State Police Examinations

Every year State Governments in India conducts a good number of Police Recruitment Examinations for posts such as Sub-Inspector (SI), Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), and Constable etc.

Police Recruitment Examination is conducted by various police recruitment departments like MPPEB (VYAPAM), UPPRPB etc. Number of vacancies in the Police recruitment examinations depends on upon the requirements raised by the government.  

Police Recruitment Eligibility 


Age Limit: Usually age limit for Constable Recruitment Examination is usually between 18 and 25. However, it may vary as per the state government rules.

For Example:

Age limit for UP Police constable (General Category) in the year 2016 was 18 to 22 years.

Whereas, the age limit for MP Police Constable and Head Constable in the year 2016 was between 18 to 28 years.

Relaxation is applicable for reserved category candidates of the concerned state.

Educational Qualification:

A candidate applying for the post of constable must possess an educational qualification of 10+2 from a recognized board.

Physical Standards:

Physical standards for the post of constables are almost similar in each state.


Age Limit: The minimum age limit for most of the Sub-Inspector Recruitment Examinations is 21 years and the maximum age limit is 28 years. However, some of the examination boards such as Vyapam keep the minimum age limit at 18 years.

As usual, there are relaxations for reserved category candidates belonging to the same state.

Educational Qualification: Candidates applying for Sub-Inspector recruitment examination should possess Graduate degree from a recognized university or its equivalent.

Physical Standards: Physical Standards for most of the Sub-Inspector recruitment examinations are same and are as follows:

Frequently Asked questions by Police Aspirants

What is the salary of a police constable in India?

Usually, the salaries of a constable are Rs.5200-20200/- + Grade Pay Rs.2000/-. However, it may vary in some of the states.

Can a Police Constable become Sub Inspector in his lifetime? If yes how?

Yes, a police constable can become Sub-Inspector through departmental examinations. Once you have put in enough years as a constable you can apply for departmental exams which can promote you.

Can a candidate from one state apply for police jobs in other states?

Yes, in India everyone has the freedom to apply for competitive examinations as long as you fulfill the requisite eligibility. However, a candidate from the different state might not be able to avail the benefits of reservations and other relaxations. One has to apply as an unreserved candidate while appearing for jobs in the different state. 

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