WB Police Constable Recruitment  Eligibility Criteria 2022: Age Limit, Qualification

WB Police Constable Recruitment Eligibility Criteria 2022: Age Limit, Qualification

ByShristi  |  Updated on: Jan 16, 2021
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WB Police constable eligibility criteria 2022 is outlined by the WB Police Recruitment Board in the official notification. Candidates who are going to appear in WB Police constable exam 2022 must fulfil the requirements related to age limit, educational qualification, nationality, physical eligibility etc. Therefore, it is mandatory for the candidates to have a thorough knowledge of the eligibility criteria of Constable and Lady Constable before filling out WB Police constable application form because if the candidate fails to fulfil any of the criteria, his candidature will be cancelled at any stage of the WB Police exam.

A candidate who has completed their 10th from the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education or its equivalent, fall between 18-27 years, and should be proficient in reading, writing & speaking the Bengali language are eligible for WB Police constable recuitment 2022. Therefore, here we have discussed WB Police constable eligibility 2022, including age limit, qualification, nationality/citizenship etc in detail for your reference.

WB Police Constable Recruitment Eligibility 2022

The WB Police Recruitment Board will conduct the WB Police constable exam in four stages: prelims, physical efficiency test, mains, and interview in multiple-choice question format whereas the eligibility criteria for WB Police Constable Recruitment includes educational qualification of madhyamik exam /10th from the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education or its equivalent and age limit between 18-27 years.  Only candidates who fulfill WB Police constable eligibility will be allowed to take the exam. WB Police Constable Recruitment eligibility criteria are divided into three stages: age limit, educational qualification, and nationality. We have explained all three stages in detail below. Read on to unfold WP Police Constable eligibility criteria.

Nationality for WB Police Constable Recruitment

Any candidate who wishes to apply for WB Police Constable and Lady Constable should be a citizen of India. Apart from Indian citizens, candidates from neighboring countries like Nepal, and Bhutan can also apply. Check out all the details regarding WB Police Constable nationality criteria from the table below:

Eligibility Criteria

Detailed Information

Nationality

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d)  a  Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e)  a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly, Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

 

Candidates belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be persons in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

 

Age Limit for WB Police Constable Recruitment

WB Police constable age limit will be recorded as per the Madhyamik or equivalent admit card/certificate. The age limit is as follows for WB Police constable recruitment.

  • The general category candidates should be between the age of 18 to 27 years of age to apply for WB Police Constable.
  • Age relaxation is applicable as per the Govt. of India as given below:

    Category

    Upper Age Limit Extension

    SC/ST candidates of West Bengal

    Extension by 5 years

    OBC candidates of West Bengal

    Extension by 3 years

    Departmental candidates serving in West Bengal Police

    Extension up to 35 years

    Candidates who are availing age relaxation for WB Police Constable will have to produce a revalidated/renewed or fresh certificate.

Educational Qualification for WB Police Constable Recruitment

In order to be eligible for WB Police exam 2022, candidates should have at least completed their class 10th from a recognized board. Other details regarding WB Police Constable Recruitment qualification 2022 are given below:

  • Candidate must have passed Madhyamik Examination from the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education or any other school recognized board in India.

The candidate should have the ability to read, write, and speak the Bengali language. However, this provision will not be applicable to the persons who are permanent residents of hill subdivisions of Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts.

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Physical Measurement Requirement for WB Police Constable Recruitment

Other than the eligibility criteria mentioned above, you need to fulfill WB Police Constable physical measurement traits to be eligible for an appointment. The physical measurement test will be tested using electronic machines only for those candidates who qualify for WB Police preliminary written test. 

We have tabulated WB Police Constable physical measurement eligibility criteria for male candidates for all categories of candidates. Apart from fulfilling the physical measurement, you must also pass the physical efficiency test that will be conducted at a later stage.

Post

Category

Height

Weight

Chest





Constable (Male) 

Candidates of all categories (except Gorkhas, Garhwalies, Rajbanshis, and Scheduled Tribes)

167 cm

57kg

78 cm (without expansion)

83 cm (with the expansion of 5cm)

Gorkhas, Garhwalies, Rajbanshis, and ST

160 cm

53 kg

76 cms. (without expansion) 81 cms. (with expansion - 5 cms.) 

Lady Constable 

Candidates of all categories (except Gorkhas, Garhwalies, Rajbanshis, and Scheduled Tribes) 

160 cm

49 kg

Not Applicable

Gorkhas, Garhwalies, Rajbanshis, and Scheduled Tribes

152 cm

45 kg

WB Police Constable Recruitment Eligibility Criteria FAQs

  • Candidates should be between 18-27 years and must have passed madhyamik examination /10th from the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education or its equivalent in WB Police Constable exam. For detailed WB Police Constable eligibility 2022, you can read the above post.

  • Those candidates who fail to fulfill the WB Police Constable eligibility will not be considered for the Constable and Lady Constable jobs after qualifying for the exam. Therefore, it is recommended not to fill out the WB Police Constable application form if you do not fulfill the WB Police Constable eligibility 2022.

  • You should have at least passed the Madhyamik from a recognized board to apply for WB Police Constable also, they should be proficient in reading, writing & speaking the Bengali language.

  • Yes, candidates who are permanent residents of hill sub-divisions of Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts can apply for WB Police Constable. However, they will have to produce proof at the time of the interview.

  • You need to fulfill the following WB Police eligibility criteria in order to apply for WB Police Constable exam 2022:

    • WB Police Constable Educational Qualification
    • WB Police Constable Age Limit
    • WB Police Constable Physical Standards
    • WB Police Constable Nationality

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