UP SI Eligibility Criteria & Physical Standards 2021

UP Police SI Eligibility Criteria & Physical Standards 2016

UP SI Eligibility Criteria: The Uttar Pradesh Police Recruitment Board, popularly known as UPPRPB, released the official notification on 15 June 2021, inviting both male and female applications for 9,534 vacancies. The board is recruiting for the posts of UP SI, Platoon Commander, and Fire Service Second Officer Posts under UP Police Bharti 2021.

The exam is conducted every year to fill the positions, and lakhs of candidates compete for UP SI posts making it highly competitive. Candidates preparing for the exam must prepare as per the latest UP SI Eligibility Criteria before filling up the application form. 

The online registration began on 01 April 2021, and the final date for the submission of online applications was 15 June 2021. Candidates preparing for the exam must have doubts and queries regarding the UP SI physical eligibility and standards. This article will provide complete details to assist candidates in their preparation of the upcoming UP SI Exam.

UP Police SI Eligibility: Exam Highlights

Before we discuss the details of the UP SI Eligibility, let us have the important highlights of the exam.

UP Police SI Recruitment Overview 2021
Exam Conducting Body UPPRPB- Uttar Pradesh Police Recruitment and Promotion Board
Official Website http://uppbpb.gov.in/
Posts Available
    • UP SI (Uttar Pradesh Police- Sub Inspector)
    • Platoon Commander
  • PAC & Fire Officer
Total Vacancy 9534
Starting for Online Application 01 April 2021
Late Date to Apply 15 June 2021
UP SI Exam Date 2021 To be Announced

UP Police SI Vacancy 2021

Uttar Pradesh Police Recruitment and Promotion Board has announced a total of 9,534 posts for the year 2021. Check out the post wise vacancy details below.

Category UP Police SI Vacancy UP Police Platoon Vacancy UP Police Fire Officer Vacancy
UR 3613 194 10
EWS 902 48 02
OBC 2437 131 06
SC 1895 101 05
ST 180 10
Total vacancies 9027 484 23

Sub Inspector Civil Police (Female)

UP Police Post Total Posts Female Posts
Sub Inspector Civil Police 5,623 1,125

Female candidates are eligible to apply for the sub-inspector civil police recruitment, whereas male candidates are eligible for all the posts. Out of the 5623 vacancies for the sub-inspector civil police, 4498 are for Male Candidates and 1125 for female candidates.

UP Police SI Eligibility Criteria

Let us now understand the UP Police Si Eligibility Criteria. The UPPRPB releases the criteria in its official notification. Candidates must fulfil the below requirements to be eligible for the recruitment process.

    • Nationality/ Citizenship
    • Educational Requirements
  • UP SI Age Limit


A candidate must be either:

    1. A citizen of India, or  
    1. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 01 January 1962 to permanently settle in India, or
  1. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar) to settle in India permanently.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (2) and (3) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Educational Qualification

All the different posts mentioned under the UP Police SI Recruitment Exam require different levels of educational qualification. The mandatory and minimum qualification requirements are discussed below:

Sub-Inspector, Platoon Commander and PAC Posts

As per the norms established by the Government by India, a candidate must have at least 50 per cent marks in the Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or an equivalent degree recognised by the Government of India.

For Fireman Posts

A candidate must have at least 50 per cent in 10+2 from a recognised education board.

Post Name  Educational Qualification
UP Police Constable 12th pass 
UP Police Driver 12th pass and

Heavy & Light Motor Vehicle Licence holder

Home Guard 10th pass
Head Constable 12th pass
UP Police Fireman 12th pass 
UP Police Jail Warder 12th pass 
UP Police Sub Inspector Graduation (Any discipline)
Assistant Sub Inspector Graduation (Any discipline)
Assistant Commissioner of Police Graduation (Any discipline)

Note: The authorities process the application forms of candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria. Candidates in their final examination will also be considered for the respective UP Police Posts, provided they can produce the certificate at the time of verification.

If two candidates score equal marks, then they will be judged on a selective basis on the following grounds,

    • Have accomplished ‘O’ grade acknowledgement certificate in DOEACC or NIELIT society.
    • Have serviced in the Indian Army for a minimum period of two years.
  • Have received ‘B’ certificate in NCC.

Age Limit

A candidate applying for this exam must not be less than 21 years and not more than 28 years of age. The UP police provided upper age relaxation to candidates belonging to scheduled reserved categories.

UP Police Post Name  Age Criteria
UP Police Constable Males: 18 to 22 years of ageFemales: 18 to 25 years of age
UP Police Driver 18 to 25 years of age
UP Police Fireman 18 to 22 years of age
UP Police Jail Warder 18 to 22 years of age
UP Police Sub Inspector 21 to 27 years of age
Assistant Sub Inspector 21 to 28 years of age
Home Guard 18 to 25 years of age

Age relaxation of five years is provided to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category. The upper age for UP Police SI SC/ST/OBC category candidates is 32 years.

UP Police SI Physical Standards

Candidates have to clear the UP SI Physical Eligibility to be considered for the merit listing.  The UP SI physical eligibility for females differs from that of male candidates. We have categorised the details of standards in the below table.

Category Height Chest
Male Candidates
Gen/OBC/SC 168 cms 79-84 cms
ST 160 cms 77-82 cms
Female Candidates
Gen/OBC/SC 152 cms N/A
ST 147 cms N/A

Important Note:

    • Female Candidates should weigh 40 kgs at least.
  • Male Candidates should have a minimum of 5 cms of chest expansion.

We hope this article resolves your doubts and queries regarding the UP SI eligibility and physical standards. The UP Police is yet to announce the UP SI 2021 exam date, and hence candidates must work hard to clear all the exam phases to make it to the merit list. Keep checking this section for the latest updates on the exam. 

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  1. My name is Karan Shinde and I completed my Bachelor Engineering in Computer Engineering and I’m from Mumbai, Maharashtra. I want to become a police inspector or i want to join police department so what is the process what i want to do plz tell me as soon as possible……..

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