Tuesday, December 12, 2017

How to Prepare For CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam

How to become an Assistant Commandant? This is a major question Indian Youth are having in their mind. To become an Assistant Commandant of any Central Armed Police Force, you have to prepare for the UPSC CAPF examination which is conducted every year by UPSC. To register for this exam one must visit UPSC online.

Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) refers to the uniform nomenclature of five security forces in India. They are CISF (Central Industrial Security Force), SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal), CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force), ITBP (Indo Tibetan Border Police) and BSF (Border Security Force). Each of them is headed by a Cadre of Indian Police Service i.e Director General of each armed force.

Education: The candidates applying for this exam must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a University.

  • Candidates must be between the ages of 20 to 25 years at the time of the interview.
  • Candidates belong to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe has an age relaxation up to a maximum of 5 years.
  • There is a relaxation up to a maximum of three years if a candidate belongs to OBC

Sex: Both males and females are eligible for this examination.

How to prepare for the Examination
The exam has three stages
  • Written Exam
  • Physical and Medical Exam
  • Personal Interview

Once you have cleared the written exam, you will be called for the physical and medical exam. Once you have passed the medical and the physical exam, you will be called for a Personal Interview.

The written test has two papers:
  1. In the First paper, the questions will be asked from General Ability and Intelligence of 250 marks.
  2. The second paper will have General Studies, Essay and Comprehension.

General Ability and Intelligence
This paper would cover topics like Current affairs, general ability, general Science, history, politics and geography. To prepare for this paper one must do online research and read various books on the above-stated topics.

To prepare for General Ability and Intelligence one must focus on quantitative aptitude and logical reasoning with extra stress on numerical ability and data interpretation. It would be an advantage for you if you practice some questions from profit & loss, time and distance, analogy etc.

Current Affairs
To prepare for current affairs, one must read the newspaper on a daily basis; it is advised to read an English newspaper followed by a newspaper of your mother tongue. You should also watch the news for an hour because visualization and listening help to grab the facts more easily and retain it for a longer time when compared to reading.

Politics and Economy
This part mainly focuses on overall political and economic situation of the country, the constitution of India, international and national threats, different policies and acts passed in the parliament.

General Studies and Essay
Part A will be of 80 marks, consisting of an essay which has to be written either in Hindi or in English. So it is important to keep yourself updated to the recent happening around the globe. This helps you to write the essay within a very short interval of time, giving you extra time for your part B.

Part B will be of 120 marks having questions from comprehension, language skills and precis writing. To prepare for this paper you should focus on the grammar part.

Physical and Medical test
You will be called for this exam if you pass the written exam, for physical efficiency test, you will be asked to perform different physical activities like- high jump, running, shot-put etc. In this examination, they will only be testing your physical fitness.

Once you clear the physical test you will be called for the medical examination which will be conducted in various centres across the country.

Personal Interview
For the personal interview, you should be well prepared and well dressed. You should also be confident enough to answer the questions. Never lie in front of the interviewers, if you don't know the answer to a question asked, then simply say that you do not know, never give incorrect answers or try to beat around the bush.

Important Books to follow:
NCERT Textbook of classes 8th to 10th Standard.
Oxford Atlas
Wren and Martin High School Grammar

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