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What is the Physical Requirements and Process of Medical Test for Sub Inspector of Police?

Nov 13, 2015 15:28 IST
    What is the Physical Requirements
    What is the Physical Requirements

    Every year Staff Selection Commission of government of India notifies for vacancies in various central government police organizations in India. From the popular Combined Graduate Level Examination, SSC recruits sub inspectors for Central Bureau of Investigation whereas from SI in Delhi Police and other Central Police Organizations, SSC recruits sub inspectors of police in Delhi Police as well as Central Armed Police Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Border Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Police Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Sasathra Sima Bal etc. For all these posts, there are physical standards to be maintained by the aspiring candidates as the concerned organizations test the physical efficiency of the candidates through Physical Efficiency Tests (PET).

    For, Sub Inspector in CBI, the minimum physical requirements is:

    • Minimum height should be 165 cms for males whereas it should be 150 cms for females (There is an exemption of 5 cms for hillmen and tribals)
    • Chest should be 76 cms without expansion though no such requirements has been prescribed for women candidates
    • Vision should be 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other in case of distant vision whereas for near vision, this requirement is 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in the other eye
    • For Sub Inspectors in National Investigation Agency, all the requirements are similar except the fact that the minimum height for male candidates should be at least 170 cm instead of a minimum of 165 cms required for SI in CBI
    • Weight should be proportional to the height of the individual candidates

    For, SI in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Force, Border Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police etc as well as Assistant Sub Inspectors in Central Industrial Security Force, the minimum physical requirements is:

    • For male candidates, minimum height should be 170 cms whereas the chest should be 80 cms without expansion and 85 cms with expansion
    • However, hillmen as well as Scheduled Tribes are exempted from the criterion of minimum height as the hillmen are allowed with a minimum height of 165 cms with the STs allowed with the minimum height of 162.5 cms
    • For female candidates, the minimum height required is 157 cms (154 cms for STs and 155 cms for hillmen). There is no requirement with regard to chest in case of female candidates
    • Weight should be commensurate to the height and the requirements for vision are same as SI in CBI and NIA. However, the mental and bodily health of the candidates should be good enough with no disorder related to flat foot, knock foot, varicose vein or squint in the eyes

    Now, the next question that arises in the minds of aspirants is how SSC or for that matter, the concerned organizations such as BSF, CISF, CAPF, CRPF etc will test the physical efficiency of the candidates? Is there any exemption provided if there is a slight deviation in physical requirements after the candidates pass the written tests for these posts?

    First, let us see the physical eligibility test process for the posts as this is essential to pass for the candidates:

    • For SI in CBI or NIA, the concerned departments conduct the tests related to physical efficiency as well as minimum requirements compliance. But, one has to keep in mind that, there will be no relaxation in case of physical standards for the candidates at the last hurdle to be absorbed in these premier organizations. Another point to be noted is, if any candidate is nominated for these posts but fail to meet the required standards in the Physical Efficiency Tests, the candidate will not be adjusted in any other post, that means, a candidate will lose 1 year in spite of passing the rigorous procedure of written test and interview as well wherever prescribed
    • For SI in Delhi Police as well as SI in other Central Police Organizations like BSF, CISF, CRPF, CAPF etc. the physical eligibility tests are specified in the official advertisement itself as following:

    For males, they will have to cover 100 metres in 16 seconds, 1.6 kms race in 6.5 minutes, 3.65 metres high jump in 3 chances and 1.2 metres long jump in 2 chances. There is a requirement of throwing a 16 lbs shotput for 4.5 metres in 3 chances

    For females, they will have to cover 100 metres in 18 seconds, 800 metres race in 4 minutes, 9 feet high jump in 3 chances and 3 feet long jump in 3 chances

    The posts demand minimum physical requirements and the candidates having the prescribed standards should only apply for these posts because even after getting the job, these things will be essential to discharge one’s duties effectively

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