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CAPF Cutoff 2023: Check Previous Years’ Cutoff, Expected Cutoff, and Qualifying Marks

CAPF Cutoff 2023 for the Assistant Commandant posts will be soon announced by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The final CAPF Cutoff 2023 to remain around 300 out of 600 marks.
UPSC CAPF Cutoff 2023

UPSC CAPF Cutoff 2023

CAPF Cutoff 2023: The Union Public Service Commission will soon release the CAPF Cutoff 2023 on its official website. The cutoff will be released after the declaration of the UPSC CAPF Result 2023. UPSC successfully conducted the CAPF exam 2023 on August 6, 2023. UPSC can announce the CAPF result 2023 in the last week of August 2023. The CAPF Cutoff 2023 is expected to remain around 300 out of THE total 600 marks. Read More: CAPF Result 2023

The CAPF cutoff is released in the form of marks secured by the last recommended candidates. The candidates with seniority in age will be given first preference according to the CAPF tie-breaking principle whenever two or more candidates receive equal overall scores. The commission will include candidates to the reserve list who meet the cutoff and are on the merit list but do not meet the vacancy threshold. If any of the recommended candidates decline to join the armed police force, the reserve list candidates will be given a chance. Also Read: CAPF Exam 2023

CAPF Cutoff 2023

The last recommended candidates' scores, as released by the commission, make up the CAPF cutoff. Candidates should also look at the CAPF previous year's cutoffs to get a general idea of the range of marks they should aim for in order to make it to the final merit list.

CAPF Expected Cutoff 2022

The cutoff for the CAPF exam 2022 has not been yet released. The expected cutoff for the same is tabulated below after taking the difficulty level of the exam and previous years’ cutoffs into account. 

Category



Paper-I (Out of 250)



Paper-II (Out of 450)



Final Cut off (Out of 600)



General*

100 - 105

172 - 177

288 - 294

OBC*

98 - 100

168 - 175

283 - 289

SC*

85 - 95

148 - 154

264 - 268

ST*

80 - 86

143 - 149

254 - 259

Ex-S**

26 - 38

68 - 74

178 - 184

Factors Determining CAPF Cutoff 2023

There are several factors that determine the cutoff for the Central Armed Police Force exam. Hence, the cutoff may vary each year depending on those factors. These factors are:

  • Difficulty Level of the Exam
  • The number of students appeared for the exam
  • Number of vacancies released

How to Check the CAPF Cutoff?

After the selection process is over, the CAPF exam cutoff is made public. Candidates can view the score obtained by the last recommended candidate in a PDF that has been released. If there are any reserve list candidates, their information will also be included in the cutoff PDF. The following is a list of the steps to check the cutoff:

  • Visit the official website of UPSC
  • Under the Examination Tab, click on Cut off Marks sub-tab
  • Candidates will see a list of exam whose cutoff marks has been released
  • Click on the link against the CAPF exam for the year for which cutoff has been released
  • You will be able to view the PDF on your screen.
  • Download and save the PDF for future reference.

CAPF Previous Years’ Cutoff

Having an idea of previous years’ cutoff allows candidates to level up their CAPF preparation accordingly. Candidates can strategize their preparation in a way that will enable them to achieve the aimed score by having an understanding of previous years' cutoffs. 

CAPF Cutoff 2020

To learn more about the range and trend of the cutoff marks, analyze the CAPF cut-off 2020. To pass all the levels of the selection process, candidates must have a safe target score and develop a plan of action in accordance with it. The following table lists the qualifying scores for Papers 1 and 2, as well as the final score for selection:

Category

Minimum qualifying

standards in paper-I

(out of 250)

Minimum qualifying

standards in paper-I

+ Paper-II

[Written Stage]

(out of 450) 

Marks secured

by the last

recommended

candidate

 [Final Stage]

(Out of 600)

General

117.34

205*

325

EWS

110.00

197*

305

OBC

117.34

205*

319

SC

101.34

186*

297

ST

99.34

181*

293

Ex-S

25.34

59#

259

Note:

*All categories except Ex-Servicemen (Ex-S) are subject to a minimum of 25% marks in Paper II.

#Candidates from Ex-Servicemen category are subject to a minimum of 15% marks in Paper II.

CAPF Cutoff 2019

Category

Minimum qualifying

standards in paper-I

(out of 250)

Minimum qualifying

standards in paper-I

+ Paper-II

[Written Stage]

(out of 450) 

Marks secured

by the last

recommended

candidate

 [Final Stage]

(Out of 600)

General

117.60

201*

318

EWS

108.21

191*

286

OBC

116.94

201*

318

SC

108.87

196*

303

ST

102.16

189*

303

Ex-S

26.21

59#

159

CAPF Cutoff 2018

Category

Minimum qualifying

standards in paper-I

(out of 250)

Minimum qualifying

standards in paper-I

+ Paper-II

[Written Stage]

(out of 450) 

Marks secured

by the last

recommended

candidate [Final Stage]

(Out of 600)

General

95.04

166

282

OBC

93.66

163

281

SC

78.51

142

255

ST

76.45

136

251

Ex-Servicemen

25.48

58

169

CAPF Cutoff 2017

Category

Minimum qualifying

standards in paper-I

(out of 250)

Minimum qualifying

standards in paper-I

+ Paper-II

[Written Stage]

(out of 450) 

Marks secured

by the last

recommended

candidate [Final Stage]

(Out of 600)

General

123.65

206

316

OBC

123.65

206

316

SC

111.55

189

295

ST

109.54

189

299

Ex-S

38.31

84

183

CAPF Cutoff 2016

Category

Minimum qualifying

standards in paper-I

(out of 250)

Minimum qualifying

standards in paper-I

+ Paper-II

[Written Stage]

(out of 450) 

Marks secured

by the last

recommended

candidate [Final Stage]

(Out of 600)

General

114

188

290

OBC

113

187

288

SC

97

167

266

ST

97

166

261

Ex- S

38

80

163

Conclusion

CAPF cutoff is announced by UPSC on its official website after the selection process of the exam is completed. The cutoff is determined by factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, the number of vacancies released, and the total number of students who appeared in the examination. The cutoff for the CAPF exam 2022 will be released soon on the official website of UPSC.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the CAPF expected cutoff 2022?

The CAPF expected cutoff for the year 2022 to remain at 288-294. The expected cutoff is released by experts keeping in mind the factors that affect the cutoff marks.

What is the CAPF qualifying cutoff for Paper II?

The CAPF qualifying cutoff for Paper II is 25% of the total marks allotted to Paper II. Thus, candidates must have at least 50 marks in Paper II to qualify. However, scoring more than qualifying marks does not mean that candidate has passed the exam.

How is the CAPF final merit list prepared?

The CAPF final merit list is prepared by taking into account the total marks obtained by candidates in the written examination and the interview round. UPSC releases list the cutoff mark which is the mark obtained by the last recommended candidate.

What is a good score in the CAPF exam?

The CAPF exam has no such thing as a good score. Candidates should aim for the highest possible score in the exam. However, to stay within the safe score limit, candidates should aim for at least 350 out of a maximum 600 marks (written exam + interview).

Can I clear the CAPF cutoff in the first attempt?

Yes, candidates can clear the CAPF cutoff in the first attempt itself. However, they must do a comprehensive preparation for the exam by studying each topic and practising CAPF mock test papers.

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