Himachal Pradesh Police department which works under the govt. of Himachal Pradesh (dept. of home affairs) is headed by Director General of Police (DGP). It has announced empty seats in their department under Employment News of Himachal Pradesh. Most of the vacancies are of Constable, head constable, and drivers to name a few. In fact, here all male and female candidates may apply for the recruitment. The total no. of vacancies released by the HP police recruitment board is 1334. Meanwhile, the HP Police Recruitment Board will be looking after all activities related to the recruitment. Overall, it is a good police job opportunity in Himachal Pradesh. Factually, there are two Zones in HP Police Department –
1) Northern Zone has its headquarters in Dharamshala and,
2) Southern Zone with its headquarters in Shimla.
The given table provides the initial details for the examination:-
|Board name||Himachal Pradesh police recruitment|
|Name of post||Constable, driver, other posts|
|Job category||Police job|
|Job Location||Anywhere in Himachal Pradesh|
|Job type||Himachal Pradesh govt. job|
This recruitment for HP police has been in news since last year. Earlier, the announcement was uploaded on the official site of HP police last year on October 20 2020 for number of vacancies. The last date of submission was December 31, 2020. But due to the panchayat elections in Himachal Pradesh, the recruitment process was postponed. This was followed by the second wave of the coronavirus in India. Thus, the process was further delayed. Therefore, the detailed notification for the above selection process is yet to be released by the board.
Further, in May 2021 this recruitment for Himachal Pradesh was again in news. The reason was that according to the HP police department (constable selection) rules 2021, candidates must pass a dope test before appearing in the following written test and physical eligibility tests. Therefore, candidates have to take care that they do not indulge in the use of any banned drugs and other narcotic items if they wish to qualify as a Constable in the HP Police department under the new recruitment rules. Moreover, this decision of dope test will also help in sorting out the undeserving candidates who indulge in performance-enhancing drugs during the Physical Efficiency Test (PET). PET is an important part of the recruitment process for the police constable post.
Furthermore, as reported, the selection of constables to fill up vacancies in the Police department will be done according to the district-wise population. The new HP Police Department Recruitment Rules, 2021 will take effect after they are published in Government gazettes.
The latest and updated important dates related to the HP Police selection process of the year 2021 were tentatively declared as given in the table below:
|EXAM STAGES||TENTATIVE DATES|
|Online registration process||March 2021|
|Last date to apply||April 2021|
|Admit card for written test||August 2021|
|Date for written test||September 2021|
|Result announcement||December 2021|
However, these dates are tentative and subject to changes. Due to the uncertainty caused by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the dates are not announced yet. The candidates are advised to keep an eye on the official site for recent updates. The important dates can be announced anytime soon.
The educational qualification requirement will vary post to post. So, one can go through the related official notification to know the age limit criteria.
The HP Police Department has clearly stated that only the residents of India can apply for the post of HP Police Constable. In fact, applicants from everywhere around the nation are eligible to apply for the HP Police Constable and other posts. However, a domicile of Himachal Pradesh is necessary for the application to these posts. Hence, the applications from applicants who can’t show domicile certificate won’t be considered during the enrollment process.
The age limit vary from post to post. Additionally, it also depends upon the category of the candidate. Therefore, the candidates must read the related notification to know the updated age limit criteria. The table given below provides the necessary details. Thus, it will help the candidate to easily understand the age limits for various posts in the HP Police selection, accordingly.
|POSTS||CATEGORY||MINIMUM AGE||MAXIMUM AGE|
|Constable||General/EWS||18 years||23 years|
|SC/ST||18 years||25 years|
|OBC||18 years||25 years|
|Gorkhas||18 years||25 years|
|Famous Sportsmen(all categories)||18 years||25 years|
|Home Guard (all categories)||20 years||28 years|
|Additionally, for Ex-Servicemen (General): Up to 45 years.|
Applicants for the posts of Constable in HP Police recruitment must qualify the basic criterion as given below:
|CATEGORY||HEIGHT||CHEST (for males only)|
|General||5ft 6 inch||5ft 2inch||(31*32) inch|
|SC/ST||5ft 4inch||5ft||(29*30) inch|
|OBC||5ft 6inch||5ft 2inch||(31*32) inch|
|Gorkhas||5ft 4inch||5ft||(29*30) inch|
|Famous Sportsmen (General and OBC)||5ft 6inch||5ft 2inch||(31*32) inch|
|Famous Sportsmen (SC/STs and Gorkhas)||5ft 4inch||5ft||(29*30) inch|
|Home Guards(General and OBC)||5ft 6inch||5ft 2inch||(31*32) inch|
|Home Guards (SC/STs and Gorkhas)||5ft 4inch||5ft||(29*30) inch|
HP Police Recruitment Board has announced that it will fill 1334 vacancies for Constable as well as for Driver Posts, In fact these vacant positions are for both male and female candidates willing to take up police department jobs. The details of the vacancies for HP Police recruitment 2021 are given below:
In addition to the above-mentioned posts, 32 vacancies are for leading firemen, and 11 are for driver cum pump operators within the police department.
The salary of the candidate selected by the HP Police recruitment board for the post of Constable as well as constable drivers ranges between 5,910 INR – 20,200 INR with grade pay of 1,900 INR. To illustrate, certain points are given below:
Kindly go through the official notification for the accurate salary information. The salary may vary according to the rules of the HP Police Department.
The HP Police Constable Syllabus 2021 will be posted on the official website by the HP Police recruitment board. Further, when the notification is out, the candidates can download the syllabus and exam pattern. The full syllabus for HP Police Constable can help candidates in planning their preparation of the written test. It is, in fact, one of the most important stages of the selection process. Currently it includes the subjects listed below. Besides the subject list, topics which are needed to be covered for the exam under each subject is also given below.
The detailed syllabus for HP Police Constable Exam 2021 is also available in the Hindi language. Therefore, the candidates can download it as per their choice of language and ease.
The physical standard test, physical efficiency test, written test, personality test, medical examination, and character verification round are all part of the HP Police Constable Exam pattern 2021. Thus, it is tough to prepare for this exam without knowing the exam pattern. In addition to the pattern, you will be able to know the number of questions included, the total number of marks, and the marks allotted for each section. We also get to know the duration of the written exam, and so on. The details of the written exam are as follows:
The HP Police Constable Recruitment Exam 2021 has the following exam pattern-
|STAGES OF EXAM||TOTAL MARKS|
|Physical Standard Test (PST)||Maximum OF 5 Marks|
|Physical Efficiency Test (PET)||Qualifying in nature|
|Written Test||80 Marks|
|Personality Test||15 Marks|
After the personality test, candidates have to go through a detail MEDICAL EXAMINATION.
Finally, the next step of the selection is the VERIFICATION OF CHARACTER. It takes place after the medical examination. The final result of the HP Police Constable selection process is prepared out of 100 marks, which includes the marks obtained in the Physical Standard Test (PST), Written Exam, and Personality Test.
The result for the written test of the selection process is announced. The candidates get to know their exam marks. However, the final merit list is revealed after candidates have done well in all the rounds, which include the physical efficiency test and the personality test as well.
Applicants successfully clearing the written test can view the HP Police Results 2021 on the board’s official website. You can see the HP Police Results 2021 by entering the correct details. The result includes important information such as personal information, the marks attained in the physical standard test (PST), and the personality test. Even, the cut-off marks can be found at the bottom of your scorecard. The candidate can use this to know whether or not a candidate has qualified for the next round.
Interested and suitable candidates should apply Online only. Because, any other mode of submission of application would not be accepted. In addition, the candidates must go through the advertisement carefully. Understanding all the contents and instructions of the advertisement, before filling up the online application form is important.
STEPS IN APPLYING FOR HP POLICE CONSTABLE RECRUITMENT:
Equally important, while filling the online form, the candidate must keep ready a scanned copy of passport size photo, signature and other documents which are required to fill up the form successfully.
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A1. The qualifying marks for the General / OBC candidates are 50% and for SC/ST candidates are 40%. Also, the candidates must score the minimum marks to clear the exam.
A2. The HP Police Recruitment Board has announced 1334 vacancies for Males as well as Female. To illustrate, the vacancies are for Constables, Drivers, Leading Firemen, and Driver Cum Pump Operators.
Q3. NO, the candidates interested to apply for the post must have cleared 12th standard from a recognized board of India.
A4. The age criteria for the above-mentioned recruitment is mentioned below:
A5. The pay scale for the Constable and Constable Driver: Pay Scale – Rs.5910 to Rs.20220 + Grade Pay of Rs.1900/-. Also, read the official notification for the accurate pay band information, since it will vary based on the HP Police Department’s rules and regulations.
A6. For Constable and Driver Constable positions, applicants must pay a fee according on the category they fall into. For example, The General Category candidates have to pay Rs.140. While for the SC/ ST/ OBC category candidates the application fee is Rs.35. But, Ex-serviceman of Himachal Pradesh are not charged if they apply for the HP Police Constable Recruitment.
A7. HP Police offers promotion chances to constables and ASI/Sub Inspectors after a set length of time.
A8. No, the applicants must submit the applications in the online mode only.
A9. Any Indian citizen can apply for the HP police constable exam. In addition, he or she must be a resident of Himachal Pradesh.
A10. The HP Police Constable Cut-off depends on few factors. These are stated below:
A11. The government has decided for a two-year probation period, which the candidate must complete accordingly. Then, after two years in the department, applicants will be eligible for all of the advantages and benefits of a regular employee.