HP Police Constable Exam Syllabus

 The syllabus and exam pattern of the HP Police Constable test is given in the following sections. To get an overview of the entire HP Police Constable examination process, refer to the page on HP Police Constable Exam. Visit the official website of the Himachal Pradesh Police to get new updates about the exam.

HP Police Constable Exam 2023

The HP Police Constable exam is conducted in various stages. The marking scheme and the various stages of the exam are given in the table below.

Marking Scheme and Stages of the HP Police Constable Recruitment Exam 2021

S. No. Stages of the Examination Total Marks
1 Physical Standard Test (PST) 5 marks
2 Physical Efficiency Test (PET) Qualifying Nature
3 Written Exam 80 marks
4 Document verification and award of marks for certificates 15 marks
Total  100 marks

Candidates have to clear the PST and PET stages in order to appear for the written test. The syllabus and exam pattern of the written test is given in the next section.

Exam Pattern of the HP Police Constable Written Examination 2023

Written Test

The written exam comprises multiple choice questions (MCQs). The question paper carries 80 marks (total) with 1 mark for each question. The duration of the written exam is 60 minutes. The exam pattern of the test is given in the table below. 

Exam Pattern of the HP Police Constable Written Examination 2021-2022

S.No Subject No. Of Questions Marks Exam Duration
1. Hindi Language 16 80 60 Minutes
2. English Language 16
3. General Awareness 16
4. Mathematics and Science 16
5. Reasoning Aptitude 16

Syllabus for the HP Police Constable Exam 2023

The syllabus for the post of HP Police Constable comprises sections on English language, Hindi language, Mathematics and Science, General Awareness and Reasoning. The syllabus for the HP police constable exam is given in detail in the table below:

S. No. Subject/Section Topics
1 English Language
  • Articles
  • Vocabulary
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Tenses
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Sentence correction and completion
  • Spellings
  • Verbs
  • Prepositions
  • Sentence Structure
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Reading Comprehension
2 Mathematics


  • Number System
  • Fractions
  • Simplification
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Discount
  • Time and Work
  • Time and Distance
  • Mensuration
  • Mixtures & Alligations
  • Data Interpretation
  • Biology
  • Laws of Physics
  • Law of Chemistry
  • Chemical properties
3 General Awareness
  • Current events of national and international importance
  • Himachal Pradesh and India (History, geography and socio-economic information)
  • Abbreviations
  • Budget
  • Important days
  • Awards
  • Sports
  • Books
  • Science (in news)
Hindi Language
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Preposition
  • Vocabulary
  • Plural Forms
  • Error Detection
  • Comprehension
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Translation of Sentences
  • Analogies
  • Syllogisms
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Mirror Images
  • Alphabet Series
  • Problem Solving
  • Arrangements
  • Blood Relations
  • Embedded Figures
  • Visual Memory
  • Directions
  • Visual Memory
  • Clocks & Calendars
  • Number Series
  • Decision Making

Physical Standard Test (PST)

Physical Standard Test (PST) is a screening test. Candidates need to fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria as mentioned in the notification.  The test will be conducted at every district headquarter in the State. The PST is videographed and the schedule for the test is notified on the official website. Physical standards on the basis of which candidates are evaluated are given in the table below. 

Eligibility Criteria for Physical Standard Test (2021-2022)

S. No. Category Minimum Height  of Male Candidates (feet and inches) Minimum Height of Female Candidates (feet and inches) Minimum Chest (Male Candidates Only)
1. General 5’6’’ 5’2’’ 31’’X32’’
2. SC/ST 5’4’’ 5’0’’ 29’’X30’’
3. OBC 5’6’’ 5’2’’ 31’’X32’’
4. Gorkhas 5’4’’ 5’0’’ 29’’X30’’
5. Home Guards (General/OBC) 5’6’’ 5’2’’ 31’’X32’’
6. Home Guards (SC/ST) 5’4’’ 5’0’’ 29’’X30’’
7. Home Guards (Gorkhas) 5’4’’ 5’0’’ 29’’X30’’
8. Distinguished Sportsmen (General/OBC) 5’6’’ 5’2’’ 31’’X32’’
9. Distinguished Sportsmen (SC/ST) 5’4’’ 5’0’’ 29’’X30’’
10. Distinguished Sportsmen (Gorkhas) 5’4’’ 5’0’’ 29’’X30’’

Candidates are awarded marks (maximum 5 marks) based on the criteria given in the table below

Marking Scheme for Physical Standard Test  2023

S. No. Height of Male Candidates (feet and inches) Height of Female Candidates (Feet and inches) Marks 
1 Less Than 5′-7” Less Than 5′-2” 0
2 5′-7” but Less Than 5’8” 5′-2” but Less Than 5′-3” 1
3 5′-8” but Less Than 5′-9” 5′-3” but Less Than 5′-4” 2
4 5′-9” but Less Than 5′-10” 5′-4” but Less Than 5′-5” 3
5 5′-10” but Less Than 5′-11” 5′-5” but Less Than 5′-6” 4
6 5’-11’’ and Above 5’-6’’ and Above 5
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Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Candidates who clear the Physical Standard Test (PST) have to go through the Physical Efficiency Test. Physical Efficiency Test is of qualifying nature. The minimum qualifying standards and events that take place during PET are given in the table below.

Events and Minimum Qualifying Standards for  PET 2023

S. No. Event Minimum Qualifying Standards for Male Candidates  Minimum Qualifying Standards for Female Candidates
1 Race

  • 1500m race (Male)
  • 800m race (Female)
6 minute 30 seconds 4 minute 15 seconds
2 High jump 1.25 m (maximum 3 attempts are allowed) Minimum 1 m (maximum 3 attempts are allowed)
3 Broad jump 4 m 3 m

Document Verification and Award of Marks for Certificates

Candidates have to produce all the required documents as listed in the notification for verification. Candidates are also awarded marks (maximum marks-15) based on various criteria i.e. educational qualifications, participation in NCC or NSS, international, national or state level sports etc.

After completion of the document verification process, candidates have to go through a medical examination. This is followed by verification of character and antecedents of candidates by the concerned district police.

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