Kerala Police Sub Inspector Recruitment 2021 Examination

Police Sub Inspector is one of the glamorous posts in Kerala Government Service. If you are one of the aspirants, now is the time to apply for it.

PSC has announced the recruitment of a new batch of Sub Inspectors to the Kerala Civil Police department. According to the new Sub Inspector Exam Notification, both men and women candidates can apply.

In this post, I will explain the Kerala Police Sub Inspector recruitment process, mode of examination, number of anticipated vacancies, exam cut-off mark, minimum educational and physical requirements, and the number of appointments from the previous rank list.

Kerala PSC Police Sub Inspector Exam 2021 Notification Details
Notification Number Category Age Limit to Apply
388/2019 Open Market 20 -31
389/2019 From Ministerial staff 20 -36
390/2019 Constabulary 20 -36


Kerala Police Sub Inspector Recruitment Procedure
Let me explain the SI recruitment process in detail. In Kerala, you have to go through four stages to become a Police Sub Inspector.

This chart will give you a complete idea of the Kerala Police Sub Inspector Recruitment Process.

Stage Category
1 Common Degree Level Prelims
2 Common Degree Level Mains
3 Physical Efficiency Test
4 Interview


The written test includes two stages. You have to go through the Common Graduate Level Prelims and Mains.

After the written examination, you have to go through a Physical Efficiency Test. The final stage is an interview.

Age Limit To Apply for SI Post in Kerala
The public Service Commission gives different age limits for different categories of SI vacancy applicants.
  1. Age Limit for General Category: 20-31
  2. Age Limit for OBC Category: 20 -34
  3. Age Limit for SC/ST Category: 20 -37

Educational Qualification Required
The candidate must have a bachelor's degree from a Kerala PSC recognized Institution.

If you have doubts about the validity of your degree certificate, I suggest you read the article provided in the link below.

The Latest List of Kerala PSC approved Universities and Institutions

Minimum Physical Qualification Required
You can see the minimum physical qualification required to apply for the Kerala Police Sub Inspector post from the chart below.
Category Height Chest Measurement Chest Expansion
General Male 165.10 cm 81.28 cm 5.08 cm
General Female 160 cm
SC/ST Male Candidates 160.02 cm 81.28 cm 5.08 cm
SC/ST Female Candidates 155 cm
Candidates must have a perfect vision. Follow this chart to check the eye vision requirements.
Vision Left Eye Right Eye
Distant Vision 6/6 Snellen 6/6 Snellen
Near Vision 0.5 Snellen 0.5 Snellen


Kerala Police SI Written Examination Pattern and Syllabus
The public Service Commission will conduct the written examination in two stages.

  1. Degree Level Preliminary Examination

  2. Degree Level Main Examination


The first stage of the Kerala Police SI written test is an OMR-based Degree Level Preliminary examination. It is a multiple-choice test.

CoreNetworkZ updates the latest Police Sub Inspector Prelim and Mains written examination Syllabus.



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Kerala Police Sub Inspector 2021 Examination Date
PSC announced the examination date for the Police SI Recruitment test. It conducted the written examination for the category 161/2015 and 165/2015 on 12.09.2015.

The PSC conducted a Physical Efficiency test for those who were on the short-list on the date allotted to each candidate.



Date to Downloading Hall Ticket
Due to the Corona epidemic situation, Kerala PSC seems to postpone the Police Sub Inspector examination date.

You can check the updated PSC exam date for degree-level uniform tests from the chart below.

Download Hall Ticket link will be active fifteen days before the SI exam date.
Name of The Post Exam Date
SUB INSPECTOR OF POLICE _
ARMED POLICE SUB INSPECTOR _

Kerala Police Sub Inspector 2021 Written Examination Cut Off Mark
PSC allows the candidates who scored the cut-off mark in the OMR-based Prelim to appear for the Main. It prepares the Final rank list based on the mark scored in the Main Examination.

You can check the Police Sub Inspector Cut-Off mark from the chart below.
Notification Name of The Post PSC Cut Off Mark
161/2015 SUB INSPECTOR OF POLICE 50
165/2015 ARMED POLICE SUB INSPECTOR 48.67

This chart shows the PSC Cut Off Marks for the present SI rank list. Expect different cut-off marks for the different notification numbers 388/2019, 389/2019, and 390/2019.

Police Sub Inspector 2021 Repeated PSC Questions

To win the next PSC Police Sub Inspector examination, you must go through the previous year's question papers and model question papers.

Here, we introduce some of the expected SI 2021 PSC questions and answers.
Once you go through the previous year's question papers, you will understand the PSC question pattern for both uniform and nonuniform examinations.
About The Author:
Alex George is the Director of the GJR Exam Coaching center, one of the popular PSC training institutes in Kerala.

GJR Institute provided both long-term and crash courses of various uniform and nonuniform examinations conducted by the Public Service Commission.

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