How to become Sub Inspector of Police in Tamilnadu is not a frequent question which I have to answer for our readers. But I feel this would help some of the college goers who have no one to guide them.
Why be a Police Officer?
After watching movies like Khaka Khaka, Vettaiyadu Vilayadu and Saamy many of us wanted to become a police officer. Some would even take steps to become police and will start to explore how to become one. But if only such movies make you aspire to become sub-inspector, I would insist you to watch Visaranai too. Because Visaranai is the true side of the Indian Police.
We are not a new generation who inspire to become sub-inspector. Our previous generation too got inspired to become a police officer. I have spoken to some IPS officers some of them have said that they got inspired to become a police officer by reading novels like the Rajesh Kumar’s Novels. After joining as a police they have regret for that. I’m Not trying to demotivate you. If you really want to be a police you can. But I think it is my duty to give u a caution.
Ways of Recruitment:
There are many departments in TamilNadu police with many designations. But the recruitment will be taken only for several posts.
The lowest of all is Police Constable. TNUSRB will conduct recruitment for it. TNUSRB will also recruit some other designations like Jailer, Traffic police, and Fireman. Here I’m mentioning about Traffic police, Jailer and Fireman because you will be writing one exam and will be appearing for one physical test. On basis of the score obtained on that exam, our posting will be decided. There will be ranking and the top rankers only will be getting police constable. Even if you get police constable position there are two categories. AR and Battalion. The difference between both of these posts is minor. If you get AR you will be allotted a police station and so you will be maintaining Law and Order. If you get battalion you have to be in an allotted battalion with other police officers and no police station will be given and will be asked to give protection anywhere anytime.
Even if you get police constable position there are two categories. AR and Battalion. The difference between both of these posts is minor. If you get AR you will be allotted a police station and so you will be maintaining Law and Order. If you get battalion you have to be in an allotted battalion with other police officers and no police station will be given and will be asked to give protection anywhere anytime.
The highest of all is IPS. For that, you should be appearing for UPSC exam. Next comes the DSP entry through TNPSC recruitment which will be higher than SI and lower than IPS through UPSC. But with promotions in 10 years he too could become an IPS.
So between this higher post and the lower post lies the middle one. It is Sub Inspector of Police.
Understanding the Tamilnadu Police hierarchy is one of a difficult job. There are a lot of designations so it is complicated to explain. I have asked to several police officers and have formulated a hierarchy of Tamil Nadu Police.
Director General of Police > Additional Director general of police> Inssector General of police> Deputy Inspector General of police>Superintend of Police> Assistant superintend of police> deputy superintend of police> Inspector> Sub Inspector.
Procedure to become Sub Inspector:
Tamilnadu Uniform Service Recruitment Board (TNUSRB) conducts exam for the recruitment of Sub Inspector of Police. This exam won’t be conducted every year. When there are lot of vacancies Tamilnadu government will announce for the recruitment. Happens once for 5 years. The Person have to write a test. The test will be in objective form. After clearing the written test, the person will be called for an interview. Finally physical test will be there and then the medical test will be conducted. As a result, you will be rewarded with a Sub Inspector of Police post. Consequently, One-year training will be provided. You have to be in camp during the training period. Daily parade will be conducted. Some exams will also be conducted. Those exams decide your promotions.
Frequently Asked Questions:
->What is Open Quota and what is Departmental Quota?
Persons who are working in Police Department for more than 5 years comes under Departmental Quota. All others belong to open quota. Even you are a police constable but have joined before 2 years you are not eligible for Departmental Quota.
-> I have been recruited as a constable in 2013 batch Am I eligible for Departmental Quota?
No, You come under Open Quota since a minimum of 5 years experience is expected.
-> My Father is a Police Officer/Police Constable. Do I have special reservations?
Yes, Special reservations were given to the wards of Police officer or Police Constable. Perhaps, they come under departmental quota. But remember he should have worked for more than 5 years as a police officer.
Previous Year Question Paper for Sub Inspector Exam:
To become Sub Inspector of Police you have to write the TNUSRB exam. The first step to prepare for this exam is to read the previous year question paper. I have attached last term question paper with answer keys. Question papers and answer keys are available for open quota and departmental quota separately.
Open Quota Question Paper 2010 – Click Here
Departmental Quota Question Paper 2010 – Click Here
Open Quota Answer Key 2010 – Click Here
Departmental Quota Answer Key 2010 – Click here
Almost, I have tried to clear all your doubts on how to become sub-inspector of police. If you have more doubts just comment below or ask in Doubts section and I will answer your queries as soon as possible.
i Am from (Bangalore) Karnataka. i finished my degree in Bangalore university. and my mother tongue is Tamil, can i apply for sub inspector of Tamil Nadu police?
Yes, you can apply for SI exam.
If I joined police constable in 2017…after 10 years am I elible to write for the SI , Departmental exam..??
Yes you will be eligible
Shall i know the probable time(year) of next Tamilnadu SI recruitment ?
You have to wait for atleast 1 year.
Hi Good day,
Can you please advise,
Will the exams conducted by TNUSRB for Sub inspector is in Bilingual or only Tamil language ?
when is the next selection for SI expected ?
The written exam is for how many marks and what are the sections ?
Is having a tattoo in right forearm(religious) not offensive or racist a problem during selection process?
Thanks In advance
I want to become SI so how to apply exam i have no contact to any one so can you help me
prepare for TNPSC group 2 level post. you can clear SI exam easily. If you have any more doubts you can ask at: https://www.gokuldeepak.com/ask-questions-doubts/
HI SIR I AM BHATRI I AM DOING MY FINAL YEAR BBA IN CORRESPONDANCE IN MADRAS UNIVERSITY I NEED TO KNOW WHETHER I AM ELIGIBLE FOR APPLYING FO SI RECRUITMENT AND MY MOM IS WORKING IN POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR PAST 30YEARS WHETHER I WILL BE COMING UNDER DEPARTMENT QUOTA OR OPEN QUOTA AND IF THE NOTIFICATION COMES BY 2018FEB WHETHER I WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR APLYING .THANK YOU
Yes, you will be eligible at that time. Departmental Quota.
என் கணவா் த.சி.கா. அணியில் தலைமை காவலராக பணி புரிந்து வந்தார். 6 வருடம் 8 மாதங்கள் பணியாற்றியுள்ளாா், இந்நிலையில் கடந்த 2 மாதங்களுக்கு முன் பணியின் போது இறந்துவிட்டாா். நான் தற்போது SI / grade2 PC பணிக்கு விண்ணப்பிக்க விரும்புகிறேன்.
நான் wards / department quota வில் தோ்வு எழுத இயலுமா?
Group 2 exam preparation it’s enough to attend the sub inspector exam
Will the question paper come with English translation also?
Bro. Can i get your number… either whatsapp or your contact number
Syllabus study material for technical si .my qualifications be ECE
Can u upload 2015 department quota question?
During the training period of SI they give salary or not
There will be salary.
What are specialisation of department quanto
What is the difference between sub inspector (taluk) and fingerprint sub inspector
I have completed M.sc (IT). So am I eligible for SI?
I’m Btech IT graduate. Am I eligible for Tamilnadu Si Fingerprint division?
am from Chennai my father was an ex servicemen can i opted for any quota or any special marks or any preference.
There is no such quota forwards of ex-serviceman.
which study material is suitable to clear this test?
Hi bro u said about visaranai movie the beatings are true is it did police have right to beat?
they don’t have rights in theory.
Sir, i have finished my degree now only i didnt have provision or any other degree certificate. How could i apply for SI please tell me a way ????