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Andhra Pradesh Police 2021: Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Admit Card & Result

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Oct 21, 2020

AP Police recruitments are often very rigorous. They not only require physical prowess but mental fortitude as well. AP Police exams are held for various posts in the Andhra Pradesh Police Force, and they come with different vacancies as well. The exam syllabus is highly competitive. You need to be thorough with every aspect of the AP Police Exams to prepare optimally and secure a place in the Andhra Pradesh Police Force.

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The notifications for the AP Police Recruitments are released on the official website.

  • The registration process is completely done online.
  • The results and hall tickets can be downloaded through the official website as well.
  • The latest notification is that of the AP Assistant Public Prosecutor for the Andhra Pradesh State prosecution Department.

AP Police Recruitment 2021 Highlights

Name of Exam Andhra Pradesh Police Recruitment
Organization Andhra Pradesh Police
Posts SI, SCT, Firemen, Jailors, Warden, etc.
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee Gen - INR 500/- (may vary as per post)
Mode of Exam Online, Physical Test, Interview
Job Location Andhra Pradesh
Official Website
AP Police Vacancies

AP Police Recruitment 2021 Vacancies

Having an idea of the vacancies will give you an idea of how to prepare for the exams. Every year, several candidates register for the post. Keeping a track of the pas vacancies of AP Police recruitments is a good way to understand your competition and study accordingly. You also need to factor in the Physical Tests for AP Police Recruitments.

Post No. of Vacancies Year
Constable 11,696 2020
SI 340 2020
Driver Operator 85 2019
Stipendiary Cadet Trainee(SCT) 2,200 2018
Warders 123 2018
Firemen 400 2018
Deputy Jailors 14 2018
Station Fire Officers 20 2018
AP Police Eligibility

AP Police Recruitment 2021 Eligibility Criteria

AP Police Recruitment lays down the eligibility for several different posts. This criterion remains the same throughout the years with some minor changes. As per the latest notifications, here are the latest eligibility criterion for AP Police Recruitment -

AP Police Recruitment 2021 Age Limit

Post Minimum Age Maximum Age
Constable 18 25
SI 18 27
Driver Operator 18 30
Stipendiary Cadet Trainee(SCT) 21 25
Warden 18 30
Firemen 18 30
Deputy Jailors 21 30
Station Fire Officers 18 30
  • The upper age limit for women in the post of Deputy Jailor is 25.
  • The age limit for SC/ST/OBC Candidates is relaxed by five years.
  • There are relaxations for Ex-Military candidates.

AP Police Recruitment 2021 Education Qualification

Post Educational Criteria
Constable SSC/Equivalent from a recognized board
SI Bachelors from a recognized board
Driver Operator SSC/Equivalent from a recognized board
Stipendiary Cadet Trainee(SCT) Bachelors from a recognized board
Warden Bachelors from a recognized board
Firemen Bachelors from a recognized board
Deputy Jailors Intermediate/Equivalent from a recognized board
Station Fire Officers Bachelors from a recognized board
  • Those with higher qualifications than what is prescribed will also be considered.

AP Police Recruitment 2021 Physical Standards

Post Male Female
SI/SCT/RSI/Fire Officer Minimum Height: 167.6 cm
Minimum Chest: 86.3 with an expansion of at least 5 cm
Minimum Height: 152.5 cm
Minimum Weight: 40 kg
Deputy Jailor, Warden, and other Posts Minimum Height: 168 cm
Minimum Chest: 87 with an expansion of at least 5 cm
Minimum Height: 153 cm
Minimum Weight: 45.5 kg
AP Police Application Process

AP Police Recruitment 2021 Application Process

The Andhra Pradesh Police Recruitment Application is done completely online. You will have to visit their official website to complete the registration process and pay the application fee. Please do note that there is no other way to apply for AP Police Recruitment 2021. Follow the steps carefully to complete AP Police Recruitment Registration Process -

  • Go to the official website of Andhra Pradesh Police by clicking here.
  • Navigate to the “Recruitment” tab
  • Alternatively, you can click here to directly visit the recruitments page
  • From the list that appears, navigate to the post you are interested in.
  • You can see all the important information regarding the post such as Dates, Notification, etc.
  • Click on Submit Application.
  • Fill all the required details carefully.
  • Provide a valid email id and phone number.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Upload documents such as passport-sized photographs, mark sheets, etc.
  • Crosscheck all the filled details carefully.
  • Submit form.
  • Take a print out of the confirmation form for future reference.

AP Police Recruitment 2021 Application Fee

Post Application Fee
Constable General: INR 500
OBC: INR 300
SC/ST: INR 150
SCT/Jailor/Fire Officer etc. General: INR 600
Local SC/ST: INR 300
  • Fees to be paid online.
  • You can go to MeeSeva (e-Seva) or AP online center to pay the fee.

AP Police Recruitment 2021 Documents Required

Here is a comprehensive list of documents that will be required at the time of registration:

Sr. No Document Required
1. HSC/SSC Certificate and Marksheet
2. Matriculation/Graduation Certificate and Marksheet
3. DOB Proof (Eg. Birth Certificate)
4. Address Proof (Eg. Aadhar Card)
5. Caste Certificate (if applicable)
6. NCC Certificate (if applicable)
7. Discharge Certificate (if applicable)
8. Sports Certificate (if applicable)
9. Employment Registration Certificate (if applicable)
AP Police Exam Pattern

AP Police Recruitment 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for AP Police Recruitment is something you need to be completely familiar with to prepare in the best manner. It becomes very necessary to understand how much to prepare and to plan your approach towards the exam. For AP Police Recruitments, the posts are varied so there is variation in most of the Exam Patterns but they generally have the following stages -

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Physical Standards Test (PST)
  • Physical Measurement Test (PMT)
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Medical Standards Test (MST)
  • Personal Interview - PI
  • Verification of Documents

AP Police Recruitment Prelims Exam Pattern

Paper No. Subject Marks Allotted Duration
1. Arithmetic/Reasoning/Mental Ability 100 3 hrs
2. General Studies 100 3 hrs
  • The total marks for the Prelims exam are out of 200.
  • All questions will be objective type.
  • The medium of instruction will be either Telugu, English, or Urdu.
  • The paper will be in pen and paper mode.
  • You will have to carry a black/blue pen to the exam center.

AP Police Recruitment Mains Exam Pattern

Paper No. Subject Marks Allotted Type Duration
1. English 100 Descriptive 3 hrs
2. Telugu 100 Descriptive 3 hrs
3. Arithmetic/Reasoning/Mental Ability 100 Objective 3 hrs
4. General Studies 100 Objective 3 hrs
  • For the AP Police SI exam, Paper no. 3 and 4 will be of 200 marks each.
  • Paper no 3 and 4 will be objective type, that it will have MCQs.
  • Paper no. 1 and 2 will be descriptive types.
  • The duration of each paper is 3 hours.
AP Police Syllabus

AP Police Recruitment 2021 Syllabus

AP Police Recruitment Syllabus is quite vast. The syllabus for the Prelims papers, i.e. the Arithmetic/Reasoning/Mental Ability paper and General Studies paper will have the same portion as the other posts. This paper is only qualifying in nature.

Here is the subject wise syllabus for AP Police Recruitment 2021 -

AP Police Recruitment 2021 Paper 1 syllabus

The syllabus may change as per government notifications, but here is a general overview of the topics covered in Paper 1, i.e. Arithmetic/Reasoning/Mental Ability -

  • General Mental Ability
  • Comprehension
  • Analogy
  • Series Completion
  • Arithmetic Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Numbers and Relations
  • Cubes and Dice
  • Probability
  • Sequence
  • Triangles
  • Rational and Irrational Numbers
  • Mensuration
  • Decimals
  • Real Numbers
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Visual Memory
  • Profit and Loss
  • Compound Interest
  • Analysis
  • Judgment
  • Analogies
  • Analysis
  • Comprehension, etc.

AP Police Recruitment 2021 Paper 2 syllabus

AP Police paper 2 consists of questions from General Studies. This includes any events of national, international, or local interest. Here are some of the topics from Paper 2 -

  • Indian Culture
  • Andhra Pradesh History
  • Indian History
  • Geography
  • Indian Polity
  • Constitution of India
  • Current Events
  • Indian Freedom Struggle
  • Economics
  • Indian Economics
  • General Science
  • International Relations
  • Economic Developments
  • Disaster Management
  • Environmental Protection
  • Social, Cultural, Economic and Political History of India\
  • Rural Development
  • Planning and Economic Reforms of India
  • Ethics

AP Police Recruitment 2021 English and Telugu Syllabus

These papers are part of the mains exam. The papers will test the candidate’s understanding of the language, its usage as well as their writing styles. Questions on the following topics will come in the respective language -

  • Essay
  • Precis Writing
  • Letter Writing
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Report Writing
  • Translation to and from English/Telugu
  • Comprehension
AP Police Admit Card

AP Police Recruitment 2021 Admit Card

AP Police admit cards are released on the official website of the Andhra Pradesh Police. The Admit Card can only be downloaded online. There will be no intimation, so you have to keep checking the official website as well as other portals to ensure that you can download your admit card.

The admit cards will be made available at least 3 weeks before the exam is going to be held. You have to carry the admit card, as you will not be permitted to the exam center without it. Keep checking this page regarding AP Police recruitment 2021 updates.

AP Police Recruitment 2021 Admit Card: How to Download?

  • Go to the official website of Andhra Pradesh Police by clicking here.
  • Navigate to the “Hall Ticket” tab
  • Alternatively, you can click here to directly visit the Hall Tickets page
  • From the list that appears, click on the post you are interested in.
  • Enter your registration number and Date of Birth.
  • Download the admit card and save it in your device.
  • Take a printout of the admit card for use during the exam.
AP Police Exam Centers

AP Police Recruitment 2021 Exam Centers

The Exam Centers for the AP Police Recruitment are held in four different zones in the state of Andhra Pradesh. You will be assigned a center in any of the four zones. You will have a choice to select the preferred zone during registration. However, the decision is in the hands of the AP Police.

AP Police Recruitment 2021 Zones

For the ease of administration, Andhra Pradesh is divided into four zones. The results for all four zones are announced separately. The exam centers are also assigned as per the zones. Here are the four zones for AP Police Recruitment -

Zone Range
Zone - 1 Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram
Zone - 2 West Godavari, Krishna, East Godavari
Zone - 3 Prakasam, Nellore, Guntur
Zone - 4 Kurnool, Chittoor, Kadapa, Anantapur

AP Police Recruitment Prelims Cut-Off

Category Minimum Marks
General 40%
OBC 35%
SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen 30%
  • Prelims are the qualifying exam.
  • You will only be able to attempt the other parts of the recruitment if you clear Prelims.
  • Marks obtained in this paper will not affect the other papers.

AP Police Recruitment PET

For the AP Police Recruitment 2021 Physical Efficiency Test, the candidate has to complete a set of physical tasks within the allotted time given. This varies with each post. There will be relaxations for Women, Ex-Servicemen, and those with reservations. The usual Events in the Physical Efficiency Test are as follows -

  • 100-meter run
  • Long Jump
  • 1600-meter run

Male candidates will be scored as per their performances in the above-mentioned events. The Physical Efficiency Test usually carries a weightage of 100 marks. For certain posts, the Physical Efficiency Test is qualifying in nature. Before being able to attempt the Physical Efficiency Test, the candidate has to clear the Physical Measurement Test or PMT. To clear PMT, the candidate has to fit the eligibility criteria for the posts in question.

AP Police Salary

AP Police Recruitment 2021 Salary

Here are the details for the salary of AP Police Recruitment 2021 for different posts -

Post Base Pay Grade Pay
Constable INR 5,020-20,200 INR 2,000
Sub Inspector INR 9,300-34,800 INR 4,200
Deputy SI INR 9,300-34,800 INR 5,400
Home Guard INR 1,500-6,000 INR 500
AP Police FAQs


Ques. Where can I find the AP Police Recruitment Answer Keys?

Ans. To find out the AP Police Recruitment Answer Keys, you will have to go to the official website of AP Police here. Once the exams have been concluded, the answer keys will be uploaded onto the website.

Ques. What level will the exams be in?

Ans. The prelims paper ranges from 10th to 12th level as it is a qualifying exam only. The Mains paper however will be Graduation level. The questions asked will be what is expected of a well-educated person without any specific specialization.

Ques. Is there any Stipend during the training period?

Ans. Yes, the candidate will receive a stipend during the institutional training period. This amount may be decided by the government and will be appropriated as per the post. Once the training period is completed, the candidate will receive a regular scale of pay.

Ques. Is there a pension after retirement?

Ans. No, pensions will not be given to the employees. The pension was only for candidates hired before August 2004. The revised AP Pension guidelines have laid out several changes regarding pensions.

Ques. What are the grounds for Disqualification from an Appointment?

Ans. There are several grounds for disqualification, like Falsification/Suppression of facts, canvassing, using unfair means, has entered into or having a marriage with a person having a living spouse or vice versa, the person who has been dismissed from Government Service, a convicted felon, and so on.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


allapureddy mohan reddy
What is the age limit for general candidates?.
abdul nazir

Hi Allapureddy, Different posts have different criteria for age and educational qualification. The minimum and maximum age for different posts are as follows:

Post                    Minimum    Maximum

Constable              18                 25

SI                           18                 27

Driver Operator      18                30

SCT                        21                25

Warden                  18                30

Fireman                 18               30

Deputy Jailor            21              30

Station Fire officers   18             30

To get more details visit AP Police 2021.

nafisa khatoon
How can I join police after 12th?
kavita rani

Hi Nafisa. For the constable post, you must have completed 12th from a recognized board and cleared all the selection stages such as written Examination, Physical Standard Test, Physical Measurement Test, etc. you will be considered.
Check out other details related to the exam here.

kashish tomar
Is any sort of tattoo allowed for the exam?
kavita rani

Hi Kashish. No, tattoos are not in the Indian Police. You have to get it removed at the time of interview & physical test. If you do not remove, you will be rejected while facing interview. Also, don’t try to hide it while giving interview as it will be shown in the physical test.

sandesh kumar
Is the medical exam mandatory?
kavita rani

Hi Sandesh. Yes, giving Medical Standards Test (MST) is mandatory for getting selected for the post. Clearing medical exam is a part of the selection process.
Further details are mentioned here.

What are backlog vacancies?
kavita rani

Hi Muheshraaj. The vacancies under B.C., SC, S.T. categories, which are not fill up in previous recruitment are referred as backlog vacancies and filled as such in the next recruitment.

tanishka shah
Will I be able to download the admit card on the day of exam?
kavita rani

Hi Tanishka. Admit cards are made available at least 10-12 days before the exam. It is advisable to download it at the earliest to avoid last minutes worries.
Check other details related to admit cards here.

What is the reservation for local candidates?
kavita rani

Hi Rashmi.The final selection will be made based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the Final written examination (200 marks). There is no reservation for any local candidates in this merit list.
Check other details here.

koyena biswas
What is the upper age limit for SC/ST candidates?
kavita rani

Hi Koyena. For the constable post, the minimum age to apply is 18, while the maximum age limit is 25 years. The age limit for SC/ST/OBC Candidates is relaxed by five years.
You can refer here for more details.

divakar sharma
What is the age limit for SI in AP?
kavita rani

Hi Divakar. For the senior inspector, SI post, the minimum age to apply is 18, while the maximum age limit is 27 years.
You can refer here for more details.

divakar sharma
What are the selection processes involved in the A.P. Police Recruitment 2021?
kavita rani

Hi Divakar. The detailed selection process include a Preliminary exam, mains exam, which is followed by physical measurement test, physical efficiency test and medical test.
Further details are available here.

sheetal chib
What is the eligibility for AP Police Jobs?
kavita rani

To Sheetal. To apply for the post of Constable, candidates must have a SSC/Equivalent from a recognized board while a bachelor degree from a recognized board is needed to apply for SI jobs.
Further details are available here.

Out of total vacancies notified, how are the jobs calculated under different categories?
kavita rani

Hi Priya. To maintain uniformity and continuity in the calculation of vacancies under different categories, a 100 point roster is followed as per Rule-22 of A.P. State and Subordinate Service Rules,1996. 
From the starting to the end roster point, total of vacancies under each category will be calculated.

How are the vacancies calculated under the horizontal reservation?
kavita rani

Hi Neha. APSLPRB follows the principle of horizontal reservation on a compartmental basis. APSLPRB means that the ticket will be distributed among different categories based on percentage fixed for the horizontal reservation categories like Women, Home Guard, N.C.C., M.S.P., etc.

yash raj singh
Is there any relaxation in height for wormen?
kavita rani

Hi Yash. Yes, the upper age limit for women in the post of Deputy Jailor is 25. Also, the age limit for SC/ST/OBC Candidates is relaxed by five years. More details are here.

yash raj singh
What is the salary of police constable in Andhra Pradesh?
kavita rani

Hi Yash. On an average constable gets almost INR 20,200 while Sub Inspector’s salary is almost INR 34,800.
More details for the salary of AP Police Recruitment 2021 for different posts are mentioned here.

What is the age limit for AP Police Constable?
kavita rani

Hi Neha. Candidates must be 18 years while the maximum age limit is 30 years. Other details are here.

Hi Sir My Height Is 167.4 There Is any Chance Applicable to Constable ?
g nani
Hai sir am in army, my age 29, army service 10 years, i can prepare for Si

Hi Nani

The minimum age required for every post is 18 years. Visit on our official website of AP Police Eligibility to check the whole criteria of the exam. The age requirment is differnt for every post.

yaswanth reddy
Again when will get SI posts in AP

Dear Yaswanth Reddy

Greetings from Collegedunia. You will get soon a notification about the SI post at Andhra Pradesh Police 2021. The syllabus for the examination is the same with some minor changes. The age for appearing in SI Examination is 27 for the General category. For more details, kindly go through this link – Andhra Pradesh Police 2021 Overview 

maddi hemanth kumar
abdul nazir

Hi Maddi, If NCC is applicable and you have mentioned it then it is required to be produced at the time of admission, otherwise it is not mandatory. For constable post you must be SSC passed with age between 18 and 25 years. Find more details at Andhra Pradesh police 2021.