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HSSC Sub-Inspector Recruitment Notification 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


The HSSC Sub-Inspector exam acts as a recruitment procedure to enroll eligible and befitting prospective aspirants to the role of a Sub-Inspector in the state of Haryana. This exam strives to test your skills, in turn deciding your future employment at Haryana Police Department. Thousands dream of clearing the HSSC Sub-Inspector examination every year, but it’s only the best who prepare and show resilience to be worthy of the vacant positions.

HSSC had previously announced 7298 vacancies for the post of Male and Female Constable (General Duty), as per Advertisement Number 4/2020. Additionally, 520 more vacancies for the post of Male Constable had been announced as per Advt. No. 2/21. On 15 June 2021, HSSC has announced 465 vacancies for the post of Male and Female Sub-Inspector. You can find the details below.

HSSC Sub-Inspector 2021 At A Glance

OrganizationHaryana Staff Selection Commission
Vacant PostsMale and Female Sub-Inspector
Total Vacancies465
Application ModeOnline
Selection ProcessWritten Test, Physical Screening and Measurement
Official Website

HSSC Sub-Inspector 2021 Notification

The Haryana Public Service Commission has announced no less than 465 vacancies for the post of Male and Female Sub-Inspector in the state of Haryana. The notification was released in Advertisement Number 3/2021 on 15 June 2021. You can view it here.

HSSC Sub-Inspector Exam Dates 2021

You can find all the information regarding important dates here in the table below:

Notification Date15 June 2021
Start Date for Online Application19 June 2021
Last Date for Online Application9 July 2021
Last Date of Fee Submission13 July 2021
Release of Admit Cards20 August 2021
Written Exam Date29 August 2021
Physical Screening Test (Running)7 October 2021 (tentative)
Physical Measurement Test and Document Verification11 to 31 October 2021 (tentative)
Final ResultTo be notified

Eligibility Criteria for HSSC Sub-Inspector Posts

  • Educational Qualification:

You must have a minimum of a 10+2 degree or its equivalent from a government-recognized Board to qualify for HSSC Sub-Inspector 2021. Additionally, you must also have studied Hindi or Sanskrit as one of your subjects in your Matriculation courses.

  • Age Limit:

Minimum Age: 21 years

Maximum Age: 27 years

Age Relaxation

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST/BC/EWS5 years
Ex-Servicemen4 years
  • Physical Measurement
Male General Category170cm83cm (unexpanded) to 87cm (expanded) with a minimum expansion range of 4cm
Male Reserved Category168cm81cm (unexpanded) to 85cm (expanded) with a minimum expansion range of 4cm
Female General Category158cmNIL
Female Reserved Category156cmNIL

HSSC Sub-Inspector Exam Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
General Category Male Sub-InspectorINR 150
General Category Female Sub-InspectorINR 75
SC/BC/EWS Resident of Haryana (Male)INR 35
SC/BC/EWS Resident of Haryana (Female)INR 18
Ex-Servicemen of HaryanaNil

HSSC Sub-Inspector 2021 Application Form

The application forms for this exam had been released on 19 June 2021. The last date to apply online was 9 July 2021.

Steps to Apply for HSSC Sub-Inspector 2021

If you are planning to sit for the HSSC Sub-Inspector exam of 2021, here’s the application procedure you need to follow diligently:

  • Go to the official website and register yourself with your personal and contact details.
  • Fill out the HSSC Sub-Inspector application form 2021.
  • Upload the required scanned photographs and documents.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Keep a copy of the submitted form for future reference.

Admit Card

The admit cards for the HSSC Sub-Inspector exam 2021 are to be released on 20 August 2021. Log in to the official website to get access to the admit cards.

List of Vacancies

The official list of vacancies has been released by the Haryana Public Service Commission. Listed below are the vacancies for the post of Sub-Inspector:

  • Male Sub-Inspector: 400 seats
  • Female Sub-Inspector: 65 seats

HSSC Sub-Inspector Exam 2021 Reservation List

The reservation list for the HSSC Sub-Inspector exam entails reserving seats for the different categories of candidates appearing for the exam. The HSSC Sub-Inspector exam 2021 follows the same reservation rules as mandated by the Government of India. Listed below are the number of seats reserved per category:

CategoryNumber of Vacancies (Male)Number of Vacancies (Female)
ESM General285

HSSC Sub-Inspector Selection Process

The HSSC Sub-Inspector 2021 recruitment takes place in the following steps:

  • Written Exam
  • Physical Screening Test
  • Physical Measurement Test

HSSC Sub-Inspector 2021 Exam Pattern

The pattern for the HSSC Sub-Inspector 2021 exam is:

TopicsNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksTotal Duration
General Science, Numerical Aptitude, Current Affairs, Reasoning, Computer Aptitude, Animal Husbandry1008090 minutes

Note: The paper will be MCQ-based. Each question will carry 0.80 mark and there will be no negative marking.

HSSC Sub-Inspector Exam 2021 Syllabus

The HSSC Sub-Inspector exam 2021 syllabus looks like this:

General ScienceScientific Methodology, Biology, Space Science, Chemistry, Techniques and Physics, Technologies
Animal HusbandryAnimal Nutrition, Livestock Farming, Animal Breeds, Diseases and Symptoms, Dairy
Numerical AptitudeSimplification, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound interests, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Mensuration, Data Interpretation, Ratio and Proportion, Number System, Percentage, Sequences and series, Permutation and Combination, Graphs
Current AffairsNational and International Affairs, Schemes, Science and Technology, Summits and Conferences, Sports, Awards and Honors, Arts and Culture, Important Historical Events
ReasoningLogical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle, Tabulation, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input Output, Coding Decoding
Computer AptitudeMicrosoft Office Tools, Keyboard Shortcuts, Memory, Networking, Operating Systems, Abbreviations, Software and Hardware

HSSC Sub-Inspector 2021 Result

The results for the HSSC Sub-Inspector exam 2021 are yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to know the result dates when they are uploaded.

HSSC Sub-Inspector Exam 2021 Cut-offs

The official cut offs for the HSSC Sub-Inspector Exam 2021 are yet to be released. Keep checking the official website for more information on cut offs following the written exam.

HSSC Sub-Inspector Job Profile

Here’s what the Haryana Sub-Inspector posts primarily include:

  • Overseeing the police department
  • Assisting in government duties related to law and order
  • Maintaining law and order in the respective jurisdictions
  • Implementing government schemes and policies
  • Staying aware about recent amendments and policy changes

HSSC Sub-Inspector Salary Details

Here's how the HSSC Sub-Inspector employment pay scale looks like:

  • Minimum Salary: INR 35,400
  • Upper Limit of Salary: INR 1,12,400

Note: HSSC Sub-Inspector posts are eligible for Level 6 pay scale.

HSSC Sub-Inspector 2021 Exam Analysis

These are the key topics that were noticed frequenting the HSSC Sub-Inspector exam papers:

  • Information Technology and its Applications
  • General Knowledge/Awareness on current National Issues
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Mathematical Ability
  • Numerical Aptitude
  • General Mental Ability
  • Analytical Ability
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Basic Numeracy and Data Interpretation

A few pointers to keep in mind:

  • The total number of questions will be 100.
  • Each correct answer will fetch you 0.80 mark.
  • There is no negative marking
  • A total of 90 minutes will be allotted.
  • The exam will be of 80 marks.
  • The exam is equivalent to Haryana Board 10+2 level.
  • You can avail the paper in either English or Hindi.
  • The difficulty of the paper will be easy to moderate.

Be thorough with each of these topics, and keep track of time.

The HSSC Sub-Inspector 2021 exam is not hard, but preparation is key. If you are familiar with current affairs, you are good to go!

HSSC Sub-Inspector Preparation Tips

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the HSSC Sub-Inspector 2021 Exam:

  • Start by familiarizing yourself thoroughly with the syllabus and its detailed sub-topics. That is always the foremost step in preparation. You must know the syllabus like the back of your hand.
  • Once the syllabus is clear, move onto the list of books you will get your hands on. The choice of books is crucial, for it has the power to make or break your chances of acing the exam. Ensure you buy the right books.
  • Note down the topics and theories that are common in every textbook, so that you do not confuse or overwhelm yourself every time you see a pile of untouched books.
  • Once you think you know a substantial amount, you can move onto solving practice papers. There are plenty available online as well as on the HSSC official site. Solve at least 1 paper a day and make a note of your weak areas, so that you can focus on just that later in the same day. Solving practice papers can teach you as much as reading a textbook can.
  • When you have solved ample practice papers, it's time to sit for timed mock tests, either at home or preferably in a testing set up. Evaluate your scores thoroughly and work on the areas where you are faltering.
  • Exercise vigorously and work on strength-building, both physically and mentally. A healthy and strong mind inevitably proves beneficial in forming a healthy and fit body. Go through intense physical training, preferably under a gym instructor or a sports mentor.

HSSC Sub-Inspector Question Papers

Here are a few previous years question papers for the HSSC Sub-Inspector exam:

Here are a few model question papers for the HSSC Sub-Inspector exam:

For more previous years question papers, visit the official website.

HSSC Sub-Inspector 2021 Books

Name of BooksAuthor/Publication
Analytical ReasoningMK Pandey
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-VerbalBS Sijwali & Indu Sijwali
A Modern Approach to Verbal ReasoningR.S Agarwal
How to Crack Test of ReasoningArihant Publication
Quantitative AptitudeR.S Agarwal
Data InterpretationArun Sharma
Objective Mathematics for Competitive ExamsTarun Goyal
General KnowledgeLucent

HSSC Sub-Inspector Study Plan

Here's how you should plan your study hours to make to most out of them:

  • Solve previous years papers and sit for timed mock tests at home or preferably, at your nearest test center.
  • Be aware of current affairs of Haryana as well as India and the world, in general. Watch news channels and read newspapers such as The Hindu and The Economic Times for worldly affairs. For local news, read esteemed dailies in the local language to further enhance your local language skills.
  • Rigorously solve quizzes on general knowledge. There are plenty of quizzes available online. Additionally, books such as the Manorama Yearbook are great sources of up-to-date information.
  • The PIB (Public Information Bureau) website is a good place to start, if you are confused about where to begin your general awareness preparation. It’ll help you sharpen your knowledge base extensively.
  • If there are sections or topics to memorize or understand from scratch, try to get to them first thing after waking up in the morning. Our brains are at their best capacity early in the morning.

If you aspire to work as a Sub-Inspector at the Haryana Police Department, you ought to work hard and be diligent in your effort. Make sure you note down your application number and pay the application fee in time, so as to avoid future complications that can meddle with your chances of attaining your goal.

Segregate your study hours judiciously and take care of your mental wellbeing. Whatever the end is, never lose your faith in yourself. Good luck, and hope the odds are in your favour!