WB Police SI Recruitment 2021 (1088 Sub Inspector Posts) Online Application

WB Police SI Recruitment 2021: The WB Police Recruitment Board has published the notification for the recruitment of various SI posts. The official notification has been available on the official portal of WBPRB for 1088 posts. The recruitment is for the posts of Sub Inspector (Unarmed and Armed branch) and Lady Sub Inspector (Unarmed Branch). Interested candidates can submit the application form online as well as offline. Check out the article below for the complete guide on West Bengal SI Recruitment 2021. You will find all the details about the related dates, eligibility, application process, and selection procedure.


WB Police SI Recruitment 2021- Overview

OrganizationWest Bengal Police Recruitment Board
StateWest Bengal
PostsSub Inspector, Lady Sub Inspector of Police (UB) and Sub Inspector of Police (AB)
Number of Posts1088
Application Form availabilityJan 22nd, 2021
Last date to submit Application Forms Feb 20th, 2021
Mode of ApplicationOnline & Offline
Selection ProcedurePreliminary Examination
Physical Measurement and Efficiency Test
Final Combined Competitive Examination
Personality Test
Official Websitewww.wbpolice.gov.in

WB Police SI Recruitment 2021 Important Dates

The dates for the submission of application form and fee are –

Application form available from Jan 22nd, 2021
Last date to submit the application form Feb 20th, 2021 (5 PM)
Last date to submit the application fee vis PNB Challan (online)Feb 23rd, 2021

WB Police SI Recruitment 2021 Vacancy Details

The post of SI, Lady SI for Unarmed branch and SI for Armed branch is open for a total of 1088 posts. Out of 1088 posts, 938 posts for the male candidates while the other 150 posts are reserved for the Lady SI. The vacancies are categorized under the following divisions as follows.

Vacancy details

WB Police SI Recruitment 2021 Pay scale

As per the notification, the pay scale of the listed posts will range from Rs. 32,100 – Rs. 82,900 at Level 10.

WB Police SI Recruitment 2021 Eligibility

The applicants must check the eligibility criteria beforehand in order to avoid last minute disappointments. The eligibility criteria as prescribed by the WB Police Recruitment Board for the various posts of SI are as follows.

NationalityThe applicant must hold Indian citizenship
Age Limit (as on 01/01/2021)Minimum age: 20 years
Maximum age: 27 years
*Age relaxation is applicable as per the norms of the board
Academic QualificationThe applicant must hold a Bachelors degree under his name from any government approved university
LanguageThe applicant must hold a good command over the Bengali language.

Note: (i) For the applicants who are permanent residents of Kalimpong and Darjeeling District, the language provisions will be followed as per the West Bengal Official Language Act, 1961.

(ii) Age Relaxation provisions:- The age relaxation in upper limit will be granted as per the following rules

  • SC/ ST candidates of WB state – 5 years
  • OBC candidates of WB state – 3 years
  • Departmental candidates of WB Police only – up to 35 years
  • Departmental SC/ ST candidates of WB Police only – up to 35 years + 5 years
  • Departmental OBC candidates of WB Police only – up to 35 years + 3 years

(iii) Female candidates can only apply for the Lady SI post.

WB Police SI Recruitment 2021 Application Form

The West Bengal SI Recruitment 2021 application form is available from Jan 22nd to Feb 20th, 2021. Interested candidates can submit their application forms either via online or offline mode. The procedure to apply through online and offline mode is different. Check out both the ways to apply.

How to apply – Online Mode

Step 1: Visit the official website of WB Police Recruitment Board and click on the Recruitment tab as shown.


Step 2: Click on “Get Details” link provided against the advertisement as shown.


Step 3: Select “Get Details” link provided against ‘Fill-up Application Form online‘.


Step 4: Select the option of Sub-inspector highlighted in the image below.


Step 5: Read all the instructions and hit on the “Apply Online” button in the end.


Step 6: Proceed with creating a new profile if you are a new user or logging in if you already have an account.

Step 7: For the new users, sign up by filling the information asked.

Step 8: Fill up the application form with the correct personal and academic details.

Step 9: Upload your recent photograph and signature as per the dimensions prescribed by the authorities.

Candidate’s DocumentSizeDimensions
Photograph10-50 kB4.5 cm X 3.5 cm
Signature5-20 kB 1.7 cm X 9.2 cm

Step 10: Make the payment via online mode or PNB challan. The application form fee along with the processing fee will charged.

Step 11: Submit the application form.

Step 12: The authorities will send you an auto-generated mail regarding the application form and application serial number on the registered email address. Also, this mail must be preserved by the candidate for future communications.

Sahaj Mitra Kendras

  • A candidate can contact any authorized Village Entrepreneur through Sahaj Mitra Kendras to fill up his/ her application form.
  • List of the authorized Sahaj Mitra Kendras is provided below.
  • An additional amount of Rs. 23/– must be paid to the Kendra as the service charge along with the application and processing fee.

How to apply – Offline Mode

The candidates can download a copy of the application from the official website of West Bengal Police. Follow the steps mentioned below to successfully apply for the desired post in WB police.

Stage I: Download the Application Form

  1. Visit the official website of the WB Police.
  2. Go to the ‘Recruitment‘ tab and select “Recruitment to the post of Sub-Inspector and Lady Sub-Inspector in West Bengal Police 2020”.
  3. Click on the “Get Details” link against ‘Download Off-line Application’.
  4. Select the desirable post, gender, state & district of the residence and fill up all the required details.
  5. Click on “Save and Download” option after filling up all the requisite fields.
  6. Take a print out of the application form on 75 GSM A4 size paper.
  7. The application form will bear an eight-digit unique application number and a bar code. It will also contain the total amount to be paid for the application.

Stage II: Payment

The applicants can make payment for the form only in two ways – Payment through the Department of Post (DOP) or Payment through the PNB (erstwhile United Bank of India)

(A) Payment via Department of Post

The candidates can avail this facility in 388 enlisted post offices in the state of West Bengal. In these 388 post offices, the e-payment facility is available. The candidates can directly visit any one of these post offices with their duly filled application form to pay the requisite fee.

The candidates must deposit the fee in the favour of “West Bengal Police Recruitment Board”. They must carry the “Indian Post Challan Form” bearing their name and unique application serial number.

After the payment, the authorities will provide you with a receipt claiming your successful payment to the board.

The applicants must pay an additional sum of Rs. 10 as Service Charge to the Department of Post along with the application form fee.

Also Check: Maharashtra Police Bharti 2021

(B) Payment via PNB (erstwhile United Bank of India)

The applicants can also make their payment of the application form n any Punjab National Bank pan India branch. They must carry the copy of Challan made available during the download of the application form.

The authorities will generate a unique transaction ID and provide you with two copies of Challan named as Board copy and Candidate’s copy. The candidate must keep the candidate copy of Challan with himself while attach the board’s copy with the application form.

An additional sum of Rs. 36 must be paid by the candidate as Service Charge to the bank along with the application form fee.

Stage III: Submission of offline Application Form

The candidates must attach the requisite receipts claiming their successful payment with the application form. Also, a recent coloured passport size photograph of the candidate must be affixed in the space provided.

It is recommended to retain a photocopy of the application form in case of any discrepancies.

The duly application form must be sent to the following address via post only. It is solely candidate’s duty to ensure that their application form is received by the officials on or before the last date.

The Chairman
West Bengal Police Recruitment Board
Araksha Bhaban, 5th Floor,
6th Cross Road, Block – DJ,
Sector – II, Salt Lake City.
Kolkata – 700 091

The applicants must use envelopes of size 32 cm x 22 cm and are required to mention the following details on the cover.

  • Address of the WBPRB
  • Name of the recruitment
  • Name of the desired post
  • Application serial number

Application Form Fee

CategoryApplication Form + Processing Fee
SC/ ST candidates of WB Nil + Rs. 20 = Rs. 20
OthersRs. 250 + Rs. 20 = Rs. 270

WB Police SI Recruitment 2021 Selection Criteria

The selection procedure for the recruitment for West Bengal SI posts is divided into four stages. The first stage is the Preliminary test that will be a screening test and only those candidates who have qualified will be able to join the other qualifying tests. The second test is PMT and PET that will test the physical measurements and efficiency of the shortlisted candidates. Next stage is the Final Combined Competitive Examination that will consist of 3 papers based on the conventional type of questions regarding GK & Aptitude, English and the local language. The last stage will be a personality test for the selected candidates.

Stage I: Preliminary Test

The incomplete or faulty applications will not be considered for this stage. Other applicants will be called to appear for the examination.

The examination will consist of three sections, namely

  • General Studies
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning
  • Arithmetic
  • Mode of Language: English and Bengali
  • Total Marks: 200 marks
  • Exam Duration: 90 minutes
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • No. of Questions: 100
  • Marking Scheme: +2 will be rewarded for every correct answer whereas -0.25 will be reduced from the overall marks for attempting any wrong answer.
  • Exam Pattern:
SectionNo. of Questions
General Studies50
Logical & Analytical Reasoning25

Stage II: Physical Measurement and Efficiency Test (PMT & PET)

The shortlisted candidates from the first stage will be called for PMT and PET. The WBPRB will conduct the tests at the venues decided by the concerned authorities.

Physical Measurement Test

The candidates must satisfy the following given measurements to qualify for the next round of PET. The physical measurement requirements are provided in the following table.


Physical Efficiency Test

The PET test must be qualified by the shortlisted candidates in order to be eligible for the next stage. The tests to be conducted to test the physical efficiency of the candidates is provided in the following table.

Stage III: Final Combined Competitive Examination

The Final Combined Competitive Examination will consist of three different papers scheduled to be conducted on the same day. The candidates can choose amongst Bengali, Nepali and English as their mode of the language for the examination.

PaperSubjectExam Duration Marks
Paper IGK, Logical and Analytical Reasoning
 2 hours100
Paper IIEnglish1 hour 50 
Paper IIILocal Language1 hour50

Syllabus for Examination


Stage IV: Personality Test

The Personality Test will be conducted to judge the candidate’s fluency in the Bengali language. The test will be of 30 marks and it is essential for the appearing candidate to secure at least the minimum 8 marks to be considered for the selection. If a candidate fails in the test, his/her marks in earlier stages will not be counted during the merit.


After the publication of the merit list, the selected candidates are required to appear for the document verification process and the medical examination. The appointment and the probation of the selected candidates after their qualification in the medical examination will be based on the following grounds.


The then selected candidates will undergo a training programme at Swami Vivekananda State Police Academy or Subsidiary Training Centre, West Bengal. The programme will be set by the Police Regulation Bengal. The candidates must successfully pass the programme in order to join the forces. The successful training programme will imply the confirmed appointment of the candidate for the desired post of SI.

Important links

Official Website Click here
Official Notification Click here
Notice for Online ApplicationsClick here
Notice for Offline ApplicationsClick here
List of Post officesClick here
List of Sahaj Mitra KendrasClick here

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the last date to apply for the WB Police SI posts?

Interested candidates can apply for the WB SI Police posts from Jan 22nd to Feb 20th, 2021.

How many job vacancies are available for the WB Police SI posts?

The WB Police SI posts is open for a total of 1088 posts.

What are the WB Police SI posts available?

A total of three posts is available, namely Sub-Inspector (Armed and Unarmed branch) & Lady Sub-Inspector (Unarmed branch).

What is the recruiting authority for SI posts in WB?

The recruiting authority is West Bengal Police Recruitment Board.

What is the mode of application?

The application form for WB Police SI posts can filled via both online and offline mode.

What is the salary for WB SI posts?

The estimated pay scale for the posts of WB Police SI is between Rs. 32,100 – Rs. 82,900.

Is there any age relaxation for SC/ST candidates?

Yes, the age relaxation of 5 years in upper limit will be granted to the SC/ ST candidates residing within the state of west Bengal only.

What are Sahaj Mitra Kendras?

Sahaj Mitra Kendras are the authorized centres in the village to help the villagers in basic technology-driven services.

Do I have to pay any fee at Sahaj Mitra Kendras?

Yes, an additional sum of Rs. 23/- must to paid to the Kendra for extending their service in filling up the form.

What is the application form fee for the SC candidates of Uttar Pradesh?

The SC candidates belonging to any other state than West Bengal will not be considered under any reserved category and have to pay Rs. 270 for the application form.

What is the selection procedure for the various posts of WB Police SI?

The selection procedure is divided into several stages, namely Preliminary Test, PMT & PET, Final combined Competitive Test and Personality Test.

What is the maximum marks for Final Combined Competitive Examination?

The test will be of total 200 marks.

Is there any negative marking in the examination?

Yes, 1/4th of the total marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer attempted.

Where should I contact in case of any application form issues?

The helpline numbers are 7044108689 & 7044109346. Also, one can contact via the mail wbprbonline@applythrunet.co.in

Astha Raj is a Chemistry graduate working as a Content Writer. She is an IAYP bronze medalist. She currently lives in Dehradun and loves to travel and explore. She believes that one's only competition is with oneself and must always try to outdo themselves.

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