Punjab Police SI Cut Off – Check Previous Year Cutoffs

Punjab Police SI Cut Off – Official Notification has been released by the Recruitment Board of Punjab Police announcing vacancies for the post of Sub Inspector.  The number of vacancies that have been announced is 560.  Aspiring persons have to fill out the online application form and pay the registration fee. If their forms pass scrutiny and are complete in every way, they will have to go through the various stages of the recruitment process. Before you fill in the form, check all the requirements and ensure that you fulfil them. The process of filling the online application form began on 06-07-2021. Last date was 27-07-2021, 11:55 PM.  After the Written Examination, you must get at least as many marks as the declared cut off marks to qualify for the next round of the Punjab Police SI recruitment process.  So, let us look at the various details associated with the recruitment drive.

Punjab Police SI Recruitment Notification

The following table provides some details regarding the Sub Inspector Punjab Police Recruitment Notification.

Name of OriginationPunjab Police Recruitment Board
Name of PostSub-Inspector 
No. of Vacancies560 
Selection process Written Examination 
Date of Written Exam17 – 31 August 2021
Start Date for Submitting Online Applications06/07/2021
Last Date for Submitting Online Applications27/07/2021

Also Read: Punjab Police SI Exam 

Punjab Police SI Cut Off

After the online application process is complete, the Punjab Police will send a call for the written exam and release the Admit Cards.  After the process for the Written Examination is complete, the result of the examination will be released along with Punjab Police SI Cut Off.  These cut-off marks are the minimum marks you need to score to qualify to move to the next round in the recruitment process. Please note that minimum passing marks and cut off marks are not the same. Minimum marks are the marks you must obtain to be declared as having passed the examination.  But obtaining passing marks does not mean that you have qualified for moving to the next round of the process.  The cut-off marks are always much higher than the minimum marks required to be declared as having passed. 

Punjab Police also decide the minimum pass marks. The following table depicts the minimum pass marks declared for 2021 for the Sub Inspector Punjab Police Written Examination. 

CandidatesMinimum Pass Marks
Unreserved category candidates50%
SC/ST/BC category candidates45%

Some important facts that you must know about the Punjab Police SI Cut Off marks are:

  • The Punjab Police SI Cut Off marks are released as a merit list.
  • The Cut Off is dependent on and calculated based on several factors, such as the Examination’s level of difficulty, number of candidates who appear for the exam, number of vacancies that have been declared, etc.
  • The Merit list declared for the Sub Inspector Punjab Police will list the names of the selected candidates.

It is always good to have a fair idea of what the Punjab Police SI Cut Off marks might be in 2021. In this way, you can prepare for the exam keeping those marks in mind and not the minimum marks required for passing. As the cut-off for the Examination for 2021 will only be declared after the Examination process is complete, generally, the cut off marks from the previous years are looked at to see the general trend. 

The following table represents the Punjab Police SI Cut Off for the year 2016.

Merit list for Male Candidate (From a Total 100 Marks) 2016

General (UR)9784
SC (MB)8268
SC (RO)8477

Punjab Police SI Previous Year Cutoffs

Merit List for Female Candidates (From a Total 100 Marks) 2016

General (UR)8261
SC (MB)5847
SC (RO)6152

Punjab Police SI Cut Off 2021: How to Check

The Punjab Police Sub Inspector cut-of and the result will be declared together on the website www.punjabpolice.gov.in.

You can follow the below-mentioned steps to check the result and cut off for Sub Inspector Punjab Police.

  1. Open the official website of Punjab Police – www.punjabpolice.gov.in
  2. Scroll to the tab marked Recruitment.
  3. Click the link for the 2021 Punjab Police Cut Off list
  4. It will open a PDF file
  5. The file will contain the Merit List as well as the Cut Off marks
  6. Download the file if you wish.  It might help you in the future.

Deciding Factors for Cut Off

The following factors affect the cut off marks for the Written Examination for Punjab Police Sub Inspector recruitment. 

  • The number of candidates sitting for the exam: The greater the number of candidates, the higher the cut-off.
  • Total vacancies declared: The fewer the number of vacancies, the higher will be the cut-off.
  • Highest Marks Obtained: The higher the highest marks scored, the higher will be the cut off. So, if the highest marks scored in 2021 are less than those scored in 2016, then the cut off will be lower. 
  • Level of difficulty of the Examination: A difficult examination paper will have a low cut-off, and an easy paper will have a higher cut off.


While there is a minimum percentage that a candidate has to score to be even considered for the merit list, it is good to achieve more marks than the previous year’s Punjab Police SI Cut Off.  Do not gun for minimum pass percentage.  If you prepare well, then obtaining a high score should not be a problem.


Have the Punjab Police SI Cut-Off marks been declared? 

The Punjab Police SI Cut-Off marks will only be released after the written examination and when the result is declared.

Will the Punjab Police SI Cut Off be declared in the newspapers?

The Punjab Police SI Cut Off marks will be published in the newspapers after being notified on the Punjab Police official website.


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