Sub Inspector Police

Women candidates are also eligible to apply for this post.
Physically Handicapped candidates are not eligible to apply for this post.
Scale of pay : Rs. 16980-31360/-

Candidates must register as per ‘ONE TIME REGISTRATION’ on the Official Website of Kerala Public Service Commission ‘’ for applying for the post. Candidates who have already registered shall apply by logging in to their profile using their User- ID and password. Candidates shall click on the ‘Apply Now’ button of the respective posts in the Notification link to apply for a post. No application fee is required. Applications once submitted will be received as provisional and particulars shall not be deleted or altered after submission. Applications submitted not in accordance with the conditions of the notification will be summarily rejected. Documents to prove Qualification, experience, community, age etc. have to be produced as and when called for.

If a written test/OMR Test is conducted as part of this selection, Hall Tickets of eligible candidates will be made available in the website of the Kerala Public Service Commission. Candidates are instructed to download their Hall Ticket as per the instructions in the website.

The Ranked List of candidates published by the Kerala Public Service Commission in response to this notification shall cease to be in force after one year from the date of finalisation of Ranked List or after one month from the date of commencement of the training in respect of the last batch of candidates advised from the ranked list with in a period of one year from the date of finalisation of the Ranked List whichever is later. Candidates will be advised from the said list against the vacancies reported and pending before the Kerala Public Service Commission and the vacancies that may be reported to the KPSC in writing during the period of currency of the list.
Category – I – Open Market
Category – II – From among the Graduate Ministerial staff of Police and Vigilance Department, Finger print Experts, Fingerprint Searchers of the Fingerprint Bureau who had completed two years of service in Police Department.
(As per (i) G.O. (MS) No. 358/68/Home dated 12.11.1968
G.O. (MS) No. 27/72/Home dated 08.03.1972
G.O. (MS) No. 36/74 /Home dated 23.03.1974
G.O. (MS) No. 99/76/Home dated 28.07.1976

Category – III –

From among Graduate Police Constables, Head Constables and officers of corresponding rank in Police and Vigilance Department who have completed probation. For non-graduate SC/ST candidates. If sufficient number of fully qualified candidates belonging to SC/ST communities are not available under category -I, the applications of those SC/ST candidates who have passed intermediate or pre-university will be considered only to fill up the quota reserved for them.

(As per G.O. (MS) No. 239/Home dated 04.05.1961)The candidates will be apportioned among the Open market, Ministerial wing and Constabulary wing in accordance with the orders contained in G.O. (MS) No.240/85/Home dated 30.12.1985 and G.O. (MS) No. 196/95/Home dated 26.07.1995. The relative seniority of the candidates in the above three categories will be decided as ordered in G.O. (MS) No.240/85/Home dated 30.12.1985.

Age Limit
Category – I – (Open Market) – 20-31
Category – II – (Ministerial) – Should not have completed 36 (Thirty six) years
Category – III – (Constabulary) – Should not have completed 36 (Thirty six) years

[Relaxation in upper age limit is admissible as per para 2 of the General conditions for all the three categories.]

Note : 1. Candidates from the Ministerial staff and Constabulary will be allowed to
apply either for open competition or for the reserve quota but not for both. [As per G.O. (MS) No.207/70/Home dated 05.10.1970]

The principles of Rules of reservation and rotation will apply only for Category -I -Open market candidates. Candidates under Category II and III will be advised on the basis of merit only. [As per G.O. (MS) No. 240/85/Home dated 30.12.1985]

If sufficient number of suitable candidates are not available from the Ministerial staff, the vacancies reserved for them will be filled up from the constabulary as per the provisions contained in G.O. (MS) No. 196/95/Home dated 26.07.1995. If sufficient number of candidates are not available from the Ministerial or Constabulary categories to fill up the quota reserved for them, the deficiency will be made good from Open Market. [As per G.O. (MS) No. 52/70/Home dated 26.02.1970 and G.O. (MS) No. 196/95/Home dated 26.07.1995]

6. Qualifications

a. Educational qualification : Graduation
Note : Rule 10 (a)ii of Part II of KS & SSR is applicable.

b. Physical Standards : Should be Physically fit. Candidates should possess minimum physical standards as prescribed below.

Male Candidates
Height 165.10 cm 5′ 5”
For SC/ST Candidates 160.02 cm 5′ 3”
Chest Measurement (Normal) 81.28 cm 32 ”
Chest Expansion 5.08 cm 2”

Note: No relaxation will be allowed to SC/ST candidates in the matter of chest measurement.

Female Candidates
Height 160 cm
For SC/ST Candidates 155 cm

Note: Taller persons may be given preference. (Awarding the above benefit as per G.O. (MS) No. 154/Home dated 24.03.1961 will be subjected to the final decision of the Hon’ble Commission in this regard.

c. Both the male and female candidates must be certified to possess the visual standards specified below without glasses.

Left Eye Right Eye
1. Distant Vision 6/6 Snellen 6/6 Snellen
2. Near Vision 0.5 Snellen 0.5 Snellen

Note: Each eye must have full field of vision. Colour Blindness, squint or any morbid condition of the eye or lids of either eye will be a disqualification.

d. Candidates should produce at the time of interview a medical certificate in original in the form prescribed hereunder certifying to their physical fitness and eyesight without glasses obtained from any one of the following medical officers.

  1. Director, Health Services
  2. Deputy Director, Health Services
  3. Principal, Medical College
  4. District Hospital Superintendent
  5. District Medical Officer
  6. Ophthalmic Hospital Superintendent.
  7. Director, T.B. Centre
  8. First Grade Civil Surgeon.
  9. Medical College Professor
  10. Associate Professor in the Medical Colleges

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