Pay scale for constable in Government Jobs


Even though, the job description of the position of constable cannot be explained in some countries, in other countries like India, Scotland, Australia, Canada and England, constable is the entry-level uniformed position in the Law Enforcement Department.

As far as India is concerned, the pay scale for the position of Constables, who are coming under pay brand 1 is Rs. 5200-20200 in addition to grade pay of Rs. 2000. Candidates will be paid all admissible allowances, which includes free leave passes, free accommodation, free uniform, medical assistance and ration allowance.

Recent notification for the position of constable in Government jobs:

The following government organizations called for applications from eligible candidates for the position of constables:

Directorate General – Border Security Force

Punjab Police Recruitment

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission

Sashastra Seema Bal

Central Reserve Police Force

Staff Selection Commission of Central Police Organization

Railway Protection Force

Educational Qualification required for entering into the position of Constable:

For the position of Constable, candidates must have completed their high school/matriculation or 10th standard from an approved education board in India.

What is the mode of selection followed by government organizations for recruiting constables?

In most of the states in India, selection of candidates for the post of constable is done based on the performance of the candidates in written test, physical measurement test, physical efficiency test and interview.

Every year, Government of India’s Staff Selection Commission, conducts the Central Police Organization examination in the month of September/December. Initially, candidates will have to take up Physical Standard Test and Physical Efficiency Test and only the candidates who succeed in these tests can take up the written test followed by medical examination.

Physical Standard Test:

As far as Physical Standard Test for the position of Constable is concerned, candidates should fulfill the following requirement to qualify for the written test:

Male candidates: Minimum height requirement is 170 cms

Female candidates: Minimum height requirement is 153 cms

Chest (only for male candidates):

o Unexpanded – 80 cms

o Expanded – Minimum expansion 5 cms

Weight (Both for male and female): In proportion with age and height according to medical standards

Physical Efficiency Test:

On successful completion of physical Standard Test, candidates will have to take up Physical Efficiency Test, the requirement for qualifying in this test is given below:

Male Candidates:

o Long Jump: 11 Feet (within three chances)

o High Jump: 3 1/2 Feet (within three chances)

Female Candidates:

o Long Jump: 9 Feet (within three chances)

o High Jump: 3 Feet (within three chances)

Written Examination:

Candidates completing the above two exams, are allowed to take up written test, which includes one paper for 100 marks. The paper will have 100 objective type questions with one mark for each question. This paper includes four parts, namely general intelligence & reasoning, general knowledge & general awareness, Elementary mathematics and English/Hindi.

Medical examination:

Candidates scoring the required cut-off marks in the above three examinations, will be called for medical examination, which includes vision test and to check whether candidates have good body and mental health.



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8 Responses to “Pay scale for constable in Government Jobs”

  1. 8

    how much a BSF constable get paid per month including all allowances.

  2. 7

    what should be the grand pay of a rpf constable joined in 2006,i want to know the exact amount

  3. 6

    MY HEIGHT IS 167 C.M.

  4. 5
    Sujeet kumar rai:

    Sir,i just wan’t to know that i have done 10th from C.B.S.E. And according to u for qualify i have all the things as required.i just want to know tat when the forum are going to come so that i can join the force. Thankyou sujeet kumar rai

  5. 4

    dear sir,
    my height is 168 cm.can i elegeble for the police constable post.


  6. 3

    iam trying for constable selections…….my qualification is height 5.6(166cms)…..eye sight 6/6 without glasses….can i eligible to constable

  7. 2


    Can you please guide me how to join Central Govt. Police Force. I m 22 yrs old and studied till Sr. Secondary (10++2)..

    Please help me my phone # 09803359311, .if some needs to contact me just in case,

    Thank you,
    Gaurav Sharma

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