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CAPF Syllabus 2018 UPSC CPF AC (August) Topic Wise Updated Details Pdf

CAPF Syllabus

Union public service commission will conduct Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2018 on 12.08.2018 (SUNDAY), so candidates applying for the UPSC CPF AC Notification can download the topic wise CAPF Syllabus from here.

Updated UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2018 PDF comprises General Ability and Intelligence, General Studies, Essay and Comprehension topics. In order to grab more details about the UPSC CPF Syllabus 2018 for August Exam, move your cursor downwards soon.

UPSC CAPF AC 2018 Notification Dates

Organization NameUnion Public Service Commission
Name of the PostsAssistant Commandants (Group A) Posts
Recruitment DepartmentsCentral Armed Police Forces (CAPF) viz.
Border Security Force (BSF),
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF),
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
Opening date to apply Online25.04.2018
Closing date to apply21.05.2018
Apply ModeOnline
Selection ProcessWritten Examination,  Physical Standards/
Physical Efficiency Tests and
Medical Standards Tests,
Interview/ Personality Test,
Final Selection / Merit
Exam date12.08.2018 (SUNDAY)
Job LocationIndia

Every year union public service commission releases Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Exam Notification to recruit career oriented candidates to fill the vacant post. Applying contenders for CAPF Job Notification 2018 have to participate in the exam.

So Candidates who are preparing for CPF AC Examination shall need proper UPSC CPF AC Exam Paper Pattern PDF and CAPF Syllabus to prepare well for exam. We the team of is providing all the significant information regarding CAPF Syllabus 2018 on below section of this page.

CAPF Syllabus 2018


Paper -1: General Ability and Intelligence

Paper -1 will be in the form of Multiple Choice Type Question (MCQ). These questions will be based on:

General Mental Ability

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Numerical Ability
  • Data Interpretation

Read Now: Data Interpretation Questions With Solutions

CAPF Syllabus 2018 General Science

  • Scientific Temper
  • Inventions
  • Scientific Phenomenon of everyday

Give Now: General Science Online Quiz

Events of both National and International Importance

CAPF Syllabus 2018 contains question regarding the current events of national and international importance in the wide areas of culture, music, arts, literature, Sports, governance, societal and developmental issues, industry, business, Globalisation, and interplay among nations in this section.

Indian Politics and Governance

  • Constitution of India
  • Economic Dev
  • Social System
  • Human Rights
  • National and International Security

Indian History

  • Social Aspects
  • Political Aspects
  • Economic Aspects
  • Freedom Movement
  • Growth of Nationalism

Geography for both national and international

CAPF Syllabus 2018 contains questions of physical, social and economic aspects of Geography pertaining to India and the World.

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Paper-2: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension


This section contains the Essay Type Questions which are to be answered in long description form either In Hindi or English. Some topics are modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, Knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.


This section consists of Comprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills – to be attempted in English only. Some of the topics are Comprehension Passages, précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing as per CAPF Syllabus 2018.

Read Here: How to Prepare for English

Phase II

Physical Fitness Test

Type of TestMaleFemale
100 meter raceIn 16 secondsIn 18 seconds
800 meter raceIn 3 minutesIn 4 minutes
Long Jump3.5 meters (3 chances)3 meters (3 chances)
High Jump1.05 meters (3 chances)0.9 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 kgs)4.5 meters

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UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern

  • CAPF Exam Pattern includes two written examination.
  • As per the CAPF Syllabus 2018 there will be two papers i.e. Paper I and Paper II.
  • Part I includes questions from General Ability and Intelligence.
  • Part II covers questions from General Studies, Essay and Comprehension.
Paper IGeneral Ability and Intelligence250
Paper IIGeneral Studies, Essay and Comprehension200

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Physical Standard

If any candidates have desired to apply for UPSC CPF examination must be physically fit. Candidates who satisfy the above mentioned eligibility criteria will only be able to participate in the examination. Candidates must cover all the topics of CAPF Syllabus 2018 while preparing for the Central Police Forces Examination.

Candidates can study with updated sample papers and news paper to get the knowledge of current events. Candidates can also prepare with the Online Practice Quiz to check their skills to attend the exam.

Preparation tips:

Candidate should follow these preparation tips to crack CPF AC Exam:

  • Candidate must check CAPF Syllabus 2018 and exam pattern.
  • After checking exam syllabus and exam pattern candidate must make notes of important topics.
  • Candidate should also take help from his/her relatives/friends/siblings/etc
  • Candidate candidates must try to solve previous year question papers and do online mock test.
  • Candidate must take balanced diet while preparing for exam
  • Candidate must be aware of high weighatge subjects/topics

Recommended Books:

Candidates can study by using the following books or study material apart from CAPF Syllabus 2018 also:

  • Ancient History: Old NCERT by R.S. Sharma
  • Medieval History: Old NCERT by Satish Chandra
  • Modern History: India’s struggle for independence by Bipin Chandra, Modern India by Spectrum, Grover (more important for CAPF as it is factual)
  • Art & Culture: Art and Culture by Spectrum, Newspaper
  • Polity: Indian polity by Laxmikant (more imp for CAPF), Our Constitution/ Our Parliament Subash Kashyap, Current Events The Hindu
  • Economy: NCERT (11th and 12th Std), The Hindu and Indian Express.
  • Science: Questions are application oriented and test practical knowledge, so no specific book would help.
  • Environment: NCERT books for Std 10th, 11th and 12th, Erach Bharuch or Shankar IAS Environment book, Magazines like Pratiyogita Darpan, Civil Services Chronicle.
  • Physical Geography: 11th and 12th NCERT. Cover the entire geography section of India and World.
  • Geography world: NCERT, Certificate Physical and Human Geography by G.C. Leong

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One Response to "CAPF Syllabus 2018 UPSC CPF AC (August) Topic Wise Updated Details Pdf"

  1. Banikanta Moirangthem

    Sir, how mush is the relaxation for OBC. 3 years or 5 years.
    thank you.

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