|SYLLABUS AND EXAM PATTERN OF CAPF
EXAM PATTERN :
PAPER (I): General Ability & Intelligence
PAPER TYPE: Objective
Number of Questions : 125
Total Marks : 250
Paper Duration : 2 Hours
Negative Marking : YES
PAPER (II): General Studies, Essay & Comprehension
PAPER TYPE: Conventional
Total Marks : 200
Paper Duration : 3 Hours
Physical Fitness Test & Medical Examination: 200
Interview Marks: As per UPSC standards.
Syllabus of PAPER (I) – General Ability & Intelligence
General Mental Ability: This section includes questions pertaining to data interpretation, quantitative aptitude, arithmetical ability and logical reasoning.
General Science: This section is to check the awareness of candidates regarding the scientific phenomena that take place in day to day life. Questions are mainly related to environmental science, IT & biotech.
Current Events: Candidate's knowledge across national and global importance is checked across multiple verticals like business, industrialization, societal issues, music, literature, culture, sports, governance, etc.
National Politics & Economy: This section covers everything about Indian Political System, The Constitution of India, Regional Issues, Public Administration, Economic Development, International Security Issues, Civics and Human Rights.
Indian History: Questions related to freedom movement of India, social reforms, economic reforms, growth reforms & political reforms would be asked in this section.
Geography: This section tests candidate's knowledge about the geographic aspects of India and world.
Syllabus of PAPER (II) – General Studies, Essay & Comprehension
PART A: Essay Questions constitute Part A of Paper (II) which is of 80 Marks. Candidates are supposed to write descriptive answers in either Hindi or English medium as per their choice. Topics covered in this section include Polity & Economy, Freedom Movements & Struggle, Modern Indian History, Geography, Security Issues, Human Rights, etc.
PART B: Under Part B of Part (II) Paper: candidate's comprehension skills, precise writing skills, communication skills and English language skills are checked. Part B is of total 120 marks.
PART B: Total Marks 200
Essay Question : Total Marks 80
Precise Writing Question: Total Marks 30
Comprehension Passage Question: Total Marks 40
Counter Argument Question: Total Marks 10
Report Writing Question: Total Marks 20
Grammar Questions: Total Marks 20