CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2024 - Age Limit, Nationality, Education Qualification

UPSC will publish the CAPF 2024 eligibility criteria in online mode in the official notification. The UPSC CAPF notification will be available for download at Candidates interested in attempting the UPSC CAPF 2024 exam can find more details pertaining to the eligibility criteria and physical standards below.

The UPSC CAPF exam is held annually to recruit candidates to various posts under the Central Armed Police Force. Candidates who are interested in applying must check if they fulfil the CAPF 2024 eligibility criteria. Candidates who are eligible for the exam can fill out the CAPF application form 2024

CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2024 - Age Limit

A candidate must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years.

CAPF 2024 Eligibility Criteria - Age Relaxation


Upper age limit relaxation

Scheduled Caste (SC)

Maximum of 5 years

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

Maximum of 5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

Maximum of 5 years

Civilian Central Government Servants

Maximum of 5 years


Maximum of 5 years

Those domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989

Maximum of 5 years

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CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2024 - Nationality

As per the eligibility criteria of CAPF 2024, candidates must be of Indian nationality. Apart from that, candidates with citizenship of Nepal and Bhutan are also deemed eligible to apply for the CAPF exam.

CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2024 - Education Qualifications

As per the CAPF 2024 eligibility criteria, candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree. Those candidates who have appeared in the qualifying examination and are awaiting their results can also apply for the CAPF exam however before the final selection they will have to. produce their passing certificates.

CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2024 - Physical Standards and Medical Fitness

Apart from the physical standards and medical fitness, aspirants also require to have met the physical and medical fitness. From the following table, aspirants can check the Physical Standards and Medical Fitness required to meet as part of the CAPF eligibility criteria 2024.

Physical Standards and Medical Fitness





165 cm

157 cm

Chest (unexpanded)

81 cm (with 5 cm minimum expansion)

Not applicable


50 kg

46 kg

CAPF AC 2024 Medical Standards


Better Eye (Corrected Vision)

Worse Eye (Corrected Vision)

Distant Vision





Near Vision



Limits of Refractive errors permitted

-4.00 D (including cylinder) Myopia +4.00 D (including cylinder) Hypermetropia

It must be noted that if an applicant has undergone LASIK surgery correction, then it must have been according to prescribed criteria as mentioned below:

  • Age – 18 to 35 years

  • Axial-length – 21 to 26 mm.

  • Corneal-thickness 425 micron

  • Pre-LASIK error - 6 D

  • Post-operative - Should be stable period refractive flap

  • Interval - 06 months (post-operative period mandatory

Candidates must have completed 06 months after LASIK surgery to be considered for recruitment in CAPFs.

Carrying angle

The Carrying angle should not be more than 15˚ for male applicants and 20˚ for female applicants.

Hearing Power

  • No degree of deafness or persistent ear discharge should be present.

  • No other conditions (congenital or acquired) such as atresia of the meatus, exostosis, neoplasm which may cause obstruction of ear passage.

  • No history of recurrent earache, tinnitus and vertigo.


  • No DNS, atrophic rhinitis, tuberculous ulceration or chronic sinusitis.


  • Aspirants should not have enlarged lymph nodes, thyroid or other swellings of the neck.

  • Inability to extend the neck fully or any evidence of disease of spine or cervical vertebrae.


  • Aspirants must have a sufficient number of sound teeth for efficient mastication.

  • Aspirants must not have severe pyorrhoea.

Venereal Disease

  • Aspirants must not have active signs of clinical VD.

Chronic skin diseases

  • Aspirants must not have chronic skin diseases like extensive Pityriasis Versicolor, Leprosy, chronic dermatitis, psoriasis and SLE.

General Standards:

  • No stammering

  • No indication of chronic diseases like TB, arthritis, high blood pressure, Diabetes, heart disease, and Bronchial Asthma.

  • No perceptible and visible glandular swelling anywhere in the body.

  • Chest should be well-formed, devoid of any abnormality like flat chest, Pigeon chest, with rickety rosary defects.

  • Heart and lungs should be sound.

  • Limbs, hands and feet should be well-formed and fully developed.

  • The perfect motion of all joints should be seen.

  • Should not have any old /malunited fracture of bones.

  • Should not have congenital malformation or defects.

  • Should not bear traces of previous acute or chronic disease pointing to an impaired constitution.

  • Should have no disease of the genitourinary tract.

  • No inguinal, scrotal swelling or any type of Hernia.

  • Both the testicles are in the scrotum and of normal size.

  • No knock knees, flat foot, varicose veins.

  • Good mental and bodily health

  • Should not suffer from TACHYCARDIA (more than 100 pulse rate per minute) or BRADYCARDIA (Less than 50 per minute).

  • Should not suffer from Hernia, haemorrhoids, condylomas prolapse rectum.

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CAPF AC 2024: NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificates

Along with meeting CAPF 2024 eligibility criteria candidates will also be required to have the possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate. However, these qualifications will be considered at the time of the Interview/Personality Test. They will have no effect at the time of application.

CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2024 - Non-Eligible Candidates

Candidates who are already employed in a Government Service, or Public Enterprise will have to submit a Non-Objection certification during the document verification process. This undertaking must be included in writing that they have applied for the examination. The NOC should be sent to their Head of Office / Department. In case the said department withholds permission to candidates applying for the examination, their application will be rejected. The decision of UPSC regarding the acceptance of the application and eligibility of the candidate will be final.

Number of attempts allowed for UPSC CAPF 2024

There are no limitations in the number of attempts to apply for the CAPF 2024 exam. Candidates can apply for the CAPF exam as many times as they wish until attaining the maximum age limit.

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UPSC CAPF application form 2024

UPSC has released the application form of CAPF 2024 in online mode on April 24, 2024. Candidates who meet the CAPF 2024 eligibility criteria are eligible to fill the application form from the official website. While filling out the application form, candidates had to fill in all the details along with uploading scanned documents and paying the application fee in online mode. Candidates who successfully submit their application form will be issued the CAPF 2024 admit card to appear in the exam.

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