UPSC CAPF AC Exam Date 2024 Out, Written Exam on 4 Aug

 Published On: 24-06-2024

UPSC CAPF AC Exam Date 2024 Announced: Written Exam on 4th August

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the exam date for the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) Assistant Commandants (AC) Exam 2024. The exam will be held on 4th August 2024 in two shifts. Here, we provide detailed information regarding the exam schedule, pattern, and other essential details.


This year, UPSC is recruiting 506 Assistant Commandants through the CAPF exam. The UPSC CAPF exam is held annually to recruit officers in various Paramilitary Forces of India, including the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

CAPF Exam Date 2024

The UPSC CAPF AC 2024 exam is scheduled for 4th August 2024. It will consist of two papers. Paper 1 will be held in the morning shift from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and Paper 2 will be held in the afternoon shift from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at various exam centers across India. Eligible candidates can apply online through the official UPSC portal.

Important Dates

CAPF Notification Release Date24th April 2024
CAPF Registration Dates24th April to 14th May 2024
CAPF Admit Card Release Date3rd Week of July 2024
CAPF Exam Date 20244th August 2024

UPSC CAPF AC Exam Schedule 2024

The UPSC CAPF written examination for Assistant Commandants posts is scheduled for 4th August 2024. The exam will be conducted in two shifts as follows:

PaperExam Timing
Paper 110:00 am to 12:00 pm
Paper 22:00 pm to 5:00 pm

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2024

The UPSC CAPF Exam consists of two papers:

  • Paper 1: This paper will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with a negative marking of 1/3rd mark for each wrong answer. It is a qualifying stage.
  • Paper 2: This paper is in a descriptive format.
PaperSubjectNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Paper 1General and Mental Ability1252502 hours
Paper 2General Studies, Essay and Comprehension72003 hours

Note: Paper I is in bilingual language & English, excluding the English paper. Only those candidates who qualify for Paper 1 will have their Paper 2 evaluated.


1. When will the UPSC CAPF AC Admit Card 2024 be released?

  • The admit card is expected to be released in the 3rd week of July 2024.

2. How can I download the UPSC CAPF AC Admit Card?

  • You can download the admit card from the official UPSC website by entering your registration number and date of birth.

3. Is there negative marking in the UPSC CAPF Exam?

  • Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/3rd mark for each wrong answer in Paper 1.

4. What is the duration of each paper in the UPSC CAPF Exam?

  • Paper 1 is of 2 hours duration, and Paper 2 is of 3 hours duration.

5. What is the selection process for UPSC CAPF AC?

  • The selection process includes a written exam, physical standards/physical efficiency tests, and an interview/personality test.