[Interview] Central Police Forces Topper Ashok Singh (AIR 11/CAPF 2012)

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  2. Education
  3. Introduction
  4. MCQ Paper
  5. Essay/Descriptive paper
  6. Physical Test
  7. Interview
  8. Service Preference
  9. Career Backup
  10. Wisdom
  11. Marketing Propaganda


Name Ashok Singh
Rank in CAPF-2012 11
Roll No. 025004
Age 26
No. of previous attempts in CAPF nil
Home town/city Renukut
Work-experience if any Approx 18 months in Voltas Ltd as a sales and planning engineer ( electrical division )
Details of other competitive exams, including success/failures Gave IAS exam in 2010 , 2011 and 2012

Cleared prelims in all 3 attempts.

Details of coaching for any competitive exam (if taken) D.B Kumar IAS academy ( Hyderabad )
Hobbies, Extra Curricular Activities, Achievements Love sports ( cricket , table tennis , swimming , badminton etc ) , fitness freak
Do you have NCC certificate? no


% in class 10 68
% in class 12 67
Schooling (Medium) English
Graduation course and % B.tech ( 65 )
Name of college and year of passing out ICFAI
Any professional courses
Hobbies Love all kind of sports


Q. Tell us something about yourself. When and why did you enter in the competitive exam field?

From childhood only I had passion about civil services. I wanted to serve the nation.

I did my b.tech from ICFAI tech Hyderabad in EEE {electrical and electronics}. Further I worked in Voltas ltd as sales and planning engineer. I left my job in 2009 to prepare for the UPSC examination because I felt the civil services was a more diverse and challenging option. I always wanted to do something for our people, and the challenges posed by public service and directing policies positively, as a member of the bureaucracy, drew me to the profession.


MCQ Paper

Q. List of Essential books and tips for success in the CAPF written exam?

All aspirants have to concentrate on basics (including basic concepts covered in 6th to 10th class books) and current affairs.

  1. NCERT  is must (6th to 8th, history, civics, geography, science)
  2. polity : laxmikant
  3. history : bipin chandra
  4. geography : savinder singh , grover and majid ( my optional are geography ) . focus esp. on Indian geography ( cartography )
  5. economics : focus on basic concepts and economic survey ( try out compact versions for last time revision )
  6. current affairs : PD is good . u can follow any monthly magazine ( but I ll suggest u to follow any 1 magazine only ) .
  7. the Hindu newspaper is must.

Essay/Descriptive paper

Q. How did you prepare the Essay, grammar, précis and report writing?

Good writing is the result of much practice and hard work. . If you’re willing to work, you can improve your writing. Keep in mind that regular practice will make you a better writer. As you sharpen your skills, you will gain confidence and enjoy writing more than you did before..For writing a good essay or précis on should one should be prepared of high level of concentration, deep attention and extensive retention of the context in his brain

Also for essay a rough work needs to be done in which all the points should be written by the candidates.  In this rough work he should systematically pen down all the points in a sequential order such as (introduction, details of essay, effect on society and our own personal views). Also ones essay should not be rigid (he should be open to all angles pertaining to that particular topic)

Q. In CAPF-2012 Exam, following essays were asked. Which essay did you write in and what keypoints did you include in it?

  • Emergence of regional parties and its effect on the federal structure of India.
  • Population stabilization—India’s critical need.
  • Migration from neighboring countries to India and its socio-economic impact.
  • The role of technology in coping with challenges to internal security.


I started this topic from various major migration that has been taking places in India from centuries

Right from sakas , kushanas , mughals , delhi sultanate etc ( but I didn’t lay much focus on them ).

Then I shifted my focus towards 19th century (more current and relevant migration which has larger impact in modern India).

I mentioned Europeans ( British , French , Portuguese etc ) , indo – pak migration during partition , Buddhist migration in shimla belt due to Tibet revolution , indo – Bangladesh migration during India – ban war , indo – SL migration due to LTTE war ,

Further due to economic hard ship in Bangladesh huge refugee have shifted in west Bengal and Assam ( recent kokrajhar incident)

IMPACT : poverty , political instability , population explosion , hunger , lack of basic amenities , lack of social security etc.

Q. In CAPF-2012, they asked counter-arguments for following, in 75 words. Please provide your answer.

argument your counter argument
(i) FDI in retail in India is a bane for a small trader. FDI is a boon , it provides technology , gives funds (for young entrepreneurs ) , gives high returns , gives permanent job , brings professionalism , imparts education to small traders etc
(ii)  Control of social media is an anti-democratic proposition.

Physical Test

Q. To pass Physical Efficiency Tests (PET), what preparation did you do at home? Where was your PET held? How was your experience, share some tips.

I practiced at home for about an hour daily. It is not that hard to clear PET but one has to follow the rules of the game. While practicing remember one thing, try all the events at one time, I mean don’t take rest in between the events as it is the same on real time.


Q. What specific preparation did you do for the interview? Who was the chairman? Provide the list of questions asked in CAPF Interview. (and if possible, the answers as well). How was the overall interview experience? And any tips for future aspirants.

In Interview they will know your Mental Ability. You have to know the basic knowledge of BSF, CISF, SSB, CRPF, ITBP. Should know thoroughly about what service you chose. There is a chance for asking question related to Police Department and Defense field. So get the basic knowledge about these areas. If you are honest and giving answers perfectly it is easy to score good marks in Interview. My interview was on 16th July and I was the first candidate ( morning session )

chairman was Mr. A.P.singh sir

The first  question  was posed after my name ( Ashok )

Chairman : What does ashok chakra signifies in Indian flag and about significance of all colors of Indian flag ?

The National flag of India has three equal horizontal bands – the top panel is India saffron (Kesari), the bottom panel is green and white middle band bearing at its centre the design of Ashoka Chakra in navy blue color with 24 equally spaced spokes

The saffron color denotes courage and sacrifice. White color denotes truth, peace and purity. Green color symbolizes prosperity, vibrance and life. The Ashok Chakra (wheel) represents the progress and perpetuity.

M1 : What do u know about shahid afridi ? why was he was recently in news ?

Shahid is a Pakistani cricketer. He has played more than 350 Internationals, He is known for his aggressive batting style, and holds the record for the fastest ODI century

Recently he had won man of match award against west indies for his outstanding performance taking 7 wickets and scoring a half century .(14th July 2013 )

Also he became 1st player to take 350 ODI wickets and score more than 7000 ODI runs.

M1 : Why do u want to join CAPF ?

As long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a police officer.

As I grew older, I realized that a police officer was nothing like I thought.   I started to understand the role of the police.   Not as a symbol of power, but one of peace.   I started to understand that society needed an enforcement measure to uphold the laws that have been set.   I found that police presence was the best tool to deter crime, creating a safe environment for everyone.

Being in police force gives me a chance to make a difference in people’s lives . it also helps in Contributing  positively to society .

     M2 : What is telengana issue ? what are specific problems of telengana ? give

     examples and few facts too ?

Telangana is a new proposed state to be formed out of the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.  The proposed new state corresponds to the Telugu-speaking portions of the erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad

Problems :

  1. Lack of funds :  45% of the state income comes from Telangana region. When it comes to utilization of funds, the share of Telangana is only 28%.
  2. BACKWARNESS : 70% of districts in Telangana are backward while in Andhra it is 35% and in Rayalaseema it is 25%.
  3. Agriculture :In Telangana regions, only few areas cultivate one crop a year and very rarely two crops a year while most of the land doesn’t even cultivate single crop. In both the Godavari districts, Krishna and Guntur district, two crops a year is common and there are times where even 3 crops a year are cultivated. The only reason is water.
  4. Jobs : G.O number 610 is the longest non implicated G.O in the history of AP. The G.O speaks about the share of Telangana employees in Government jobs in Telangana region.

M2 : What are various child labor law ?

Sorry sir, I have very little idea about this topic .

M2 : Ok leave it , tell me ways to curb child labor ?

There shall be total ban on the employment of children up to the age of 14 years

There shall be no forced labor

The violators have to be dealt with effectively and in a speedy manner

There is also a need for rehabilitation of such children in the society . the child should be provided with free  Education , Food,Meals,Clothes, and Compensation.

Regular Monitoring should be done

M2 : What is diff bw naxalism and maoism ?

Naxal originated in india where as Maoism in china.

Naxals are inspired by marx and lenin where as maoist by mao – zedong

Naxalism originated as a rebellion against marginalization of the poor forest dwellers and gradually against the lack of development and poverty at the local level and  Maoists were the loyal believers of the Chairman Mao’s philosophy that ‘Power flows from the barrel of the gun.’

Naxal may or may not be armed but maoist are mostly armed.

Some type of democratic set up is seen in naxals ( election ) , but in maoist its absent

M2 : What are KYC norms ?

Collection and analysis of basic identity information by  financial institutions and other regulated companies ( banks ). These are address proof , age proof etc .

M3 : What is ozone layer and its significance ?

The ozone layer is a layer in Earth’s atmosphere which absorbs most of the Sun’s UV radiation . thus it protects us from harmful UV rays .

M3 : Where does it lies?


M3 : You are an engineer ? tell me why the level of engineering is so low in India ?

Sir , in India most of the engineering colleges are not truly equipped with modern amenities such as proper testing labs ( such as VLSI etc ) . in such cases students don’t get proper exposer which they need the most . also most of the colleges are not AICTE approved ..

they interrupted me

M3 : What is AICTE ?

It is an  statutory body and is  responsible for proper planning and coordinated development of the technical education and management system in India.

M4 : What is preamble ?

Sir , it’s an introductory statement about constitution of India … again they interrupted me ..

M4: Tell me text of preamble ?

Sir , I am not able to recall the entire text , but I can tell you the zist of preamble . I do remember few important words used in it.

M4: asked me to recall those words .


M4 :  You know the meaning of all these words ?

Yes sir.

M4 : What is RPF ?

The Indian Railway Protection Force (RPF) is a part of Central Armed Police Force charged with protecting the Indian Railways

M4 : What is GRP ?

Government Railway Police. it is also charged with protecting the Indian Railways

M4 : Then what is diff bw the two ?

RPF comes under central government where as GRP under state.

M4 :  Any more diff ?

Sorry sir, I have no idea.

M4 : Ok , your last question . tell us something unique about your home district / city ?

My native district is sonebhadra (UP). It is the only district in India which shared its border with 5 states.

M4 :  Smiles and says , I know this fact , tell us something unique ?

Salkhan fossil park is a geological heritage of sonebhadra district . the ages of these fossils as estimated by geologist is around 1400 million years.The fossil is spread over an area of 25 hectares and is larger than the yellow stone national park of USA

M4 :  Tell me what’s famous about yellow stone park ?

Old faithful geyser. This geyser blows out water at a specific intervals.

Chairman : ok , u may leave now !

Q. How was interview: normal, stress, mixed? Did they ask any uncomfortable questions, if yes how did you answer it?

Interview was very normal. The board members were very helpful and coardial.

Service Preference

Q. What was your service preference order (CRPF>CISF>SSB etc) and why did you pick up the particular order?


My friends and family suggested to opt for this order.

But I was open to any services as all the forces are equally important and prestigious

Career Backup

Q. If you were not selected, what was your career backup plan?

I had no backup. Civil services was by dream and I was confident of making it in final merit list.


Q. Through this journey and success, what wisdom did you gain about competition and life? What is your message to the aspirants?




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265 Comments on “[Interview] Central Police Forces Topper Ashok Singh (AIR 11/CAPF 2012)”

  1. @ varun : u have to carry it during pet

  2. Some one please clarify me on below points:
    1. Do I have to post the hard copy of DAF along with the attachments though it is not mentioned anywhere but I called UPSC and the counter man said u have to.
    2. What is the probable gap between the PET date and Interview date
    3. Do they give some gap between two PET tasks (100, 800, long jump) on PET day or we have to do all the tasks in one stretch?

    1. @deepak. ru sure upsc guy at the counter told to post it, because nowhere it is mentioned and even ashok sir said its not required. ? if so to which address do we need to post it ? and were u able to upload any attachments while filling the daf ??

  3. my father n mother both r group C employee and their yearly gross salary is around 9 lakh… do i come in creamy layer???

    1. wait a while…..its the family income which is counted of undivided family…..u r pretty much creamy layer…

    2. no amit u r not coming under creamy layer as both of ur parents are group c employees.anyhow check ncbc website and contact ur nearest taluk office

      1. santhanakumar is 100% right…sorry….ncbc website confirms the views of santhanakumar……

  4. ashok sir is very friendly n helpful….

  5. @amit : i ll suggest u to contact any expert in this regard ..i have no info. About it

    @ manu : thanx

    1. Sir can you tell whether we will get call letter for pet by post or it will be uploaded online

      1. @kkp : we got it by post .. so mostly u ll get it via post as well

  6. Hello..
    i dont have knock knees but when i join my legs, der is no gap between my thighs..
    is this normal…? or will it create any problem in medical round?

    1. U wont have much of a problem ..try not to show this problem during medical examinations.

  7. Congrates sir..sir i cleared 2013 written..plz tel me gap bw pet nd interview? Long jump techniques?nd as I did my graduation frm ignou with having many subjects lik modern histry,eng literature,pub ad,pol science,hindi lit,social science due to credit system nd lack of tim..so hw I should prepare these graduation sub frm the view of interview angle??

    1. Gap between pet to interview is min. 20 days …
      For long jump technique try to see youtube tutorial videos , and from your graduation subjects just focus on basics ..thats itt !

  8. Wil calletter fr pet cm only via post or it wil b online?then on which site?concact no of crpf official not wrkng..so frm where I wil cm to know abt pet?

    1. U will recieve a letter via post ( entire details )

      1. Thnkx sir..wil u tel me in which language one should give interview fr bettr in hindi ,english or mixed or in the language in which they r asking…..nd while replying to members question one shud luk to that member only or to all members of panel….nd in interview provisional certificate of degree valid or nt as I jst did graduation. .plz clarify sir

        1. Yes provisional degree is fine ..there wont be any problem …and medium of interview can be in english or in hindi … its not an issue

  9. Sir can please tell me the dress code best suited for interview…

    1. Light shade shirt and dark trouser with clean shave and short hairs .
      Ensure that clothes r better ironed.

      1. Thanx sir n do we need to wear a Coat???

        1. yes .. u can … just carry the attitude well .

          1. i actually meant that is it necessary to wear a coat or formal shirt and trouser is enough as it will be too hot in june

  10. sir, i heard that there would be 10% relaxation if we are overweight. is it true sir. please reply

    1. it is true brother maximum up to 5 kg form the prescribed limit is considdered as normal.am justin joseph , 2012 batch ac in crpf with 124 rank

    2. no..not at all.
      they ignore only 2-3 kg.not more than that.

  11. sir,can u tell me whether there will be gap between PET and MEDICAL STANDARDS TEST?? and which one will be held 1st?

  12. hello sir.
    I have cleared written exam.
    but my spects no is 4.25 and 4.75 for right and left eye respectively.
    Should i have any hope??
    is there any way out??
    kindly guide me..

    1. u have very slim chances bro .. but try to be confident during your medicals … pray to god and u may succeed .

      1. thank you sir..

  13. mujhe ek jankari chaiye agar ek sc candidate gov psu me reservation leta hai aur job ke ek saal bad resign kar deta hai dobara wog gov job me reservation nahi lena chata hai iske legal barriers kya hai pl. Guide me

  14. Pet will be follwed by medical test , max one day gap will be there in between

    1. sir its stupid to ask but plz tell me if u weared coat in your interview

      1. Yes .. i did

  15. ashok sir..can you give an idea of the scores of last candidate beng selected for cisf ad crpf as per the fnal selection for the last year ..???

    1. around 305 – 310

  16. Sir..while replying to members question one shud luk to that member only or to all members of panel…?

  17. U shud 1st adress to that member and den should adress all.

  18. Sir, I have problem of stammering since my childhood. Will it cause negative impact on my performance? Because in notification, they have mentioned that the speech should be with no impediments i.e. no stammering. I have tried lots of therapies to cure this problem. But didn’t find improvement.

  19. Sir, I have problem of stammering since my
    childhood. Will it cause negative impact on
    my performance? Because in notification,
    they have mentioned that the speech should
    be with no impediments i.e. no stammering. I
    have tried lots of therapies to cure this
    problem. But didn’t find improvement.

  20. @kaushal : no problem at all .. just try to be confident during interview … don’t let them feel that u have any such stammering problem .. m sure it wont be much of a issue

    1. he is asking about medical …numbnuts

  21. Is there any chance for candidates having height between 164-165 centimeters ?

  22. Ashok sir,can you please tell me how many days it would take to complete PET and medical tests at the maximum?It would be helpful to plan my travel bookings.Thanks in advance

  23. @gauddy : very less chances …. 165 is fine but 164 is not acceptable

    @karthik : max 3 days .. usually it takes 2 days but in few cases it has taken even 3 days.

  24. how many days we will get after PET for interview sir!!

  25. @ namo : min of 25 days

    1. All the candidates (including me) who were worried about eyesight poorer than -4D now have a ray of hope . In the notification of 2014 capf corrigendum they have now allowed LASIK . So we can now possibly appeal to medical board/ authority also. Though i have my fingers crossed and am hoping for best.

      1. Any idea about d provision of MEDICAL REVIEW ???? is d process tat costly..?

        1. no not at all costly, just a DD of 100rs !

          1. @arjun..thanks bro…!!

  26. Friends please tell does UPSC disclosed Marks scored by individuals?Perhaps UPSC was to release it after 15 days after the results

  27. SIR , my age is 22 i got throught the capf list 2013 ….i just wanna ask weather one should take a leave after getting selected or not……..

    1. if one want to appear for civil services as it happens in most of the cases…

  28. It will realease the marks after final selection.

  29. Ashok sir, its given in d notification tat we will get 3 chances for clearing long jump.. sir, wat about shot put? how many chances do we get to clear it??

  30. @kannan : just one chance for shotput

    1. @Ashok sir… does this 4 physical items r done under very tough scrutiny or whethr any kind of leniency given… lyk shot put is ok but sometyms it slips out of my hand n falls short.. gives me bit of concern as u said only one chance for shot put..

      1. Dont worry ..physicals r very lenient

        1. ok sir, thank you very much….

          1. should i go with an artificial teeth at the time of medical teeth or they will recommend it?

          2. sir please suggest me teeth ka kya karoon agar lagwana hai to permanent or temporary because they will see it?


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