West Bengal Police 2021 Recruitment Notification. West Bengal Police has released official notification for the job openings of Sergeant, Sub Inspector and more positions. Check the eligibility and notification prior to apply for the positions.

Closing Date is on :- 19th August, 2021.

No. of Posts and Vacancies :-  

Sergeant - 122 Posts

Sub Inspectress - 27 Posts

Sub Inspector - 181 Posts

Job Location - Kolkata

Other Qualification Details :-

Applications are invited from eligible Indian citizens having following eligibility criteria for recruitment to the posts of Sub-Inspector/Sub-Inspectress (Unarmed Branch) and Sergeant in Kolkata Police - 2021.

Note - For complete details including Qualification, reservation, relaxation in upper age limit, examination fee, selection process, how to apply online, general information & instructions and other details do check official notification for complete details and do apply via proper channel only. Qualification, Salary, Age Limit, No.of post, and more Details Kindly Refer Official Notification.  


The applicant must not be less than 20 (Twenty) years old and must not be more than 27 (Twenty Seven) years old as on 01.01.2021. The upper age limit shall be relaxed by 05 (Five) years for the candidates belonging to the categories of Scheduled Castes (SC) & Scheduled Tribes (ST) and by 03 (Three) years for the candidates belonging to the categories of Other Backward Classes (OBC).

Application Fee:

All categories except Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (of West Bengal only): Rs. 270, SC/ ST (West Bengal only): Rs. 20/-

Other Instructions:

i) Defective/incomplete applications/applications with fuzzy photograph of candidate will be summarily rejected.

ii) Each candidate should submit ONE application form only. Candidature of those who submit more than one application form will be rejected summarily and the amount of application fees will be forfeited.

iii) In case of any mismatch of data between application form filled up by the applicants and supporting testimonials at any stage of recruitment, the candidature will be summarily rejected.

iv) Application Forms shall be rejected in case the uploaded signature of the applicant is rendered in block letters/unintelligible/does not match with name of the candidate.

v) Admission to the examination will be purely provisional subject to verification of eligibility at a later stage. Therefore, candidature of any candidate shall be rejected straightway if found not eligible at any stage, even after appearance in the tests /examinations.

vi) Candidates must abide by the instructions as may be given by the Examination officers/personnel of the examination venue. If the candidate fails to do so or indulges in disorderly or improper conduct, he/she will render himself/herself liable for expulsion from the examination hall and/or such other penalty as the West Bengal Police Recruitment Board may deem fit to impose.

vii) SC/ST/OBC–A/OBC–B candidates of OTHER States will be treated as UNRESERVED (General) category candidates. The concession of non-payment of Application Fees will NOT be available to SC/ST candidates of OTHER States who shall also be treated as UNRESERVED (General) candidates for the purpose of payment of fees.

viii) No TA/DA will be paid to the candidates for their journey to attend Preliminary Examination, PMT & PET, Final Combined Competitive Examination & Personality Test. They shall appear for selection tests at their own expenses. The Recruitment Board will not be held responsible for any harm or injury to any candidate emerging out of the conduct of the tests.

ix) All entries in the Application Form except religion field are compulsory. Application submitted keeping any of the fields blank would lead to summary rejection without any intimation to the applicant or recourse to representation.

x) The Board reserves the right to rectify the errors and omissions, if any, in the process of holding the examination and final declaration of result.

xi) If at any stage even after issue of letter of appointment, a candidate is found ineligible in terms of the advertisement notice and thereof his/her candidature will be cancelled without further reference to him/her.

xii) A candidate who has been reported against by the Venue-in-Charge of the examination venue for violating any of the instructions or for having adopted unfair means at the arena/venue/examination hall or having used electronic gadgets like hearing/listening/speak-in devices, earpiece, smart phones, etc. in the examination hall, will be punished with cancellation of his/her candidature and also be debarred from appearing at future examinations/selection processes as may be decided by the Police Recruitment Board depending on the circumstances/gravity of the case or may be criminally proceeded against.

xiii) Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate immediately.

xiv) Applicants are advised not to get lured by any unscrupulous touts. The recruitment process done by the Recruitment Board is absolutely transparent.

xv) The decision of the Selection Board on all matters relating to eligibility, place, date, mode of selection, acceptance or rejection of candidature shall be final and binding upon the candidates.

xvi) Assessment and evaluation of OMR/answer script done by the Board shall be final and shall not be open to scrutiny by any external authority.

xvii) A candidate who discloses his/her identity by writing his/her name, roll no. etc. or putting any identifying marks inside the OMR/answer script of any of the papers will be disqualified and his/her candidature will summarily be rejected


West Bengal Police Recruitment Board, Araksha Bhawan (5th Floor), 6th Cross Road, Block - DJ, Sector - II, Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700 091

Selection Process :-

1. The selection process by the West Bengal Police Recruitment Board is transparent and purely merit-based. Hence, the applicants are advised to beware of the unscrupulous elements, racketeers, touts who may misguide the candidates with false promises of getting them selected for the job on illegal consideration.

2. The posts of Sub-Inspector/Sub-Inspectress (Unarmed Branch) and Sergeant in Kolkata Police shall be filled up on the basis of qualifying the Preliminary Examination which will act as screening examination followed by the Physical Measurement Test (PMT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Final Combined Competitive Examination and Personality Test to be conducted by the West Bengal Police Recruitment Board

3. Preliminary Examination : (Full Marks - 200) :- Candidates provisionally considered as eligible will be called for a Preliminary Examination to be held in General Studies, Logical & analytical reasoning and Arithmetic with full marks of 200 (100 marks in General Studies having 50 questions, 50 marks in Logical & Analytical reasoning having 25 questions and 50 marks in Arithmetic having 25 questions), the duration of the examination being 90 minutes.

4. The preliminary examination will be a screening test for selection of candidates for the Physical Measurement Test and Physical Efficiency Test. The West Bengal Police Recruitment Board shall be the competent agency to prescribe minimum cutoff marks for each social category and posts taking into account the number of vacancies proposed to be filled up in each category and post.

5. The preliminary examination will be an OMR based MCQ type written examination. The question paper will be set in two languages (English and Bengali). The marks obtained by the candidate in preliminary examination shall not be counted for the purpose of determining the final merit list.

6. Final Combined Competitive Examination (Full Marks - 200) :- The Final Combined Competitive Examination will consist of three papers of conventional type questions, namely 

a) Paper-I :- General Studies and Arithmetic for 100 marks (50 marks for General Studies, and 25 marks for Logical & Analytical reasoning and 25 marks for Arithmetic) of 2 (two) hours duration.

b) Paper-II :- English of 50 marks of 1 (one) hour duration.

c) Paper-III :- Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali of 50 marks of 1 (one) hour duration

7. The written examination for all the above three papers of the Final Combined Competitive Examination shall be held on the same day at selected centres to be decided by the West Bengal Police Recruitment Board. The question paper for Paper - I (General Studies and Arithmetic) of Final Combined Competitive Examination will be set in three languages (English, Bengali and Nepali).

8. The candidate may answer in any of these languages but all the answers must be in one and the same language. The syllabus for final combined competitive examination shall be as mentioned herein after. The West Bengal Police Recruitment Board shall have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in all or any of the three papers and also in the aggregate of three papers in the final combined competitive examination.

9. Personality Test : (Full Marks - 30) :- A limited number of the candidates selected merit-wise on the results of Final Combined Competitive Examination will be called on to appear at the Personality Test. Candidates’ ability to speak in Bengali will be tested in the Personality Test.

10. The minimum pass mark for the personality test will be 08 (eight). The candidates who fail to secure minimum pass mark in the personality test will be disqualified irrespective of the marks obtained by them in the Final Combined Competitive Examination.

Steps to Apply :-

1. Application Forms may be submitted through on-line or off-line modes during the period from 19.07.2021 (00:00 hrs.) to 19.08.2021 (5 PM).

2. The last date of receipt of filled in Application Form through postal services (for off-line applicants) is 19.08.2021 (5 PM).

3. The last date of deposit of Application and/or Processing Fees in respect of only the applicants applying through on-line mode using Punjab National Bank Challan will be 21.08.2021 during banking hours due to technical reasons.