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Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination 2020 or Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to BSF, CRPF, CISF, Indo‐Tibetan Border Police and Sashastra Seema Bal. Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2020 is conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination for the year 2020 has been announced by Union Public Service Commission and will be held on 20/12/2020. The application forms will be available from 18/08/2020 till 07/09/2020. The exam is in written mode. It is being conducted in English and Hindi languages. Admit card will be available from 23/11/2020. The result date will be announced later.

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Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2020 Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission

Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2020 Eligibility Criteria


  • No person who is not a citizen of India shall, except with the consent of the Central  Government signified in writing be appointed or employed under these Rules. Provided that nothing contained in these rules shall debar the appointment, enrolment or employment of a subject of Nepal or Bhutan under these Rules. 


  • Both Male and Female candidates are eligible for appointment to the post of Assistant  Commandants

Age Limits:

  •  A candidate must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years  on 1st August, 2020, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1995 and not later than 1st August, 2000. 
  • The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable. 
    • upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled  Tribe
    • upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes  who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates
    • upto a maximum of five years for Civilian Central Government Servants in accordance with the  existing instructions of the Central Government. Ex-Servicemen will also be eligible for this relaxation. However the total relaxation claimed on account of Government Service will be limited to five years

Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2020 Exam Centers

Offline Dates

Date Location(s)
20/12/2020 Port Blair, Tirupati, Visakhapatnam, Itanagar, Dispur, Jorhat, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, Delhi, Panaji, Ahmedabad, Shimla, Jammu, Srinagar, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Dharwad, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur, Imphal, Shillong, Aizawl, Kohima, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Jaipur, Udaipur, Gangtok, Chennai, Madurai, Hyderabad, Agartala, Bareilly, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Dehradun, Kolkata

Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2020 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 18/08/2020 07/09/2020
Admit Card Release Date 23/11/2020 20/12/2020
Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2020 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 20/12/2020
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    Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests:

    Candidates who are declared qualified in the written examination will be summoned for Physical  Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. Those candidates who meet the prescribed Physical Standards, specified in Appendix-VI, will be put through the Physical Efficiency Tests as indicated below.

    Physical Efficiency Tests (PET) 

     100 Meters race In 16 seconds In 18 seconds
    800 Meters race In 3 minutes 45 seconds In 4 minutes 45 seconds 
    Long Jup 3.5 Meters (3 chances)3.0 meters (3 chances) 
    Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.4.5 Meters-

    Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2020 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs.200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI. Applicants who opt for "Pay by Cash" mode should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. "Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 06.09.2020 i.e. one day before the closing date; however applicants who have generated their Pay-in- Slip before it is deactivated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date. Such applicants who are unable to pay by cash on the closing date i.e during banking hours at SBI Branch, for reasons whatsoever, even if holding valid pay-in-slip will have no other offline option but to opt for available online Debit/Credit Card or Internet Banking payment mode on the closing date i.e. till 18:00 Hours of 07.09.2020. 

    Application Form Filling Instructions


    • Candidates are required to apply Online using the link Detailed  instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website. 
    • The applicants are advised to submit only single application. However, if due to any unavoidable  situation, he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the application with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID. 
    • All candidates, whether already in Government Service, Government owned industrial  undertakings or other similar organisations or in private employment should submit their applications direct to the Commission. Persons already in Government service, whether in permanent or temporary capacity or as workcharged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under the Public Enterprises are however, required to inform in writing their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the Examination. Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their application will be liable to be rejected/ candidature will be liable to be cancelled. 

    Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2020 Syllabus

    Syllabi of the Written Papers:

    Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence:

    • The objective type questions with multiple choices in this paper will broadly cover the following areas:
      • General Mental Ability:
        • The questions will be designed to test the logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical  ability, and data interpretation. 
      • General Science:
        • The questions will be set to test general awareness, scientific temper, comprehension and appreciation  of scientific phenomena of everyday observation including new areas of importance like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science
      • Current Events of National and International Importance: 
        • The questions will test the candidates’ awareness of current events of national and international importance in the broad areas of culture, music, arts, literature, sports, governance, societal and developmental issues, industry, business, globalisation, and interplay among nations
      •  Indian Polity and Economy:
        • The questions shall aim to test candidates’ knowledge of the Country’s political system and the  Constitution of India, social systems and public administration, economic development in India, regional and international security issues and human rights including its indicators.  
      • History of India : 
        • The questions will broadly cover the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. This shall  also include the areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement.  
      • Indian and World Geography:
        • The questions shall cover the physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India  and the World. 

    Paper-II : General Studies, Essay and Comprehension:

    Part-A – Essay questions which are to be answered in the narrative form either in Hindi or English totaling 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. 


    Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2020 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date 23/11/2020
    Admit Card Download End Date 20/12/2020    8:00 am

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    Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    Offline Dates

    • 20/12/2020

    Examination Day Instructions

    Mobile Phones/other articles Banned: 

    • The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment or programmable  device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations
    • Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned item including mobile phones or  any valuable/costly items to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe-keeping cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.
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    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. 

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