Himachal Pradesh Police Constable 2022 Exam

HP police is an autonomous body under the Himachal Pradesh Government, which released a notification for the constable recruitment exam. It announced 1334 vacant constable posts for males, females and drivers in the Himachal Pradesh Police Department.

No notification for 2023 has yet been released by the conducting body. The update for the same will be entered here when the announcement for the same is made.

This article consists of all details about HP Police Constable recruitment in 2023 like salary, application, eligibility and recruitment procedure.

Candidates looking forward to joining the police force must also review the details about the IPS Exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. The Indian Police Service comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs and provides commanders to take higher-level posts in the central police machinery.

HP Police Constable Vacancy

The table below shows the available vacancies for different posts in HP Police Constable 2023:

Posts Vacancies
Constable GD (male) Yet to be announced
Constable GD (female) Yet to be announced
Constable Driver (male) Yet to be announced

HP Police Constable Salary

Himachal Pradesh Police Department recruited men and women constables along with male constable drivers in the following pay scale: ₹ 5,910 to ₹ 20,200 with grade pay of ₹ 1,900 (initially starts from ₹ 7810)

The pay band increases to ₹ 10,300 to ₹ 34,800 with grade pay of ₹ 3200 after8 years of continuous service.

HP Police Constable Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for HP police constable recruitment 2021 are segregated into 3 types: academic, age, and physical.

  • Academic Criteria

Candidates should have an educational qualification of class 10+2 pass for the minimum academic criteria for this recruitment.

  • Age Criteria

The minimum age to apply for the exam is 18 years and the upper age limit for the General category is 25 years. However, there are upper age relaxations available for certain categories.

  • Physical Eligibility

The physical criteria for HP Police Constable are as follows:

Category Height (inch) Minimum Size of Chest (only for male candidates)
General, OBC,

Distinguished Sportsman(General and OBC)

Home Guards (General and OBC)

Male- 5’6”

Female- 5’2”

31” X 32”
SC, ST and Gorkhas

Distinguished Sportsman (SC, ST, and Gorkhas)

Home Guards (SC, ST, and Gorkhas)

Male- 5’4”

Female- 5’0”

29” X 30”

HP Police Constable Online Application Date and Process

No notification for 2022 has yet been released by the conducting body, but the application process for HP Police Constable 2021 was held between 1st October and 31st October 2021.

Below are the application fees for different candidates:

Fees Categories
₹ 200 + 100 (COVID-19 protocol implementation fee) General


Home Guard (General and Gorkhas)

₹ 50 + 100 (COVID-19 protocol implementation fee) SC, ST, OBC, EWS and BPL

Home Guards (SC, ST and OBC)


Recruitment Process of HP Police Constable

The District Recruitment Committee holds the 8 stages of recruitment procedure at every District Headquarters in Himachal Pradesh. Candidates will receive a notification for their date of recruitment separately. The recruitment process for HP Police Constable is as follows:

Stage 1: Submitting an online application and depositing its fee.

Stage 2: Receiving notification for recruitment schedule and place by District Headquarters in Himachal Pradesh.

Stage 3: Physical Standard Test

Candidates will have to undergo a screening process for the physical standard mentioned above. In addition, they must fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria for the selection to the next stage in the procedure. Each candidate will receive a notification for physical standard screening separately.

Stage 4: Physical Eligibility Test (PET)

Candidates must qualify for the physical eligibility test at stage 4 after stage 3. The following table consists of the qualifying criteria of HP Police Constable as per different events:

  • 1500 meters race for men
  • 800 meters race for women
  • High Jump
  • Long Jump

Stage 5: Written Exam

Candidates will have to appear for a written test of 80 marks in 60 minutes at this HP Police Constable recruitment stage. It will comprise objective multiple-choice questions from subjects in the following table:

Subjects Syllabus Number of Questions (1 Mark for Each)
English Comprehensive Class 10+2 16
Hindi Language Class 10+2 16
Mathematics and Science Class 10 for Maths and Class 10+2 for Science 16
Logical Reasoning Class 10+2 16
General Awareness Class 10+2 16

The minimum qualifying marks for SC and ST candidates is 40% and for other candidates 50%.

Stage 6: Document Scrutinisation and Marks Awarding for Certificates

Candidates must produce their documents determining their eligibility for scrutiny. The total marks of this evaluation will be 15.

Stage 7: Medical Evaluation

Candidates must attend a medical test by a Medical Board established by the Police Superintendent and chief medical officer. They can file an appeal against the report within 7 days of their results before their concerned DSPs. After that, the board shall review and publish the report within 30 days of the appeal.

Stage 8: Verifying candidates’ antecedent and character as per their judicial and police records.

These are all about the HP Police Constable recruitment in 2022. Candidates can follow the details mentioned above to prepare themselves for this selection process congruously.

To get more information about the police forces in the country and the examinations conducted across India for their recruitment, refer to the links given below:

Haryana Police Recruitment Delhi Police Constable
Delhi Police Cut Off Punjab Police Admit Card

Frequently Asked Questions on HP Police Constable Exam


What is the minimum age limit for HP Police Constable?

The minimum age limit for the constable post in HP Police is 18 years for general, SC, ST, OBC and Gorkhas. It is also the same for distinguished Sportsmen belonging to general, SC, ST, OBC and Gorkhas. However, the lower age limit for home guards from general, SC, ST, OBC and Gorkhas is 20 years.


Can candidates pay their application fees offline?

Indeed, candidates can pay their application fees offline in any SBI branch by downloading a challan. Nevertheless, they must keep a copy of the deposition receipt as proof.


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