CAPF Exam Pattern 2021: Paper 1 and Paper 2 Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Total Marks

Exam Date

Aug 8, 2021

Apr 7, 2021


The exam pattern for UPSC CAPF is given out by the official authorities responsible for conducting the exam. Applicants should carefully go through the exam pattern for UPSC CAPF 2021 to avoid unnecessary mistakes during the attempt. 

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern Highlights

The UPSC CAPF Examination will take place in the below-mentioned format. The candidates should prepare accordingly.

  • UPSC CAPF exam has 3 stages:


Written Test


Physical Test


Personality Test/ Interview

UPSC CAPF 2021 Exam Pattern - Stage 1

  • The Stage-I has two papers. Conducts two slots on the same day and both the slots are different. 




Maximum Marks



General Ability and Intelligence

Objective type (MCQ based)


10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension

Subjective paper


2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • The Commission at their discretion fixed minimum qualifying marks separately in each paper.
  • Evaluation of Paper- I will be done first and Paper-II will be done only for those candidates who clear thePaper-I.

UPSC CAPF 2021 Exam Pattern - Stage 2

  • Tests are done only for those candidates who have cleared the Stage-I.




100 Meters race

In 16 seconds

In 18 Seconds

800 Meters race

In 3 minutes 45 seconds

In 4 minutes 45 seconds


Long Jump

3.5 Meters

(3 chances)

3 Meters

(3 chances)


Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)

4.5 Meters  


UPSC CAPF 2021 Interview/ Personality Test Pattern

  • Eligibility: Candidates who all are qualified in the Medical Eligibility Test are called for Interview/ Personality Test.

  • DAF: Candidates who are short-listed for Personality/ Interview Test will be issued a Detailed Application Form (DAF) in which among other things, they will be required to indicate their preference of Forces.

  • Marks: The Interview/Personality Test will carry 150 Marks.

  • Merit list: Merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Interview/Personality Test.

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