Rajasthan Police SI Exam Pattern

If you have been looking for a Government job and would like to join the Police as a sub-inspector (SI), here is a great opportunity for you. For the year 2021, 859 vacancies have been released by the Rajasthan Public Services Commission (RPSC) for the post of SI. Those eligible for applying and desiring to join a government job as SI must apply.  Read on to know further details and know the type of tests and exams you will need to face during the recruitment process for SI in Rajasthan Police. 


Rajasthan SI Notification 2021

RPSC has released notification for Recruitment of Rajasthan Police SI for 2021, and the notification also specifies vacancies for the post of Platoon Commander.  The notification is available on the official website of Rajasthan Police https://www.police.rajasthan.gov.in/

Read on for information regarding the Rajasthan Police SI exam pattern recruitment and other related information. 

Rajasthan Police SI exam pattern

Stages of the Rajasthan Police SI Exam Process

The process comprises 4 stages: 

  1. Written Examination
  2. Test of Physical Efficiency
  3. Aptitude Test and Interview
  4. Medical Test

Written Test is:

  • bilingual, meaning that it is conducted in two languages: English and Hindi
  • has two sections, each of 200 marks. 
  • for total 4 hours,  2 hours for each section

Qualifying marks for the written test are at least 36% (72 marks) in each paper. An overall aggregate of 40% is needed to move to the next stage of recruitment. The Board provides a 5 marks relaxation for candidates from the SC/ST category for each written exam and in the aggregate.

Rajasthan Police SI Written exam pattern

The first step in the exam for the post of Rajasthan Police SI is the written competitive exam. The Commission conducts these exams at those places. The Commission will notify based on the pattern given below.  The syllabus and standards are set based on a consultation with the commission.

S. No.Subject DurationMaximum Marks
1.General Hindi2 hours200
2.General Knowledge & General Science2 hours200

Also Read : Rajasthan Police SI syllabus. 

The General Knowledge & General Science paper can be taken in either Hindi or English.

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Candidates are clearing the written test and qualifying to move to the next stage of the Physical Efficiency Test (PET).  The test of physical efficiency is for 100 marks and the qualifying percentage is 50%. 

Along with the Physical Efficiency Test, there is a Physical Standards Test that the candidates must clear.  During the Physical Standards Test, standards like height, etc., are checked and they must meet specific criteria as decided by the Board.

Male168 CMSMinimum 81 Cm with a 5 Cm expansion
Female157 CMSNA

For more details regarding the Physical Standards, please check out the official website of Rajasthan Police.

Aptitude Test and Interview

The next stage after qualifying in the PET is the aptitude test and interview stage. The Maximum Marks for the Aptitude test are 50 and the suitability of the candidate’s overall ability for Rajasthan Police SI is tested at this stage.  

Rajasthan Police SI Selection Criteria 

Those candidates will need at least 36 per cent marks in both the papers and an aggregate of 40 per cent to clear the qualifying written examination.  After the examination, the commission will make available a list of the successful candidates.  

This list will contain 20 % more names than the available vacancies on a merit basis according to the aggregate marks that the candidate got in the written exam. 

For those candidates who come for the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) categories, there is a 5% relaxation in each paper and the aggregate. 

Those candidates who clear the written test will move on to the next recruitment stage, the Physical Efficiency Test. The Physical Efficiency Board conducts this test. The physical efficiency test is a very vigorous one and is conducted based on the directions provided by the Director-General of Police. The purpose of the physical efficiency test is to ensure that only the suitable candidates move to the next stage of the Rajasthan Police SI exam process.   This physical efficiency test is out of 100 marks, and to qualify for the next stage of the recruitment process, a candidate has to secure a minimum of 50 marks.  This also makes them eligible for selection. 

Those candidates who clear the written test and the physical efficiency test successfully move on to the next exam as specified in the Rajasthan Police SI Exam Process.  This stage has two parts – the aptitude test and the interview. Even at this stage, it is ensured that the candidates called for the aptitude test and interview are three times the number of available vacancies. It is based on merit according to the aggregate marks scored by the candidate in the two tests – the written test and the test of physical efficiency. Candidates belonging to the scheduled caste and scheduled tribe categories to become eligible for an interview over and above the limit prescribed if they have cleared both the written exam and the test of physical efficiency. 

The next stage after the test of physical efficiency comprises the aptitude test and the interview. For those candidates who have cleared the physical efficiency test, this stage will be for 50 marks. A Recruitment Board is vested with the task of holding both the aptitude test and the interview. Based on how suitable a candidate is for the SI post, marks shall be awarded to each candidate.  This will also be done taking into consideration the candidate’s aspects such as:

  • Aptitude for the post
  • Behaviour
  • Judgement
  • Knowledge of the Culture of Rajasthan
  • Leadership
  • Personality
  • Specialized training
  • Tact

The marks awarded to a candidate during the aptitude test and interview stage will be added to the marks obtained by the candidate for the written test. A candidate who has a diploma or degree in criminology or has cleared N.C.C. “C” Certificate or has taken Police Administration as a paper in the examination for the degree course will gain weightage during the selection process.

There are certain recommendations associated with the selection process for the Rajasthan Police SI Exam.  Foremost, the Commission will not recommend such candidates for selection who have not obtained even 36% marks at the interview stage or an aggregate of 45% marks. Commission has the power to recommend the following category of candidates even if they have not scored 36% in the interview stage and an aggregate of 45%:

  • women candidates
  • candidates belonging to the OBC, MBC, SC, ST

Even though they have not secured minimum passing marks but are seen by the Board to be suitable for appointment to the service keeping in mind that there should be the maintenance of efficiency of administration, they shall be recommended by the board if they have secured at least 30% marks at the interview and an aggregate of 40% marks.

While you now have a brief idea of what the examination process will be like, read on to get a more detailed idea of the process. 

Rajasthan Police SI Exam Pattern: Syllabus for the written test

There is a specific syllabus for the written test and if you thoroughly prepare for the written exam based on the syllabus, there is no reason why you should not qualify in the Written Exam. Here is a table showing the syllabus for the Written Exam. 

TopicsRPSC SI Syllabus
Hindiव्याकरणशब्दावली (Vocabulary)शब्दों का उपयोगरसअलंकारसमाससन्धिपर्यायवाची शब्द /समानार्थी शब्दविलोमतत्सम एवं तदभववाक्यांशों के लिए शब्द निर्माणलोकोक्तियाँ एवं मुहावरेत्रुटि से सम्बंधित अनेकार्थी शब्दवर्तनीवाक्य संशोधनकारकलिंगवचन
General Knowledge/ General Science & Current AffairsEconomics and PolityIndian Constitution, Political System & GovernanceScience & TechnologyImportant SchemesQuestions on RajasthanCurrent affairs questions in COVIDCurrent AffairsEconomy of RajasthanGeography of RajasthanBooks and AuthorsAwards and Honours

When you write the written exam, you must carry a printed copy of your Admit card.  ID proof in its original form, not photocopy or print out, will also be required, so carry one of the following IDs: 

  • AADHAR Card
  • Bank Passbook
  • Driving License
  • Employee’s ID / Bar Council ID
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Voter ID

You are not allowed to carry the following items inside the Examination Hall:

  • Bag
  • Book
  • Mobile phone
  • Tab or any other communication devices

RPSC SI 2021 Vacancy Details

The following table displays the various vacancies for Rajasthan Police SI recruitment for 2021:

Name of Post Name of AreaTotal No. of Posts
Sub Inspector APTSP81
Sub Inspector IBTSP1
Platoon CommanderNon-TSP38
Sub InspectorTSP11


The process for the Rajasthan Police Exam is a simple one that has three stages. All of the stages are such that you can prepare for them, and if you are well prepared, you can easily qualify in each of the 4 stages and get selected for the post of an SI in the Rajasthan Police.  So, prepare well and best of luck.

rajasthan police SI course


Can a candidate opt for an online mode of Physical Efficiency Test?

Physical Efficiency Test is not conducted online.

Is the Exam for Rajasthan Police SI Subjective or Objective?

The Exam for Rajasthan Police SI is Objective


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