The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) exam is conducted annually by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) for the post of Assistant Commandant (
The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) exam is conducted annually by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) for the post of Assistant Commandant (AC). Candidates who get selected in the CAPF exam can join as assistant commandant in any of these security forces- Border Security Forces or BSF, Indo-Tibetan Border Police or ITBP, Central Reserve Police Force or CRPF, Sashastra Seema Bal or SSB, and Central Industrial Security Force or CISF. For the post of a few hundred CAPF AC posts, lakhs of candidates apply from across the country. The huge number of candidates applying for this post makes it quite difficult for the candidates to clear this examination at the first chance. The aspiring candidates should know about the details of the exam including the exam pattern and cut-off marks so that they could prepare well. Candidates who are working hard to crack the CAPF exam should also know about the salary and other allowances for this post so that they get a clear idea about their job profile and the compensation they are likely to get.
Eligibility of the candidates for the CAPF AC exam
Nationality: The candidates applying for the post of the CAPF AC must be citizens of India. The candidates who have the nationality of Nepal and Bhutan are also eligible to apply for this post.
Age Limit: The candidates who are aspiring to take the CAPF exam should be a minimum of 20 years of age and a maximum of 25 years of age. There is age relaxation for the SC/ST/OBC/Ex-servicemen candidates.
Educational Qualification: The candidate should be a graduate of a university recognized by the government of India.
Both male and female candidates can take this examination. The Compensation offered to CAPF AC is quite a decent sum. The selected candidates get many additional benefits that include a several growth opportunities as well as financial benefits.
The CAPF AC Salary
Applicants should go through the job profile and salary of CAPF AC before they apply for the CAPF exam. One of the main attractions for the candidates applying for this post is the handsome salary it offers. Additionally CAPF AC jobs offer good promotion opportunities and career growth.
The different job profiles for the CAPF AC are disciplinary power, administration, autonomous intelligence network, complaint redressal, workforce management, and others. The in-hand salary for CAPF AC post is around Rs. 44,135.
UPSC CAPF AC Salary Structure
|Basic Pay||Rs. 15,600/-|
|Grade Pay||Rs 5,400/-|
|Dearness Allowance||Rs. 26,250/-|
|In-Hand Salary||Rs. 44,135/-|
The CAPF AC allowances
Candidates who get selected as Assistant Commandant in the Central Armed Police Force are eligible to get the following allowances.
- Dearness Allowance
- House Rent Allowance
- Clinical Allowance
- Unique Duty Allowance
- Transport Allowance
- Difficulty Allowance
- Cash for Ration
The Growth Facilities for the CAPF AC
Throughout their career, the CAPF AC gets several growth opportunities. Depending upon the designation, rank, and the place of posting the salary of CAPF AC varies. The basic salary and the other advantages offered to the CAPF AC depend upon the promotion. The promotion opportunities depend upon several other factors.
The Post Wise Salary for the CAPF AC
|Designation||Pay Scale||Pay Band|
|Director General||INR 2,25,000/-||Fixed Apex|
|Additional Director General||INR 1,82,000/- to INR 2,24,100/-||Pay Band 4|
|Inspector General||INR 1,44,000/- to INR 2,18,000/-||Pay Band 4|
|Deputy Inspector General||INR 1,31,000/- to INR 2,16,600/-||Pay Band 4|
|Senior Commandant||INR 1,23,000/- to INR 2,15,900/-||Pay Band 4|
|Commandant||INR 78,800/- to INR 2,09,200||Pay Band 3|
|Deputy Commandant||INR 67,700/- to INR 2,08,700/-||Pay Band 3|
|Assistant Commandant||INR 56,100/- to INR 1,77,500/-||Pay Band 3|