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How to Become Sub Inspector of Police? Eligibility, Career Scope & Salary


How to Become Sub Inspector

Being a sub inspector is a dream of everyone who wishes to join the Police Force. For this, candidate has to clear written examination followed by some physical and personality tests with full dedication and hard work. But there are few, who still don’t know How to Become Sub Inspector of Police

If you are one of them, then this page will be very beneficial for you. For the interested candidates, this page provides entire data regarding Eligibility of Sub Inspector of Police, Career Scope in Sub Inspector of Police and its salary. So answers take a glance over this page.

To become the part of Indian Police is one of the most reputed profiles in the country. The SI Exams are conducted by State / Central Government for filling various vacant posts of Sub Inspector. Every year thousands of candidates make a dream to become a Sub Inspector of Police. To accomplish their dream they have to fulfill the complete eligibility criteria, which is well structured on this page.

How to Become Sub Inspector

Who is sub inspector of police?

A police officer whose rank comes under an inspector or some head constables is sub inspector of police. Sub inspector is lowest ranking officer who can file a charge sheet in court under Indian police rules and regulations. Subordinates can only investigate a case on behalf of sub inspector and cannot file a charge sheet.

Sub inspector ranking is above an Assistant sub inspector and below the inspector. Most of the candidates, who have high educational qualifications than other low ranking police officers, are directly selected for the post of sub inspector of police.In this case directly selected sub inspector incharge is mentioned as the principal sub inspector.

How to Become a Sub Inspector of Police?

To become sub inspector, candidates must apply for SI Examination first. This exam is conducted by Staff Selection Commission. Only graduated candidates are eligible to apply for this examination. In this examination, first candidates have to clear the Physical Endurance Test.

Sub Inspector of Police Exams List

Eligible candidates must go under the process of Physical Endurance Test (PET). Candidates who have cleared Physical Endurance Test will be called for Written Examination and after clearing the written exam candidates have to attend interview and medical examination. Candidates who will get selected in interview and medical examination will be taken to their training modules. They also have to pass seven obstacle events as mentioned below.
  • Jumping over the Vertical Board
  • Holding the rope on jumping from the Board
  • Tarzan Swing
  • Jumping on the Horizontal Boar
  • Parallel Rope
  • Monkey Crawl
  • Vertical Rope
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Eligibility for Sub Inspector of Police:

Some points of eligibility which is necessary to keep in mind while applying for this post are mentioned below:
  • To become the Sub Inspector in the Department of Indian Police, one must have a Indian Citizenship.
  • The minimum educational qualification to become Police Sub inspector is Bachelor degree (Must be graduate) in any discipline with 50% marks from a recognized university / Institute.
  • Those individuals who’re passing put from the 12th standard will not be eligible to get the SI Jobs in Police Department.
  • Applier’s age must be resided in between 20 to 25 years as on last date of official notification.
  • Candidates must have a Height of 170 cm with Chest of 80-85 cm to get the Sub Inspector Recruitment in Police Department.
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Relaxation Given By the Government:

The upper age limit as prescribed above will be relaxed only in the following cases:-
  • Upto a maximum of 05 years, for ST
  • Upto a maximum of 3 years, for OBC
  • Relaxation in the upper age limit is admissible upto 40 years (43 years for OBC, 45 years for SCs/STs) for departmental candidates of Police.
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Selection Process for Police Sub Inspector:

To become the Sub Inspector of Police SI or PSI, Candidates will have to undergo the following tests. Overall performance of the applicants will be judged for final recruitment on the basis of these processes.

Written Examination:
  • Written exam consists of 2 papers for 200 Marks (100 Marks each).
  • Physical Endurance Test qualified candidates have to pass the written examination with at least 50% marks in each written paper (excluding Interview) and 55% marks in aggregate (including Interview).
  • The SC/ST candidates will be permissible for concession upto 5% marks as per Govt. of India instructions. 
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  • Total 20 Marks is set for interviewround.
  • The Candidates, who acquire the required passing marks in written examination, will be called for Interview to check personal bearing, response, aptitude, general level of intelligence etc.
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Physical Standards:

Contenders who are found eligible on verification of documents will go for Height, Chest (for male candidates only) and Weight measurements. Those who do not fulfill the Physical Measurement Tests requirement will disqualify from the selection process and will not be allowed to appear in further tests.

Name of the Post
Physical Standard
Height(forgeneral candidates):
Must not be less than 170cm
Chest(for general candidates):
Must not be less than 80cm(unexpanded)and 85cm(expanded)
Height(hilly areas men): 165cm,
(scheduled tribes): 162.5cm                           Chest(hilly areas men):80cm(unexpanded)
and 85cm(expanded),
(scheduled tribes):77cm(unexpanded),

Height (general candidates): Must not be less than 157cm.
Weight : Must not be less than 40 Kg
Height:(hilly areas women): 155cm,
(scheduled tribes): 152cm
Weight : 38 Kg

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Medical Standards:

Candidates shortlisted in order of merit will be put through a Detailed Medical Examination to review their fitness. All the candidates are medically examined by the Medical Officer of the CAPFs or any other Medical Officer. Visual Standards required for the above selection shall be as follows:
Right Eye
Left Eye
(i) Distant Vision
(ii) Near Vision —
Color blindness, squint or any morbid condition of the eye or lids of either eye shall be deemed to be a disqualification

Final Merit List: 

Finally, after the completion of all processes the Commission will draw up an All India Merit List.
In the order of list as many candidates are found qualified, they are recommended for appointment up to the number of vacancies.

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Career Scope as a Sub Inspector of Police

Career in the field of sub inspector holds a huge hope for the candidates who are faithful and fearless. Demand of police job in India is increasing with a higher rate due to increase in number of crime scenes and the resulting insecurity among common people. There are plenty of opportunities for the candidates who are interested in serving India.

Job of sub inspector of police is a non-gazette post. Many job opportunities are opened for non-gazetted officers in India. Some of them are Inspector of Police and Assistant Sub Inspector of Police.
After becoming a sub inspector of police you will have many more options further for your good career. Further possible job opportunities are:
  • Inspector
  • Deputy superintendent
  • Additional superintendent
  • Superintendent
  • Senior superintendent
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SI (Sub Inspector) Salary:

Among the various positions in police department, a candidate coming under the position of Sub-inspector is a non-gazette police officer and selected candidate for this post is paid by the pay scaleof Rs.9300-34800 plus a grade pay of Rs.4600/- and other allowances as per government rules.

Salaries by Different Companies:

Ministry of Home Affairs (2 salaries)
Rs.23, 000-Rs.27, 000
Central Reserve Police Force
Rs.447, 000-Rs.486, 000
Central Reserve Police Force
Rs.37, 000- Rs.40, 000
Ministry of Home Affairs
Rs.621, 000-Rs.668, 000
Central industry security force
Rs.59, 000-Rs.64, 000
Maharashtra state security
Rs.41, 000-Rs.44, 000


Through this article we have provided you all the process to become the Sub Inspector of Police. We hope that the information provided on this page will acts as beneficial for you and all the interested candidates will do well and get selected for this post and make our nation proud. And at last our team wishes all the very best to the upcoming police officers of Indian Force.

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  1. I am mala passes b.com ndim a girl my age is 27 so can I eligible for si post plz tell me about this my querry

    1. Hii Mala Mytri...
      Yes, you are eligible for this post.

  2. Hii i am akanksha
    Mene abhi 12 class pass kiya h with 83per kya me si bn skti hu agr ha to mujhe kYa krna hoga plz help me

  3. I have got my results after 1 week of the last date of SI J&K apllication. Would i be considered valid if i would verify my graduation documents at the time of verification process.

  4. hii I am a poly passed student with 65%.. can i become a sub inspector of police

  5. no akanksha u cant because u need a degree for it it can be from any stream

  6. Hii iam deepak passed 12th with 78 percent from cbse board nd perusing my b.com 2nd year is im eligible...

  7. hi deepak,
    Yes You can apply after completing your b.com.

  8. Hi I am 25 I have completed my b com can I apply for this and guide me how to apply for it

    1. Hello sir,
      You are eligible for this post of sub inspector and you can apply for it by hitting this Police Jobs link....

  9. Hi I have completed by BE can I apply for S I job

  10. Hello NAWAZ PASHA,
    yes You Can Apply for SI Job and you can also check the eligibility criteria as given above.

  11. Sir I'm 20 years old and still I'm studying graduation 1st year sir can i eligible for SI after I completed BA , 1 more thing actually I'm General Cast so what is the age limitation for general cast

  12. Hi I'm Lucky Yadav
    I'm Studying in 12th
    what can I Do After 12th
    How to Become Inspector or IPS Officer

      You Can Check Police Jobs and can get appointed for Inspector post.

  13. Sir i completed degree in b.tech can i eligible for this jobw

  14. Hi sir, my age18 and my height 5.8 and my weight 55, am i eligible for si job

    1. Hello KUSHAL RAJ,
      You are not eligible for SI Jobs... Age of the appliers must be between 20 to 25 years.

  15. I have one year gap after 10th am I eligible for SI post

  16. My height is 154cm can I becum si

  17. can youn explain in detail about which oand what test we abosolutely to do in exam. Is the real salary of SI is 9,300 - 34,800/-.

  18. I finish my class 12 examination with 75% i am eligible for the post

    1. Hello sir,
      You are not eligible for SI Post...candidates who had completed Bachelor degree in Arts, Science or Commerce with 50% marks can apply for Sub Inspector Post.

  19. I have color blindness. Can I eligible for this post?

    1. Hello SATHEESH SATHU,
      Sir you are not eligible for SI Post

  20. im a final year engrng student... can i write the upcoming si exam....?

  21. I am doing my medical preparation but I want to become police what should I do..
    But I have weak eyesight can I become a police officer... If I can not plz tell what can I do for it.

  22. I have weak eyesight can I apply for SI

    1. Hello SHALINI SINGH.
      You can not apply for SI Post..

  23. koi 10th pass ki job hai police mei

  24. Hello sir, My frnd was completed BSc fire and safety. Can he apply for Si

  25. My frnd completed bsc fire and safety.can he apply fo SI

  26. Sir I have eyesight but now it was clear because I took lazier treatment for eyes now no sight to me can I eligible for SI job plz rly me

    1. Hi PRASANNA RULER, In Defence Service Exam eye surgery is not allowed...

  27. My son diploma hi is apply for so post

    1. Hi, minimum educational qualification to become Police Sub inspector is Bachelor degree.

  28. Tatoo on body , are eligible??

    If we remove tatoo by laser treatment can we apply for the post????

    1. Hello Sir,
      candidates having tatto of name or religious symbol on the inner face of the arms or hand is permitted for recruitment.

  29. Hi i have completed my diploma in civil am i eligible for si post if not what should I do.

    1. Hello Sir, Only graduated candidates are eligible to apply for this examination.

    2. Hello Sir, minimum educational qualification to become Police Sub inspector is Bachelor degree.

  30. i have 48% in hsc can i apply for psi

  31. I completed my 12 class by 60 percent. I am thinking that I do my college by open. So,tell me that open is good or regular college is good for SI

  32. Hi, mene 12th, arts sub se 90% marks ke asth pass kar li he, I want to be a sub inspector, Iske liye Muje aage kya Karna hoga, Meri age 17 sal he

    1. Hello Sir, Applier’s age must be resided in between 20 to 25 years to apply for SI post.

  33. I have completed my graduation soo what To do next for SI ..can u explain step by step ? I got to know first we need to pass a physical test Sooo for that what is the procedure....

  34. Sir corenceponding degree good or college degree which one

  35. My HSLC persantange is 49% and HS persantange is 51% BA 60% may I eligible for SI

  36. Hi sir my age is 25 can I apply for si position

    1. Applier’s age must be resided in between 20 to 25 years as on last date of official notification.


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