Central Industrial Security Forces

The Central Industrial Security Force Assistant Commandant Competitive Examination is a competitive examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). To fill the vacant posts of Assistant Commandant (Executive) in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

The number of vacancies to be filled after the results of the examination, and these vacancies will be specified in the notice issued by the Commission.

To be eligible, candidates must complete 4 years of regular service by January 1, 2020, including a period of basic training in the rank of Sub Inspector (GD) / Inspector (GD) and have a clean record of service proposals for an appointment. Issue of.

His admission to all stages of the examination for which he is granted admission by the Commission.

Written examination, physical and medical standard test or personality/interview test will be purely provisional subjects which fulfil the prescribed eligibility conditions.

After the notification of examination rules in the Gazette of India by the Ministry of Home Affairs and notification of examination by the Commission, the candidates have to fill the online application form and a hard copy on the UPSC website. The commission will then be sent to CISF officers through proper channel for verification and broadcasting.

The applications will be scrutinized by the Central Industrial Security Force to determine the eligibility of the candidates in terms of the prescribed eligibility conditions.

Written Examination: The written examination conducted by UPSC will consist of two papers:

  • Paper-I: The questions in this paper will be objective type (multiple choice), in which the questions will be set in English as well as Hindi. The paper will consist of two parts:
  • Paper-A: General Ability and Intelligence
  • Paper-B: Professional Skills
  • Paper-II: Language option for candidates writing essay component in English or Hindi for this paper, but medium of pre-writing, comprehension components and other communication/language skills will be English only.

➼ Central industrial security forces Exam Pattern

➼ CISF Exam Pattern: Paper-I

Paper-I: It consists of two papers, 300 marks (150 questions and duration of 2 hours 30 minutes).


The questions in this paper will be objective type (multiple choice) in which the questions will be set in English as well as Hindi.

The paper will consist of two parts:

  1. Paper-A: Intelligence and General Ability (75 questions) – 150 marks.
  2. Paper-B: Professional Skills (75 questions) – 150 Marks
CISF Exam (phase-I)TopicsDurationMarks
Paper-AGeneral ability and intelligence2.5 Hrs150 marks
Paper-BProfessional Skills150 marks

➼ CISF Exam Pattern: Paper-II

Essay, Precis, Writing, and Comprehension – 100 Marks (2 Hrs Duration)

Essay, Precise, Writing and Comprehension – 100 marks (2 hours duration)

Language options of Question papers will be set in both Hindi and English. However, questions related to English language comprehension skills will be provided in English only.

Paper-IIMarksDuration
Part -A: Essay, Precis, writing and Comprehension1002 hours

➼ central industrial security forces Exam Syllabus

This paper is divided into two parts Part A and part B:-

PART-A: General Ability and Intelligence: The objective type questions with multiple choices in this paper will broadly cover the following areas:

1. General Mental Ability – The questions will be designed to test logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical ability and data interpretation.

2. General Science – The questions will be set to test general awareness, scientific temper, comprehension and appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation including new areas of importance like Information Technology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science.

3. Current Events of National and International Importance:- The questions will test the candidates’ awareness of current events of national and international importance in the broad areas of culture, music, arts, literature, sports, governance, societal and developmental issues, industry, business, globalisation and interplay among nations.

4. General Awareness: – The questions shall aim to test candidates’ general awareness and world inter-alia include questions to test basic knowledge of the history of India, Indian and World Geography as well as Indian Polity and Economy.


PART-B: Professional Skill – The test will be designed to test the professional skills of the candidates in relation to the operational and administrative requirement of the Central Industrial Security Force and will broadly cover the following areas:

1. CISF related professional skills

  • IndustrialSecurity;
  • Industrial Safety and Firefighting;
  • Disaster Management;
  • AviationSecurity
  • Crime and Intelligence-Espionage, Sabotage, Subversion;
  • perimeter security
  • Security of vital installations-DAE, Metro Rail, Space;
  • Use of Technical Gadgets-Alarm, detection, intrusion, Access control, fire safety;
  • Bomb disposal;
  • VIPSecurity
  • Internal Security and Election

2. Law

  • PC (Search, Seizure and unlawful assembly).
  • IPC (Theft, mischief, breach of trust, corruption)
  • Evidence Act (Search, seizure & collection of evidence)
  • LabourLaws (Industrial Disputes Act, Workmen Compensation Act, EPF )
  • Other Criminal
  • Human

3. Computer Skills and Awareness

  • Computer Security
  • Basic computer operations
  • Basic hardware and software

4. Service Rules and HR matters

  • CCARules
  • CISF Act andRules
  • HR Functions related to toCISF

Paper-II: Essay, Precis Writing and Comprehension

This paper shall test candidates’ ability to bring to fore his/her ideas on the given essay topic, arrange them in a coherent, orderly, concise, understandable and lucid manner ineffective and grammatically correct language free from spelling errors.

Further, this shall test candidates’ ability to understand the given passages for precis-writing and comprehension and their skills to summarise the precis passage and reply to the short-answered questions on the comprehension passage.

➼ central industrial security forces Salary

The salary of CISF Assistant Commandant is decided by Ministry of UPSC, which is mentioned below.

Rank CAPF ACCAPF AC ( Pay Band )
Assistant CommandantRs.56,100-Rs.1,77,500Pay band-3
CISF AC Salary Structure
Basic SalaryRs. 15,600
Grade PayRs.5,400
Dearness AllowanceRs.26,250
Total in-hand salaryRs.44,135

➼ central industrial security forces Eligibility Criteria

NationalityAgeSexEducational qualification
Candidates must be a citizen of India to be eligible for the exam. Any candidate who is not a citizen of India, except with the consent of the Central Government signified in writing will be debarred from the enrolment, appointment and employment as per the rules.Candidates must have attained the age of 20 years and should not be more than 25 years of age as on 1st August 2019, i.e. he/she must have been born on or after 2nd August 1994 and not later than 1st August 1999.Both male and female can apply for the CAPF Exam.A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University to be eligible for the exam.

➼ Physical criteria

CriteriaMalesFemales
100 metres raceIn 16 secondsIn 18 seconds
800 meters raceIn 3 minutes 45 secondsIn 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long jump3.5 metres (3 chances)3.0 metres (3 chances)
Shot put (7.26 kgs)4.5 metres---

➼ Medical Standard

(a) EyeSight

(b) Carrying Angle

(c) Ear

(d) Nose

(e) Neck

(f) Teeth

(g) Venereal Diseases

(h) Chronic Skin Diseases

➼ General Standard

Common standards such as speech should be without impedance i.e. no stutter; The candidate should not have any indication of chronic disease like arthritis, TB, hypertension, diabetes, bronchial asthma, any heart disease; The candidate should not have perceptual and visual gland inflammation anywhere in the body.

➼ Physical Standard

  Men Women
Height 165 Cms (Gen & SC) 157 Cms (Gen & SC)
  162.5 Cms (ST) 154 Cms (ST)
Chest (unexpanded) 81 Cms (With minimum 5 Cms expansion) Not Applicable
Weight Corresponding to height Corresponding to height
Medical Shape-1 Shape-1

1) Nationality

  • Candidate should be a citizen of India
  • Candidate must be a citizen of Nepal or be a subject of Bhutan
  • The candidate must be a Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, to be permanently settled in India
  • The candidate must be a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaire or Zambia with the intention of permanently settling in India.

2) Education Qualification

Candidate should have a degree from any recognized university or its equivalent qualification.

skills required

  • Decision-making ability
  • good communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge about foreign countries and current affairs
  • leadership ability
  • Good analytical ability

3) Age Limit

  • Minimum age 21 years
  • Maximum age 30 years on 1 August in the year of examination.

The above prescribed upper age limit is comfortable for the following candidates:

  • 5 years – SC / ST (SC / ST)
  • 3 years – Other Backward Classes (OBC)
  • 3 years – Defense Services Personnel
  • 5 years – Ex-servicemen comprising commissioned officers and ECOs / SSCOs who have rendered a minimum
  • 5 years of military service till August 01, 2020.
  • 5 years in case of ECO / SSCO
  • 10 years – blind, deaf-mute, and orthopedically handicapped
  • 5 years – In case of ECOs / SSCOs who have completed the initial period of five years of military service by 1 August 2019 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defense issues a certificate is. They can apply for civil employment and will be released on three months notice upon selection from the date of receipt of the offer of appointment.

➼ Important dates

TitleDate
Date of NotificationPosponded
Last Date for receipt of ApplicationPosponded
Date of UPSC CISF ExamPosponded
Date of Admit Card UploadPosponded
Date of Written ResultPosponded

➼ How to apply for central industrial security forces?

  • Candidates are required to apply online using the official website of UPSC, i.e. www.upsconline.nic.in, short instructions for filling the online application form are available on the official website. The online application form can be filled from December 4 to 24, 2019, after which the link will be disabled.
  • Candidates will also have to send a hard copy of the application submitted online-through the appropriate channel to the CISF officers at the address: Director General, Central Industrial Security Force, 13, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003, for verification and further Broadcast to the Commission.
  • The survey of applications will be done by the Central Industrial Security Force to determine the eligibility of the candidates in terms of the prescribed eligibility conditions. However, the Commission’s decision as to the acceptance of the candidate’s application and his eligibility or otherwise for admission to the examination will be final.
  • Candidates are required to pay the fee [except SC / ST / Women / PH candidates, who are exempted from payment of fees] either by depositing money in any branch of SBI by cash or net banking facility of State Bank Using India or using a Visa / Master / RuPay credit / debit card.
  • Candidates have to keep in mind that under no circumstances will any request for withdrawal from a candidate be received when they have submitted their application form.

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