The WBPRB has announced the West Bengal Police Constable Eligibility Criteria. Educational standards, age cap, local language proficiency, physical measurement test (PMT), and physical efficiency test (PET) are the five fundamental criteria for West Bengal Police Constable eligibility. Candidates should pay great attention to these requirements and ensure that they meet them all. An applicant’s candidacy may be revoked at any time during the recruitment process if they fail to meet the conditions.
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Note: WBPRB has not yet released the notification for West Bengal Police Constable exam 2022 yet, this article contains details from the last notification i.e. for WBPRB Constable 2020 exam.
West Bengal Police Constable Eligibility Conditions
The WBPRB (West Bengal Police Recruitment Board) has announced the West Bengal Police Eligibility Criteria along with the formal announcement. Candidates must fulfil the following standards in order to be considered for the Constable position.
West Bengal Police Constable Educational Qualification
Candidates must have finished and passed matriculation level (10th standard) schooling from a recognised board to be eligible for the exam. The learning mode could be either regular or distance learning.
West Bengal Police Constable Age Limit
The date of birth present on the matriculation passing certificate will be considered to calculate age of the applicant.
|Category||Lower Age Limit||Upper Age Limit (Male)||Upper Age Limit (Female)|
|General||18 Years||27 Years||27 Years|
|Extremely Backward Classes (EBC)||18 Years||27 Years||27 Years|
|Backward Class (BC)||18 Years||27 Years||27 Years|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||18 Years||27 Years||27 Years|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||18 Years||27 Years||27 Years|
West Bengal Police Constable Age Relaxation Norms
|Category||Age Relaxation (in Years)|
|NVF and Home Guards of West Bengal||as per existing Government Rules|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC) of West Bengal||3 Years Relaxation in Upper Age Limit|
|Scheduled Caste (SC) of West Bengal||5 Years Relaxation in Upper Age Limit|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST) of West Bengal||5 Years Relaxation in Upper Age Limit|
West Bengal Police Constable Physical Measurement Tests
Candidates’ physical standards (height and weight) will be computed by Electronic Machines of those who pass the Preliminary Written Exam.
|Candidates of all categories
(except Gorkhas, Garhwalis, Rajbanshis andScheduled Tribes)
|167 cm||57 kg||
|Gorkhas, Garhwalis, Rajbanshis and Scheduled Tribes||160 cm||53 kg||
|Candidates of all categories
(except Gorkhas, Garhwalis, Rajbanshis and Scheduled Tribes)
|160 cm||49 kg||Not Applicable|
|Gorkhas, Garhwalies, Rajbanshis and Scheduled Tribes||152 cm||45 kg|
Note: Male candidates must ensure a difference of at least 5 cm between un-expanded and expanded chest measurements. Failure to comply would deem them unfit.
Note: These standards are only qualifying in nature, no score is assigned and hence these are used only to screen out physically unfit candidates.
West Bengal Police Constable Physical Efficiency Tests
|1 Mile / 1.6 km Run||Within 6 (six) minutes, and 30 (thirty) seconds||N/A|
|800 m Run||N/A||Within 4 (four) minutes|
Note: All these physical efficiency tests are only qualifying in nature, no marks are awarded for those who pass these tests. Successfully completing them would render the candidate fit and eligible to take part in the next stage of the examination, while failing to achieve the minimum targets will render the aspirant as disqualified.
Note: Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) technology will be used to time each runner individually. For the Physical Efficiency Test, you will only be allowed one chance. The West Bengal Police Recruitment Board will choose the PMT and PET locations in due time.
West Bengal Police Constable Nationality Requirement
Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for the position of West Bengal Police Constable. Nationalities from other countries shall be disqualified.
West Bengal Police Constable Language Requirement
The candidate must be able to communicate in Bengali and read, write, and speak it. This rule, however, will not apply to people who are permanent residents in Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts’ hill sub-divisions. Separate provisions will apply to applicants from the Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts’ hill sub-divisions.
WBPRB West Bengal Police Constable Official Notification 2020
We’ll update this page as soon as the WBPRB releases the West Bengal Police Constable exam 2022 notification; in the meantime, here is the official WBPRB official notification for West Bengal Police Constable Exam 2020, which you can check for details that stay the same in each subsequent notification:
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