UP SI Eligibility Criteria – Age, Education, Nationality

The notification for UP SI Recruitment 2021 was officially released on 25 February 2021 by Uttar Pradesh Police Recruitment and Promotion Board (UPPBPB).  This can be seen on its official website uppbpb.gov.in. The notification is for 9534 posts, of which 9027 posts have been allocated for Sub Inspector (SI) posts in the notification. The other posts are for Fire Officer and Platoon Commander. In this blog, we are going to have a look at UP SI Eligibility

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UP SI Eligibility

When a recruitment notification is released, it contains information on the eligibility criteria for applying for a post and various tests and examinations that the applicant has to appear for to qualify for a post. The board has set the eligibility criteria for the UP SI posts according to the UP SI job requirements. Through the recruitment process, it is required that the candidates who are finally selected for the post of UPSI are both mentally and physically strong and agile and have all qualifications necessary to successfully face the challenges and opportunities that the post of a UP SI comes with. 

It is important to know the UP SI eligibility criteria for applying for the posts and all the criteria associated with the different stages of the recruitment.  There are several stages associated with the recruitment process. They are as follows: 

  • Written Exam 
  • Physical Standard Test (PST) and Document Verification 
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET) 
  • Medical Examination and Interview

The candidate must know the criteria for eligibility for each of the several stages involved in UP SI Recruitment.  This is very important because you must meet the eligibility criteria required for each stage; otherwise, all the effort you put into the previous stages will be a waste of time and effort, which could have been better spent finding other jobs.  For example, if you do not meet the height criteria, you should not apply for this UP SI Recruitment. Even if you clear the written exam, you will not clear the PST, leading to your disqualification. Every candidate must remain updated with any change made by the board to any of the eligibility criteria, such as age relaxation or other factors. 

Also Read : UP Police SI Study Plan

Areas/Types of UP SI Eligibility Criteria

There are different eligibility criteria that the board has set for the different stages of the recruitment process. They are the educational qualifications for sitting for the written examination, age limit, physical standard eligibility, physical ability, and typing speed.  

Following is a description of what eligibility is required in each stage of the recruitment process. 

UP SI Eligibility Criteria- Age Limit

The foremost eligibility criteria for applying for the post of UP SI is age. 

  • Minimum Age Limit –  21 Years
  • Maximum Age limit – 28 Years

In the case of direct recruitment, the candidate must be a minimum of 21 years of age and not more than 28 years of age as of the first day of July of the calendar year of the release of the notification for the UP SI posts. 

Age Relaxation

There are various relaxations on the upper age limit of 28 years for applicants who belong to the SC, ST category, and other categories specified in Government rules. 

UP SI Nationality and Educational Qualifications

Requirements of nationality and minimum educational qualification for the post of UP SI are displayed below.

NationalityEducation Qualification
Citizen of IndianTibetan refugees who had migrated to India before 1st January 1962 and is a person in whose favour the State Government has issued a certificate of eligibilityIndian origin person who has come to India from Pakistan / Myanmar / Sri Lanka / Kenya / Uganda / United Republic of Tanzania with the intent to permanently settle in India and is a person in whose favour the State Government has issued a certificate of eligibilityHave a graduation degree in any stream from a UGC recognized Institute / UniversityHindi Typing Speed of 25 Words Per Minute (WPM)English Typing 30 Words Per Minute (WPM)O Level Exam Passed

Preferential Qualifications

Other than the minimum qualifications, there are also some preferential qualifications that the candidates must look into:  

Preference will be given to applicants who have at least one of the following qualifications: 

(i) has a minimum of two years of service with the Territorial Army

(ii) has completed a ‘B’ certificate of National Cadet Corps (NCC)

(iii) has completed a certificate course in computer application from a State Government or Central Government recognised institute. 

(iv) has a Law Graduation degree from a State Government or Central Government recognized Law Institute or university.

These above-mentioned preferential qualifications will be of importance when two or more candidates have the same score. The person holding any one or more of these qualifications will be given preference. While these preferential qualifications do not carry any marks, the candidate who has any of the above preferential qualifications will have an advantage in the selection process.  

Physical Standard Eligibility Criteria

There is a minimum physical measurement requirement, for example, height and weight, that the board has set.  Every candidate who has applied for the post of UP SI will have to meet these requirements to qualify for the next stage in the recruitment process.  The following table provides some of these minimum requirements. 

UP SI Eligibility: Physical Standard Test:

GEN/OBC/SCMale168 CMS79-84
STMale160 CMS77-82
STFemale147 CMSNA

For male applicants, a chest expansion of 5 cm is the minimum requirement.  The minimum weight of the Female candidates should be 40 kgs.

UP SI Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Each candidate has to clear a physical efficiency test.  This test is only of a qualifying nature. It does not in any way affect the merit list or the final result. The candidate only needs to clear this test to move to the next stage in the recruitment process. The Physical Efficiency Test measures the physical fitness of the candidate. 

CategoryRunningMaximum Time for Qualifying
GEN/OBC/SC4.8 KM28 Minutes
ST4.8 KM 28 Minutes
GEN/OBC/SC2.4 KM 16 Minutes
ST2.4 KM 16 Minutes

UP SI Medical Test 

To qualify for the post of UP SI and to be appointed to the post, a candidate has to have good physical and mental health. The candidate should not have any physical defects that can hinder the way of doing the duty for which the candidate has been appointed. 

To make sure that the candidate is in good health, several tests are conducted by the UP Police board, and the Medical Board examines the candidate. 

The Medical Board mainly checks candidates for any physical irregularities. For example, some of the tests conducted are vertigo test, Webber’s test (hearing), Rinne’s test (hearing), eye test for near vision and distant vision, eye test for colour blindness, test for varicose veins, flat feet, bow legs, and knock knees. Doctors examine the candidates on the basis of the Medical Manual.

Here is a list of what the doctors and the Medical Board will look into while conducting a medical examination for clearing a candidate for the next stage of the recruitment process. 

  • Blood pressure
  • Blood test ( every variant)
  • Urine test
  • Chest x-ray
  • Drug screening
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Eye test ( sight color blindness)
  • EyeSight- Without glasses (both eyes) Minimum distant vision of 6/6 and 6/9. The candidate should have no squint.
  • Legs and hands for any major problems (feet should be bare when they are checked).
  • Hearing test for ear
  • Knock knee test
  • Tooth test

UP SI Eligibility Criteria – Additional Factors

Here are two additional eligibility criteria for a candidate applying for UP SI: Marital Status and Character.

Marital Status

A male candidate with multiple partners (alive) is disqualified from applying. 

In the case of a female candidate, who has a married partner who is already married, the female candidate will not qualify for the post of UP SI.

There is a relaxation here: The Government may, in special cases, exempt a candidate from being bound by this rule.


In case a person has been dismissed by any of the following authorities, the person is not eligible for being appointed to a UP SI post. 

  • State Government
  • Union Government
  • Local Authority 
  • Corporation Body owned by Union Government 
  • Corporation Body owned by State Government 
  • Corporation Body controlled by the Union Government
  • Corporation Body controlled by State Government

Furthermore, any person who has been convicted for an offence that has been proven to be of the nature of moral turpitude becomes ineligible for an appointment to the post of UP SI.

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While there are several eligibility criteria such as age, height, medical fitness that are not under a candidate’s control, he can work on other factors to qualify for UP SI Posts. So, look carefully at all the UP SI eligibility criteria before applying and check the official website regularly for updates. Best of luck to you. Put in your best, and you will succeed. 


Can a person who has given the final year examination for graduation but not received the results apply for the post of UP SI?

Yes, you can.  But make sure that you have your graduate degree at the time of the interview stage.  It will be checked at that stage.

When is the Preliminary Written Test conducted? 

The Preliminary Written Test is conducted for the candidates who are declared successful in the Physical Standard Test.  It is an objective type test that carries 200 marks.

Is the candidate’s marital status grounds for disqualification?

Certain factors may lead to a candidate being disqualified. Read the blog carefully to learn more.


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