(AC) 2011 Exam
notification has already come out last Saturday i.e. 18/06/2011 and this blog article is being made to tell you in a nutshell about the eligibilities required & how to apply for these Assistant Commandant (AC) positions. Another accompanying blog post titled: CPF Exam: Question papers with syllabus and exam pattern
gives you the prep materials for UPSC CPF (AC) Exam.
Date for UPSC CPF Exam 2011 has already been announced – it is 9th October, 2011.
What is Central Police Forces (CPF) Exam?
CPF (AC) Exam is conducted in the month of October by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) for recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in five Central Police Forces: BSF (Border Security Force), CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force),CISF (Central Industrial Security Force), ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) and SSB(Sashastra Seema Bal).
Most of this recruitment goes for BSF & CISF, as can be seen from following break-up of posts organisation-wise in CPF exam 2011:
BSF: 111, CRPF: 213, CISF: 15, ITBP: 36, SSB: 122, Total: 497.
CPF Exam Statistics- How tough it is:
How tough is CPF Exam? How many candidates appear for CPF exam and how many gets selected? This might be your next question. To get answer I went through the most recentUPSC 59th Annual report
as well as the previous report. The findings are as below:
As you can see from the statistics at right – the CPF exam is indeed competitive: only 1.5 to 2.0 persons per hundred who appeared in the CPF written exam gets to appear in Interview. But once if you reach the Interview stage, the prospect is much brighter: close to 30 per hundred who appears in the interview is selected.
So naturally, if you want to crack this exam, your biggest hurdle is clearing the written test. Let me give you another good piece of news: only 55% of those who applies for CPF exam appears actually in the written test – and the number of applicant for CPF exam is reducing every year (from 95433 in CPF 2006 to 68088 in CPF 2008) as you can see below:
CPF Exam Eligibility:
Min. 20 yrs & Max. 25 yrs as on 1st August of the exam year i.e. on 01/08/2011 for CPF 2011.
A degree from a recognised University or equivalent. Final year students can also apply provided they can produce the proof of passing the exam after the Written test result is announced sometime in September, 2011.
Physical Standards eligibility:
You need to have minimum Physical Standards as given in the notification.
Female candidates can apply only for CRPF and CISF and not for other police forces.
CPF AC Exam 2011 Forms and how to apply:
You can apply for CPF Exam 2011 either Online or Offline.
CPF Exam 2011 Offline Form:
You must apply in the Common Application Form devised by UPSC, which can be purchased from the Designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices, list of which is given in section: "APPENDIX - III" in page-6 of the notification. Each such form can be used only once and only for one examination. Do not use the photocopy of the forms!
How to apply for CPF Exam 2011 has been given very clearly in section: "5. HOW TO APPLY" in page:2 of the notification. Go through it carefully and fill the application form. After filling up the form properly, you need to send the application to the following address:
Controller of Examinations, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069.
CPF Exam 2011 Online Form:
You can find the Online form for CPF (AC) Exam 2011 in this Online UPSC website
How to apply online for CPF Exam 2011 is given very clearly in section: "APPENDIX - II(A)" in page-4 of the notification.
CPF Exam 2011 Important dates:
Date of notification: 18th June, 2011 (Saturday).
Last Date of applying for UPSC CPF Exam 2011: 18th July, 2011.
(For remote areas by offline application, last date is 25th July, 2011).
Date of CPF 2011 Written Exam:9th October, 2011 (Sunday).
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