This article will talk about the salary of a CAPF Assistant Commandant selected through UPSC, UPSC CAPF assistant commandant syllabus and will decode the CAPF-AC exam in easier terms for easier understanding.

CAPF Assistant Commandant’s salary is under grade A of the salary list. There are many posts in the salary list for the CAPF.

After clearing the UPSC CAPF EXAM 2020 or any previous year, candidates can choose to be a part of the following forces:

  • Border Security Force
  • Central Reserve Police Force
  • Central Industrial Security Force
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force
  • Sashastra Seema Bal

The salary and perks with every force change, and it also changes with post.

CAPF Assistant Commandant Salary

The pay structure of CAPF assistant commandant salary with changes from the 7th commission is :

Rank Pay scale  Pay band 
Assistant Commandant ₹56100-₹177500 Pay Band 3
Deputy Commandant ₹67700-₹208700 Pay Band 3
Commandant ₹78800-₹209200 Pay Band 3
Senior Commandant ₹123000-₹215900 Pay Band 4
Deputy Inspector General ₹131000-₹216600 Pay Band 4
Inspector General ₹144000-₹218000 Pay Band 4
Additional Director General ₹182200-₹224100 HAG
Director General ₹225000 APEX FIXED

Along with this there are many other facilities given to CAPF officers.


The UPSC has notified candidates of the CAPF 2020 exam about the vacancies available for this year. There are going to be 209 vacancies for the CAPF UPSC 2020.

The exam is set to be conducted on the 20th of December 2020 as per the academic calendar and the rules of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Candidates are requested to keep checking the official UPSC website in case of any updates. With the world at a halt due to the CORONAVIRUS, anything is possible! So keep checking the website and make sure that all the rules and regulations set by the UPSC are followed by you.

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CAPF Exam Pattern

The CAPF Exam Pattern is very simple. There are 2 exam papers, one of 250 marks and one of 200 marks.

The first paper has 125 questions and is an MCQ based paper with a duration of 2 hours.

The second paper is a descriptive test and has only 6 questions with a duration of 3 hours.

Once a candidate passes both these written tests they are eligible for the second round, which is a physical ability test. And on passing the second round, a personal interview round will be taken.

The selection is based on performance of all three rounds.

CAPF Exam Syllabus

In paper 1, the syllabus will be for general ability and intelligence. There is not much you can prepare for, but it is important to read current affairs for this, especially the economy.

You are required to have basic knowledge of history, current events, Indian polity and world geography.

Paper 2 will be based on English Language and comprehension and general studies.

You need to have a good idea of writing an essay with good grammar and vocabulary skills. Prep your language skill for good time.

The general studies part will require lots of work. It will be very similar to the general studies exam for IAS aspirants. Learn about the history, geography, economy of the country and also work on general science topics.

Tips for the Exam

  • Create a timetable that will adapt to your exam schedule. If you already have one, it is recommended to start increasing revision time every day.
  • Go through CAPF Assistant Commandant previous year’s papers. This will help you understand how the questions will be asked in the exam
  • Keep yourself fit too. Yes, studying is important, but keeping yourself fit is also a requirement. So keep working out
  • Eat well and rest well. Since the workload is going to be heavy, getting adequate hydration and sleep is a must.
  • Meditation will help you to beat the stress and will teach you to maintain calm under pressure.

Also Read: Preparing for Current Affairs has Never Been Easier


If you are writing the CAPF AC exam 2020, this article will guide you about the notification and salaries that you can earn.

Prepare well for your exam. All the best!

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