Central Reserve Police Force (CPF)

Educational Qualification

Candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree from any University.

Age Limit

Age should be 20 Years to 25 Years.

Notification 2018 2019 2020 2021
CAPF 02 Aug 1993 to 01 Aug 1998 02 Aug 1994 to 01 Aug 1999 02 Aug 1995 to 01 Aug 2000 02 Aug 1996 to 01 Aug 2001

Written Examination

Subject No. Of Questions Marks
General Ability & Intelligence 125 250
General Studies, Essay & Comprehension As Per Syllabus 200

Physical Efficiency Test

Male Female
100 m Sprint 16 sec 18 sec
800 m Run 3 min 4 min
Long Jump 3.5 m 3 m
High Jump 1.05 m 0.90 m
Shot Put 4.5 m


  1. General Mental Ability - Logical Reasoning , Quantitative Attitude, Numerical Ability, Data Interpretation
  2. General Science GeneralAwareness, Scientific Temper, Comprehension and appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation including new areas of importance like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science
  3. Current Events of National and International Importance:- Current affairs of national and international importance in culture, music, arts, sports, governance, industry, development, business, globalization and developmental issues.
  4. Indian Politics and Economy - India's Political System, Constitution of India, Social System and Public Administration, Economic Development in India, Regional and International Issues
  5. General Studies and Comprehension
  6. Part A - Essay Questions are long answers which are to be answered in either 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, Passage writing, other communications / language skills - to be attempted in English only (Marks 120) The topics are Comprehension Passages, precis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and Otheraspects of language testing.