Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests.

Physical Efficiency Tests (PET):

a. 100 Meters race Males in 16 seconds Females in 18Seconds
b. 800 Meters race Males in 3 minutes 45 seconds and Females in 4 min 45 seconds
c. Long Jump 3.5 Meters (3 chances) 3.0 Meters (3 chances)
d. shot-put (7.26 kgs) 4.5 meters —

3. Interview/ Personality Test: Candidates who are declared qualified in the Medical Standards Tests, will be called for Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission. Candidates who are declared medically unfit but allowed to appear before the “Review Medical Board” on their appeal by the Appellate Authority will be called for Interview/ Personality Tests provisionally. Candidates who are short-listed for Interview/ Personality Test, including those short-listed for Interview/ Personality Test provisionally will be issued a Detailed Application Form (DAF) in which among other things, they will be required to indicate their preference of Forces. Interview/ Personality Test will carry 150 Marks.

4. Final Selection/ Merit: The merit list will be drawn on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Interview/ Personality Test.

Coaching Schedule AC(CAPF)

Course Duration Course Code Admission Dates Batch Start Dates Classes Schedule
3 months AC 003 Open 1st and 15th of each month 4 hours every day      ( six days  a week)
45 days AC 001 Open 1st and 15th of each month 5 to 6 hours every day (six days a week )

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Following documents are required for the admission.
  • Copy of Education Qualification Certificates.
  • Copy of Caste Certificate - if applicable
  • Copy of Domicile Certificate
  • Copy of Aadhaar card as ID proof
  • 02 Latest Colored Photographs

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  1. Fee will be paid maximum in two instalments. Atleast 70% fee to be paid at the time of admission and balance 30% within 1 to 2 months from start of the course.
  2. Fee once paid will not be refunded or adjusted under any circumstance.
  3. Filling in of exam application forms and their submission to the exam conducting authority will be the responsibility of student himself.
  4. Student will be responsible for his physical, medical and educational eligibility for a particular course before taking admission. No fee in full or part will be refunded once the student has taken admission in the academy.
  5. Change in address and contact No if any to be notified to the office immediately on occurrence.
  6. Student enrolled with DDA will provide his entrance examination roll number to office immediately on receipt of his admit card from the exam conducting authority.
  7. DDA reserves its right to make any alteration in its program/fees without any prior notice to anybody.
  8. Students will follow all rules, regulations and instructions of the institute and will stay within its discipline parameters.
  9. Student found involved in any indiscipline or misconduct will be expelled from the academy without any notice or refund of fee.
  10. DDA guides, coaches and trains the students for defence forces’ entries but does not promise or guarantee the jobs.


Date: 03-12-2023