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Police Sub-Inspector (PSI)

Updated: Jan 9, 2024

Sub-inspector is the lowest ranking officer who can file a charge sheet in court under the Indian Penal of Code. The subordinates can only investigate a case on behalf of the sub-inspector and cannot file a charge sheet.  Sub-inspector ranking is above an Assistant sub-inspector and below the inspector. 

Candidates, who have high educational qualifications than other low ranking police officers, are directly selected for the post of sub-inspector of police. 


To become a sub-inspector, candidates must apply for SI Examination first. This exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission.

  • Graduates in any discipline with 50% marks from a recognized university /Institute
  • Candidate must be a Citizen of India
  • Candidates must have a Height of 170 cm with Chest of 80-85 cm 
  • In the case of the Delhi Police post, the candidate  is required to submit a valid  Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) for PET tests and if not the candidate will not be allowed to undergo the PTE test

SSC CPO 2019-20 Notification out

Good News, Staff Selection Commission has released the notification for SSC CPO 2019-20.

PostsSub-inspector in CAPF's, Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF, Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and other various sub-inspector(SI) posts
Exam Datetentatively between 9th December and 13th December 2019.

Here are the official exam dates for SSC CPO 2019-20 exam:

Official Exam Calendar for SSC CPO 2019-2020

EventsDate Official Website
SSC CPO 2019-20 released date17th September 2019Click Here
Online Application Last Date16th October 2019Click Here
Offline/Online fee payment last date18th October 2019Click Here
Release date of SSC CPO Tier-1 Admit CardWIthin week of Exam Date i.e. 10-15 days before the examClick Here
Exam Date of SSC CPO Tier 1Tentatively Onwards from 9th December to 13th DecemberClick Here
Exam Date of SSC CPO Tier 2June 21, 2020Click Here

Application fees

Male Candidates (General & OBC Category)100
Woman Candidatures and applicants belonging to SC, ST, and Ex-ServicemanExempted from Fees

Salary Grades

PostsSalary/Pay ScaleGroupLevel
Delhi Police Sub-Inspector (Both Male and Female)From Rs. 35,400 onwards to Rs. 112400Group C Non-Gazetted 6
CAPF Sub InspectorFrom Rs. 35,400 onwards to Rs. 112400Group B Non-Gazetted6
CISF Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI)From Rs. 29200 onwards to Rs. 92,300Group C Non-Gazetted6

Exam Pattern (SSC CPO 2019)

The written exam consists of 2 papers for 200 Marks (100 Marks each).

Physical Endurance Test qualified candidates to have to pass the written examination with at least 50% marks in each written paper (excluding Interview) and 55% marks in aggregate (including Interview).

The SC/ST candidates will be permissible for concession up to 5% marks as per Govt. of India instructions.

Stage I SSC CPO Paper-1 
Stage IIPET/PST and medical test
Stage IIIPET/PST and medical test

* The exam will be an MCQ based test conducting in dual languages Hindi & English. 

*There will be 1/4 of marks deduction for every wrong answer. 

SSC CPO Exam 1 pattern with exam lasting for 2 hours

SubjectTotal QuestionsMarks allocation
English Comprehension5050
General Knowledge5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050
General Intelligence and Reasoning  5050

PET/PST and Medical Test

Male (General Category)1708085
Males belonging to following areas: Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim1658085
Male category in Scheduled Tribes162.57782
Female (General Category)157NilNil
Females belonging to following areas: Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim155NilNil

Female category in Scheduled Tribes



Other details for the SSC CPO PET/PST test

Male Candidatures

  • Completion of 100 meters race in 16 seconds time duration
  • Completion of 1.6 meters race in 6.5 minutes time duration 
  •  Long Jump test with  3.65 meters in 5 chances
  • High Jump test with 1.2 meters in 3 chances
  • Short put 16 LBS completion. 4.5 meters in 3 chances

Female Candidatures

  • Completing the 100-meter race in 18 seconds
  • 800-meter race completion  in 4 minutes time duration
  • Long Jump test with  9 feet in 3 chances
  • High Jump test with 3 feet in 3 chances
Medical test requirements
  • Minimum Near Vision with classification as follows: N6 for  better eye and N9 for worse eye
  • Candidate must have a minimum Distant Vision as follows: 6/6 for better eye and 6/9 for worse eye
  • Candidate should not have the following disabilities: knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes
  • Eyes should not have any kind of visual correction standards including glasses 

SSC CPO Tier-II Exam

SubjectQuestionsMarks Exam Duration
English2002002 Hours

Final Merit List

Finally, after the completion of all processes, the Commission will draw up an All India Merit List.

In the order of list as many candidates are found qualified, they are recommended for the appointment up to the number of vacancies.

Age Limit

The upper age limit as prescribed above will be relaxed only in the following cases:-

ST/SC5 years
OBC3 years
Departmental candidates of Police
Relaxation in the upper age limit is admissible up to 40 years (43 years for OBC, 45 years for SCs/STs)
3 years relaxation as well as the deduction of the military services from which age they started
Jammu & Kashmir Resident from 1/1/1980 to 31/12/1989
5 years
Jammu & Kashmir Resident from 1/1/1980 to 31/12/1989 - OBC

8 years

Subject to the exceptions above, here is the prescribed age limit

Minimum Age Limit20 years
Maximum Age limit25 years





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