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:
UPSC CPF (AC) ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION PROCEDURE
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.
(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.
UPSC CPF (AC) SELECTION PROCEDURE
1. Written Examination
2. Physical Standards Test/ Physical Efficiency Test/ Medical Standards Test
3. Interview/ Personality Test
|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 I (GENERAL ABILITY & INTELLIGENCE)
|PAPER II (ENGLISH)||
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.
|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 )|