TNUSRB (Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board) conducts the exams for various posts in Tamil Nadu State. The examination to fill up the police posts for sub-inspector (Taluk, Armed Reserved and Tamil Nadu Special Police) is also conducted by the same board. The applications from both, fresh candidates and departmental candidates are invited by TNUSRB every year. According to the current update, the exam for open quota aspirants and departmental aspirants will be conducted on 12 January and 13 January 2020 respectively.
Date of Notification
Commencement of Online Application
Last date of submission of Online Application
TNUSRB SI admit card release date
TNUSRB SI exam date
12-Jan-2020 & 13-Jan-2020
TNUSRB SI Result
TNUSRB SI Physical Measurement Test (PMT) / Endurance Test (ET) / Physical Efficiency Test (PET) admit card
TNUSRB SI Interview/ viva-voce
To be notified
Below is given detailed information regarding the examination and its pattern:
|Name of the Exam||Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board Sub Inspector (TNUSRB SI)|
|Conducting Body of the Exam||Tamil Nadu Board Uniformed Services Recruitment Board|
|Level of the Exam||State-level|
|Frequency of the Exam||Once in a year|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Examination||Offline|
|Duration of the Examination||3 Hours|
|Application Fees||INR 500|
|Language of the Examination||English and Tamil|
Below are given the basic eligibility criteria that are required for the candidates in order to be eligible for the TNUSRB SI examination:
The candidates those who are applying for the TNUSRB SI examination must follow the minimum age criteria in order to be eligible for the examination:
The candidates those who are appearing for the TNUSRB SI examination must clear particular educational criteria as given below:
The application process of the examination begins in the same month in which the notification of the examination is released. Below are given some steps to be followed to apply for the TNUSRB exam:
The admit card of the examination will be made available on the official website of the paper just before few weeks of the examination. Below are given some of the steps to download the admit card easily:
Students can get an idea of the pattern of the examination from the previous years’ question papers. However, the exam pattern is also released on the official website of the paper. Below is given the exam pattern for TNUSRB SI examination 2020:
Part A: Part A of the question paper will consist of the questions from General Knowledge. There are 80 questions of 40 marks in part A.
Part B: Part A of the question paper will consist of the questions from a larger syllabus. There are 60 questions of 30 marks in part B.
|Parts||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration of the Paper|
|Part A||30||15||3 hours|
|Part B||140||70||3 hours|
The first stage of the examination consists of a written test. The syllabus of the written test for the examination is given below:
|Part A||General Knowledge|
|Part B||Communication Skills, Logical Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Information Handling Ability, Psychology Test|
Below is given the details syllabus of the paper:
|Part A||General Knowledge- For open and departmental Candidates||General Science: To test the basic knowledge of Physics and Chemistry.
History of India: Question will come from the past events of the country.
Geography: Questions form geography of India will be asked
Economics and Commerce: The questions will test the knowledge of economics of the candidates.
Indian Polity: The questions will be asked from Indian Polity and the constitution of India.
Current Events: the questions will cover all the current national and international events.
|Part B||Psychology- For open and departmental Candidates||Communication Skills, Logical Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Information Handling Ability, Psychology Test|
|Psychology- For departmental Candidates only||PSO (Police Standing Order)- In this test, the provisions of PSO and their applications will be tested
Police Administration: This will test the knowledge of administrative rules and regulations
CrPC, IPC, Evidence Act: In this test, the basic knowledge of police station and the cases handled in the courts is tested
TNUSRB SI announces the number of vacancies for the various posts every year. The selection of the candidates is largely based on the cut off and the vacancy as announced by the commission. The number of vacancies keep on changing every year and are notified on the official website of the examination. The total number of vacancies for the year 2020 is 969 which is given in the table below:
|Name of the Post||Name of the Service||Men/ General||Women/ Transgender||Total|
|Sub Inspector of Police (TK)||Tamil Nadu Police Subordinate Service||462||198||660|
|Sub Inspector of Police (AR)||Tamil Nadu Police Subordinate Service||193||83||276|
|Sub Inspector of Police (TSP)||Tamil Nadu Special Police Subordinate Service||33 (Men)||-||33|
The selection process of the TNUSRB SI exam consists of several stages. Below are given the different stages to clear the TNUSRB SI examination for the year 2020.
The first stage to clear the TNUSRB SI examination is the written test. The written test is divided into two parts, Part A and Part B. All the information regarding the syllabus and the paper pattern has been given above.
The second stage to clear the TNUSRB SI Exam is the PMT/ PET/ EU Tests. Below are given the standards of different tests.
The standards of Physical Measurement tests are given below:
|OB, BC, BC (M), MBC/ DNC||170||159|
|SC, ST, SC (A)||167||157|
|Expansion in the full inspiration||5|
|Ex- CPMF/Ex-servicemen/Serving persons retiring within one year||PMT Exempted|
|Men||1500 meters run within 7 minutes|
|Women/ Transgender||400 meters run within 2 minutes & 30 seconds|
|Ex- CPMF/Ex-servicemen/Serving persons retiring within one year||1500 meters run within 8 minutes|
Those who clear both the above mentioned stages are called for final interview or viva voice which consists of 10 marks for both open and departmental candidates. This is to test the communication skills and problem solving ability of the candidates.
There is a provision of special marks. 5 marks are awarded for the NCC/ NSS and Sports certificates. Also, 5 marks are awarded for the medals won in National Police Duty Meet.
The cut off for the examination depends on various factors, number of candidates applying for the exam and the total vacancies being the prime ones. Below is given the expected cut off for the year 2020 of TNUSRB SI examination:
|Category||Open (Out Of 70)||Departmental (Out Of 85)|
|MBS and DNC||61.0||78.0|
In order to clear any examination, one must study with full dedication and effort. Make a proper plan and strategy and follow it religiously to clear the test with flying colors. Below are mentioned some of the tips to prepare for the examination.
Ques. What is the salary of the Tamil Nadu Police Sub Inspector?
Ans. The scale of pay of Tamil Nadu Police Sub Inspector is 36,900- 116600.
Ques. Is there any provision of special marks?
Ans. Yes, There is a provision of special marks. 5 marks are awarded for the NCC/ NSS and Sports certificates. Also, 5 marks are awarded for the medals won in National Police Duty Meet.
Ques. Can a departmental candidate apply as an open quota candidate in the TNUSRB SI exam?
Ans. Yes, a departmental candidate can apply as an open quota candidate in the TNUSRB SI exam. In that case, what is required is that the candidate needs to meet the eligibility criteria as set for the open candidates.
Ques. What is the basic educational qualification required to appear for the TNUSRB SI exam?
Ans. The educational qualification of the candidates appearing for the exam is that the candidates must hold a bachelor’s degreefrom a recognized University.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.