Delhi Police Head Constables 554 vacancies recruitment exam 2019 online application guide

Are you looking for job notifications for Head Constable posts in the Delhi Police Force? This article provides complete information on the Delhi Police recruitment drive for the selection of 554 candidates for the temporary post of Head Constable (Ministerial). Details of the eligibility criteria, pay scale offered to police head constables, and the application procedure has been provided.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Establishment, Delhi has issued a public notification for the direct recruitment of candidates for 554 posts of Head Constable (Ministerial) through the Delhi Police Exam 2019. Both male and female candidates can apply through the online application procedure.

Delhi Police Head Constables recruitment notification
[Image source: Print advt. in Times of India, Mumbai edition, 6th October 2019.]

Details of vacancies

The recruitment is for the post of temporary Head Constable (Ministerial), Group 'C' in Delhi Police in Level-4 in the pay matrix of Rs.25,500-Rs.81,100. There will be additional admissible allowances as per the norms for Central Government employees. The selected candidates will be governed by the rules of the Delhi Police Act and Central Civil Service Rules which are applicable to other members of the Force, as well as other rules as applicable.

On appointment, the Head Constables will be entitled to pension benefits as per the 'New Restructured Defined Contributory Pension Scheme' which applies to all new entrants to the Central Government Service which is effective from 1st April 2004.

Number of vacancies

For male candidates, there are 372 vacancies in total. The category-wise breakup is as follows -
  1. General/Unreserved (UR): 140.
  2. Economically Weaker Section (EWS): 37.
  3. Other Backward Class (OBC): 86.
  4. Scheduled Caste (SC): 56.
  5. Scheduled Tribe (ST): 53.

For female candidates, there are 182 vacancies in total. The category-wise breakup is as follows -
  1. General/UR: 69.
  2. EWS: 18.
  3. OBC: 42.
  4. SC: 27.
  5. ST: 26.

In addition to the above, 10% vacancies are reserved for Ex-Servicemen (Ex-SM category). However, personnel of the Central Para Military Forces cannot apply under this category. 3% vacancies are reserved for Persons with Disabilities (PwD), specifically for those with locomotor disability of 40% and above with either one or both legs affected. The posting of PwD candidates will be civilian in nature and they will not be wearing the uniform of Delhi Police.

Eligibility requirements

Only a citizen of India can apply. Other criteria are as follows-

Age criteria

You should be 18 to 25 years of age if applying under the UR or EWS category. For others, the age is relaxable as listed below –
  1. OBC: up to the age of 28 years.

  2. SC/ST: up to the age of 30 years.

  3. PwD: up to the age of 35 years for UR and EWS candidates, 38 years for OBC candidates, and 40 years for SC and ST candidates.

  4. Widows, Divorced women, judicially separated women who have not re-married: up to the age of 35 years for UR and EWS candidates, up to the age of 38 years for OBC candidates and up to the age of 40 years for SC and ST candidates.

  5. Sportsmen and Sportswomen: up to the age of 30 years for UR, OBC, and EWS candidates and up to the age of 35 years for SC and ST candidates. The candidates who are applying in this category should have represented the State at the National level and India at the international level.

  6. Departmental candidates of Delhi Police: up to the age of 40 years for UR and EWS candidates, up to the age of 43 years for OBC, and up to the age of 45 years for SC and ST candidates. The candidates who are applying in this category should have given three years regular and continuous service in Delhi Police.

  7. For Ex-Servicemen: the age is relaxable as per rules.

Educational Qualifications

You must have passed 10+2 (Senior Secondary) from a recognized Board.

Professional skills

You must have English typing speed of 30 words per minute or Hindi typing speed of 25 words per minute.

Application fee

An application fee of Rs.100/- must be paid online. SC and ST candidates, Ex-Servicemen, PwD and women candidates do not have to pay this fee.

How to apply

Applications must be made online only at the official Delhi Police recruitment portal. Applications submitted in any other format will be rejected.

All information provided in the application must be correct. The information which is false or suppressed will disqualify the candidate. In case any forgery or falsification of documents is detected at any stage, other than the candidate being disqualified, a criminal case may be registered against the candidate as per the law.

Selection process

Those whose applications are accepted have to go through various tests as mentioned below-
  1. Computer-based exam.

  2. Physical Endurance and Measurement Tests (PE&MT).

  3. Typing Test on a Computer.

  4. Computer (Formatting) Test.

Note: Details of the above tests will be available at the official website later.

Important dates

Online registration begins: 14th October 2019.
Online registration ends: 13th November 2019.

Contact information


All the best!

Note: Details in this article have been sourced from a print advt. in Times of India, dated. 6th October 2019. Interested candidates can bookmark this page for further updates once the information is provided at the official website of Delhi Police.

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