How to become Sub Inspector of Police in Tamilnadu is not a frequent question which I have to answer for our readers. But I feel this would help some of the college goers who have no one to guide them.
Why be a Police Officer?
After watching movies like Khaka Khaka, Vettaiyadu Vilayadu and Saamy many of us wanted to become a police officer. Some would even take steps to become police and will start to explore how to become one. But if only such movies make you aspire to become sub-inspector, I would insist you to watch Visaranai too. Because Visaranai is the true side of the Indian Police.
We are not a new generation who inspire to become sub-inspector. Our previous generation too got inspired to become a police officer. I have spoken to some IPS officers some of them have said that they got inspired to become a police officer by reading novels like the Rajesh Kumar’s Novels. After joining as a police they have regret for that. I’m Not trying to demotivate you. If you really want to be a police you can. But I think it is my duty to give u a caution.
Ways of Recruitment:
There are many departments in TamilNadu police with many designations. But the recruitment will be taken only for several posts.
The lowest of all is Police Constable. TNUSRB will conduct recruitment for it. TNUSRB will also recruit some other designations like Jailer, Traffic police, and Fireman. Here I’m mentioning about Traffic police, Jailer and Fireman because you will be writing one exam and will be appearing for one physical test. On basis of the score obtained on that exam, our posting will be decided. There will be ranking and the top rankers only will be getting police constable. Even if you get police constable position there are two categories. AR and Battalion. The difference between both of these posts is minor. If you get AR you will be allotted a police station and so you will be maintaining Law and Order. If you get battalion you have to be in an allotted battalion with other police officers and no police station will be given and will be asked to give protection anywhere anytime.
Even if you get police constable position there are two categories. AR and Battalion. The difference between both of these posts is minor. If you get AR you will be allotted a police station and so you will be maintaining Law and Order. If you get battalion you have to be in an allotted battalion with other police officers and no police station will be given and will be asked to give protection anywhere anytime.
The highest of all is IPS. For that, you should be appearing for UPSC exam. Next comes the DSP entry through TNPSC recruitment which will be higher than SI and lower than IPS through UPSC. But with promotions in 10 years he too could become an IPS.
So between this higher post and the lower post lies the middle one. It is Sub Inspector of Police.
Understanding the Tamilnadu Police hierarchy is one of a difficult job. There are a lot of designations so it is complicated to explain. I have asked to several police officers and have formulated a hierarchy of Tamil Nadu Police.
Director General of Police > Additional Director general of police> Inssector General of police> Deputy Inspector General of police>Superintend of Police> Assistant superintend of police> deputy superintend of police> Inspector> Sub Inspector.
Procedure to become Sub Inspector:
Tamilnadu Uniform Service Recruitment Board (TNUSRB) conducts exam for the recruitment of Sub Inspector of Police. This exam won’t be conducted every year. When there are lot of vacancies Tamilnadu government will announce for the recruitment. Happens once for 5 years. The Person have to write a test. The test will be in objective form. After clearing the written test, the person will be called for an interview. Finally physical test will be there and then the medical test will be conducted. As a result, you will be rewarded with a Sub Inspector of Police post. Consequently, One-year training will be provided. You have to be in camp during the training period. Daily parade will be conducted. Some exams will also be conducted. Those exams decide your promotions.
Frequently Asked Questions:
->What is Open Quota and what is Departmental Quota?
Persons who are working in Police Department for more than 5 years comes under Departmental Quota. All others belong to open quota. Even you are a police constable but have joined before 2 years you are not eligible for Departmental Quota.
-> I have been recruited as a constable in 2013 batch Am I eligible for Departmental Quota?
No, You come under Open Quota since a minimum of 5 years experience is expected.
-> My Father is a Police Officer/Police Constable. Do I have special reservations?
Yes, Special reservations were given to the wards of Police officer or Police Constable. Perhaps, they come under departmental quota. But remember he should have worked for more than 5 years as a police officer.
Previous Year Question Paper for Sub Inspector Exam:
To become Sub Inspector of Police you have to write the TNUSRB exam. The first step to prepare for this exam is to read the previous year question paper. I have attached last term question paper with answer keys. Question papers and answer keys are available for open quota and departmental quota separately.
Open Quota Question Paper 2010 – Click Here
Departmental Quota Question Paper 2010 – Click Here
Open Quota Answer Key 2010 – Click Here
Departmental Quota Answer Key 2010 – Click here
Almost, I have tried to clear all your doubts on how to become sub-inspector of police. If you have more doubts just comment below or ask in Doubts section and I will answer your queries as soon as possible.