HP Police 2021: Eligibility, Application, Exam Pattern, Admit Card, Result & Cut Off

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Apr 3, 2021

Himachal Pradesh Police is about to start the recruitment process for various posts in its department. This will make way for the candidates to work for the public, and is indeed a matter of great pride. Posting will be done at various police stations in different districts across the state of HP. The Himachal Pradesh Police Recruitment Board will be overlooking all activities regarding the recruitment. Every year the authority organises State-wide examinations for various posts in Himachal Pradesh Police.

  • Candidates are eligible if they have at least passed secondary level of school education. This criterion varies from post to post.
  • Application forms for Himachal Pradesh Police exams are accepted in both online and off-line modes. So, more and more aspirants coming from the remote parts of Himachal Pradesh can apply.
  • Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of Written Exam, Personality Test and Medical Examinations.
  • Candidates can apply for various posts like Constable (male and female), Sub Inspector, ASI, Warder, Constable Driver, Junior Assistant, Lower Division Assistant, Upper Division Assistant cum Accountant to name a few.
HP Police Highlights

Himachal Pradesh Police Constable 2021 Exam Highlights

Exam Name Himachal Pradesh Police
Official website
Post Sub-Inspector, Constable, Constable Driver and others
Organising Authority Himachal Pradesh Police Recruitment Board
Frequency of exam Once in a year or as vacancies may arise
Application method Online and off-line
Eligibility criterion Varies; Minimum Class 10 pass
Total marks in test 100 for Sub Inspector exam 80 for Constable exam
Exam dates To be notified soon
Job location Anywhere across the state of Himachal Pradesh
HP Police Important Dates

Himachal Pradesh Police Constable 2021 Important Dates

Events Tentative Dates
Application link activated March 2021
Last date to apply April 2021
Admit card release for Written Test August 2021
Date for Written Test September 2021
Result Declaration December 2021

These dates are tentative and subject to changes owing to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates are advised to keep an eye on the official website for recent updates.

HP Police Eligibility

Himachal Pradesh Police Constable 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Applying candidates must be the citizen of India.

Academic Qualification

Minimum educational qualification required to apply for Himachal Pradesh Police varies according to the post.

Posts Minimum Educational qualification
Sub Inspector Passed 10+2 level and has completed graduation from recognised University
Constable Passed Class 10 with an Engineering diploma certificate from recognised university/Board
Constable Driver Passed Class 12 from a recognised Board

Academic qualification for other posts will be provided in the official notification as well.

Age Limit

The minimum age limit is 18 years; reserved category candidates are given some relaxation in the upper age limit. The age limit varies for the post applying for as well.

Posts Category Minimum Age Upper Age limit
Constable General 18 years 23 years
SC / ST 25 years
OBC 25 years
Gorkhas 25 years
Distinguished Sportsman (all categories) 25 years
Home Guard (all categories) 20 years 28 years
Sub Inspector/ASI/Inspector All categories 18 years 45 years

Physical Standards

Candidates applying for the posts of Constable or Sub Inspector in HP Police must ensure that they qualify the minimum requirements of physical standards as given below,

Category Height Chest (for males only)
Male Female
General 5’6” 5’2” 31” * 32”
SC/ST 5’4” 5’0” 29” * 30”
OBC 5’6” 5’2” 31” * 32”
Gorkhas 5’4” 5’0” 29” * 30”
Distinguished Sportsman (General & OBC) 5’6” 5’2” 31” * 32”
Distinguished Sportsman (SC/ST & Gorkhas) 5’4” 5’0” 29” * 30”
Home Guards (General & OBC) 5’6” 5’2” 31” * 32”
Home Guards (SC/ST & Gorkhas) 5’4” 5’0” 29” * 30”
HP Police Application Process

Himachal Pradesh Police 2021 Application Process

Application for Himachal Pradesh Police recruitment will be accepted in online as well as offline mode. Candidates can opt for either of the two methods whichever they feel is convenient for them.

Online application

  • Candidates must visit the official website of Himachal Pradesh Police
  • Go to the Notice Board section.
  • A link will be available regarding the recruitment, open it.
  • Click on ‘Apply Online’ button.
  • Fill up the form with all necessary details.
  • Upload scanned image of passport size photograph and signature.
  • Pay application fees.
  • Validate all information provided and click on ‘Submit’, if sure.
  • Print out a copy of the form filled for future reference.

Offline application

  • To apply in offline mode, candidates must visit the website of Himachal Pradesh Police.
  • Check the Notice Board section on the home page.
  • Open the link stating information about the recruitment.
  • Download the application form that will be available along with the advertisement.
  • Print out a copy of the form and fill it up duly.
  • Attach passport size photograph and other necessary documents with the form.
  • The form along with attachments has to be posted (speed post) to the address prescribed by the authority.

Application fees

Posts General SC/ST/OBC
Sub Inspector 360 INR 120 INR
Constable / Constable Drivers 140 INR 35 INR
  • Payment will be accepted online through Net banking, Card or other payment gateways.
  • Ex- Servicemen applying for any post are exempted from application fee payment.

Required Documents to Upload

In online mode of application, candidates are required to upload scanned images of their passport size photograph and signature. Same goes for off-line mode of submission; however, the passport size photograph must be attached to the form and signature must be provided manually. Other than these, candidates may be required to attach some documents with the off-line form, like

  • Education certificates
  • Birth Certificate
  • Caste certificate, etc.

Any such requirements will be specified by the authority on the advertisement itself.

HP Police Exam Pattern

Himachal Pradesh Police 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates will have to appear for a written test if applying for the posts of Constable and Sub Inspector in HP Police. On qualifying the test, shortlisted candidates will be summoned for personality test and other tests according to the requirement of the respective posts.

In the Written Test,

  • Questions will be of objective type.
  • The question paper will be bilingual – in English and Hindi.
  • The written test for the posts of Constable and SI will be of 90 minutes; there will be no sectional time limit.
  • Total 100 questions will be asked.

HP Police Constable Exam

The questions will be based on the following topics:

Sections Subjects Total Number of Questions Total Marks Time Duration
I General Awareness 100 80 90 minutes
II Mathematics & Science
III Reasoning Ability
IV English
V Hindi

HP Police Sub Inspector Exam

For the Sub Inspector exam, the question pattern will be as follow:

Sections Subjects Total Number of Questions Total Marks Time Duration
I General Awareness 20 20 90 minutes
II English 20 20
III Hindi 20 20
IV Mathematics & Science 20 20
V Logical Reasoning 20 20
Total 100 100
HP Police Syllabus

Himachal Pradesh Police 2021 Syllabus

The subject – wise syllabus for all the subjects in the Written Test have been given below. Please check the official website for more information.

  • English: Sentence re-arrangement, comprehension from unseen passages, error correction, general grammar, vocabulary, etc.
  • Hindi: Synonyms and antonyms, phrases, grammar, error detection, translation, vocabulary, comprehension.
  • General Awareness: Indian and World History, Geography –World, India and with special reference to Himachal Pradesh, Indian National Movement, Polity and Economy, Current Affairs, Science and Technology.
  • Logical Reasoning: Number and alphabetical series, clocks and calendars, blood relations, number ranking, arithmetical reasoning, mirror images, cubes and dice, coding–decoding, syllogisms, analogies, direction sense, etc.
  • Mathematics & Science: General Science, Number System, HCF & LCM, Profit & Loss, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio and Proportions, Problems on Ages, Average, Percentage, Mixture and Allegations, Data Interpretation.
HP Police Admit Card

Himachal Pradesh Police 2021 Admit Card

The Admit card or Call letter will be available online on the official website of Himachal Pradesh Police. Candidates will be able to download their admit cards at least a month before the exam. They should frequently check the website for any developments regarding the same.

How to Download an Admit Card?

  • Go to the Official website.
  • Click on the Admit Card link.
  • Enter login credentials, as specified and submit.
  • Admit cards will be displayed, download and print it out.
  • Save a soft copy of the HP Police Admit Card for future reference.

Himachal Pradesh Police 2021 Selection Process

Selection procedures vary from post to post. We have tried to give a brief idea of the common tests conducted for most posts under Himachal Pradesh Police.

  1. Written Test: Applicants for the posts of Sub Inspector, Constable, Constable Driver, stenographer, Lower Division Assistant, etc. will be appearing for this test if they are eligible.
  2. Physical Standard Test: Candidates will have to undergo this test to ensure they are eligible for the post with respect to the minimum physical standards as have been mentioned earlier in this article under the Eligibility header.
  3. Physical Efficiency Test (PET): For this test, they will have to run within a specified time, do high jump, long jump, broad jump.
Gender Race High Jump Broad Jump Long jump (3 attempts)
Male 1500 mtrs 6 minutes 30 seconds Minimum 1.25 mtrs Minimum 3 mtrs Minimum 1.25 mtrs
Female 800 mtrs 4 minutes 15 seconds Minimum 1 mtrs - Minimum 1 mtrs
  • Personality Test: This will be a 15 marks test, to judge candidates on their suitability for the post.
  • Document Verification: Selected candidates will be called for this test. They will have to carry the following documents,
    • Birth certificate
    • School level certificates, mark sheets
    • Sports certificate
    • Graduation, PG, Degree or Diploma certificates
    • Caste certificate
    • NCC certificates and those of medals won
    • Proof of experience as Home Guard (if applicable)
    • 2 Passport size photographs
  • Medical Examination: Candidates are tested on their physical fitness and capability to ensure they can take responsibilities as per the demand of the post.
HP Police Result

Himachal Pradesh Police Constable 2021 Cut-off & Result

Cut-off Marks

The cut-off marks for HP Police 2021 Exam will be the first thing to be uploaded after the exams are conducted. Attaining the cut-off marks will determine if the candidate qualifies for final selection to the post he/she has applied for. Factors that are considered for determination of the cut-off marks are:

  • Total number of vacancies
  • Difficulty level of the paper
  • Number of candidates appearing for the exam
  • Previous year cut-off
  • Caste category


The result is declared for the written test, notifying candidates on their score procured in the exam.

Merit List

This list is prepared on the basis of merit in the Written Test to determine which candidates are eligible for further procedures. The final merit list is released considering candidates’ performance in the subsequent rounds.

HP Police Vacancy

Vacancy in Himachal Pradesh Police Constable 2021

The total number of vacancies and its break-up among reserved and unreserved categories and also district wise, will be stated on the official advertisement for various posts in Himachal Pradesh Police 2020-21. It will be decided by the Himachal Pradesh Police Recruitment Board.

For the recruitment cycle of 2019-20, 1063 vacancies were declared for the post of Constable in HP Police. 33 vacancies were reported for the post of Sub Inspector for 2018-19 exam.

HP Police Salary

Salary of Various posts under Himachal Pradesh Police

Posts Grade Pay Basic Pay
Constable Rs. 1900 Rs. 5910 – Rs. 20220
Constable Driver Rs. 1900 Rs. 5910 – Rs. 20220
Sub Inspector Rs. 4600 Rs. 10300 – Rs. 34800

They get additional benefits like housing facilities, insurance coverage, medical insurance, free travel by state government operated buses, pension after retirement and other allowances as per Government guidelines.

Career Prospects of HP Police Jobs

After joining as a Constable or ASI/Sub Inspector in Himachal Pradesh Police, candidates also get promotional avenues after a specified time, for instance,

  • Constables, after 5 years of service, can apply for a competitive B-I Test and be promoted as Head Constable.
  • Head Constables can then be promoted as ASI, after 5 years in their service.
  • ASIs can be promoted to Sub Inspector post after they have served for 5 years as ASI (if directly recruited) or 4 years after being promoted to ASI from Head Constable.
  • SIs are then eligible for promotion to the post of Inspector if they have completed 5 years in their service.

All such promotions are granted on the basis of merit and seniority. Vacancies for the posts is also an important factor.

HP Police FAQs


Ques. How to download the results of the HP Police 2021 exam?

Ans. The results will be declared on the website of HP police itself. Candidates can log in using their Registration ID/ User ID and Password and download the result.

Ques. What tests will be conducted for recruitment to the post of Constable in HP Police?

Ans. Tests that will be conducted for HP Police Constable exam are;

  • Physical Standards Test
  • Physical Efficiency Test
  • Written Exam
  • Personality Test
  • Medical Examination
  • Document Verification
  • Appointment and Probation
3 Months Crash Course

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


sourav sharma
and what is the last of the application form?
diya suresh

The last date to submit application for the recruitment will be in April 2021 and the exam will be conducted in September 2021.There will be different posts available under HP Police for which eligibility will vary accordingly. For final selection, you need to qualify physical standard test as well. To know more details visit HP Police 2021.

sourav sharma
Please provide the application link.
diya suresh

To apply for different vacancies eligible candidates need to visit the official website of the HP Police i.e. You need to register in online mode with personal as well as academic details. Candidates have provision to apply in offline mode as well. Check details of eligibility carefully before applying.

sudhir kumar
Hp police form online kv se apply kr skty h
manisha malik

You can fill the application form for HP Police 2021 online as well as offline mode. In both manners, you need to download the application form, give the required documents and information. For the online form, there is no need of posting the form, and fees is also paid online. 

mukul chaudhary
Could you Please confirm age limit for SI recuitment again?
nitin yaduvanshi

Generally, the age limit vary from post to post.


- For General/ EWS: Minimum Age 20 - Maximum 25 years.

- For Home Guards (General/ OBC /SC /ST/ Gorkhas): Minimum Age 20 - Maximum 28 years

- For SC/ ST/ OBC: Minimum Age 20 - Maximum 27 years.

- For Ex-Servicemen (General): Upto 45 years

Driver Constable: Minimum 18 Years - Maximum 23 Years.

Sub-Inspector: Minimum 18 Years - Maximum 45 Years.

bindra kumari
Freshers can also apply for Sub Inspector?? I mean if we have another job experience and graduation.
diya suresh

To be eligible for the vacancy of sub inspector, a candidate must have passed 12th exam and Bachelor’s degree from a recognised board. Yes freshers with no work experience can apply provided they satisfy all the eligibility criterias.For the post of SI, physical standards also needs to be satisfied.

mohit kumar
General Sc/St OBC How many posts
diya suresh

The exact number of vacancies for reserved as well as unreserved category will be indicated in the official notification which will be released on the official website. Seats will be distributed district wise and it will also be stated in the notification. For 2019-20, 1063 vacancies were declared for the post of Constable in HP police. Find details at HP Police 2021.

harpreet singh
In si exam +2 number matter krte hi ?
diya suresh

Qualifying marks or cut off for the exam will be declared on the basis of a candidate’s score in written exam. To be eligible you must have passed 12th and Bachelor’s degree from a recognised board. Physical standards and other eligibilities vary as per the post applied for.

yash raj singh
What is the age limit required to apply for HP Police Recruitment 2020?
jaya garg

The minimum age is 18 years, and the maximum age is 25 years. But candidates belonging to SC/ST category will get certain age relaxtion mentioned here.

mizna harmain
How can I apply for HP Police Recruitment? Am I am eligible for it as I belong to SC category?
jaya garg

Yes, you can apply for HP Police Recruitment through offline mode by referring to eth official website of Himachal Pradesh Police. In case you meet the minimum age eligibility criteria and falls under the age category, after age relaxation, you can give the exam.

avinash sahu
What is the pay scale for HP Police Jobs?
jaya garg

Candidates who get selected for the post can earn a good salary (according to the job they get qualified for) as per the norms of the Himachal Pradesh Police Department organization. Candidates selected for the constable post get almost INR 20,220 while constable driver selected for the post will also get the same salary.

lakshay kakkar
What is the full form of HP Police?
jaya garg

The Full Form of HP Police is Himachal Pradesh Police. All other details in addition to the Full Form of any company can be checked by referring to the company’s official website.