Punjab Police Constable Exam- Overview, Selection Process, Syllabus, Important Dates

Punjab Police has invited applications through Advt. No 02 of 2021 from candidates for the post of Constable in Punjab Police for 2021. The Notification was released on 16/07/2021.   Applicants can download the Advertisement for the Notification here.  The last to apply for the post is extended till 31st August 2021. Continue reading for all details on Punjab Police Constable Exam 2021. 

Punjab Police Constable Exam: Overview

According to the Punjab Police website, some important details for the Vacancies advertised for Punjab Police Constable are given in the table below:

Information / ActivitiesVacancies / Link / Tentative Dates
Total Numbers of VacanciesDistrict Police Cadre: 2015 (658 are reserved for women)Armed Police Cadre: 2343 (765 are reserved for women)
Link to the Recruitment Portalhttps://iur.ls/punjabpolicerecruitment2021
Online Registration of ApplicationLink accessible start from 9:00 PM on 16/07/2021
Last date of RegistrationTill 11:55 PM on 15/08/2021 (extended to 31/08/2021 till 11.55 PM)
Download Detailed Advertisementhttp://punjabpolice.gov.in/PDFViwer.aspx?pdfFileName=~/writereaddata/UploadFiles/OtherFiles/AdvertisementforCT.pdf 
Helpline Number (Toll – Free)18002102565  9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Monday to Saturday)

Punjab Police has extended the last date for applying for the post of Constable from 15/08/2021 to 31/08/2021 till 11.55 PM.  

Punjab Police Constable: Selection Process

The Punjab Police Constable selection process consists of two stages:


The first test is the Stage-I test, which is a Written Test.  It is an objective type test, an offline test that is OMR-based.  The questions in this Written Test will be multiple-choice questions. There will be no negative marking for incorrect answers.


The second test is the Stage-II test which comprises Document Scrutiny, PMT (Physical Measurement Test), and PST (Physical Screening Test). The Physical Screening Test and the Physical Measurement Test are both of qualifying nature. All three steps in Stage II will be conducted at a specified place(s), date(s), and time which the recruitment board will inform the candidates via the information on the Recruitment Portal. 

The Admit Card for Stage-II will provide the venue(s), time, and date(s) for the test.  The candidate has to download and print the Admit Card.  The candidate must carry the hard copy of the Admit Card on the day of the Stage II test to the test venue. Also, a photo identity proof should accompany the Admit card; otherwise, the candidate will not be allowed to enter the Stage-II Test venue. 

The first step in Stage II of the selection process is Document Scrutiny. 

Document Scrutiny

All candidates who have moved up to Stage-II have to first report for document scrutiny on the date(s) and time that has been specified on their Stage-II Admit Card. Candidates can also find the Stage-II details on the Recruitment Portal for Punjab Police Constable Exam. For document verification, the candidates need to carry some certificates in original and a self-attested copy of all of these documents.  The certificates/documents that the candidate must carry are: 

  • Matriculation certificate to provide age proof
  • 10+2 certificate of any recognized University / Education Board or its equivalent
  • Proof that the candidate has cleared Punjabi at the level of Matriculation or its equivalent
  • Reserved category candidates must carry a certificate from a Competent Authority for supporting the claim for reserved category
  • Serving Government Employees taking the Punjab Police Constable exam must carry a NOC (No Objection Certificate) of the concerned Office/Head of Department.

The candidates whose documents uploaded with the Application Form match the original presented on the spot during document scrutiny shall be eligible to undergo the Physical Measurement. 

Physical Measurement Test

The second step in Stage II of the selection process is the Physical Measurement Test. 

All candidates whose height is equal to or more than the specified minimum become eligible to move to the next step, the Physical Screening Test (PST). 

Minimum Height for Constable in District Police Cadre and Armed Police Cadre

GenderMinimum Height
Male5 feet 7 inches
Female5 feet 2 inches

Physical Screening Test

The third step in Stage II of the selection process is the Physical Screening Test.

The Physical Screening Test (PST) is a qualifying type.   The events given in the following table are part of this stage. 

Male (Besides Ex-servicemen)

EventPass CriteriaNumber of Chances
1600 Meters Race6 minutes 30 seconds1
Long Jump3.80 Meters3
High Jump 1.10 Meters3

Male Candidates (Ex-servicemen of 35 years of age and below)

EventPass CriteriaNumber of Chances
1400 Meters Walk and Run 9 minutes1
Full Squats10 numbers1

Male Candidates (Ex-servicemen over 35 years of age)

EventPass CriteriaNumber of Chances
1400 Meters Walk and Run12 minutes1
Full Squats10 numbers1

Female Candidates (besides ex-servicemen)

EventPass CriteriaNumber of Chances
800 Meters Race4 minutes and 30 seconds1
Long Jump3.00 Meters3
High Jump0.95 Meters3

Female Candidates (Ex-servicemen below 35 years of age)

EventPass CriteriaNumber of Chances
800 meters run5 minutes1
Long Jump2.75 meters3
High Jump0.90 meters3

Female Candidates (Ex-servicemen over 35 years of age)

EventPass CriteriaNumber of Chances
800 meters run6 minutes1

Important Points Related to PST/PMT Stage

  • During the Physical Screening Test, candidates need to qualify in every event in their category. If a candidate does not qualify for one of the several events in the applicable category, the board will disqualify the candidate from the recruitment process. 
  • The standards for the Physical Measurement and the events in the Physical Screening Test for the dependent child or wife of an ex-serviceman or the grandchild of a gallantry award winner will remain the same as those applying to candidates who are not ex-servicemen.
  • Random testing could be conducted for ruling out that a candidate has used performance-enhancing drugs. Candidates will be selected randomly for the test(s), and these candidates will need to provide their biological samples as instructed. If a candidate refuses to provide the requested sample, the candidate will be disqualified and considered ineligible for selection.
  • Candidates are allowed to render their appeals relating to the PMT and PST stages.  These appeals have to be made to the Central Recruitment Board’s Chairperson or the Appellate Authority designated for this task and present at the PMT and PST venue that day. The Appellate Authority/the Chairperson designated to the venue will record the decision and its reasons separately for each appeal made. The decision given by the Chairperson/the designated Appellate Authority at the venue will be final, and the board will entertain no representation or appeal after the decision. 

Punjab Police Constable Exam Syllabus 

General Awareness (Number of Questions: 35)

  • Basics of Science & Technology
  • Central & State Legislature
  • Constitution & its features
  • Current Affairs
  • Executive, Judicial Institutions and Local Government Institutions
  • History, Geography, Culture & Economy of Punjab

Quantitative Aptitude and Numerical Skills (Number of Questions: 20)

  • Average
  • Bar graphs & Line graphs 
  • Decimal & Fractions
  • Percentages 
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Simple Interest 
  • Simplification
  • Time & Work 

Mental Ability and Logical Reasoning (Number of Questions: 20)

  • Direction & Distances
  • Number & Letter Series
  • Order & Ranking
  • Pattern Completion 
  • Relationship Problems 
  • Sequencing
  • Statements & Conclusions

Language Skills

English and Punjabi (Number of Questions: 10 for English and 10 for Punjabi)

  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Punjabi to English Translation
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence rearrangement & correction
  • Spelling Correction
  • Vocabulary (Antonym, Synonym, substitute with a single word)

Digital Literacy and Awareness (Number of Questions: 5)

  • Email Communication 
  • Fundamentals of Computers
  • Mobile Phones (basic knowledge of concepts)
  • MS Office (PowerPoint & Word)
  • World wide web, Internet & Web search-engines

Punjab Police Constable Exam Pattern

General Awareness 35 Marks
Quantitative Aptitude and Numerical Skills 20 Marks
Mental Ability and Logical Reasoning20 Marks
Language Skills – English and Punjabi20 Marks
Digital Literacy and Awareness 5 Marks
Total Marks100 Marks
Total Questions100
Exam Duration2 Hours
Negative MarkingNil
Exam TypeOMR based Objective Type Exam

The Written Test for Punjab Police Constable will be conducted on the 25th of September 2021 and the 26th of September 2021.  For each day of the test, the board will provide a different question paper to the candidates. Since the Written Test, which will be OMR-based, is being conducted on two different days, with different question papers, the candidates will be different on both days. It would be conducted on different dates, with different sets of questions. So for different sets of questions papers, there will be a normalization of the scores. This normalization will use the Mean Standard Deviation method.

Punjab Police Constable Exam Admit Card

Each candidate shall be issued an Admit Card indicating the specific date, time, and venue for the candidate’s OMR-based Written Test. The candidate must download the Admit Card and bring a hard copy (printout) of the same.

The Admit Card will be made available on the Official Website of the Examination Board.  Use the following steps to print your Admit Card.

Steps to Print the Admit Card

  1. Visit the Examination Board’s official website punjabpolice.gov.in
  2. Search and click the Admit Card Download Link.
  3. Provide your Registration ID (User ID) and other required details.  Click the Submit option.
  4. Check the information provided on the Admit Card.
  5. Take a few printouts of the Admit Card.
  6. Downloaded the Admit Card For future reference.

Documents to Carry for the Written Test

You will have to carry your Admit Card to the Examination Hall for the Punjab Police Constable Exam.   The Admit Card is your pass to the Examination Hall. Along with the admit card, you must also carry any of the prescribed Photo Identity Proof, such as your Indian driving license, PAN card, Aadhaar Card, Indian Passport, and Voter Identity card.  The photo ID proof is essential for you to enter the Examination hall or the Written Test venue. 

Punjab Police Constable Exam Date

The Punjab Police Recruitment Board will hold the Punjab Police Constable Exam on 25/09/2021 and 26/09/2021.

Punjab Police Constable Exam Minimum Marks

Minimum marks are the marks that the candidate must obtain to qualify for moving to the next round of the process of selection. The passing marks or minimum marks are provided in the Recruitment Notification for the post of Punjab Police Constable. 

Since the Written Test is being conducted on two different dates, with two different question papers, and with different candidates on both days, the board will implement a process of normalization on the scores achieved by the candidates.  After this process of normalization has been completed, it will be essential that the candidates from the Scheduled caste (SC), Backward Class, Ex-servicemen, and Economically Weaker Section categories obtain a minimum percentage in the Written Test of 25% so that they can move to the second stage of the selection process. Candidates from all the other categories must obtain a minimum of 30% marks to become eligible for the second stage of the recruitment process. 

S.No.CategoryThe minimum percentage to score in the Written Test
1Scheduled caste (SC), Backward Class, Ex-servicemen, and Economically Weaker Section25%
2All other categories besides the ones mentioned in S.No. 130%

Punjab Police Constable Exam Answer Key and Raising Objection

After the second session, the last session of the Written Test (OMR Based), has been conducted to completion, the Examination Board will declare the Answer Key on the Recruitment Portal.   This Answer Key will be available for all candidates.  The board will give the candidates a period of 48 hours to check the answer key and raise any objections that they deem fit. For every objection that is raised, there will be a nominal charge of Rs 50.00. In case the objection is sustained, there is the provision of refunding the fee of Rs 50.00.


Now that you know about the various aspects of the Punjab Police Constable Exam, you have a better chance of preparing well with all requirements in mind, clear all tests, make no mistakes, and qualify for the post.  


What is the last date for applying online for the post of Punjab Police Constable Exam?

The Last date for applying online for the Punjab Police Constable Exam is 31/08/2021, till 11:55 PM.

What is the exam date for the Punjab Police Constable Exam?

The exam date for the Punjab Police Constable Exam is 25th September 2021 and 26 September 2021.

Is there negative marking for incorrect answers?

No. Incorrect answers do not carry negative marking.

What should be the minimum height for Punjab Police Constable in District Police Cadre and Armed Police Cadre?

The minimum height for Punjab Police Constable in District Police Cadre and Armed Police Cadre should be 5 feet 7 inches.


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