Police Constable


Police constable (abbreviated PC) is the lowest police rank in India, followed by a head constable. General law and order being a state subject in India, each state government recruits police constables. A police constable has no shoulder insignia, while a head constable has one strip or one chevron, depending upon the state. Since each state has its own police force, the uniforms and insignia of the police vary, though the rank structure is the same. Nearly all the police constables wear khaki- colored uniforms which indicate that he/she is police personnel.
Generally, there are three types of constables in India depending upon the unit/wing/branch/section they are attached to. Civil police constable is attached to Police Station, Traffic police constable for control of road traffic, Armed police constables are attached to an armed unit of the police. The type of constables is based on the nature of duties. The Indian police constables do a wide range of duties like patrol, beat system, crime detection, escort of prisoners and VIPs, guarding vital offices and installations, vehicle traffic control on roads, riot control, assisting civil administration during disasters, epidemics, elections and other tasks.
Generally, a police constable does his duty in his jurisdiction area but can be assigned anywhere by his superiors depending on the situation or need. The duty hours of Indian police constables are erratic many times without weekly off or leave. Police recruitment is done based on written tests, physical and medical tests. After appointment all police constables have to undergo compulsory training, duration of training may vary from nine months to one year depending on the state. The training and duty of the police are physically and mentally strenuous in India.
The Karnataka State Police Department is the state’s law enforcement agency. The department is headed by the Director-General and the Inspector General of Police. Examination for recruitment of Police Constable (PC) posts in Karnataka will be conducted. Karnataka Police Constable (PC) posts are selected by direct appointment. Similarly, Karnataka State Police Department conducts the recruitment of Police Constable (PC) posts. The appointment is transparent and your scores are the criteria of choice. The only department that has the fastest selection process is the police department. As the police department falls under law and order, recruitment processes for Police Constable (PC)) posts are often frequently. The Karnataka State Police Department invites online applications for recruitment of Police Constable (PC) posts from time to time by qualified and interested candidates.


There are two stages in the recruitment of these posts
      1. Written Examination
      2. Physical Examination (Physical Standard and Endurance Test)
To be selected as a Police Constable (PC) is mandatory to qualify at all these stages. On the basis of the candidate earning good marks in the Written Examination, a physical examination will be conducted of as many as 5 candidates per post.


Candidates who are eligible in the above Physical Standard Test must pass all the following Endurance Tests and it is mandatory to participate in all the endurance tests in the following order. Those who reject/fail to take these exams will be disqualified. After completing each endurance test, the candidate must sign and fill out the prescribed form. If missed, such a candidate will be disqualified and will not be awarded any marks for the endurance test. These are limited to merit alone.
For all General and Transgender candidates
1600 Mts Run
6 Minutes 30 Seconds
Long Jump
High Jump
3.8 Mts (In 3 chances only)
1.2 Mts (In 3 chances only)
Shotput (7.26 Kgs)
5.6 Mts (In 3 chances only)
For all  Ex-servicemen candidates
400 Mts Run
2 Minutes
Long Jump
High Jump
2.50 Mts (In 3 chances only)
0.90 Mts (In 3 chances only)
Shotput (4 Kgs)
3.75 Mts (In 3 chances only)


For all General, Transgender and Ex-servicemen candidates
168 cm
(For Men only)
86 cm (When fully expanded)
The minimum expansion will be 5 cm
For Men candidates residing in forest areas of Karnataka
155 cm
(For Men only)
75 cm (When fully expanded)
The minimum expansion will be 5 cm


  • The written examination of the Police Constable (PC) Consists of only one undergraduate level paper;
  • For Police Constable (PC) (Male & Female) posts, there is a written examination of Multiple Choices Answers in Objective Model of 100 marks in Kannada and English. There will be questions on general knowledge, science, geography, history, the Constitution of India, the Indian War of Independence, general mental capacity and Moral education. Each correct answer is given a score of 1 and the wrong answer is deducted 0.25. The exam duration is one and a half hours. Candidates and Recruitments (Amendment) Rules 2020, Candidates who have scored less than 30% marks in the written examination will not be included in the eligibility list and will not be considered eligible.
  • The qualifying list will be prepared based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the written test. From this qualification list, a list of eligible candidates will be prepared for Physical Standard and Endurance tests in the ratio of 1: 5 in terms of merit and reservation for the vacancies that have been notified in each category.


Karnataka State Police (KSP) has released the latest recruitment notification for Police Constable (PC) posts. KSP has 4000 Police Constable (PC) vacancies in Karnataka and online applications are invited from eligible candidates with PUC or Other equivalent courses of PUC like Diploma, ITI Etc,
Date of Commencement of Online Application19/09/2022
Last date for Online Application31/10/2022
Last date for Payment of Fee03/11/2022


Residual Reserved Posts  NKK  KK 
Direct Men  2996  409
Transgender 68 11
Total  3484


  • Visit KSP’s Official Website https://ksp-recruitment.in/#
  • Go to Notification and select the applicable post.
  • Click on the ‘New Application’ link and fill in the full details of the application form.
  • Upload scanned copies of documents/certificates.
  • Pay the application fee through online or through the post office challan.
  • Finally, download the application form


Category Payable Fee Amount
GM and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A, 3B) Rs. 400
SC, ST and CAT – 01 Rs. 200


   1. Age criteria

 CandidatesCategoryMinimum AgeMaximum Age
For Men and Women
18 Years
25 Years
SC, ST, CAT – 012A,2B,3A,3B
18 Years
27 Years
18 Years
30 Years
Tribal means : Candidates belonging to any of the tribal communities of Siddis, Jenukuruba, Kadukuruba, Yerava, Soliga, Kudiya, Gowdlu, Hasalaru, Malaikudiya, and Koraga, in the forests of Uttara kannada-Karwara, Dakshina kannada-Mangalore, Udupi, Chickmagalur, Shimoga, Kodagu, Chamarajanagara and Mysore.

   2. Education qualifications

Candidates and Recruitment (Amendment) Rule 2009 for the selection of Police Constable Citizen (Male and Female) posts, as per Clause 1 of 2009, Candidates must Pass the SSLC/10th class or equivalent qualification last date for application as on 31/10/2022. (Former Army Candidates will have their eligibility certificate dated:31/10/2022 only if such candidates are considered).
  1. Class 12 examination conducted by CBSE and ISC Board.
  2. Class 12 examination conducted by other State Government Examination Boards.
  3. Higher Secondary Course / HSC conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)
  4. Three-year diploma or two-year ITI course or two-year vocational education diploma (JOC / JODC / JLDC) candidates conducted by NIOS PUC is equivalent to a language course and a test in an academic subject (in a distance model) or an undergraduate board exam.


   1. Training

  • Appointed Candidates should get basic training in DG and IGP from time to time in Police Training Schools. Should pass the exams scheduled for training, and the unsuccessful candidates will be dismissed from service.

   2. Probationary period

  • Two years and six months including basic training and practical training.

   3. Salary Range

  • ₹ 23500 – ₹ 47650