21 years must
be completed on 1st August of the year, which a candidate is appearing.
Maximum 30 for general category, 33 for OBCs and 35 for SCs/STs .
Ex-servicemen will get 5 more years exemption from the prescribed age limit
The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the
Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate
recognized by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an
extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University, which
extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in
the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate.
2.Number of Attempts
for open, seven for OBCs and no limit for SCs/STs. If a person appears in
the Preliminary Examination or even one paper is counted as an attempt.
3.Restrictions on applying
for the examination:
who is appointed to the Indian Administrative Service or the Indian Foreign
Service on the results of an earlier examination and continues to be a
member of that service will not be eligible to compete at this examination.
4. Minimum Physical Standard
The physical standards are
important for the job profile and the rigorous training at the NPA, which
includes weekly run for 10 k.m. in 60 minutes, route march for 25 k.m. UAC,
Horse riding, rock climbing, assault course, PT obstacles, rope climbing
etc. I shall give a detailed a/c of this sometime.
Services are divided into
technical and non-technical. Technical services are IRTS, IPS, DANI PS, CISF,
RPF & other Police organization. The Medical standards for Technical
Services are stringent.
Height Male 165 cm Pahari
Male (general also) & ST (not the SC/ OBC) 160 cm
Female 150 cm Pahari Female
(general also) & ST (not SC/ OBC)- 145 cm
Chest Male Minimum 84 cm.
Expansion 5 cm.
Female Min 79 cm
expansion 5 cm.
(Those cant expand the chest
go to next service. If expansion is less during 1st Medical, i.e. just after
interview; during second Medical, i.e. after the result, or appeal,
expansion can be shown.)
Many people fail in this test
of chest expansion.
(I know some people who have
cleared this exam during the second Medical Test, i.e. after the Medical
Exam conducted after the declaration of Final result)
Eye sight 6/6 or 6/9
distant vision for good eye. 6/12 or 6/9 for worst eye. Near vision J 1 for
good eye. J2 for worst eye. The correction is by lenses
only. High standard for the Colour-blind test. No inherent night blindness.
Vision should stereoscopic.
Blood pressure (High) Age
23 123, age 24 124, age 25 122, age 28 124, age 30 125, age 32
126, age 34 127.
Ladies should not be pregnant
at the time of Medical Test.
Ear- good listening & normal
ear cavity. 1000 to 4000 frequency hearing impairment shd not be more than
Nasal- candidate should not
stammer while speaking.