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.
|Exam Name||Himachal Pradesh Police|
|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|
|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.
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|
|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)|
|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”|
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.
|Sub Inspector||360 INR||120 INR|
|Constable / Constable Drivers||140 INR||35 INR|
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
Any such requirements will be specified by the authority on the advertisement itself.
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,
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|
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|
|IV||Mathematics & Science||20||20|
The subject – wise syllabus for all the subjects in the Written Test have been given below. Please check the official website for more information.
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.
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.
|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|
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:
The result is declared for the written test, notifying candidates on their score procured in the exam.
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.
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.
|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.
After joining as a Constable or ASI/Sub Inspector in Himachal Pradesh Police, candidates also get promotional avenues after a specified time, for instance,
All such promotions are granted on the basis of merit and seniority. Vacancies for the posts is also an important factor.
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;
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.