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UPSC Syllabus: What Is CAPF Canteen? All Details You Need To Know

Here is information about the UPSC syllabus and the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) canteen. Continue reading for a detailed explainer on this exam.

CAPF canteen

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) recently announced the postponement of the civil services preliminary exam. The exams were going to be held on May 31, 2020, but due to the lockdown, the new dates of the UPSC exam will come out on May 20, 2020. Take a look at some more details about the test.

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UPSC Syllabus

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil service exam syllabus is divided into three categories that are preliminary, mains and interview. The first category that is the Preliminary exam consist of two papers which are general studies and civil series aptitude test (CSAT). The preliminary exam consists of two papers of objective type, each of 200 marks (400 marks in total) and two hours duration. 

The second category which is the UPSC Mains Exam is of 1750 marks. Only after clearing the Preliminary exams, the candidate can appear for the main exam. The UPSC Mains Exam consists of 9 papers out of which two papers are of 300 marks which are qualifying papers. The students who emerge successful in passing the first two categorized exams can appear for the interview. The last exam which is UPSC Personality Test or Interview is of 275 marks where the candidates will be interviewed by a Board appointed by the UPSC.

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What is CAPF?

CAPF full form is Central Armed Police Forces. As a measure of welfare for the serving and retired CAPF personnel, the Ministry of Home Affairs has set up the Central Police Canteen System. Recently, the home minister of India announced that the canteens of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) like CRPF and BSF will sell only indigenous products from June 1. The canteens will sell the indigenous products to 50 lakh family members of about 10 lakh personnel. 

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