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Punjab Police Sub Inspector Exam 2021

About Punjab Police

The Punjab Police (abbreviated as PP) is the police agency responsible for law enforcement and investigations within the state of Punjab, India. Punjab Police has a broad array of specialized services, including the prevention and detection of crime, maintenance of law and order and the enforcement of the Constitution of India. Its headquarters are located at Jan Marg, Chandigarh.

Punjab Police SI Exam - Notification

Punjab Police Recruitment Board has declared SI (Sub Inspector) 2021 vacancies in four different cadres. It has announced a total of 560 vacancies for the Sub-Inspector posts in Armed Police Cadre, District Police Cadre, Intelligence Cadre, and Investigation Cadre. The board conducts a written exam for filling these posts and has scheduled the exam between 17 to 31 August 2021 (tentative). Read this complete article to know more about the Punjab Police SI Exam 2021, like application dates, process, exam pattern, exam date, syllabus, etc.

Punjab Police SI Exam - Overview

Punjab Police SI Exam Date17th to 31st August 2021
Official Websitewww.punjabpolice.gov.in
Name of the AuthorityPunjab Police Department
Total Number of Vacancies available560
Number of Stages for examTwo
Government Post providedSub-Inspector and Intelligence Officer
Deployment LocationPunjab
Mandatory QualificationPassing Matriculation exam with Punjabi as the compulsory or elective subject
Educational QualificationGraduation from a recognised university or its equivalent
Age-limit18-28 years
Pay ScaleMinimum Pay Admissible – Rs.35,400/- at level 6 of the 7th Pay Commission. 

Punjab Police SI Exam - Important Dates

Punjab Police SI EventsDate
Punjab Police SI application start date6th July 2021
Punjab Police SI application ends on27th July 2021
Punjab Police SI admit card release dateTo be notified
Punjab Police SI exam date17th to 31st August 2021
Punjab Police SI result To be notified

Punjab Police SI Mock Test

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Punjab Police SI Selection Process

The selection process shall be a 2 (two) stage process consisting of the following Tests:

Stage I: 

Computer Based Test consisting of two (2) multiple-choice Question Papers to be conducted on the same day.

Stage II:

(i) Document Scrutiny

(ii) Physical Measurement Test (PMT)

(iii) Physical Screening Test (PST)

Note: Both Physical Measurement Test and Physical Screening Test shall be qualifying in Nature.

Punjab Police SI Exam Pattern

Stage 1: Computer Based Test

The first stage of the selection process shall be the Computer Based Test consisting of two (2) multiple-choice Question Papers. The Question Papers shall be bilingual, viz. in Punjabi and English.

Each candidate shall be required to attempt the following papers as per schedule:

PaperTopicMarksDuration
Paper 1General Awareness400120 mins
Quantitative Aptitude
Punjabi language
Paper 2Logical & Analytical Reasoning Data Interpretation400120 mins
Digital Literacy & Awareness
English language

Note 1: Computer Based Test/Examination is a format for the Written Test, where the candidates would be required to attempt the question papers on a computer. Therefore, the participating candidates should note that the examination would be conducted on different dates for different sets of candidates.

Note 2: Each candidate shall be issued an Admit Card indicating the specific date, time and venue for the candidates computer-based tests. The candidate is required to download the Admit Card and bring a hard copy (printout) of the same, along with a prescribed Photo Identity Proof (Indian Driving License, PAN card, Voter Identity card, Indian Passport), for entry to the venue of the computer-based test.

Note 3: Negative marking for incorrect answers shall be to the tune of 25% of the marks assigned to a question that is 1 mark.

Stage 2: Document Scrutiny, Physical Measurement Test & Physical Screening Test

A sufficient number of candidates would be shortlisted and called for Stage 2, on the basis of merit determined by the aggregate/cumulative marks obtained in the two Papers of the Computer Based Test following normalization and after factoring in reservation for various categories. Stage 2 of the selection process consisting of Document Scrutiny, Physical Measurement Test, and Physical Screening Test shall be conducted at designated place(s), date(s), and time.

1. Schedule for Stage 2 Tests

The schedule for Document Scrutiny, Physical Measurement Test (PMT), and Physical Screening Test (PST) shall be uploaded on the Recruitment Portal. A separate Admit Card, indicating the date(s), time, and venue(s), shall be issued for Stage 2 tests. The candidate is required to download the Admit card and bring a hard copy (print out) of the same, along with identity proof, for entry to the venue of Stage 2.

2. Document Scrutiny

Candidates called for Stage 2 of the selection process would be required to report for document scrutiny on the designated date(s) and time at the place mentioned in the Admit Card. Details of the same would be uploaded on the Recruitment Portal. Candidates shall be required to bring the following certificates in original, along with one self-attested copy of each document:

a) Matriculation certificate for proof of age.

b) Graduation degree or equivalent. If applying for the post of Intelligence Officer, an additional certificate regarding relevant qualification as prescribed, apart from the above.

c) Proof of having passed Punjabi at Matriculation level or equivalent.

d) Certificate, issued by the Competent Authority, to support a claim for the reserved category if any.

e) No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Head of Department/Office concerned, in case of candidates, who are serving government employees.

Note: The candidates, whose documents uploaded with the Application Form match with the original presented on the spot during document scrutiny, shall be eligible to undergo the Physical Measurement Test (PMT).

3. Physical Measurement Test

Candidates applying for vacancies in different cadres should be of the below

mentioned minimum prescribed height for being eligible for the post in that cadre:

CadreMinimum Height required
 MaleFemale
District Police5’ 7” (5 feet 7 inches)5’ 2” (5 feet 2 inches)
Armed Police5’ 7” (5 feet 7 inches)5’ 2” (5 feet 2 inches)
Investigation5’ 5” (5 feet 5 inches)5’ 1” (5 feet 1 inch)
Intelligence Cadre5’ 5” (5 feet 5 inches)5’ 1” (5 feet 1 inch)

4. Physical Screening Test

The Physical Screening Test (PST) shall be qualifying in nature and shall comprise

of the following events:

4.1 For District Police and Armed Police cadres:

CandidateEvents in the Physical Screening Test
For Male Candidates (excluding Ex-Servicemen)

(a) 1600 meters run to be completed in 7:00 minutes (only one chance)

(b) Long Jump 3.65 meters (3 chances)

(c) High Jump 1.10 meters (3 chances)

For Ex-Servicemen Male Candidates of age up to and including 35 years

(a) 1400 meters walk and run to be completed in 09 minutes (only one chance)

(b) 10 Sit-ups within 2 minutes

For Ex-Servicemen Male Candidates of age more than 35 years

(a) 1400 meters walk and run to be completed in 12 minutes (only one chance)

(b) 10 Sit-ups within 3 minutes

For Female Candidates

(a) 800 meters run to be completed in 5 minutes (only one chance) 
(b) Long Jump 3 meters (3 chances)

(c) High Jump 0.90 meters (3 chances)

4.2 For Intelligence & Investigation Cadres

CandidateEvents in the Physical Screening Test
For Male Candidates (except Ex-Servicemen of and above 35 years)

(a) 800 meters run to be completed in 4:00 minutes (only one chance)

(b) Long Jump 2.75 meters (3 chances)

(c) High Jump 0.90 meters (3 chances)

For Ex-Servicemen Male Candidates (35 years and above)(a) 800 meters run/walk to be completed in 06 minutes (only one chance)
For Female Candidates

(a) 400 meters run to be completed in 2:00 minutes(only one chance)

(b) Long Jump 1.80 meters (3 chances)

(c) High Jump 0.75 meters (3 chances)

Note 1: Candidates shall be required to qualify all the events for the particular category to which she/he belongs. Failure to qualify any one event for that particular category shall disqualify the candidate.

Note 2: Physical Measurement standards and events for Physical Screening Test with respect to the wife or dependent child of an Ex-Serviceman or grandchild of a gallantry award winner shall be the same as that for candidates, who are not ex-servicemen.

Note 3: A candidate, who has applied for recruitment to posts in cadres with different Physical Screening parameters, shall be required to appear in two different Physical Screening Tests to be conducted on two different dates, subject to her/his fulfilling other eligibility requirements. Candidates shall be required to qualify for all events of the Physical Screening Test meant for a particular cadre, as mentioned above, on the assigned date.

Note 4: Candidates may note that random testing may be undertaken to rule out the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Candidates randomly selected for such test(s) Shall have to provide the required biological sample as instructed. Refusal to provide such a biological sample shall disqualify a candidate and make him/her Ineligible for selection.

Punjab Police SI Syllabus For Paper 1 & Paper 2

SubjectSyllabus Topics
General Awareness
  • Indian Constitution and its features
  • Central and State Legislature
  • Executive & Local Government Institutions
  • Judicial Institutions
  • History & Culture of India and Punjab
  • Science & Technology, Indian Economy
  • Geography & Environment
  • Current Affairs (National and International) including legal developments
  • Awareness of issues concerning Diversity
  • Ethics & vulnerable sections of society

 

Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical Skills
  • Numbers & their relations
  • Simplification
  • Decimals and fractions
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Percentage
  • Average (Mean, Mode, Median)
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Time and work, time and distance
  • Mensuration
  • Speed, time, and distance
Punjabi
  • Punjabi Language skills that include sentence completion and sentence structuring
  • Error Detection
  • Vocabulary (Synonyms/Antonyms, One Substitution etc.)
  • Reading Comprehension/Passage
  • Translation from English to Punjabi
  • Precis Skills
  • Fill in the blanks
Logical & Analytical Reasoning Data Interpretation
  • Statements & Conclusions
  • Number and Letter Series
  • Sequencing
  • Missing number
  • Pattern Completion
  • Order and Ranking
  • Direction and Distances
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Puzzles
  • Classification & Analogy
  • Calendars
  • Relationships Problems
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal reasoning
  • Legal reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
Digital Literacy & Awareness
  • Fundamentals of Computers
  • Basics of Operating Systems
  • Computer Hardware
  • MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Internet & Worldwide web
  • Social Media Platforms
  • Web Search engines
  • VoIP communication
  • Mobile Phones (basic conceptual knowledge Instant messaging Applications -WhatsApp etc.
  • Basics of Data Encryption
  • Basics of Cyber Security
English
  • English Language skills including Sentence Completion and Structuring
  • Error Detection
  • Vocabulary (Synonyms/Word Substitution. Antonyms etc.)
  • Reading Comprehension/Passage
  • Translation from Punjabi to English
  • Precis Skills
  • Fill in the blanks

Punjab Police Sub-Inspector - Eligibility Criteria

1. Nationality:

The candidate should be a citizen of India. She/he should not have obtained the citizenship/permanent residency/green card of any other country.

2. Age:

Eligibility criteria regarding age shall be as follows:

Minimum age as on 1 January 2021- 18 years

Maximum age as on 1 January 2021 - 28 years.

3. Educational Qualifications

Sl. No.Name of the postMinimum educational qualifications for eligibility
1.Sub Inspector (District Police cadre)The candidate should be a graduate from a recognized university or its equivalent
2.Sub Inspector (Armed Police cadre)Candidate should be a graduate from a recognized university candidate or its equivalent
3.Sub-Inspector (Investigation cadre)Candidate should be a graduate from a recognized university or its equivalent
4.Intelligence Officer (Intelligence cadre)

Candidate should be

a) a graduate from a recognized University or Institution, as the case may be, provided that such candidate shall also possess an ‘O’ Level Certificate of Information Technology from National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) (earlier called as DOEACC); 

b) a Graduate from a recognized University or Institution with

• Computer Science; or

• Computer Applications; or

• Information Technology as one of the elective subjects during the entire duration of graduation;

OR

c) B.Sc/B.Tech/BE in

• Information Technology; or

• Computer Science; or

• Computer Engineering; or

• Computer Science & Engineering; or

• Information Systems; or

• Computer Networking; or Data Science; or

• Software Engineering; or

• BCA; or Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications from a recognized University or Institution, as the case may be. 

Note 1: Candidates must have attained the above-mentioned educational qualifications on or before the closing date for submission of online applications for this recruitment.

3.1 Mandatory Qualification

Candidates must have passed the Matriculation examination with Punjabi as one of the compulsory or elective subjects, or any other equivalent examination in the Punjabi language as specified by the Punjab Govt. from time to time. Provided that where a ward of Defence Service Personnel, who is a bonafide resident of Punjab state, is appointed by direct appointment, he shall have to pass an examination of Punjabi language equivalent to Matriculation Standard, or he shall have to qualify a test conducted by the Language Wing of the Department of Education of the Punjab Government within a period of two years from the date of his appointment.

4. Physical Standards

Candidates applying for vacancies in different cadres should be of the below-mentioned minimum prescribed height for being eligible for the post in that cadre:

CadreMinimum Height required
 MaleFemale
District Police5’ 7” (5 feet 7 inches)5’ 2” (5 feet 2 inches)
Armed Police5’ 7” (5 feet 7 inches)5’ 2” (5 feet 2 inches)
Investigation5’ 5” (5 feet 5 inches)5’ 1” (5 feet 1 inches)
Intelligence Cadre5’ 5” (5 feet 5 inches)5’ 1” (5 feet 1 inches)

Punjab Police Sub-Inspector Application Process

Application Fees

CategoryApplication Fee (Rs)Examination Fee (Rs)Total (Rs)
General7008001500
Ex-Servicemen(ESM) of Punjab State only/Lineal Descendants of ESM7000700
SC/ST of all States and Backward Classes of Punjab State only700200900
Economically Weaker Sections(EWS)700200900

Steps To Apply Online For Punjab Police SI

There shall be a Common Application Form for recruitment to the post of Sub-Inspector in the District Police, Armed Police, Investigation cadres and ‘Intelligence Officers’ of the Intelligence cadre of Punjab police.

i. Applications must only be submitted in the online mode on https://iur.ls/punjabpolicerecruitment2021 Candidates would be first required to fill a registration form followed by the Application Form, which in turn would be linked to the fee payment gateway.

ii. Candidates desirous of applying for posts in more than one cadre shall, subject to their fulfilling of the eligibility requirements for cadre(s) applied for, be required to indicate their choice of cadres in order of preference in the application form. The choice is given in the application, submitted by the candidate, shall be final and cannot be changed later at any stage, under any circumstances.

iii. A candidate shall only be considered for posts in cadres for which s/he has given her/his preference. In case a candidate has applied for only one cadre, s/he shall be considered only for posts in that cadre and not for posts in any other cadre.

iv. Applicants are advised to read the instructions, as given in the Recruitment Portal, carefully, before filling–up the application form. An incomplete application shall be rejected outright, and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.

v. The applicants are advised to fill in all details, including their correct and active email address and mobile number, in the online application.

vi. Applicants must ensure that they have access to a good internet facility with reasonable speed and facility to ensure proper completion of the application process, including online payment of a fee.

vii. Before starting to fill-up the online application form, candidates must keep the following information/documents ready (including scanned copies of documents to be uploaded) as the candidates would be required to upload the requisite documents, as applicable, in the online Application Form:

• Personal details

• Valid and active E-mail ID

• Valid and active mobile number for receiving SMS

• Any two ID proofs (Passport, Voter I-Card, Driving License, PAN Card)

• Matriculation certificate for proof of age

• Details/certificates pertaining to requisite educational qualifications, including that for the Punjabi language

• Certificates issued by the Competent Authority for claiming the benefit of reservation, if applicable.

• Online payment Facility such as internet banking, debit/credit card etc.

• Scanned recent (not older than 3 months) passport size photo against a white background (maximum 50-200 KB size in JPEG format). The photograph should be as per the guidelines given on the website, www.passportindia.gov.in.

• Scanned signatures (maximum 50-200 KB in JPEG format)

Punjab Police SI Vacancy Details

Post and cadreVacancy
SI, District Police Cadre87
SI, Armed Police Cadre97
SI, Investigation Cadre289
SI, Intelligence Cadre87
Total560

Conclusion  

All aspiring applicants for Punjab Police SI Exam 2021 shall start preparing for CBT according to the syllabus mentioned in this guide. Download the syllabus for your reference from our guide or the official site www.punjabpolice.gov.in. Buy the relevant books and prepare hard as you will face tough competition for these prestigious posts. Keep checking the official web portal for the latest updates and prepare yourself according to the last year’s cut-off scores. 

Exam Date

17th to 31st August 2021

Total Vacancies

560

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FAQs

What is the minimum age required to apply for the Punjab sub-inspector vacancy 2021?

The minimum age required is 18 years as of 1 January 2021, and the maximum is 28 years as of 1 January 2021.

What is the mandatory qualification required for appearing in the exam? +

The candidates must have cleared the Matriculation examination with Punjabi as an elective or compulsory subject.

What is the Pay Scale for the post of Punjab Police Sub-Inspector? +

The minimum pay admissible for Sub-Inspector is Rs. 35,400/- at the Level 6 of the 7th CPC/Pay Matrix.

What is the Punjab Police SI Exam Date? +

The Punjab Police SI Exam Date is to be held from the 17th to the 31st of August.

What is the Helpline Number for communication of any query? +

The helpline number is 18002102565 for communication of any query of the candidates.

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