WB Police SI Exam 2023

The West Bengal Police Recruitment Board initiates the WB Police SI recruitment process. The recruitment process for an SI or Sub-Inspector in the state consists of various phases that candidates must follow through for selection.

These phases vary according to the applicant’s gender identity and the rank of posting they aim to obtain. The last exam was held in 2023. It is expected that the notification for 2023 recruitment will soon be out. However, candidates can use the information already available for now.

Candidates looking to join the state services can also get details about the WBCS Exam. This recruitment is conducted by West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) to recruit candidates for Group ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ services.

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WB Police SI Recruitment Overview

The state’s police recruitment board initiates the recruitment process after considering the total number of vacancies available. For example, in 2021, a total of 208 vacancies were available. The WB Police SI rank is subdivided into two categories: the Unarmed Police branch and the other for the Armed unit. Both male and female candidates may apply for the post. Based on the availability of vacancies and eligibility, they are to be selected as SIs.

The WB Police SI Physical Standards Eligibility

The physical standards for a sub-inspector in the West Bengal Police department include:

  1. For a male sub-inspector in the unarmed police branch, the candidate’s height should be above 160 cm, chest should be above 76 cm, and weight should be above 52 kg.
  2. For a male sub-inspector in the armed police branch, the height should be above 163 cm, the permissible weight is above 54 kg, and the chest size should be above 81 cm.

For lady sub-inspectors in the state, the minimum height should be 155 cm, while the permissible weight is 45 kg.

WB Police SI 2023 Syllabus

  • General Studies: Politics, Science, Economics, History, Culture and Art, etc.
  • Logical Reasoning: Statement and conclusion, relationship, coding and decoding, classification, etc.
  • Arithmetic: Ratio and Proportion, Time and Distance, Polygons, Decimals, Identities and so on.
  • English: Grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, etc.
  • Indian Language: Vocabulary, Grammar, sentence structure, etc.

Given below are a few links that can help candidates with their SI exam preparation:

Logical Reasoning – Topics & Syllabus General English for Competitive Exams
Indian Economy Notes List of Static GK Topics
Indian Art & Culture Notes 300+ Most Asked English Vocabulary Words For Verbal Ability

Important Dates of the SI Exam

The dates for the 2023 recruitment process have not been released yet, but those of last year may help candidates get a rough idea of the upcoming process.

  • The online application for the 2021 recruitment began on 19th July 2021 and closed on 19th August 2021.
  • The Prelims were held on 5th December 2021.

Online Application Process for SI in WB Police

To apply for the WB Police SI Exam, candidates are required to:

  • Register on the website.
  • Verify their mobile numbers via an OTP.
  • Log in to their profile using their password and registration number.
  • Fill out the application form.
  • Preview it and submit the form.

WB Police SI Exam Pattern

Candidates are required to sit for a competitive examination in order to get selected as an SI. This examination takes place after each candidate, both male and female, has qualified for the PMT (Physical Measurement Test) and the PET (Physical Efficiency Test).

Each candidate is required to clear three papers for the WB Police SI exam: the Arithmetic and General studies paper, the English paper, and the regional language paper (Bengali/ Urdu/ Hindi/ Nepali). The marks distribution and time duration for these papers are as follows:

  • For Paper 1 of General studies and Arithmetic, the total marks are 100, and the time duration is 2 hours.
  • For Paper 2 of English, the paper is 50 marks, and the time duration is 1 hour.
  • For Paper 3 of regional language, the paper is of 50 marks and of 1 hour time duration.

Candidates aspiring to join the West Bengal Police force in the designation of SI should study well and maintain their physique. Only those qualifying in all the stages of the exam will be taken in as the recruits.

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

Furthermore, candidates must also familiarise themselves with the other government exams held in the country. For most of these examinations, the syllabus or the exam pattern may have slight similarities. Candidates can accordingly opt for the job profile of their interest.

Other Related Links
SSC CPO Exam IPS Eligibility and Physical Requirements
IPS syllabus Delhi Police Result

Frequently Asked Questions on WB Police SI


What is the application fee for the exam registration?

The application fee for the general category candidates is 270 rupees. The application fee for ST or SC candidates in West Bengal is 20 rupees.


How many stages are there in the selection process?

The selection of SI in WB Police includes five stages, namely, Prelims, Physical Measurement Test (PMT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Competitive Examination and Personality Test.


What is the salary of an SI for WB Police?

The salary for both armed and unarmed branch sub-inspectors in West Bengal ranges from 7,100 rupees to 37,600 rupees. There are other additional allowances as well.


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