Karnataka PSI Physical Test 2021 – An Ultimate Guide

The Karnataka Police Department has issued a recruitment notice for Police Sub Inspectors. Candidates can find the details about the Karnataka Police SI Recruitment 2021 here.  The candidate must pass the Endurance Test/Physical Standard Test (ET/PST) and the Written Exam to be considered for the Karnataka SI post. The ET/PST requirements for male and female candidates will be different. There are two papers in the written test: Paper-I and Paper-II, earning 50 and 150 points, respectively. In Paper-I, a descriptive style of paper, the candidate must exhibit their English understanding and writing skills. Paper-II, which consists of objective-type questions on Mental Ability and Current Events, must next be completed by the candidate. Continue reading to learn about the Karnataka PSI Physical Test.

Karnataka PSI Physical Test

Candidates must meet minimum physical standards in terms of height, weight, and chest size to be considered for Karnataka Police jobs. Candidates should check their physical eligibility according to the Karnataka Police Physical Efficiency Test Norms before submitting an online application. The physical criteria for the long jump, race, shot put, and high jump, among other events, are mentioned below. During the Karnataka Police selection procedure, both male and female candidates must pass the ET, PST, and PET tests.  To be eligible, a candidate must be physically and medically fit.

Educational Qualification

Candidates should have PUC/HSC, Diploma/ITI, or Equivalent Qualification from government-recognized institutes.

Age Limit Criteria

CandidateAge Limit
GM candidates19 -25 years
SC/ST/CAT-01, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B19-27 years
Tribal candidates19-30 years

Importance Of Physical Criteria

  • First and foremost, the department will conduct an endurance test (ET). 
  • The applicants who pass the Endurance Test (ET) will advance to the Physical Standard Test (PST) (PST). 
  • The written examination will be given to those who pass the Physical Standard Test (PST).

Karnataka PSI Physical Eligibility Criteria

Constable (Male)

1600 Metres Run6:30 minutes
Long Jump3.80 metres (3 chances)
High Jump1.20 metres (3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 kgs)5.60 metres (3 chances)

Ex-Servicemen & Women 

400 Metres run2 minutes
Long jump2.50 metres (3 chances)
High jump0.90 metres (3 chances)
Shot Put (4 kg)3.75 metres (3 chances)

Those who qualify the above can appear for the Physical standard test:

Constable (Male)

Height168 cm 
Chest86 cm – when fully expanded (Minimum expansion -5 cm)

Ex-Servicemen & Women

Height157 cm
ChestNot applicable
Weight (only for women)45 kg

Karnataka Police Sub Inspector Selection Process

The candidates have to follow through the PSI qualifying process listed below:

  • Physical Endurance Test
  • Physical Standard Test
  • Written Exam

Documents Required For Verification

  • Voter Id
  • X Marksheet 
  • XII Marksheet (if applicable)
  • Graduation Marksheet (if applicable)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Driving License
  • Aadhar Card
  • Pan Card
  • Residence Certificate
  • A certificate signed by gazetted Officer
  • Passport size photo
  • Community Certificate (if applicable)
  • Physically Disabled Certificate (if applicable)
  • Passport
  • Ration Card

Frequently asked questions:

What is the salary of Karnataka PSI?

The starting salary of Karnataka PSI is Rs 34500.

What is the selection procedure of Karnataka PSI?

The selection procedure of Karnataka PSI includes Physical Standard Test, Physical Measurement exam, Physical Endurance Test, Prelims Test, and Mains Test.

Is there an interview in the Karnataka PSI selection process?

No, there is no test in the Karnataka PSI selection process.


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