Delhi Police

The Delhi Police (DP) is the Law enforcement agency for the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). It does not have jurisdiction over the adjoining areas of the National Capital Region. In 2015, sanctioned strength of DP was 84,536 (including I.R. Battalions) making it one of the largest metropolitan police forces in the world.  About 25% of Delhi Police strength is earmarked for VVIP security.  Delhi Police comes under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India and not the Government of Delhi. The headquarters are located at Indraprashta Estate, New Delhi.

Delhi Police is divided into twelve branches under the Commissioner of Delhi Police or CP. The main four among the branches, each under a Special Commissioner of Police (Special CP), are:

Special CP (Administration) The Special CP Administration has three Joint Commissioner of Police under him and two Additional CP's. One of them is responsible for Headquarters. Every Joint CP and Additional CP has a DCP under him. The CP responsible for Headquarters is in charge of Public Relations and has a Public Relation Officer (PRO) under him.

Special CP (Training) The Special CP has a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) answering to him. The Vice-Principal of Police Training College (P.T.C) answers to the DCP.

Special CP (Security) The Special CP Security has three Joint CP's working under him. Each of them has an Additional CP under him. The Additional CP gives orders to the CP's of each Police Battalion

Special CP (Intelligence) The Special CP Intelligence has a Joint CP and an Additional CP working under him. The Additional CP gives orders to an Additional CP and to the F.R.R.O section. He is responsible for registration of foreigners in the Delhi Police region. The Additional CP has a DCP working under him. There is an Additional DCP under the DCP.

In addition to the above officers there are Special CP (Law & Order)Special CP (Crime)Special CP (Traffic) & Special CP (Special Cell).

Job Profile and Vacancies of Delhi Police

The Police Stations are manned by officers of the rank of Sub-Inspectors, Assistant Sub-Inspectors. Head Constables and Constables both in Law and Order duties as well as investigation and the Incharge of the Police Station is an officer of the rank of Inspector or Sub-Inspector. The job of Police officers includes a various duties to fulfill, among them some are as follows:- 

  1. Registration of FIR/NCR
  2. Investigation of the cases, arrest of the accused, recovery of stolen property, challaning of the cases and prosecution.
  3. Recording report regarding missing persons and children and tracing them.
  4. Verification of servants/ chowkidars and tenants and registration of security agencies.
  5. Granting permission for loud-speakers, rallies, political/religious functions.
  6. Checking of banks.
  7. Providing documents for filling claim in Motor Accident Claim Tribunal.
  8. Providing Guards for the transportation of cash, if required, as per police rules.

There are many posts that fall under a Police Hierarchal level. Exam for each posts are conducted separately, both internally (for department candidate only) and externally. A hierarchal view of these posts is:

  • Constable
  • Head Constable
  • Assistant Sub – Inspector
  • Sub – Inspector
  • Inspector
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Superintendent of Police
  • Inspector General of Police
  • Director General of Police

Delhi Police has released vacancies for the year 2016. A total of 4669 vacancies are announced, among which 3115 vacancies are for men and 1554 vacancies are for women.

A category – wise breakdown of these vacancies is given below.



















Eligibility Criteria for Delhi Police

There are a set of expected eligibility criteria that you should qualify to apply for Delhi Police Recruitment.

  1. Age Limit

For Male Candidates,

  • Minimum Age Limit: 18 years
  • Maximum Age Limit: 21 years

For Female Candidates,

  • Minimum Age Limit: 18 years
  • Maximum Age Limit: 25 years

Age Relaxation

  • For the candidate belonging to the Schedule Caste and Backward Class categories, relaxation of upper age limit of 5 years.
  • For the candidates belonging to Ex – serviceman class relaxation is as per rules prescribed by the Government of India.
  1. Educational Qualification
  • 10+2 Intermediate Exam in Any Recognized Board in India.
  • Hindi / Sanskrit as a Subject in Class 10 Level.
  • Bachelor Degree in Any Stream with Hindi / Sanskrit as a Subject in Class 10 Level.
  1. Physical Eligibility

There is a set of physical eligibility criteria too for Delhi Police. Candidate must have to qualify it, if they want to apply for this post.









170 cms.

165 cms.

158 cms.

156 cms.


81 – 85 cms.

79 – 83 cms.






47.5 kgs.

43 kgs.

Delhi Police Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Recruitment Exam for the post of Delhi Police is conducted in 4 phases: Knowledge Written Test (CBT), Physical Test, Medical Test (MT) and Document Verification.

Knowledge Written Test (CBT) is an Objective Based Online M ode Exam. Exam of this phase is further divided into 4 sections. This CBT is of 100 marks and carries 100 questions. Time of 90 minutes as a whole is allotted to complete this test.

Physical Test is qualifying in nature. PMT is conducted after qualifying Knowledge Written Test. It is conducted to judge physical fitness and endurance.

Medical Test is the next phase after Physical Test for selection.

Interview is the last phase of exam for selection in Delhi Police.

Delhi Police - Knowledge Written Test (Computer Based Test)

Knowledge Written Test (CBT) is an Objective Based Online Mode Exam. Exam of this phase is further divided into 4 sections, Reasoning, GK/ Current Affairs, Numerical Ability and Computer Knowledge. This CBT is of 100 marks and carries 100 questions. Time of 90 minutes as a whole is allotted to complete this test.


No. of


Max Marks






90 minutes

GK/ Current Affairs



Numerical Ability



Computer Knowledge






Delhi Police – Physical Test

For Male Candidates,


Race 1600 meters

Long Jump

High Jump

Upto 31 years

6 minutes

14 feet


From the age above 31 to 40 years

7 minutes

13 feet


Above 40 years

8 minutes

12 feet


For Female Candidates,


Race 1600 meters

Long Jump

High Jump

Upto 31 years

8 minutes

10 feet


From the age above 31 to 35 years

9 minutes

9 feet


Delhi Police – Medical Test (MT)

  • Merit List will be declared as per marks obtained Written Exam and PMT.
  • Candidate should be free from any physical defeat.
  • Candidate must be in good mental and physical condition.
  • Candidate should posses high color vision.
  • Candidate should be without wearing glasses, and the minimum distant vision should be 6/6 and 6/9 of two eyes without correction.
  • Candidate must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes.

Delhi Police – Interview

Interview is the final phase for selection in Delhi Police.

On the basis of the marks obtained in the objective type of exam held for Delhi Police posts, merit will be generated and successful candidates will be called for Interview. After this Interview, the candidates will be given appointment for the post they have applied for in the Delhi Police.

Delhi Police Exam Dates

Delhi Police has yet not released their vacancies and exam date for the year 2019 – 20. Exam Schedule of year 2016 is given below for reference.



Online Application Starts From

17 December, 2017  

Last Date to Apply Online

16 January, 2018  

Last Date for Fees Payment

16 January, 2018

Admit Card Availability

November, 2018

Exam Date

December, 2018 to January, 2019

Result Declaration

To be announced