Punjab Police SI Syllabus & Pattern | For Paper 1 & 2

The online applications for the Punjab Police SI started in the first week of July. The written exam is to be held from 17th to 31st of August. It will be a 2-hour computer-based exam.  Candidates must note that the written exam is conducted before the PST (Physical Screening Test). We’ll look into the Punjab Police SI Syllabus and Punjab Police SI Exam Pattern to help you prepare for the exam. 

As Punjab Police has recently updated and changed the Punjab Police SI Syllabus for 2021, it becomes imperative to understand the syllabus and paper pattern.

Punjab Police SI Selection Process 

The Selection Process will be carried out in two modes:

1 ) Written Based Test

2 ) Physical Screening Test

Important Points : 

  • Unlike the previous year, this time Written Test will be conducted before the Physical Screening Test.
  • The candidates who clear the Written Based Test will only appear for the Physical Screening Test.
  • Merit would be given only based on the Computer-based Written Based Test
  • The exam dates for the Computer-based Written Based Test might differ because of the current pandemic situation. 

Also Read: Punjab Police SI Exam

Punjab Police SI Syllabus 

It is necessary to get an exact knowledge of the syllabus in any examination if you wish to excel in the field. Nevertheless, the paper pattern also plays a very vital role in your success.

The detailed Punjab Police SI Syllabus is given below:

Punjab Police SI Paper 1 Syllabus

  1. General Awareness
    • Indian Economy
    • Indian Constitution and its features
    • Judicial Institutions
    • Current Affairs (National & International)
    • History and Culture of India
    • Central and State Legislature
    • Geography & Environment
    • Executive & Local Government Institutions
    • Science & Technology
    • Awareness of issues concerning Diversity, Ethics & Vulnerable section of society (This is a new addition to the syllabus)
  2. Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical Skills
    • Equation
    • Numbers & their relations
    • Time and Work
    • Simplification
    • Mensuration
    • Percentage
    • Average (Mean, Mode, Median)
    • Decimals and Fractions
    • Ratios and Proportions
    • Speed, Time, and Distance
    • Time and Work
    • Simple & Compound Interest
  3. Punjabi
    • Fill in the blanks
    • Error Detection
    • Punjabi Language skills including Sentence Completion and Structuring
    • Vocabulary (Synonyms/Antonyms, One Substitution etc)
    • Precis Writing Skills
    • Translation from English to Punjabi
    • Reading Comprehension/Passage Skills

Punjab Police SI Paper 2 Syllabus

  1. Logical & Analytical Reasoning, Data Interpretation
    • Order and Ranking
    • Sequencing
    • Statements & Conclusions
    • Pattern Completion
    • Data Interpretation (Graphs, Charts, Tables, Spreadsheets etc.
    • Direction and Distances
    • Missing number 
    • Data Sufficiency
    • Calendars
    • Number and Letter Series
    • Verbal Reasoning
    • Relationships Problems
    • Legal reasoning
    • Classification & Analogy
    • Non-Verbal reasoning
    • Coding & Decoding
    • Puzzles
  2. Digital Literacy & Awareness
    • Basics of Data Encryption
    • Mobile Phones (basic conceptual knowledge, Instant messaging Applications -WhatsApp etc.)
    • Computer Hardware
    • MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
    • Fundamentals of Computers
    • Internet & Worldwide web
    • Basics of Cyber Security
    • Social Media Platforms
    • MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
    • Basics of Operating Systems
    • VoIP communication
    • Web Search engines
  3. English
    • Precis Skills
    • English Language skills including Sentence Completion and Structuring
    • Error Detection
    • Fill in the blanks
    • Translation from Punjabi to English
    • Vocabulary (Synonyms/Word Substitution. Antonyms etc.
    • Reading Comprehension/Passage

Punjab Police SI Exam Pattern For The Written Exam

Paper 1 Exam pattern

SUBJECTNo. Of QsTime Duration Max Marks
General Awareness502 hrs400 marks
Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical Skills30  
Punjabi Language20  
TOTAL1002 Hrs400 Marks

Paper 2 Exam pattern

SUBJECTNo. Of QsTime Duration Max Marks
Logical & Analytical Reasoning and Data Interpretation502 hrs400 marks
Digital Literacy & Computer Awareness30  
English Language20  
TOTAL1002 Hrs400 Marks

Important Points

1 . The Punjab Police SI Exam will be an objective type paper.

2 . In total, there would be 200 Questions carrying a total of 800 marks.

3 . The minimum marks required is 400 marks by combining both the papers, i.e., 50% marks are required

4 . The question paper would be in both English and Punjabi language

5 . The time duration for both the paper would be 2 hrs

6 . Negative marking would be 25% for each incorrect answer.

7 . Paper 1 would have subjects General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical Skills, Punjabi Language.

8 . Paper 2 would have subjects Logical & Analytical Reasoning and Data Interpretation, Digital Literacy & Computer Awareness, English Language.

Physical Screening Test (For District Police And Armed Police Cadres)


(except EX Serviceman)
1 ) 1600 meters RUN to be completed in 7 mins (1 chance)1 ) 800 meters RUN to be completed in 5 mins (1 chance) 
2) High Jump 1.10 meters (3 chances)2) High Jump 0.90 meters (3 chances)
3) Long jump 3.65 meters ( 3 chances)3) Long jump 3 meters ( 3 chances)


1) 10 Sit-ups within 2 mins 1) 10 Sit-ups within 3 mins
2) 1400 meters WALK and RUN to be completed in 9 minutes (1 chance)  2) 1400 meters WALK and RUN to be completed in 12 minutes (1 chance)  

Physical Screening Test (For Intelligence And Investigation Cadres)


(except EX Service Male above 35 years)
For FEMALESEx-Service MALE More Than 35 Years
1) 800 meters RUN to be completed in 4 mins (1 chance)1) 400 meters RUN to be completed in 4 mins (1 chance) 1) 800 meters WALK and RUN to be completed in 6 minutes (1 chance)
2) High Jump 3 feet (3 chances)2) High Jump 2.5 feet (3 chances) 
3) Long jump 9 feet ( 3 chances)3) Long jump 6 feet (3 chances) 

Frequently asked questions :

Does the Punjab Police SI Exam Pattern include negative marking?

Yes, 1 incorrect question carries 25% as a negative marking which would get deducted from the marks scored.

From where can I study for the Punjab Police SI Exam?

The Punjab Police SI can be cracked by self-study

How many months of preparation is required to complete the Punjab Police SI Syllabus?

On average, 2 months are sufficient enough to complete the entire syllabus.

Which books are required for the preparation of the Punjab Police SI Exam?

The candidate can refer to Manorama Current Affairs books, newspapers, basic English and Math textbooks.

How to prepare for Punjab Police SI Exam?

Self-study can surely help you to crack the exam. Candidates require an ample amount of practice is required for written exams so the candidates can apply for mock tests, previous years papers etc.

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