KP SI (Kolkata Police Sub Inspector) & Sergeant

The police profession offers adventure and unlimited opportunity to serve the society. It doesn't tie you to a desk. It takes you out into the community to meet people and resolve real world problems. You see tangible results and build a set of problem solving skills you can take anywhere. A Kolkata Police Officer is a multifaceted individual with extensive training in community affairs, crime prevention, investigations, narcotics enforcement, forensic science, and law.

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Sub-Inspector / Sub-Inspectress (Unarmed Branch) and Sergeant in Kolkata Police 2021 – Answer Key of Preliminary Examination:

No. WBPRB/NOTICE – 2022/29 (SI_Sergeant_21)

The answers to 100 (hundred) Questions for the Preliminary Examination held on 27.03.2022 for recruitment to the post of SubInspector/Sub-Inspectress (Unarmed Branch) and Sergeant in Kolkata Police – 2021 have been uploaded on the website of West Bengal Police Recruitment Board ( and West Bengal Police ( for 07 (seven) days w.e.f. 27.05.2022. All candidates are advised to compare the answer with the question paper carefully and bring apparent incongruities, if any, to the notice of the West Bengal Police Recruitment Board through e-mail at within 07 (seven) days from 27.05.2022.

The Board will however not be in a position to consider any incongruity brought to its notice after the aforesaid date.

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Sub-Inspector / Sub-Inspectress(Unarmed Branch) and Sergeant in Kolkata Police 2021 – Revised Answer Key of Preliminary Examination

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Kolkata Police Si Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications for Police SI

The Post of SI includes many tasks which require the candidate to make fast and efficient decisions in tight time frames. Therefore, the candidates should have a minimum of an undergraduate degree to be eligible for the advertised vacancies. Below are the details for Police SI qualification required from the candidates for the post of Sub Inspector:

  • The candidates must at least have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institute in India.
  • The candidates should also have basic common sense and should have reasoning capabilities.
  • As a requirement for the selection procedure, candidates will have to go through a personality test. The candidate’s personality and suitability for the job will be tested in this test.
  • The aspiring candidates must be able to speak, read and write the Bengali language.


Age Limit for Police SI

The WB Police SI age limit for the post of Sub Inspector in West Bengal Police ranges from 20 years to 27 years. But candidates falling under reserved categories can avail the benefit of relaxation over the age limit. There are many category-wise divisions of the candidates for the selection process and each of the categories has its own category-specific relaxation overage. Below is a table which simplifies all the necessary information regarding the West Bengal Police SI age limit relaxation for this post.


Category Upper Age Limit
SC/ST Extension 5 years
OBC Extenaion by 3 Years
Departmental Candidate with atleast 3 yearsin service. Upper age limit is relaxable for 35 years for the deparental candidates.


Physical Standards for WB Police SI

Apart from the above mentioned West Bengal Police SI Eligibility Criteria, there are some physical standards that a candidate should meet for getting selected. The physical standards change according to the category of candidates. Read the table below to get the related information:


For the post of Sub-Inspector in Kolkata Police:

  • Male Candidates:
    1. Height – 1.67 mtrs.
    2. Weight- 51.5 kgs.,
    3. Chest Measurement:
    4. Minimum 79 cms after exhalation.
    5. Minimum expansion of 5 cms after inhalation (expansion)
    6. Vision-according to Health Manual.


  • Female Candidates:
    1.  Height – 1.60 mtrs.
    2. Weight- 45 kgs.,
    3. Vision-according to Health Manual.

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Police Si Exam Details

PROCEDURE: There shall be a common selection procedure for the Recruitment of Sub-Inspector/ Lady Sub-Inspector & Sergeant of Kolkata Police. The Selection procedure will consist of three successive stages:



The physical measurement relating to height, weight and chest of the candidates shall be taken by special team(s) constituted for the purpose by the Kolkata Police Recruitment Board.



The Scheme Of Examination was revised as per the notification No. 5077-PL/PI/8C-04/2009 (PT-I), Dated 05/12/2011 Govt. of West Bengal, Home Department, the written Examination will consist of three papers and will be held on a single day. Paper – I English, General Studies and Arithmetic carrying a total of 100 marks.

This paper will consist of multiple-choice objective type questions on English (20 Marks), General Studies (40 Marks) and Arithmetic (40 Marks) and will be of one and half hour (11/2) hrs. duration. Paper – II English (Conventional Type). Paper – III Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali (Conventional Type).Paper – II and Paper – III will carry 50 Marks each. Both the Papers will be of one hour’s duration each.



The Personality Test will carry 50 Marks.

The Kolkata Police Recruitment Board shall have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in Paper – I and each of Paper – II and Paper – III and also in the aggregate of the conventional type part. It shall also have discretion to relax such qualifying marks in the cases of SC/ST/OBC candidates of West Bengal.

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Syllabus For The Written Examination

  1. Paper – I

(a) General Studies (40 Marks) Multiple Choice – objective type: Questions will be set to test the General Knowledge of candidates in different spheres;

(b) Arithmetic (40 Marks) Multiple Choice – objective type: Questions will be set on the basis of the syllabus of Madhyamik Examination of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education.

(c) English (20 Marks) Multiple Choice – objective type: Correct use of words, correction of sentences, use of common phrases, synonyms and antonyms, etc.


  1. Paper – II

English (50 Marks) (Conventional Type Examination) Questions may be set on all or any of the following items:

(a) Writing essay, drafting of a report from the points or material supplied,

(b) Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali, as the case may be to English,

(c) Condensing of a prose passage (summary/precis),


  1. Paper – III

Bengali/Urdu/Hindi/Nepali (50 Marks) (Conventional Type Examination) questions may be set on all or any of the following tems:

(a) Writing essay, drafting of a report from the points or materials supplied.

(b)Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali, as the case may be, (c)Condensing of a prose passage (summary/precis),

(d) Grammar.

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Salary Details

The posts carry the Pay band scale of Rs. 7100 – 37600 + Grade Pay Rs. 3900 (PB-3), plus other admissible allowances.
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