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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
  • Exam Duration
    90 minutes
  • Exam Frequency
    Once in a year or as vacancies may arise
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
  • Total No. of Questions
  • No. of Sections
Eligibilty Criteria

Nationality: Applying candidates must be citizens of India.

Academic Qualification

The 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 recognized University
Constable Passed Class 10 with an Engineering diploma certificate from a recognized university/Board
Constable Driver Passed Class 12 from a recognized Board

Academic qualifications 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”
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 for the test, shortlisted candidates will be summoned for the personality tests 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.
  • A total of 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

The subject–wise syllabus for all the subjects in the Written Test has 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.

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