Recruitment of Police Constable and Sub Inspector in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is the second largest state by area. Naturally, it has a large police force to take care of law and order in the state.  That makes the policing jobs most challenging. This article describes the recruitment process for a large number of vacancies being filled in MP Police force. Most of the vacancies are to be filled through direct recruitment.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)

DSP post is a prestigious post in MP Police. Candidates must appear for the competitive examination conducted by MPPSC. Age limit is 20 to 25 years. Written test includes preliminary exam and final examination followed by an interview.

Salary: Scale 15600 – 34800  monthly grade-pay 5400 (Before 7thpay commission)

Application to be filled online on Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission website.


  • Follow instructions given in the notifications
  • on the website (    or click the online application link
  • choose the relevant online link of the DSP vacancy
  • fill the required information in the online form
  • pay the application fee online, if applicable
  • upload testimonials if required, scanned signature as well as a photograph
  • check the details entered and submit online
  • keep the hard copy of the application

Read: MPPSC Post list and Salary

Constable post and Head constable post

Minimum Educational Qualification required:

The candidates for the post of Constable and Head constable in MP Police must have passed 10+2 from a recognized institute/board. ( In case of Constable (Driver) post pass in 10 the standards is adequate)

Age must be between 18 and 25 years

Sub Inspector position:

Minimum academic qualification required:

Candidates must have passed Graduation degree from a recognized university.

For  Sub Inspector/ Assistant Sub Inspector( Radio) post minimum qualification is recognized diploma(3 years) in a recognized polytechnic  in electrical, electronics and Telecommunication

For Sub Inspector/Asst Sub Inspector(computer) the minimum requirement is a diploma in Computer Science or Information Technology, from a Govt recognized Polytechnic College.

For SI/ASI (Tech) post the minimum education required is a diploma in mechanical engg from a recognized Polytechnic Institute.

For Assistant Sub Inspector post the candidates must have passed 10 + 2 examinations of a recognized board.

Age must be  between 18 to 25 years( Relaxed for  certain  categories as per rules)

Physical standard for all positions

Height for males must be at least a minimum 167.5 cm, and the chest measurement between 81-86 centimeters. Minimum chest expansion 5 centimeters. Weight must be according to height.

Height for Females should be  at least  152.4 centimeters

(height requirement  may be relaxed in certain  categories as per rules)

Selection procedure

The procedure includes a Screening test (Written)

  1. Physical measurement and medical examination
  2. Fitness(Endurance) test
  3. Personal interview(conducted by a panel)

Duties and responsibilities of Sub Inspector, ASIs, Head Constables  and Constables

Main duties include maintenance of law and order i.e. to ensure that the state is ruled according to the law. Policemen patrol the sensitive areas for prevention of crime and protect weaker sections of the society.  During VIP visits they have to provide security to VIPs. In view of rising trend in cybercrimes, police stations have specialists to detect and prosecute cybercrimes and banking frauds.

Sub Inspectors are in Charge of Police stations and supervise the Constables and Head Constables. They receive complaints from the public, register First Information Reports(FIRs), investigate the cases, maintain records of investigation, interrogate accused and take statements of witnesses and detain and arrest the accused as per law, ensure that human rights are not violated and produce the cases in the court.

Duties also include management of emergency situations such as major accidents, earthquake, floods, draught, an outbreak of contagious diseases, terrorist attack, and riots. They are also required to work for environment preservation prevention of water, air and sound pollution, traffic control. During meals and festivities, they may have to ensure orderliness and crowd control.

Written Examination

Written examination for Sub Inspector Asst sub Inspector, Constable post will be conducted by Professional Exam Board of  State of Madhya Pradesh(MPPEB). MPPEB is responsible for notifying the examination, designing the syllabus, setting question papers, the conduct of examination, evaluation of answers and publishing the results.

Language skills

Candidates will be tested for both the languages(English as well as Hindi) proficiency, grammar, vocabulary, use of vocabulary, verbal skills.

GK and intelligence

Test  syllabus will  also consist of   law, logical reasoning and intelligence, sports, famous personalities, politics, Current affairs and general awareness (GK), numerical and mathematical questions, geography and history, the culture of the state of Madhya Pradesh.

Technical skills

In case of technical positions, the syllabus will also include Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry of 10+2 standard.

 Medical Examination

All candidates must be of sound health free from the disability such as knock-knee or flat foot. Eyesight must be normal with aspects if any. Should not be color blind.

Physical endurance (Fitness) examination

A for male candidates: 800-meter race must be within 2 minutes and 40 seconds, the long jump must be minimum of 13 feet and shot put must be minimum 19 feet.

B for female candidates: 800 meters must be within 3 minutes, 30 seconds, long jump at least 10 feet and shot put must be 15 feet.

Application procedure

Police Job advertise through Madhya Pradesh profeesional examination boardwebsite: www://

Candidates should apply online, making use of online form downloaded from the website

Read carefully the instruction given in recruitment notification

Application fee can be paid using internet banking or debit card

Along with application scan copies of the color photo as well as the signature and required testimonials must be uploaded. Original certificates and testimonials must be kept ready for physical verification.

  • Keep a hard copy of the online application filled for future reference.
  • Note the  significant dates in the process
  • start and end DATE of submitting the application,
  • date of downloading admit card,
  • dates of written test,
  • dates  of physical measurement/ medical exam,
  • dates of  fitness Endurance test,
  • dates of certificate verification and
  • dates of personal interview.

Salary (Remuneration) information

Pay will include basic with grade pay(prior to 7th pay commission revision) with allowances such as dearness allowance, house rent allowance, uniform allowance,  leave travel assistance/ concession, retirement benefits and annual paid holidays

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