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Bihar Police SI Recruitment 2021

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Bihar Police SI Exam Date Out! This is with the reference to the Advt No:03/2020. The Bihar Police Sub-Ordinates Services Commission is going to release the notification 2021 soon. Although there have been no official updates regarding the 2021 Bihar Police SI exam we are in hope that it will be released soon and we will update it shortly after it gets announced. 

The current recruitment is taking place for the posts of Police Sub Inspector and Sergeant. The total number of vacancies were released for this post is 2213 in the previous year notification. The eligible candidates need to undergo three stages of selection. This article will guide the aspirants through each and every detail pertaining to the BPSSC's Bihar Police Sub Inspector recruitment 2021-2022.

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Bihar Police SI Updates

24th October 2021: Bihar Police SI Exam Date Out!

The Bihar Police SI Exam is going to be held on 26th December 2021. The exam will be held in 2 shifts. Below is the direct link to check the official notice.

Check Bihar Police SI Exam Date Notice

6th August 2021: Bihar Police SI Exam Date 2021 Out!

The Bihar Police SI Exam is tentatively going to be held on 5th December 2021 as per the media reports. However, there is no official notification regarding the exam date.

2nd August 2021:Bihar Police SI Marks 

The Bihar Police SI 2019 recruitment marks have been released. The candidates can check their marks using the direct link given below.

Check Bihar Police SI 2019 Marks

24th June 2021: Bihar Police SI Selection List

The Bihar Police SI final result was announced recently. The candidates who have been declared successful and selected finally can now download their selection letter by submitting their registration number or mobile number.

Download Bihar Police SI Selection Letter

17th June 2021: Bihar Police SI Final Result Out  

The Bihar Police SI final selection list out for the 2019 recruitment cycle. The candidates can check the final merit list and cut off marks.

Download Bihar Police SI Final Result

The entire recruitment process 2021-2022 can be summarised in a tabular form below.

Name of Organization


BPSSC Full-Form

Bihar Police Sub-ordinate Services Commission 

Official Website

BPSSC Official Website

Exam Conducting Body


Post Name

Police Sub Inspector & Sergeant

Exam Date

26th December 2021

Bihar Police SI Recruitment 2020 Notification Download PDF

Bihar Police SI Vacancy

There have been no official updates regarding the vacancies available for the Bihar Police SI posts. However, The BPSSC had released as many as 2213 vacancies in total for the 2020 cycle. 

The vacancies are generally divided among the two notified posts i.e Sub-inspector & Sergeant. The maximum number of vacancies is available for the post of Police Sub Inspector i.e. 1998. The post-wise distribution of openings is as below.





Police Sub Inspector (SI)




The BPSSC had released as many as 2466 vacancies in total for the 2019 cycle. The vacancies are divided among the three notified posts i.e Sub-inspector, Sergeant, and Assistant Superintendent Jail. The maximum number of vacancies available for the post of Police Sub Inspector was i.e. 2064. The post-wise distribution of openings is as below.





Police Sub Inspector (SI)


Assistant Superintendent Jail (Ex-Serviceman)


Assistant Superintendent Jail (Direct Recruitment)




Bihar Police SI Online Coaching

Bihar Police SI Apply Online

Interested candidates can apply for this recruitment by submitting the online applications on the online portal BPSSC. The candidates must use the following steps in order to submit their applications.

Step 1: Click on the above-given direct link.

Step 2: Register yourself with a valid mobile number and email ID.

Step 3: Enter all the relevant information.

Step 4: Upload the required documents.

Step 5: Pay the application fee and submit your form.

Step 6: Alternatively, you can access the BPSSC Official Website.

Step 7: Repeat the above steps.

Bihar Police SI Application Fee

The application fee will be as per the category of the candidate. The fees will be nonrefundable. The applicants can make the payment using net banking and debit/credit card. The application fee is as given below.


Application Fee

General/ OBC/EBC/ EWS

Rs. 700/-


Rs. 400/-

Bihar Police SI Selection Process

The selection for Bihar Police SI recruitment will be done through three stages of selection. These stages are namely - preliminary examination, main examination, physical efficiency test, and medical examination. Each of these stages will be qualifying in nature, i.e candidates must successfully clear the previous stage to appear for the next stage. Hence, the selection process will consist of the following stages.

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  4. Medical Examination

Bihar Police SI Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for the BPSSC recruitment, candidates need to satisfy three criteria for eligibility i.e age limit, educational qualification, and physical standards. Each of them is explained below.

A. Age Limit

The age limits will be as per the candidates' category. The relevant age limit relaxations will be applicable as per the standard government rules. As of 1st January 2020, the age must be as follows:


Minimum Age

Maximum Age






20 years

40 years

37 years


20 years

40 years

40 years


20 years

42 years

42 years

B. Educational Qualification

Candidates must possess Bachelor's degree from a recognized University/Institution.

C. Physical Standards

Candidates must satisfy the following physical measurements in order to be eligible for the Bihar Police SI Recruitment.


Minimum Height ( cm)

Woman Candidates






Chest Measurements will be as follows:


Chest Expanded (cm)

Chest Unexpanded (cm)







Bihar Police SI Syllabus

The topics covered under the exam are given below for each subject. The subjects covered are Mental Ability Test, General Hindi, General Knowledge, Maths, General Studies, etc.

Mental Ability Test

General Hindi

  • Sentence Error
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Synonyms
  • Comprehension
  • Sentence correction
  • Antonyms

General Knowledge

  • Freedom Movement
  • Facts about India
  • Eminent Personalities
  • Full forms & Abbreviations
  • Heritage and Arts
  • Culture and Religion
  • Rivers
  • Capitals and Currencies
  • Ports
  • Inland Harbours
  • History
  • Sports
  • Common Names
  • Dance
  • Languages
  • Award
  • Discoveries, etc.


  • Area
  • Simplification
  • Average
  • Investment
  • Charts & Graphs
  • Problem On Ages
  • Percentage
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time & Speed
  • Simple / Compound Interest
  • Time & Work

General Studies

  • Current Affairs
  • Geography
  • Indian Economy Scene
  • Ancient, Modern, and Medieval History
  • Polity

General Science

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

Social Studies (Indian History/Civics/Geography)

  • Economic
  • Indian History
  • Indian Constitution
  • Culture
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Environment
  • Panchayati Raj
  • Five years Plan
  • Freedom Movement

Bihar Police SI Exam Pattern

The examination will be conducted in two phases i.e. prelims and mains. The Bihar Police SI Exam Pattern for each of them is as follows.

A. Prelims

The prelims exam will consist of two subjects namely General Knowledge and Current events. The exam will consist of multiple-choice questions. The total number of such questions will be 200. Candidates will be given a duration of 2 hours to attempt it.



Number of Questions


Current Events



2 Hours

General Knowledge/Awareness


B. Mains

The candidates clearing the prelims exam will be facing the mains examination. The mains exam will consist of two paper namely Paper I and Paper II. Each of these papers will consist of 100 questions carrying 2 marks each. The mains exam pattern is as given below.



Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Paper I

General Hindi



Paper II

General Studies, Mathematics, Civics, General Science, Geography of India, Indian History, & Mental Ability Test



Bihar Police SI Physical Efficiency Test (PET) 2020-2021

Along with the educational tests, the Bihar Police SI recruitment process also includes a physical Efficiency Test. This test tests the physical agility, strength, conditioning, stamina, and various other physical aspects of the candidate.

Sub Inspector

The Physical Efficiency Test for the post of Sub Inspector includes:

Test Event 

For Males

For Females


1 Mile in 6 minutes 30 Seconds

1 km in 6 minutes

High Jump

4 feets

3 feets

Long Jump

12 feets

9 feets

Shot Put

16 pound for 16 Feet

12 Pound for 10 feet

Bihar Police SI Exam Date 2021 

The aspirants can have a look at the application dates in the table given below. 



Starting of online applications

16th August 2020 

Deadline for online applications

24th September 2021 

Exam Date 26th December 2021

The important dates and exam dates of the Bihar Police SI 2019 cycle are given in the table below. The candidates who had applied for the 2019 recruitment cycle can check the exam dates below.



Starting of online applications

22nd August 2019

Deadline for online applications

28th September 2019

Deadline for application fee payment

28th September 2019

Admit Card Release

3rd December 2019


22nd December 2019


29th November 2020

Bihar Police SI Admit Card 2021

Admit card is the most important document a student can carry to the examination hall, as it acts as an authentication source and therefore is compulsory for the student to carry each time they enter the exam center. Below are the steps of how students can download the admit card:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of the Bihar Police Subordinate Services Commission.
  • Step 2: Go to the Notice Section on the home page and click on the link stating the link of Downloading the Bihar Police SI admit card on the homepage.
  • Step 3: You will be redirected to a new window where the students need to provide the login credentials for authentication.
  • Step 4: The Students then can download and save the Bihar Police SI Admit Card 2021 for your future reference by clicking on the download button.

Bihar Police SI Salary 

The post of Sub Inspector and Sergeant provides a handsome salary and therefore attracts a lot of individuals for applying for this very post. The complete details about the pay scale related to these posts are given below:



Pay Scale

Sub Inspector (SI)

Level 6

Rs 35400 - Rs 112400


Level 6

Rs 35400 - Rs 112400

Bihar Police SI Cut Off

The number of qualified candidates is decided by considering the cut off marks. Candidates must score at least this number of minimum marks in order to qualify. A new cut off is released every year as it depends on the number of factors, but it remains almost the same in minimum changes. Hence the candidates must refer to the previous year cut off marks. The cut off for the prelims exam 2019 were as follows.

Sr. No.
























Bihar Police SI​ Answer Key

The answer key is released by the BPSSC a few weeks after the examination (i.e Prelims or Mains) on their official website. The answer key will be a PDF file containing all correct options for each question from each set of the examination. Candidates will be given a deadline within which they can challenge/ raise an issue regarding the answers. Candidates may have to pay some amount for every objection raised. The relevant instructions regarding the said process will be released whenever the answer key is published.

Bihar Police SI Result

The BPSSC will release the result along with the cut off on their official website. Candidates can check the result by following the below-given steps.

Direct Link To Check The Result

  1. Click on the above given direct link.
  2. Candidates must enter their credentials like roll number/registration number, date of birth, etc.
  3. Check the result and download the scorecard.
  4. Alternatively, you can access the BPSSC Official Website.
  5. Repeat the above steps

Bihar Police SI Tie-Breaking Principle

There are situations where two or more people get the same amount of marks which confuses as to which individual should be selected as the merit is the same. The conducting body has come up with an interesting way to figure this problem out. Below are some details about the Tie-Breaking Principle. 

  • If two or more two candidates obtain equal marks in the Mains examination, then the BPSSC has decided to consider the Date of Birth of candidates to rank them on the merit list.
  • If two or more two students obtain equal amounts of marks and have the same DOB, then their selection for the merit list will be done through the physical eligibility test.

Hopefully, this article on the Bihar Police SI Recruitment has covered all the required details. This is a great opportunity for aspirants to ace their preparation. Candidates are advised to make the most out of this extra time which they can use to increase their chances of selection. The aspirants can also download the Testbook App to get easy access for all the practice tests and various study materials. 

Bihar Police SI Recruitment FAQs

What was the total number of vacancies available under the Bihar Police SI recruitment 2020 cycle?
The total number of vacancies was 2213.
What is the application fee for BPSSC recruitment?
The application fee is Rs. 700(general category).
How can I pay the application fee?
Application fees can be paid through net banking and credit/debit card.
Can I ask for a refund for the application fee?
The application fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.
What is the selection process for Bihar Police SI recruitment?
The selection will take place in three stages namely prelims, mains, and physical efficiency tests.
Is there an interview for the notified posts?
There won't be an interview.
What are the total posts available under the Bihar Police SI recruitment?
There are two posts available i.e Sub Inspector & Sergeant.
What are the vacancies available for the Bihar Police SI 2019 recruitment cycle?
The number of vacancies announced was 2466.
Is it necessary to qualify for each round before going to the next round of the selection process?
Yes, all the rounds are qualifying in nature.
What is the Pay level for Bihar Police SI post?
The Pay level ranges from Rs 35400 - Rs 112400/-