Punjab Sub Inspector Eligibility Criteria

Punjab Police Department Police Sub Inspector Eligibility details are as follows.

Eligibility Conditions:                                                

Age Limit: Candidate’s age limit must be between 18 to 25 years.

Age Relaxation:
i.  5 years for candidates belonging to S C/ ST & BC, as prescribed by the State Govt.
ii. For Ex-servicemen: They shall be given relaxation in the upper age limit by 3 years plus the number of years of service rendered in the Defense Forces. However, the period between discharge from defence services and re-employment should not exceed 24 months

iii. For wards of Police Personnel: In accordance with Govt. instructions issued by Dept. Of Home Affairs & Justice vide their memo No. 1/1(211)94-2 H(I)/10176 dated 10/06/1996 the reservation for the wards of police personnel will be 2%.

Educational Qualification: The minimum educational qualification is Graduation or its equivalent from a recognized university. It is compulsory for each candidate to have passed matriculation examination with Punjabi as one of the compulsory/ elective subjects passed at the level of Matriculation from a recognized education board/University.

Physical Measurement:
a) For male candidates: Minimum Height : 5 feet and 7 inches (minimum)
b) For female candidates: Minimum height : 5 feet and 3 inches

Exam Pattern: 

I. Physical Measurement:
a) For male candidates: Minimum Height : 5 feet and 7 inches (minimum)
b) For female candidates : Minimum height : 5 feet and 3 inches

II. Physical Efficiency Test:
A. For Male Candidates:
Only those candidates who fulfill the physical measurements shall be eligible to participate in following Physical Efficiency Test:
(i) 1600 Meter Race to be completed in 7 minutes minimum (Only one chance)
(ii) Long Jump : 3.80 Mts. minimum (Three chances)
(iii) High Jump : 1.15 Mts. minimum (Three chances)
B. For Female Candidates:
Only those candidates who fulfill the physical measurement criterion shall be eligible to participate in following Physical Efficiency Test:
(i) 800 Meter Run to be completed in minimum 4 minutes and 30 seconds (Only one chance)
(ii) Long Jump : 3.00 Mts. minimum (Three chances)
(iii) High Jump : 0.95 Mts. minimum (Three chances)
C. For ex-servicemen: (35 years and above)
(i) 1400 meter race to be completed in 12 minutes (Only one chance)
(ii) Minimum 10 continuous Sit-ups
D. For Ex-Service women (35 years and above):
i. 800 meter Run/Walk to be completed in 8 minutes (only one chance).

Candidates will have to qualify all these Physical Efficiency Tests to be eligible for the written test.

III. Written Test: The applicant who would qualify the physical test, have to appear for written examination, which will be of hundred (100) marks. This examination would be based on topics viz. general awareness on current national and international issues (terrorism/ naxalism in Indian sub-continent). including knowledge about India, and Punjab in particular, general science, information technology and its applications, numerical aptitude, test of reasoning & comprehension etc . It is mandatory to get minimum of 45% marks to qualify this examination by the applicants belonging to SC/ST/BC categories, whereas other applicants have to get minimum of 50% pass marks.

Interview: Candidates will be called for interview on the basis of merit in the written examination.

Selection Process: Selection shall be made on the basis of their performance in Physical Measurement, Physical Efficiency Test, Written Test and Interview.

I. Physical Measurement: Candidates who fulfill the requisite age and educational qualification shall only be screened for height. For male candidates- 5 feet and 7 inches (minimum) and For Female candidates-5 feet and 3 inches. All the eligible candidates will be called for physical efficiency test.

II. Physical Efficiency Test: Only those candidates who fulfill the physical measurements shall be eligible to participate in Physical Efficiency Test. Physical efficiency test will consists of 800 Meter Run (For Female)/ 1600 meter race (For Male), Long Jump- 3.25 Mts (For Female)/ 3.80 Mts (For Male), High Jump-1 Mts (For Female)/ 1.15 mts (For Male). Candidates will have to qualify all these Physical Efficiency Tests to be eligible for the written test.

III. Written Test: The applicant who would qualify the physical test, have to appear for written examination, which will be of hundred (100) marks. It is mandatory to get minimum of 45% marks to qualify this examination by the applicants belonging to SC/ST/BC categories, whereas other applicants have to get minimum of 50% pass marks.

IV. Interview: Candidates will be called for interview on the basis of merit in the written examination. Interview will be of 15 marks only. Number of candidates called for interview would be three times of the vacancies advertised.

Note : The first and second stage will be qualifying only and final merit will be based on the combined total of Written and interview marks.

V.  Merit List: Category-wise Merit list would be prepared on the basis of total marks obtained in both written examination and interview.

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