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TN Police Sub Inspector Exam Syllabus & Pattern 2019

TNUSRB SI of Police (Taluk) Scheme of Exam & Syllabus 2015 TN Police Sub-Inspector Written Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2019 Check Latest Exam Syllabus for Tamil Nadu Police Written Test 2019 Important Topics to Study

Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board (TNUSRB) will conduct a written exam for recruitment to the vacant posts of Sub-Inspector of Police (Taluk) (Open & Departmental Quota). As the time passing away the standard of competitive examination is raising with the time period rapidly. So, candidates also must have to pay more attention towards their preparation to give the best in their examination. Now, we are rendering the determined latest scheme of examination and syllabus for your best preparation regards this screening test of SI conducting by Tamil Nadu Police.

A) Open Quota

Sr. No. Test Marks
1. Written Examination 70 Marks
2. Physical Efficiency Test 15 Marks
3. Special Marks 5 Marks (NCC 2 marks, NSS 1 mark, Sports 2 marks)
4. Viva-Voce 10 Marks

B) Departmental Quota

Sr. No. Test Marks
1. Written Examination 85 Marks
2. Special Marks 5 Marks National Police Duty Meet
Gold – 5 Marks
Silver – 3 Marks
Bronze – 2 Marks
3. Viva-Voce 10 Marks

Exam Pattern for the Tamil Nadu Police SI Written Exam is as Follows:-

► Written Examination comprises of one paper containing objective type questions.
► The subjects covered in Written Examination are as follows :

A) Open Quota

  1. The duration of the Written Examination will be 2 hours 30 minutes.
    2.Minimum pass marks is 35% of 70 marks i.e. 25 marks.
    3. 140 questions each carrying half mark.
Sr. No. Subjects Marks
a) General Knowledge 40 Marks
b) Logical Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Psychology Test, Communication Skills, Information Handling Ability 30 Marks
TOTAL 70 Marks


B) Departmental Quota

  1. The duration of the Written Examination is 3 hrs.
    2.Minimum pass marks is 35% of 85 marks i.e. 30 marks.
    3. 170 questions each carrying half mark.
Sr. No. Subjects Marks
a) General Knowledge 15 Marks
b) Communication skills, Numerical skills, Logical Analysis, Information handling ability, Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Indian Evidence Act, Police Standing Orders and Police Administration 70 Marks
TOTAL 85 Marks

Exam Syllabus for TN Police SI is given below :-

The Written Examination for Sub-Inspectors of Police selection will be of degree level with basic knowledge of Class XII of all the subjects as the datum. The syllabus includes the following topics.

Part- I


  1. GENERAL SCIENCE :It will cover general appreciation and understanding of science including matters of everyday observations and experience as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made any special study of any scientific discipline. The questions shall be from topics- in Physics, Chemistry and Biology viz. Scientific Instruments, Inventions and Discoveries. Scientists and their contributions, Human Physiology, Diseases and their cause, cure and prevention, Diet and Balanced diet, Human Genetics, Animals, Mammals and Birds, Environment and Ecology, Elements and Compounds. Acids, Bases and Salts and allied subjects, Motion, Newton’s Laws of motion – Properties of Matter, Electricity, National Laboratories and other related topics. All these topics will be of basic nature.
  2. HISTORY OF INDIA:Dates and events of Indian History from Indus Valley Civilization to the present day Indian modern administration.
  3. GEOGRAPHY:Regions of India, Weather, Monsoon and Climate, Rainfall, Natural Calamities, Crops, Crops pattern, Indian Towns and Places, Hill Stations, National Parks, Major Ports, Minerals, Location of Major Industries, Forests and Wildlife, Population distribution in India and other related topics.
  4. ECONOMICS AND COMMERCE:Agriculture, Major crops and crop pattern in India, Industrial Development, Major, Medium, Small Scale and Cottage Industries of Tamil Nadu Village and Rural Development in India. Housing, Drinking water and other development schemes – price policy, inflation, population and unemployment problems, imports and exports Industrial development and five year planning.
  5. INDIAN POLITY:Indian Constitution, Salient Features, Citizenship, Elections, Parliament and State legislature, Executive, States, Judiciary system, Local Self-governments, Centre-State Relations, Language Policy and Foreign Policy.
  6. CURRENT EVENTS:Latest development in Science and technology, political developments in India, new developments in Trade, Transport and communication, historical events. Fine Arts like dance, drama, films, painting, major literary works, Games and Sports, National, International awards, National and International organizations, Abbreviations, Who is Who, Books and Authors, General Technology, India and its Neighbors, present day India and other related topics. Arts, Literature, Culture of India and Tamil Nadu.

Part- II


  1. LOGICAL ANALYSIS:Analysis of any information logically to find out various dimensions of the information.
  2. NUMERICAL ANALYSIS:Quick response with regard to numerical ability will be tested.
  3. COMMUNICATION SKILLS:Effective usage of languages will be tested.
  4. INFORMATION HANDLING ABILITY:For any given information, the various aspects of the information, the inferences and connected facts will be tested.
  5. MENTAL ABILITY TESTS:These tests are meant to verify the candidate’s capability to draw conclusions through, inductive or deductive reasoning. It will include elementary problems from school mathematics.

In addition to the above, the Departmental Quota candidates will have question on the following police subjects in Part-II

  1. POLICE STANDING ORDER (PSO):The provisions of PSO and its application at various points during the functioning will be tested.
  2. POLICE ADMINISTRATION:General rules with regard to the day to day administration of the department will be tested.
  3. CrPC., IPC., EVIDENCE ACT:The basic knowledge and day to day usage in the Police Station and in cases which are handled in the Courts.

TNUSRB Sub Inspector Selection Process:

The selection process of TNUSRB consists following stages as listed below in order.

  1. Written examination
    2. Certificate verification
    3. Physical measurement test
    4. Endurance test
    5. Physical efficiency test
    6. Interview

Note: Those who clear the written test successfully shall be eligible to further stages in recruitment process.Candidates who declared successful at Physical Measurement Test will be called for endurance test. Endurance Test Running 1500 Mtrs. in 7 Minutes for male Candidates & Running 400 Mtrs. in 2 Minutes for Female Candidates. Those who failed are eliminated and the successful candidates are sent for Physical Efficiency Test.

S.No Events Events 2 Marks 5 Marks
1 Rope Climbing Rope Climbing 5.0 Meters 6.0 Meters
2 Long or High Jump Long Jump 3.80 Meters 4.50 Meters
High Jump 1.20 Meters 1.40 Meters
3 Running 100 Meters 15.00 Seconds 13.50 Seconds
400 Meters 80 Seconds 70 Seconds

S.No Events Events 2 Marks 5 Marks
1 Long Jump Long Jump 3.0 Meters 3.75 Meters
2 Short-pup throw or Cricket ball throw Short-put throw 4.25 Meters 5.50 Meters
Cricket ball throw 17 Meters 24 Meters
3 Running 100 Meters 17.50 Seconds 15.00 Seconds
200 Meters 38 Seconds 33 Seconds

S.No Events Events 2 Marks 5 Marks
1 Short-put throw 7.26 5.0 Meters 6.0 Meters
2 Long or High Jump Long Jump 3.25 Meters 4.50 Meters
High Jump .90 Meters 1.40 Meters
3 Running 100 Meters 17.00 Seconds 13.50 Seconds
400 Meters 85 Seconds 70 Seconds