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Eligibility Conditions



For this Examination, a candidate must be either:-

  1. a citizen of India, or
  2. a subject of Nepal, or
  3. a subject of Bhutan, or
  4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January,1962with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma,

Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.



The candidate (except for the post of DSP) should not be less than 18 years and not more than 42 years of age, on or before 01.01.2021. For the post of DSP, a candidate should not be less than 18 years and not more than 27 years of age on or before 01.01.2021.

The relaxation in maximum age for various categories is available as under:-




Categories where relaxation is admissible

No. of years of relaxation


Schedules Castes / Scheduled


5 years


Backward Classes.

5 years


Wives of military personnel who are disabled while in military service.

5 years


Widowed or legally divorced women provided she has not remarried.

5 years


Judicially separated women residing separately for more than two years from the date as prescribed for the purpose of

age for candidates of other categories.

5 years


Unmarried women.

5 years



to the extent of his military service added by three years provided –

  1. he has rendered continuous military service for a period of not less than six months before his release; and
  2. he was released otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge

on account of misconduct or inefficiency.


Disabled persons who covered under the Rights of Persons

(i) 5 years (+5 years if candidates belong    to    S/Caste,    S/Tribe,




with Disabilities Act, 2016.

B/Classes) subject to maximum 55 years for Group A & B posts where recruitment is made through open competitive examination.

Note - Relaxation in age limit shall be applicable irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved or not, provided the post is identified suitable for persons with disabilities.


Persons who have already worked or presently working on                adhoc/contract/work- charged/ daily wages basis in any Department / Board / Corporation of Haryana


Equal to the period of experience on adhoc/ contract/ work-charged/ daily wages basis excluding the period of break, if any, subject to attaining the maximum age of 55 years.


Deputy     Superintendent                 of Police

5     years     to    S/Caste,     S/Tribe,

B/Classes   &   candidates   of                  EWS only.


Employees of Haryana Government or High Court or any Court Subordinate thereto, having at least 4 years service in a substantive or officiating (excluding adhoc) capacity on

or before 01.01.2021.

Upto the age of 45 years subject to a limit of 3 chances availed after the upper age limit of 42 years.

*For appointment of an ex-serviceman to a post of Group A, B, C or D, his/her age will be calculated keeping in view the actual age minus (actual period of military service plus three years). If the resultant age does not exceed the maximum age limit prescribed for the post for which he/she is seeking appointment he/she shall be deemed to satisfy the condition regarding age limit.


As per Haryana Police Service Rules, 2002, the Physical Standard For Deputy Superintendent of Police is as under:-


Sr. No.




Chest with expansion



5’7’’ (170.18 cm)

33’’ (83.82 cm)

34 ½’’ (87.63 cm)



5’2’’ (157.50 cm)

-N A-

-N A-


Note: As per Haryana Police Service Rules, 2002, the chest expansion of 1-½” (3.81 cm) is mandatory for male candidates over and above the chest measurement without expansion.


Definition of Ex-Servicemen (ESM):

(As per instructions No. 36034/5/85-Estt. (SCT) dated 14.04.1987, No. 12/99/8- 2GSII dated 08.11.1988 and No. 12/18/2006-4GSII dated 08.01.2008)

?An ex-serviceman‘ means a person, who has served in any rank whether as a combatant or non-combatant in the Regular Army, Navy and Air Force of the Indian Union and

  1. who retired from such service after earning his / her pension; or
  2. who has been released from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension; or
  3. who have been released otherwise than on his own request from such service as a result of reduction in establishment; or
  4. who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagements, otherwise than at his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, and has been given a gratuity‘; and includes personnel of the Territorial Army of the following categories namely:-
    • Pension holders for continuous embodied service
    • Persons with disability attributable to military service; and
    • Gallantry award winners.?

Note 1. ESM candidates of Haryana claiming benefit under this category must have valid Identity Card and Discharge Book / Certificate showing the date of entry into military and date of release, on the last day of submission of online application form and will have to produce the same as and when required by the Haryana Public Service Commission.

Note 2. The reservation for ESM will be utilized as per Haryana Government instructions issued vide No. 945-GS-II-72/6451 dated 06.03.1972 and further clarified vide Govt. Instructions No. 12/15/2019-4GSII dated 07.08.2019 & even letter no. dated 16.12.2019 (available on the website of Chief Secretary to Govt. Haryana i.e. http://csharyana.gov.in/

Note 3. It is made clear that the dependent of ESM candidates will be considered as General / SC / BC-A / BC-B Category (their own category) candidates for all intents and purposes. However, in case of non-availability of suitable Ex-servicemen of Haryana, their dependent sons and daughters ofthe same category who fulfill all the conditions of qualifications, age etc. prescribed for the posts in question will also be considered on merit against the reserved posts for ESM and this entitlement would be available to one dependent child only.

Sports Gradation Certificate required for the candidates belonging to ESP (Eligible Sports Persons) of Haryana:

The candidates belonging to ESP category of Haryana are required to attach SPORTS GRADATION CERTIFICATE issued by the competent Authority in accordance with the instructions issued by Sports & Youth Affairs Department, Haryana applicable on the date of issuance of this Advertisement.

Note: Only Grade- A gradation certificate holders will be considered eligible for HCS (EB). Both Grade- A and B certificate holders will be considered eligible for Allied Services.

Certificate by the candidates belonging to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of Haryana:

  1. The candidates belonging to EWS category of Haryana are required to attach necessary CERTIFICATE as per Haryana Govt. Instructions issued vide No. 22/12/2019-1GS-III dated 25.02.2019 (Available on the website of CS Haryana i.e. http://csharyana.gov.in/) issued by the competent Authority.
  2. In case the vacancies earmarked for EWS cannot be filled up due to non-availability of a suitable candidate belonging to EWS, such vacancy will be filled from General/Unreserved category.
  1. Evidence of Age: The Matriculation certificate or equivalent academic certificate thereto is the only acceptable document for evidence of age.


Minimum Educational Qualifications

  • Candidates must possess a Bachelor Degree in Arts/Science/Commerce or an equivalent degree from a recognized University as on 02.04.2021 (Closing date).
  • Note: Candidates are directed to ensure that they are in possession of all the certificates / documents in support of their claim, which have been issued on or before the closing date i.e 02.04.2021. The certificates issued after the closing date will not be accepted by the Commission.
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