UPSC CISF Syllabus 2021: Download Syllabus PDF & Exam Pattern

UPSC CISF Syllabus 2021: Union Public Service Commission has released the UPSC CISF 2021 Syllabus. Candidates who are preparing for the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) i.e. CISF AC (EXE) LDCE Exam can check the complete CISF AC (EXE) LDCE 2021 Syllabus and exam pattern here. We collected the CISF Syllabus & Exam Pattern and posted it here for easy reference of aspirants. So candidates can refer our page to download the latest UPSC Syllabus.

UPSC CISF Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021:

Aspirants should be aware of the updated exam pattern before starting their preparation. So candidates are advised to refer the exam pattern before viewing the syllabus. We have also listed the selection process of UPSC CISF 2021 Exam.

Selection Procedure:

UPSC CISF Exam selection involves 3 steps as follows

  1. Written Test
  2. Physical Efficiency Test
  3. Personality Test / Interview

UPSC CISF 2021 Notification – Click Here

UPSC CISF Written Exam Pattern:

The written examination comprises of two papers Paper-I and Paper-II.


PaperName of the TestMarksNo. of QuestionsDuration
Paper-I (Part-A)General Ability and Intelligence150752 hours 30 minutes
Paper-I (Part-B)Professional Skill15075


PaperName of the TestMarksDuration
Paper-IIEssay, Precis Writing and Comprehension1002 hours
Total1002 hours
  • The question paper will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
  • The question papers will be set in Hindi as well as English.

UPSC CISF Physical Efficiency Test:

Physical Standard Test:

The Minimum requirements for the candidate (for all categories) are as follows:

Height165 Cms (Gen & SC)157 Cms (Gen & SC)
162.5 Cms (ST)154 Cms (ST)
Chest (unexpanded)81 Cms
(With minimum 5 Cms expansion)
WeightCorresponding to Height
MedicalShape – IShape – I
  • The CISF will conduct Physical Efficiency Test first and thereafter the Medical Efficiency Test
  • Only those candidates who are declared qualified in the Physical Efficiency Test will be called for medical Tests.

Medical Standards:

CategoryBetter eye (Corrected vision)Worse eye (Corrected vision)
Distant Vision6/6 OR6/12 OR
Near visionJI (corrected)J2 (corrected)

UPSC CISF Written Exam Syllabus:

PAPER-I (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
  • Logical reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Numerical ability
  • Data interpretation
2. General Science
  • General awareness
  • Scientific temper
  • Comprehension and appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation
  • New areas of importance like Information Technology
  • Biotechnology and Environmental Science
3. Current Events of National and International Importance
  • Awareness of current events of national and international importance in the broad areas
  • Culture
  • Music
  • Arts
  • Literature
  • Sports
  • Governance
  • Societal and developmental issues
  • Industry
  • Business
  • Globalization and the interplay among nations.
4. General Awareness
  • History of India
  • Indian and World Geography
  • Indian Polity
  • Economy
PAPER-I (Part-B): Professional Skill
1. CISF related Professional Skill
  • 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, Precis Writing and Comprehension
  • Precis-Writing and comprehension
  • Summarise the precis passage
  • Short-Answered questions on the comprehension passage
  • Essay Writing

UPSC CISF Personality Test / Interview:

Candidates, who are declared qualified in the Medical Standards Tests, will be called for the
Interview/Personality Test. Candidates can go through the syllabus and prepare accordingly. The Personality Test will carry 200 Marks.

UPSC CISF Syllabus PDF 2021 – Click here

Important Links for UPSC 2021 Exam:

UPSC Notifications 2021Click here
For Official WebsiteClick here

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