The other vacancies that the UPSC CAPF exam intends to fill are the Indo Tibetan Border Police or ITBP, the Central Industrial Security Force or CISF, and the Sashastra Seema Bal or SSB.
The exam consists of three components – written, physical efficiency test, and then a personal interview round. The written exam tests candidates for their knowledge of general ability and intelligence, essay, comprehension, and general studies.
The merit list is drawn centred on the marks attained by aspirants in the written exam as well as in the personal interview. Successful candidates are hired for the post of Assistant Commandant.
Eligibility for UPSC CAPF Exam
Candidates who wish to apply for the exam in the year 2020 must be between 20 to 25 years of age (for General candidates). Relaxation of age for five years is provided to candidates from the SC/ST categories.
You must have Indian citizenship along with a Bachelor’s degree from a renowned university. Final year students are also eligible for provisional admission.
The UPSC has declared a total of 209 vacancies to be filled in by the CAPF exam. The exam date is scheduled for December 20. You can apply online for the exam through the UPSC website called www.upsconline.nic.in against an application fee of INR 200.
Women and others belonging to the reserved category are pardoned from paying the application fee. You must keep scanned copies of your photograph and signature handy during the application process.
CAPF Exam Cut Off – 2018 and 2019
The cut off is the minimum marks that you are required to obtain to qualify for the subsequent rounds and final selection in the CAPF exam. The cut off marks are declared by UPSC only after announcing the final result.
So, the estimated cut off is usually guessed by experts established on the basis of last year and the level of difficulty of the present exam. The more difficult the paper is, the higher is the expected cut-off.
Another determinant is the number of candidates who apply for the exam versus the number of vacancies available.
UPSC CAPF cut off 2018 for selection in the written test was 166 out of 450 for General candidates. There was a total of 466 vacancies declared in 2018, and the cut-off score for General categories for final selection was 282.
Based on the difficulty level of the written exam, the UPSC CAPF cut off 2019 was estimated between 165 to 175 for paper two for the unreserved candidates.
UPSC CAPF Cut Off 2020 Expected
The cut-off marks for paper one, of the written exam, will be based out of 250 marks, while paper two will be upon 200 marks. The minimum score required to qualify for both paper one and two is 15 percent of the total score, or 450.
The cut-off score is released in two parts. In part one, the cut off for written exam is declared, and in part two the cut off for both written and interview is released. You need to satisfy the cut off marks for your name to appear on the merit list.
The final cut off, which will be a combination of the scores of written exam and personal interview, will be based out of 600 marks. You will get to know the cut off marks after UPSC declares the final result in 2021.
As mentioned before, the expected cut off will depend upon the difficulty of the questions. The total number of vacancies available this year is 209 and this too will contribute to determining the final cut off score.
The cut off for paper one General category can be expected to lie between 104 to 116, while for paper two it can be somewhere between 165 to 180. The number of applicants that the board will see this year will also direct the cut-off score.
Thus, while the qualifying marks for CAPF 2020 exam are declared before the examination, the expected cut off will depend upon the usual determinants. It is rarely seen that the number of vacancies has exceeded the number of applicants.
Moreover, the number of vacancies has an important role to play, as the cut off score reduces with an increased hiring capacity.
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