All future Sub-Inspectors of Police (Men & Women), Police Constables (Men & Women), Firemen, Jail Warders (Men & Women) will have to clear the TNUSRB examinations. The qualification for each of these posts is extremely specific and has both an upper and a lower age limit. The qualifications required are normally same for both men and women; however there might be a little variation in the levels of physical fitness requirement, such as height measurement, etc. An avid knowledge of Tamil is a prerequisite for all of the aforementioned posts.

Sub-Inspectors of Police (Men & Women)

I. Age Limit:

Upper age limit is 28 years where as lower age is restricted to 20 years. Age relaxation is granted to reserved category candidates.

II. Educational qualification:

The applicant must have completed a degree from any recognized university or institute.

III. Physical Measurement Test:

Physical Measurement Test comprises of height and chest measurement for men and height measurement for women. The minimum eligibility requirement is as follows:

S.No Category Male Female
1 OC/BC/BC(M)/MBC/DNC Minimum 170cms Minimum 159cms
2 ST/SC/SC(A) Minimum 176cms Minimum 157cms
3 Male Only Normal – Minimum 81cms
Expansion – Minimum 5cms

No physical measurement test is applicable for ex-personnel of central paramilitary force as well as departmental quota applicants.

The written test will be conducted in different way such as Departmental quota, sports quota, ward/dependent quota.

The duration of the Written Examination is 3 hrs. Questions will be in objective type. Each questions carries 1/2 marks.

S.No Subject Open Quota Departmental Quota
1 General Knowledge 40 Marks 15 Marks
2 Logical Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Psychology Test, Communication Skills, Information Handling Ability 30 Marks
3 Communication skills, Numerical skills, Logical Analysis, Information handling ability, Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Indian Evidence Act, Police Standing Orders and Police Administration 70 Marks
4 Total marks of Written Examination 70 Marks 85 Marks

S.No Subject Open Quota Departmental Quota
1 Written Examination 70 Marks 85 Marks
2 Physical Efficiency Test 15 Marks
3 Special Marks 5 Marks (NCC 2, NSS 1, Sports 2) 5 Marks (National Police Duty Meet, Gold 5, Silver 3, Bronze 2)
4 Viva-voce 10 Marks 10 Marks
5 Total 100 Marks 100 Marks

The Written Examination for Sub-Inspectors of Police selection will be of degree level with basic knowledge of Class XII of all the subjects as the datum. The syllabus includes the following topics.

Part- I


1. GENERAL SCIENCE: It will cover general appreciation and understanding of science including matters of everyday observations and experience as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made any special study of any scientific discipline. The questions shall be from topics- in Physics, Chemistry and Biology viz. Scientific Instruments, Inventions and Discoveries. Scientists and their contributions, Human Physiology, Diseases and their cause, cure and prevention, Diet and Balanced diet, Human Genetics, Animals, Mammals and Birds, Environment and Ecology, Elements and Compounds. Acids, Bases and Salts and allied subjects, Motion, Newton’s Laws of motion – Properties of Matter, Electricity, National Laboratories and other related topics. All these topics will be of basic nature.

2. HISTORY OF INDIA: Dates and events of Indian History from Indus Valley Civilisation to the present day Indian modern administration.

3. GEOGRAPHY: Regions of India, Weather, Monsoon and Climate, Rainfall, Natural Calamities, Crops, Crops pattern, Indian Towns and Places, Hill Stations, National Parks, Major Ports, Minerals, Location of Major Industries, Forests and Wildlife, Population distribution in India and other related topics.

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