UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2020

UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2020: UPSC has released the UPSC CAPF (AC) 2020 Notification to fill 209 vacancies in Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). The UPSC CAPF exam is conducted to recruit candidates for the post of Assistant Commandant (AC) in the armed forces such as BSF, SSB, CRPF, CISF & ITBP. The written exam will be held on the lines of exam structure mentioned in the CAPF Notification 2020.


UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2020

UPSC CAPF Written Exam Syllabus

General Mental Ability

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Numerical ability
  • Data Interpretation

General Science

·         General Awareness

·         Scientific Temper

·         Comprehension & Appreciation of Scientific Phenomena

·         Information Technology

·         Biotechnology

·         Environmental Science

Current Events

·         Current Events of national and international importance

Indian Polity and Economy

·         Indian political system

·         Constitution of India

·         Social systems and public administration

·         Economic development in India

·         Regional and international security issues

·         Human rights & its indicators

Indian History

·         Indian History, Culture and Civilisation

·         Freedom Movement in India

·         Indian Constitution and Administration

·         Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India

·         Panchayati Raj

·         Co-operatives and Community Development

·         Forces shaping the Modern India

·         Renaissance

·         Exploration and Discovery

Indian and World Geography

·         Earth

·         Latitudes and Longitudes

·         Concept of time

·         International Date Line

·         Movements of Earth and their effects

·         Origin of Earth

·         Rocks and their classification

·         Weathering

·         Earthquakes and Volcanoes

·         Ocean Currents and Tides

·         Atmosphere and its composition

·         Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure

·         Planetary Winds

·         Cyclones and Anti-cyclones

·         Humidity

·         Condensation and Precipitation

·         Types of Climate

·         Major Natural regions of the World

·         Regional Geography of India

·         Mineral and Power resources

·         Imports and Exports of India

·         World Geography

Paper II: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

Part-A (80 Marks):

  • Essay questions
  • The topics of essay questions could be on:
  • Modern Indian History
  • Freedom Struggle
  • Geography
  • Polity
  • Economy
  • Security
  • Human Rights

Part-B (120 Marks):

  • Comprehensions
  • Précis writing
  • Communications/language skills
  • Developing counter arguments
  • Simple grammar

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