CAPF Syllabus
Paper Subject Sections Topics
Paper I General Ability
& Intelligence
(250 marks)
General Mental Ability Logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude,
numerical ability & data interpretation
General Science General awareness, scientific temper,
comprehension & appreciation of scientific
phenomena of everyday observation
like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science
Current Events of National &
International Importance
Awareness of current events of national
& international importance in the broad
areas of culture, music, arts, literature,
sports, governance, societal & developmental
issues, industry, business, globalisation, &
interplay among nations
Indian Polity & Economy Knowledge of the Country’s political system
& the Constitution of India, social systems
& public administration, economic
development in India,Regional & International security issues
& human rights including its indicators.
History of India Social, economic & political aspects of
History, areas of growth of nationalism
& freedom movement
Indian & World Geography Physical, social & economic aspects of
geography pertaining to India & the World
Paper II General Studies, Essay & Comprehension

(200 marks)

(80 marks)
Essay questions which are to be answered
in long narrative form either in Hindi
or English.The indicative topics are
modern Indian history especially of the
freedom struggle, geography, polity
& economy, knowledge of security &
human rights issues, & analytical ability.
(120 marks)
Comprehension, précis writing,
& other communications/language–The topics are Comprehension passages,
précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar & other aspects of language testing.