UPSC CISF 2020 Assistant Commandant Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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UPSC CISF 2020 Assistant Commandant Exam Pattern & Syllabus 

Union Public Service Commission has released the notification for the recruitment of 23 posts of Assistant Commandant on its official website. The Examination is restricted to only certain categories of departmental candidates of CISF. Eligible Candidates can apply for the same before 31 Dec 2020. The Examination Scheme and Syllabus for UPSC CISF 2020 is provided below.
 
UPSC CISF 2020 Exam Pattern
The written Examination to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission will comprise two papers as follows: 
 
Paper-1: This paper will be of Objective Type (Multiple Choice Questions) in which the questions will be set in English as well as Hindi. The paper will comprise two parts as follows:- 
Section
Topic
Questions
Marks
Duration
Part-A:
General Ability and Intelligence
75
150
2 ½ hours
Part-B :
Professional Skill
75 
150 
Total
150
300
 
Paper II : In this paper, there will be Essay, Precis Writing and Comprehension of 100 Marks. The total duration for the exam will be 2 hours. Candidates will be allowed the option of writing the Essay Component in English or Hindi, but the medium of Précis Writing and Comprehension Components will be English only.
 
UPSC CISF 2020 Syllabus
 
Paper I : General Ability and Intelligence and Professional Skill.
 
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 the 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 would inter-alia include question to test basic knowledge of history of India, Indian and World Geography as well as Indian Polity and Economy.

 
PART-B : Professional Skill:
This test will be designed to test professional skills of the candidates in relation to operational and administrative requirement of the Central Industrial Security Force and will broadly cover the following areas: 
 
1. CISF related professional skills  
  • Industrial Security 
  • Industrial Safety and fire fighting
  • Disaster Management
  • Aviation Security
  • 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  
  • VIP Security  
  • Internal Security and Election duties
2. Law  
  • Cr.PC (Search, Seizure and unlawful assembly)
  • IPC (Theft, mischief, breach of trust, corruption etc.) 
  • Evidence Act (Search, seizure & collection of evidence)  
  • Labour Laws (Industrial Disputes Act, Workmen Compensation Act, EPF Act.)
  • Other Criminal Offences
  • Human Rights
     
3. Computer Skills and Awareness  
  • Computer Security 
  • Basic computer operations
  • Basic hardware and software
4. Service Rules and HR matters  
  • CCA Rules
  • CISF Act and Rules 
  • HR functions related to CISF
Paper II : Essay, Précis 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 in effective and grammatically correct language free from spelling errors. Further, this shall test candidates’ ability to understand the given passages for précis-writing and comprehension and their skills to summarise the précis passage and reply to the short-answered questions on the comprehension passage.
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