West Bengal Police SI- Syllabus 2023

The West Bengal Police SI Exam is held to select competent candidates for the job of Sub Inspector. The West Bengal Police SI recruiting process is divided into four stages: preliminary exam, PET/PST, final competitive exam, and personality test. The most recent test was held in 2021. The announcement for the 2023 recruiting is scheduled to be released soon. Candidates can, however, use the material that is currently available for the time being.

Candidates who want to take the WB Police SI Exam must have a clear understanding of the exam syllabus. In this article we will discuss the exam pattern and the syllabus for the exam.

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Candidates can go through preparation strategies for competitive exams to do diligent preparation for the examination.

West Bengal Police SI Exam Pattern

The WB Police SI Exam Pattern 2022 will be held in four stages.

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Physical Measurement Test and a Physical Efficiency Test
  • Final Combined Competitive Exam
  • Personality Test

The following is the exam pattern for each stage:

  • WB Police SI Preliminary Exam Pattern 
  • The Pre Exam (Screening Test) will be written and objective in nature.
  • There will be a preliminary examination in General Studies, Logical and Analytical Reasoning, and Arithmetic.
  • A preliminary examination will have a total of 200 marks.
  • Each incorrect response in the preliminary examination will result in a negative mark. For each incorrect response, one-fourth of the marks awarded for that question will be deducted.
WB Police SI Preliminary Exam Pattern 2023
Subjects Total Questions Total Marks Total Time
General Studies 50 100 1 Hour 30 Mins
Numerical and Mental Ability Test 25 50
Logical and Analytical Reasoning 25 50
Total 100 200

Candidates must completely review the WB Police SI test syllabus and prepare appropriately. Candidates must get the minimum number of points necessary to pass the preliminary examination and advance to the next level of selection.

  • Physical Measurement Test and Physical Efficiency Test (PMT & PET)

During this step, the candidate must meet the WBPolice Recruitment Board’s physical standards. To progress with the PET, candidates must first pass the PMT. The physical measurement criteria are as follows:

Physical Measurement Test
Name of the Post Category Height (in cm.) Chest (in cm.) Weight (in kg.)
Sub-Inspector [Unarmed Branch in WB Police] Gorkhas, Rajbanshis, Garwalisand Scheduled Tribes 160 cm 76 cm with a minimum expansion of 5 cm 52 kg.
Candidates of all other categories  167 cm 79 cm with a minimum expansion of 5 cm 56 kg.
Sub Inspector (Armed Branches in WB Police) Gorkhas, Rajbanshis, Garwalisand Scheduled Tribes 163 cm 81cm with a minimum expansion of 5 cm 54 kg
Candidates of all other categories  173 cm 86 cm with a minimum expansion of 5 cm 60 kg.

Candidates who meet this requirement are qualified for the Physical Efficiency Test (PET).

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
Name of Post Test
Female candidates for the post of Lady SI (UB) in West Bengal Police 400 metres run within 02 (two) minutes.
Male candidates for the post of SI of Police (UB) and SI of Police (AB) in West Bengal Police 800 metres run within 03 (three) minutes
  • Final Competitive Examination

Candidates who pass the PMT and PET will take the Final Competitive Examination to finish the recruiting process. This West Bengal Police SI exam pattern comprises three separate papers. To be qualified for the personality test, applicants must meet the requisite cutoff.

  • This examination will include three papers with conventional type questions.
  • The exam is of a total of 200 points.
  • The exams are all conducted on the same day.
  • Paper I will be administered in three languages: English, Bengali, and Nepali.
WB Police SI Mains- Pattern 2022
Paper Subjects Marks  Duration
Paper I General Studies and Arithmetic 100 2 hours
Paper II English 50 1 hour
Paper III Bengali/Hindi/Nepali/Urdu 50 1 hour
Total 200 4 hours
  • Personal Interview

Following this combined competitive test a Personality Test is conducted to select the suitable candidates. The WBPRB administers a personality test, and candidates must score 8 out of 30 to pass. Their documents are also checked at this stage.

Aspirants keen in joining the police services can also refer to the following links and get details about their respective recruitment processes:

West Bengal Police SI Syllabus

The WBPRB will publish the WB Police SI Syllabus on its official website. WB Police SI Exam questions are drawn from the following disciplines, taking into account the preliminary and final competitive exams:

Subject Topics
General Studies
  • Current Affairs
  • Polity
  • Science and Technology
  • Economy
  • Art and Culture
  • History
  • Geography
Logical and Analytical Reasoning
  • Statements and Conclusions
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Ordering and Sequencing
  • Networks and Directions
  • Classification
  • Space Visualisation
  • Embedded Figures
  • Semantic Analogy
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Simplification
  • Number System
  • Percentage
  • Fractions
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Linear Equations
  • Time and Work
  • Time and Distance
  • Trigonometry
  • Mensuration
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Idioms
  • Sentence Structuring
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Correct Use of Language
  • Correct Usage of Language
  • Vocabulary
  • Idioms
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structuring
Ace the Logical Reasoning part by solving more and more Practise Papers and Mock Tests on a regular basis. Refer to the links given below:

This is the syllabus for the WB Police SI preliminary test as well as the final competitive exam. Candidates should base their preparation approach only on these themes. 

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