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Sub Inspector in CAPFs Examination

About Exam:

Commission conducts All India Examination for recruitment to the post if sub inspectors in Central Police Organizations (CPOs), Assistant Sub-Inspectors in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Intelligence Officers in Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

Educational Qualification:

Graduation from a recognised University or equivalent.


The examination comprise of Written Objective Type (Multiple Choice) followed by Physical Endurance Test (PET), Medical Examination and Interview/Personality test.


Rupees One Hundred Only (Rs.100/-) payable through CRF Stamp for offline application or SBI Challan or on-line payment through State Bank of India for online application. All Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are also exempted from Fee as per rules.




Sub-Inspector in CAPFs and Assistant Sub-Inspector

20-25 years

Intelligence Officer in NCB




Written Examination





Maximum Marks(Each)


Paper I


General Intelligence and Reasoning


2 Hrs


General Knowledge and General Awareness


Numerical Aptitude


English Comprehension

Paper II


English language & Comprehension


2 Hrs



Paper: I
A. General Intelligence & Reasoning: It includes questions of verbal and nonverbal type. This contains questions on:

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and differences
  • Spatial visualization
  • Spatial orientation
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgement
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification
  • Arithmetic number series
  • Non-verbal series
  • Coding and decoding
  • Statement conclusion
  • Syllogistic reasoning.

B. General Awareness: Here questions are aimed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society. Also to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to:

  • Sports
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research

C. Numerical Aptitude: The questions are to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate.

This test contains:

  • Computation of whole numbers
  • Decimals and fractions and relationships between numbers

It will test sense of order among numbers, ability to translate from one name to another, sense or order of magnitude, estimation or prediction of the outcome of computation, selection of an appropriate operation for the solution of real life problems and knowledge of alternative computation procedures to find answers. The questions would also be based on arithmetical concepts and relationship between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical computation.

D. English Comprehension: Candidate’s ability to understand correct English, basic comprehension and writing ability is tested. (The question in components C&D will be of Higher Secondary (10+2) level).


English Language & Comprehension: Questions here are designed to test the candidate understands and knowledge of English Language which will be based on error recognition;

Fill in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc)

  • Vocabulary
  • Spellings
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Completion
  • Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words

 There will be a question on passages and comprehension of passages also. (The standard of the questions will be Higher Secondary 10+2 level).

NOTE - 1: The Commission have the discretion to fix different minimum qualifying standards in each part of Paper I taking into consideration among others, category-wise vacancies and category-wise number of candidates. Candidates qualifying in Paper-I would be required to appear in the Physical Endurance Test/Medical examination.