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June 10, 2012

Delhi Police SI Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Papers & Books

Delhi Police SI Exam Prep MaterialsDelhi Police SI Exam Pattern Syllabus Papers BooksSSC is going to conduct the Delhi Police Sub-Inspector (SI) Exam 2012 on 19th August, 2012. You can find details about the recruitment of this 335 SI (Sub-Inspector) in my previous blog post titled: SSC Delhi Police SI Recruitment 2012 Notification, Form Eligibility. How to prepare for this exam? Where to find the prep materials for Delhi Police SI Exam? This is the subject matter of the current article - it at first tells you what is the pattern of Delhi Police SI Exam, than gives you the syllabus and points you to the sample papers & prep books for the same.

At first let me tell you that although this article is being made on the eve of Delhi Police SI Exam 2012 - these prep materials (i.e. Syllabus, Sample Papers & Books) can also be used for future examinees i.e. Delhi Police SI Exam 2013/ 2014 as the pattern of the exam/selection process is not going to change soon. 

Delhi Police Sub-Inspector (SI) Selection Process:
Selections for the Delhi Police Sub-inspectors through SSC exam consists of a 400 marks written test, which consists of 2 papers - Paper-I & Paper-II, each paper worth 200 marks. Those shortlisted after PET & medical test (as described below) are called for a 100 mark interview.

Based on the relative performance of all the candidates in Paper-I , the cut-off for Delhi Police SI exam in Paper-I would be decided by Staff Selection Commission. Those above this cut-off would be called for Physical Endurance Test (PET) and Medical test, both of which are only qualifying in nature. If you can clear PET & medical test, the marks you scored in both Paper-I & II would be aggregated and shortlisting would be done to call you for the 100 mark Personality Test / Interview.

Delhi Police SI exam pattern:
SSC Delhi Police SI Exam Pattern
As mentioned above, Delhi Police Sub-Inspectors written exam consists of two paper of total 400 marks. The table at right gives you a clear idea about the test sections, duration and mark distribution in both the papers of Delhi Police SI exam:

These test sections are identical to the SSC SI exam for recruitment of Sub-Inspectors  in the four CAPF (Central Armed Police Force) organisations - BSF, CISF, CRPF & ITBP, which you can find in the table below as well as in my previous blog post titled: SSC CAPF SI/ASI Exam Sample Papers, Books, Syllabus & Exam Pattern. If you analyse these two exam pattern/format closely, you will find that only "Part-C Quantitative Aptitude" section of Delhi Police SI Exam is named as "Numerical Aptitude" in SSC CAPF SI exam, which actually means the same thing. Therefore, you can use the prep materials (i.e. Sample papers & Books) for CAPF to prepare for Delhi Police SI Exam.

SSC CAPF SI exam patternThis exam format of Delhi Police SI Exam is also similar to Bank Clerical/PO exams - which also has similar four test sections - Test of reasoning, General Awareness, Numerical Aptitude & test of English language. Since the test section and even mark distributions are so similar, you can therefore use the banking exam papers & books to prepare for Delhi Police Exam.
Another noteworthy thing to find from above pattern of Delhi Police SI Exam is that - test of English language has been given the maximum weightage - 250 marks out of 400. Hence you have to give maximum focus on that.

Syllabus for SSC Delhi Police SI Exam:
Following is the syllabus prescribed for Delhi Police SI Exam as given in the notification:

Syllabus for Paper -I:
Part-A. General Intelligence & Reasoning : It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.

The topics are: Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern-folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern- folding and completion, Indexing Address matching, Date & city matching Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence etc.

Part-B. General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc.

Part-C. Quantitative Aptitude: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle , Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

Part-D. English Comprehension: Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

Syllabus for Paper -I:
English Language & Comprehension :Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, comprehension etc.

SSC Delhi Police SI Exam Sample/Previous years Papers:
I searched on the net for some sample/previous years papers of Delhi Police SI Exam but could not locate any reliable, authentic papers. However, following two papers of SSC CAPF SI exam can act as eye openers:


Since the above two papers can only act as eye-openers, I would recommend you to use the following books for preparing for Delhi Police SI Exam, if you are serious about it.

Prep Books for Delhi Police SI Exam:
I found following books good for preparation for Delhi Police SI Exam. These books are available in most of the bookstores, but you can also order them online by clicking the links below, from which offers huge discounts from 10% to 20%, apart from free postage in India if the order exceeds Rs. 200/=. You can choose to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking. You can also choose to pay through “Cash-on-Delivery” i.e. you pay in cash only when the same is delivered at your doorstep:

SSC CAPF SI Exam Books
Delhi Police Sub Inspector Exam Guide By RPH Editorial Board
Offer Price: Rs.260

Delhi Police SI Exam Prep Books in Hindi:
Delhi PoliceSub Inspector Exam Guide (Hindi) By RPH Editorial Board
Offer Price: Rs.260
Delhi Police Sub Inspector Previous Papers & Test Papers (Hindi)By RPH Editorial Board
Offer Price: Rs.105
Delhi Police Sub Inspector Practice Work Book (Hindi) By Kiran Prakashan
Offer Price: Rs.325

In addition, as the exam pattern is identical, following prep books for SSC CAPF SI Exam can also be used  to prepare for Delhi Police Exam:
SSC CAPF Sub-Inspectors Exam Solved Papers by RPH Editorial Board
Cover Price:Rs. 120; Offer Price:Rs. 108; Discount:Rs. 12 (10%)
Cover Price:Rs. 55; Offer Price:Rs. 52; Discount:Rs. 3 (5%)
Cover Price:Rs. 310; Offer Price:Rs. 295; Discount:Rs. 15 (5%)

As I had told above, Delhi Police SI Exam is similar to Banking exams. Therefore, in addition to above, you can also go through the study materials posted for following banking exams:
SBI Bank PO Exam Sample Papers, Books & Exam Pattern

Hope with above study materials - the sample papers, books, syllabus and exam pattern analysis you can clear the Delhi Police Sub-Inspectors exam confidently. I would keep on looking for more prep materails for this exam and post them here as and when I find the. So keep visiting this blog.
Best wishes!