UP Police SI 2022 Exam Strategy

By Abhishek Jain |Updated : February 22nd, 2022

Uttar Pradesh Police Recruitment & Promotion Board (UPPRPB) has been notified to conduct the UP Police SI Exam very soon. UP Police exam recruits for Sub-Inspector. Every year over 10 Lakhs of students appear in the UP Police SI Exam but only thousands of candidates clear the Exam. In this article, we discuss the strategy to clear the UP Police SI Exam.

UP Police SI Exam Strategy

Uttar Pradesh Police Recruitment & Promotion Board (UPPRPB) conducts the Police Sub-Inspector exam in the three stages – Written Exam, Document Verification and Physical Standard Test, and Physical Efficiency Test. With a smart study, one can score well without losing any marks in UP Police SI written exam. Here are some preparation tips that help you crack the UP Police SI written exam. Books are the most important required for preparing for the UP Police SI Written Exam.

The candidates should understand and learn the UP Police SI syllabus before selecting the best books for UP Police SI exam. UP Police SI written exam is more oriented towards factual information than conceptual information. There are some indirect questions asking about the cause of or the background of an event. Current affairs also play a very important role in the UP Police SI exam so the candidate should pay more attention to the Current Affairs Topic. The nature of questions where is from medium difficulty level to hard. Before sitting for any exam, you must prepare a strategy as it will guide you in one direction and also help you to prepare well during the preparation time without getting confused and lost. And we will be covering all the preparation tips and strategy for UP Police SI 2022 that can help you to clear this exam. Be ready from the first day when you start your preparation for the UP Police SI exam so that the confidence is there inside you so that you never lose hope and start making your bright future. 

The UP Police SI exam consists of three stages.

Stage 1: Written Exam (Online)

  • The Written Examination will be objective type paper for 400 marks.
  • There will be a total of 160 questions of 2.5 marks each.

Stage 2: Document Verification and Physical Standard Test

Stage 3: Physical Efficiency Test

UP SI Subject Wise Exam Analysis:

The previous year question paper gives the real understanding of the important areas of the syllabus and hence the focus points of the preparation. We are providing you Subject wise break-up of Number of questions asked in UP SI Exam.

General Hindi:


Number of Questions







रस/  छंद


उपसर्ग और प्रत्यय




एकार्थी शब्द


हिंदी व्याकरण (वचन,कारक, संज्ञा, लिंग, सर्वनाम आदि)


वाक्य क्रम स्थापन


प्रसिद्द कवि की कृतिया


रिक्त स्थान


Reasoning Ability: 


Number of Questions

Sitting Arrangement




Embedded Figure


Distance & Direction




Blood Relation




Mirror Image




Missing Number


Pattern Completion




Quantitative Aptitude:


Number of Questions

Number System






Time & Work




Data Interpretation


Speed, Time and Distance






Ratio & Proportion




General Knowledge:

  • In History, questions mainly were asked from modern history.
  • Maximum question asked from the Indian Constitution.
  • 3-4 questions asked from Geography.
  • 8-9 questions were asked from G.K. (Awards, Sports, Important Dates, etc.)
  • 9-10 question was asked from Acts like Child Act, Marriage Act, Woman Act, etc.
  • 3-4 question was asked from the Police Traffic Controller System.

UP Police Exam Tips:

  • We also advise preparing a timeline for the trending topics for a better understanding.
  • Study and memories syllabus so that you can decide which topics you need to study. 
  • Never Go Wrong With Basics. The basic concepts play a significant role in the UP Police SI exam.
  • Keep all the data at your fingertips because half of the paper will be based on statistic GK.
  • While preparing for the exam, candidates should prepare flashcards and highlight the important points.
  • Make short notes on every topic, a topic-wise short note must be prepared by you. This will result in a better option for you to study and they should be written in your language so that you can easily understand them. The notes will help you in your exam time or revision time.
  • Never lose hope, after completing every chapter take your own test, this test may realize you where you stand after study. This test will give your feedback about what you had done since you start preparing for the UP Police SI exam.

Make a schedule:

  • Make sure you give proper time to each subject. Along with the revision plan and practising previous years paper and give mock papers.
  • Give extra time to those areas which you think that you are weak.

Make sure that enough efforts are put because this Exam demands practice and a good amount of attention i.e. Presence of Mind! This can be achieved through daily practice and revision.

Previous Year Question Papers:

  • Previous Year question papers can guide the candidates in the most authentic way because the real paper gives a clear picture of the upcoming exam. In addition to this, the previous year question paper gives the real understanding of the important areas of the syllabus and hence the focus points of the preparation. Every aspirant should go through the UP Police SI Previous Year Exam to understand the nature of the exam and the type of questions asked. This also helps in finding out the important portion of the syllabus from where questions are more frequently asked.

Importance of Newspapers & Magazine:

  • Thus the newspaper is very useful and the daily habit of reading the newspaper help in Current Affairs portion. Apart from the daily reading, one should make notes of important news which will help you in revising during exam times. Along with that student refer at least one monthly magazine like Pratiyogita Darpan.

Sticking to One Source:

  • In this online world, there is no dearth of reading material for UP Police SI and it’s very common for aspirants to get swayed by them. This should be avoided by aspirants and they should instead focus on competing and revising the sources one has referred in the beginning. The most important part is the Revision. Regular revision of what you read should be the focus and not reading new things that come your way.

Mock Tests:

  • Mock Tests has many benefits like:
  • It helps you to practice and learn.
  • It helps you to understand the exam questions and get adapted to it.
  • Giving mocks tests without analysing is again waste. You have learned and analyze what were your mistakes and how comfortable you are going with it and how much practice do you need.
  • Giving mocks on a regular basis is thus very important especially for clearing UP Police SI exams. 

Dos of Attempt UP Police SI Examination

  • Do a lot of practice.
  • You are recommended to go through the previous year papers and sample papers as many questions are repeated over time.
  • Time management during the exam is essential.
  • Solve the easiest part in the beginning in order to save time.

Don’ts of Attempt UP Police SI Examination 

  • Do not start preparing for a new topic during these last hours.
  • Do not waste time in guessing questions. Each mark matters in UP SI exam 2022, Instead of wasting time in guesses, the candidate should try to mark the correct answers and avoid negative marking.
  • At the last minute of the exam, do not change your strategy. 
  • You need to focus on your exam and manage to maximize your accuracy rather than attempts. 
  • Do not get nervous if the difficulty level of the exam is high. Remember, it will be challenging for all and the overall cutoff will vary accordingly.

Syllabus of UP Police SI Written Exam

  • General Hindi
  • Law & Constitution/ General Knowledge
  • Numerical & Mental Ability Test
  • Mental Aptitude Test/Intelligence Test/Test of Reasoning



Law & Constitution/ General Knowledge

Indian History, Indian Geography, World Geography & Natural Resources, Important Personalities, Indian Economics & Culture, Constitution of India, General Science, Culture & Social Custom of U.P., Revenue, Police & Gen. Political Administration System in U.P., Protection of women and children, Basics of I.T., Environmental Studies, Indian Agriculture, Population, Environment & Urban Development, Culture, Sports   

General Hindi

1-हिन्दी और अन्य भारतीय भाषायें, 2-हिन्दी व्याकरण का मौलिक ज्ञान- हिन्दी वर्णमाला, तद्भव-तत्सम, पर्यायवाची, विलोम, अनेकार्थक, वाक्यांशों के स्थान पर एक शब्द, समरूपी भिन्नार्थक शब्द, अशुद्ध वाक्यों को शुद्ध करना, लिंग, वचन, कारक, सर्वनाम, विशेषण, क्रिया, काल, वाच्य अव्यय, उपसर्ग, प्रत्यय, सन्धि, समास, विराम-चिन्ह, मुहावरे एवं लोकोक्तियां, रस, छन्द, अलंकार आदि, 3-अपठित बोध, 4-प्रसिद्ध कवि, लेखक एवं उनकी प्रसिद्ध रचनायें, 5-हिन्दी भाषा में पुरस्कार, 6-विविधा

Numerical & Mental Ability Test

Number System, Simplification, Decimal and Fraction, Highest Common Factor and Lowest Common Multiple, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Discount, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Partnership, Average, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Use of Tables and Graphs, Menstruation, Arithmetical Computations and other Analytical Functions, Miscellaneous.

Mental Aptitude Test/Intelligence Test/Test of Reasoning

Mental toughness, Public Interest, Interest in Profession, Attitude towards the following, Rule of law, Ability of Adaptability, Professional Information (Basic level), Police System, Contemporary Police Issues & Law and order, Sensitivity towards minorities and underprivileged, Gender sensitivity, Law and order, Communal harmony, Crime Control

Coding and Decoding Test, Direction Sense Test, Blood Relation, Time sequence test, Venn Diagram and chart type test, Mathematical ability Test, Arranging in order, Relationship and Analogy Test, Problem-based on the alphabet, Spotting out the dissimilar, Series Completion Test

Space visualization, Problem-solving, Analysis Judgment,  Decision making, Visual memory,  Observation, Relationship, Concepts, Arithmetical reasoning, Analogies, Discrimination, Similarities, Differences, Verbal and figure classification, Arithmetical number series, Abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships

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