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GPSC PI Exam (Direct Police Inspector)

GPSC Police Inspector Recruitment

Police Inspector (PI) is Class II level exam which is conducted by Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC). Please note that GPSC board not publishing notification for PI Exam regularly so don’t be depend on the same. GPSC started recruitment for direct PI level post after 2015, before this this post was filled by promotion (from Police Sub Inspector – PSI). In this page, you can view all details about GPSC Direct PI Recruitment including eligibility, physical fitness, physical test, exam syllabus, previous papers etc…


  • Age limit: 20 to 35
    • 5 years relaxation for ST, SC, SEBC & EWS candidates
    • 10 years relaxation for ST, SC, SEBC & EWS female candidates
    • 5 years relaxation for General category female candidates
  • Educational Qualification for PI Exam: Graduate
    • Final year / semester students can apply for preliminary exam but he/she must have graduate degree within last date of application for GPSC PI Main Examination.
  • Basic computer knowledge required.

GPSC PI Exam Pattern

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Main Exam & Interview

Preliminary Exam

  • Total question papers: 01
  • Total Marks: 300
  • Total Time: 03 hours
  • Question paper: General Studies
  • Question paper will be set in both, Gujarati and English language
  • Paper & Syllabus level: Graduate

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

CandidatePhysical TestQualifying Standard
Male5000 Mtr RaceWithin 25 minutes
Female1600 Mtr RaceWithin 9 minutes 30 seconds

Physical Standard

CandidateHeightChest (with & without expansion)Weight
Male165 cm84 – 89 cm50 Kg
ST (Male)160 cm84 – 89 cm50 Kg
Female158 cm45 Kg
ST (Female)156 cm45 Kg

Main Exam

Paper – 1Gujarati200 Marks03 Hours
Paper – 2English200 Marks03 Hours
Paper – 3General Studies – I200 Marks03 Hours
Paper – 4General Studies – II200 Marks03 Hours
Total Marks800 Marks
  • Gujarati and English Paper level will be 12th (Higher Level) level.
  • General Studies syllabus level will be graduate level.
  • Physical fitness and Physical Efficiency Test are screening test only, there are no marks for physical tests.
  • Only physically fit and PET passed candidates will be called for Main Examination.
  • Medium for Paper 1 will be Gujarati and Paper 2 will be English.
  • Candidates can write Paper 3 and Paper 4 (General Studies) in both, Gujarati & English Language.
    • Candidate also write different question’s answer in both, Gujarati & English Language.

Personal Interview

  • Total Marks: 100 Marks
  • Final selection will be based on written examination
    • Preliminary Exam
    • Physical Test & Main Exam
    • Interview

GPSC Police Inspector Exam Syllabus

  • View detailed syllabus for GPSC PI Exam here
  • Prelim Exam topics:
    • History
    • Cultural Heritage
    • Indian Polity, Constitution, Social Justice & International Relation
    • Indian Economy & Planning
    • Geography
    • Science & Technology
    • General Mental Ability
    • National & International Current Affairs

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