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Haryana Police 2021: Eligibility Criteria

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Jan 13, 2021

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It is a golden opportunity for those who wish to become Police Constable or Sub Inspector in Haryana Police Department. The Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) has rescheduled for the date of application form on October 16th, 2020, considering the effect of a pandemic caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. The applicant can check the notification on the official websites of Haryana Police i.e. to fill up the application form, candidates are required to meed the below-mentioned criteria:

Haryana Police Eligibility 2020: Citizenship

Candidates must be a citizen of India only. The candidates can be from Haryana as well. Every Indian citizen who satisfies the below-mentioned other eligibility conditions can apply for the Haryana Police Recruitment exam 2020.

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Haryana Police Eligibility 2020: Age Limit

  • Minimum age should be 18 years and the maximum age for all applicants must be under 25 years, to apply for HSSC constable post.
  • For Ex.-Servicemen candidates: Upper age limit is 40 years plus continuous military service added by three years. The break-in service between the date of discharge and between 1st day of the month in which the enrolment process is started shall not exceed four years.
  • As per the government policies, there are 5 years of age relaxation for Reserved Cateries.
  • For Sub Inspector Post: Candidates should have completed 21 years of age and should not exceed 27 years.
  • For Inspector Post: Candidates should have completed 21 years of age and should not exceed 30 years.


  • The exact date on which the age is to be determined shall be on the first day of the month in which application are invited for the recruitment of Constables.
  • For Ex-Servicemen:
    • The break-in service between the date of discharge and between the 1st date of the month in which enrolment process is started, shall not exceed four years as per rule Punjab Police Rules.
    • As per the 5A of Haryana Police (Non-Gazetted and Other Ranks ) Service Rules, 2017, the upper age limit for the rank of sub-Inspector to all departmental candidates in Haryana Police with minimum 03 years of continuous service, shall be 30 years for General category and 35 for the BC candidates and SC candidates.

Haryana Police Eligibility 2020: Educational Qualification

Educational Qualification for Constables

  • The applying candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent educational qualifications from a government recognized educational institution.
  • Matric with Hindi or Sanskrit as one of the language subjects is also mandatory.

Educational Qualification for Sub-Inspector

  • The candidate must have completed graduation or equivalent degree from any university or institution which is recognized by State/Central Government.
  • The candidate also must have Hindi or Sanskrit up to Matric Standards or Higher Education or equivalent degree from the recognized institution or university.

Educational qualification for Inspector Post

  • The aspirants must have a qualified Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university or any equivalent degree from a recognized university or institution.

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Haryana Police Eligibility 2020: Physical Standards

Gender Height Chest
Male 170 cm for General  83 cm unexpanded minimum with the expansion of 4 cm onwards for General
168 cm for Reserved categories 81 cm unexpanded minimum with the expansion of 4 cm for reserved category. 
Female 158 cm for General  Nill
156 cm for Reserved Categories Nill

Note: Physical standards will be measured and tested after the qualification of the Written exam of Haryana Police. Candidates are advised to measure themselves before applying for the exam on their own.


Ques. Are the candidates from other states eligible for Haryana Police?

Ans. Yes, candidates from other states in India can apply for Haryana police if they meet all eligibility criteria of Haryana police declared by the HSSC.

Ques. What is the definition of the word dependant of Ex-serviceman?

Ans. Here are the criteria specified by HSSC to be counted as Ex-Servicemen:

  • A person may be working on an ad-hoc basis against post advertised or somewhere else.
  • A person may be unemployed at the time of making the application but he may have other sources of income viz from agriculture, trade, property, Bank Balance, etc.
  • A person who is a member of joint Hindu family and remains dependent upon the Karta till there is a partition in the family or he ceases to be a member of the joint Hindu family and is obliged to pass on all his income to the Karta and he draws money for his subsistence from the pool of the joint Hindu Family with the consent of the Karta.
  • A candidate who is a member of the joint family is employed on ad-hoc basis but he is otherwise dependent on his father.

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


What happens if the candidate fails to fulfill the basic eligibility criteria?
kavita rani

Hi Neha. For the constable post, candidates must be 12th Class and Matric with Hindi or Sanskrit as one of the subjects .
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What is the minimum age required to apply for Haryana Police Constable Recruitment 2021?
kavita rani

Hi Priya. Candidate must have cleared 10+2 or its equivalent from a recognized education Board. Also, candidate must be at least 18 Years Old and not more than 25 years to get considered for the post.
Check out other details related to other eligibility criteria vacancies here.