Police Sub-Inspector, a police range introduced by the British in India and other parts of South Asia. Reserve sub-inspectors (KSRP) are often reserved at the district police office at the district headquarters and deployed whenever and wherever. These Reserve Sub-Inspectors work under the Reserve Inspector (this position is equivalent to the Inspector of Police). His duties include V.I.P. Providing security as personal security officers, traffic control when drafted, escorting prisoners, and bandobusth during festivals in support of local law and order police. 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 Reserve Sub Inspector (KSRP) to various districts of Karnataka will be conducted. PSI (KSRP) posts are selected through direct recruitment. Similarly, Karnataka State Police Department conducts inspections for recruitment of Police Reserve Sub Inspector (KSRP) posts.  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 the law and order, recruitment of police reserve sub-inspector (KSRP) posts is frequently. The Karnataka State Police Department invites online applications for recruitment of Reserve Police Sub-Inspector (KSRP) posts from time to time by qualified and interested candidates.


There are two stages in the recruitment of these posts.
  1. Physical examination (Physical Standard and endurance Test)
  2. Written examination
To be selected as Reserve Sub Inspector (KSRP) is mandatory at all these stages. Candidates are eligible for written examination only if they pass the physical examination.


(Only for those who are eligible in Physical Standard Test)
For all General candidates
1600 Mts Run 6:30 Minutes
Long Jump OR High Jump 3.8 Mts (In 3 chances only) OR 1.2 Mts (In 3 chances only)
Shotput (7.26 Kgs) 5.6 Mts (In 3 chances only)
For all In-service candidates
400 Mts Run 2 Minutes
Long Jump OR High Jump 3.20 Mts (In 3 chances only) OR 1 Mts (In 3 chances only)
Shotput (7.26 Kgs) 4.50 Mts (In 3 chances only)
For all women and Ex-servicemen candidates
400 Mts Run 2 Minutes
Long Jump OR High Jump 2.50 Mts (In 3 chances only) OR 0.90 Mts (In 3 chances only)
Shotput (4 Kgs) 3.75 Mts (In 3 chances only)


To be eligible for the endurance test, applicants must pass all of the following physical standard tests, and all of the following physical standard tests are mandatory: Those who reject / fail to take these examinations will be disqualified. After completing each physical standard test, the candidate must sign the prescribed form and check the details. If missed, such candidate will be disqualified. No marks are given for the physical standard test. These are limited to merit.
For all general, In-service and Ex-servicemen candidates
HEIGHT 170 cm for General candidates
168 cm for Inservice candidates
Not applicable for Ex-servicemen candidates
158 cm for women.
CHEST (For Men only) 86 cm (When fully expanded) The minimum expansion will be 5 cm
WEIGHT (For Women Only) 45 Kg


The Police Reserve Sub Inspector (KSRP) written exam consists of two graduate level papers;

Paper 1:

This paper consists of two parts. The first part is writing an essay in Kannada or English. This is 30 marks and the second part is to translate the sentences from Kannada to English and from English to Kannada. The exam period is one hour, with a total of 50 marks. (30 marks for the essay and 20 marks for translation) There are no minimum marks.
Essay (not exceeding 600 words) 30 Marks
Kannada to English Translation And English to Kannada Translation 10 Marks And 10 Marks
Total 50 Marks

Paper 2:

This question paper contains general study questions (i) general knowledge (a) science (b) geography (c) modern Indian history, national independence movement (d) fundamental rights and directive principles of Indian constitution. (ii) General mental ability includes (a) computational skills (b) spatial recognition skills (c) comprehension (d) decision-making (e) decision-making ability (f) moral education. It is a multiple choices objective model with one hundred and fifty points and a half hour test. For each wrong answer, 25% (0.375) of the correct answer of the same question will be subtracted. Candidates must attend both papers compulsory. A candidate who scores less than 30% of the total written test will not be eligible to be included in the qualifying list.


Karnataka State Police (KSP) has released the latest appointment notification for the post of Special Reserve Sub Inspector (KSRP). KSP has about 70 Special Reserve Sub Inspector (KSRP) vacant posts in Karnataka. Online applications are invited from eligible candidates with Bachelor’s degree.
Details Dates
Date of Commencement of Online Application
Last date for Online Application
Last date for Payment of Fee


Post – SRSI (KSRP)

Residual Reserved PostsNKKKK
Direct Men2014
Direct Women020
Direct Transgender0301
In-service Men0302
Ex-Service Men0401

Post – SI (IRB)

Residual Reserved PostsNKKKK
Direct Men1303
Direct Women00
Direct Transgender010
In-service Men020
Ex-Service Men010


  • Visit KSP’s Official Website
  • 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 the online or through the post office challan.
  • Finally, download the application form.


Category Payable Fee Amount
GM and OBC ( 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B ) Rs. 500
SC, ST and CAT – 01 Rs. 250


1. Age Criteria

Candidates CategoryAge Limits
For Direct CandidatesGM21 – 26 Years
SC, ST and CAT – 012A,2B,3A,3B21 – 28 Years
For In-service CandidatesGMMax 35 Years
SC, ST and CAT – 012A,2B,3A,3BMax 40 Years

2. Education qualifications

  • The deadline for applying for a degree or equivalent degree at a recognized university recognized by UGC is as on 18/01/2022. (Ex-Servicemen Candidates if they have Qualification Certificate dated: 18/01/2022 such candidates will be considered.)
Qualifications and Experience for In-service Candidates:
  • Should have completed a minimum of 5 years of service in the Police Department (as of the last date of application, i.e., 18/01/2022) as an Assistant Police Sub-Inspector / Head Constable / Police Constable with a Degree or Equivalent Degree at a recognized University.


1. Training

Appointed candidates must undergo basic police training as specified by the DG and IGP from time to time. If the applicants do not complete the training successfully, the service candidates will be returned to their ranks and rank and the direct recruited candidates will be released from the service. (The examiner must pass the tests scheduled in the training. Candidates who have not passed the examination will be given another chance. Even those who fail to do so will be dismissed from service.)

2. Probationary period

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

3. Salary Range

₹ 37900 – ₹ 70850

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