Delhi Police Male and Female Constable: Physical Standards Required

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) earlier released the recruitment notification for the Delhi Police Constable. A total of 5846 vacancies have been notified in this recruitment. 3902 vacancies are for men while 1944 are for the female candidates.  Clearing the physical standard is an extremely important and mandatory step. If a candidate fails to fulfill the required eligibility and physical standards then he/she will be disqualified and therefore won’t be recruited. In the post below all the interested candidates can check out the physical standards required for the Delhi Police Male and Female Constable such as age, height and other Physical Standards.

Age Limit

The Age Limit for appearing candidates to be eligible for the Delhi Police Constable recruitment 2020 Recruitment is 18 years to 25 years as on 1st July 2020. In order to be eligible for the recruitment candidates should not have been born earlier than 2nd July 1995 and later than 1st July 2002. Permissible relaxation in Upper age limit for different categories is as under:

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Category Age Limit Relaxation
(Upper Age)
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
Sportsperson of distinction who have represented a State at the National Level or the Country at International level in sports during the preceding three years from the closing date of receipt of online applications General/ OBC/ EWS 5 years
SC/ ST 10 years
Departmental candidate of Delhi Police General Up to 40 years of age
OBC Up to 43 years of age
SC/ ST Up to 45 years of age
Sons and daughters of serving, retired or deceased Delhi Police personnel/ MultiTasking Staff of Delhi Police. Up to 29 years
Ex-servicemen (ESM) General/EWS 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the date of reckoning.
OBC 06 years (3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the date of reckoning.
SC/ ST 08 years (3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the date of reckoning
Widows, divorced and judicially separated women who have not re-married. (The crucial date for such claim will be the closing date for receipt of online applications.) 5 years

Physical Standards

  • Physical Standard for male Candidates

The minimum height and chest measurement required to be eligible for the Delhi police constable recruitment for the male candidates have been given below.

Category of candidates Heights (cms) Chest (cms)
Unexpanded Expanded
For candidates from General Category 170 81 85
For candidates belonging to Hill areas  i.e. Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to states of Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunanchal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir & Leh & Ladakh. 165 76 80
For all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes 165 76 80
Sons of serving, retired or deceased Delhi Police personnel/ Multi-Tasking Staff of Delhi Police. 165 76 80
  • Physical Standard for Female Candidates

The minimum height required to be eligible for the Delhi police constable recruitment for the female candidates has been given below.

Category of candidates Heights (cms)
For candidates from General Category 157
For candidates belonging to Hill areas i.e. Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, candidates belonging to Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and Leh & Ladakh. 155
SC/ST candidates 155
Daughters of serving, retired or deceased Delhi Police personnel/ Multi-Tasking Staff of Delhi Police. 152

Medical Standards

  • Eyesight: Candidates should be in a sound state of health, free from any kind of defect/ deformity/ disease, vision 6/12 without glasses both eyes, and free from colour blindness & without any correction such as wearing glasses/ surgery of any kind to improve visual acuity. No relaxation is allowed/ permissible to candidates belonging to any category on this count.
  • Tattoos: Tattoos on various parts of the body are permissible as per the details given below:
    • Content: Tattoos depicting religious symbols or figures and the name, as followed in the Indian Army, shall be permitted.
    • Location: Tattoos marked on traditional sites of the body like inner aspect of the forearm, but only left forearm, being non saluting limb or dorsum of the hands shall be allowed.
    • Size: The size of the tattoo must be less than ¼ of the particular part (Elbow or Hand) of the body.

The candidates applying for the examination must ensure that they fulfil all the above-mentioned conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the age limit for the Delhi Police Constable Recruitment?
The Age Limit for appearing candidates to be eligible for the Delhi Police Constable recruitment 2020 Recruitment is 18 years to 25 years as on 1st July 2020.

Q. What is the minimum height requirement for Female candidates belonging to the general category?
The minimum height requirement for Female candidates belonging to general category is 157 cms

Q. Is there any relaxation regarding the eyesight for reserved categories?
No relaxation is allowed/ permissible to candidates belonging to any category regarding the eyesight.

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