The Tamil Nadu Uniformed Service Recruitment Board is a constituted body to select suitable personnel in various categories for the Police Department, Fire & Rescue Services and Prison Department.
It conducts entrance examinations that pave the way for your recruitment in the above departments. Clearing these examinationsopens many avenues for a job aspirant. The syllabus of these examinations varies according to the posts. For clearing all ambiguity, the TNUSRB examinations have a different syllabus and a different eligibility criterion, which must be carefully checked before filling out the examination forms. The forms are available online immediately after the notification of such recruitment.

➤  Sub-Inspector

➤  Constable

All future Sub-Inspectors of Police (Men & Women), Police Constables (Men & Women), Firemen, Jail Warders (Men & Women) will have to clear the TNUSRB examinations. The qualification for each of these posts is extremely specific and has both an upperand a lower age limit. The qualifications required are normally same for both men and women; however there might be a little variation in the levels of physical fitness requirement, such as height measurement, etc. An avid knowledge of Tamil is a prerequisite for all of the aforementioned posts.

➤  Age Limit:

Upper age limit is 28 years where as lower age is restricted to 20 years. Age relaxation is granted to reserved category candidates.

➤  Educational qualification:

The applicant must have completed a degree from any recognized university or institute.

III. Physical Measurement Test:

Physical Measurement Test comprises of height and chest measurement for men and height measurement for women. The minimum eligibility requirement is as follows:

S.No Category Male Female
1 OC/BC/BC(M)/MBC/DNC Minimum 170cms Minimum 159cms
2 ST/SC/SC(A) Minimum 176cms Minimum 157cms
3 Male Only Normal – Minimum 81cms
Expansion – Minimum 5cms

No physical measurement test is applicable for ex-personnel of central paramilitary force as well as departmental quota applicants

The selection process of TNUSRB followed by four stages listed Under below. written examination, certificate verification, physical measurement test, endurance test, physical efficiency test, viva voce. Those who clear the written test successfully shall be eligible to further stages in recruitment process.

Candidates who declared successful at Physical Measurement Test will be called for endurance test. Open quota and 20% departmental quota:

  1. For Men:
S.No Events Events 2 Marks 5 Marks
1 Rope Climing Rope Climing 5.0 Meters 6.0 Meters
2 Long or High Jump Long Jump 3.80 Meters 4.50 Meters
High Jump 1.20 Meters 1.40 Meters
3 Running 100 Meters 15.00 Seconds 13.50 Seconds
400 Meters 80 Seconds 70 Seconds
  1. For Women:
S.No Events Events 2 Marks 5 Marks
1 Long Jump Long Jump 3.0 Meters 3.75 Meters
2 Short-pup throw or Cricket ball throw Short-put throw 4.25 Meters 5.50 Meters
Cricket ball throw 17 Meters 24 Meters
3 Running 100 Meters 17.50 Seconds 15.00 Seconds
200 Meters 38 Seconds 33 Seconds


III. Ex-Servicemen, Ex-Personnel of Central Paramilitary Force:

S.No Events Events 2 Marks 5 Marks
1 Short-put throw 7.26 5.0 Meters 6.0 Meters
2 Long or High Jump Long Jump 3.25 Meters 4.50 Meters
High Jump .90 Meters 1.40 Meters
3 Running 100 Meters 17.00 Seconds 13.50 Seconds
400 Meters 85 Seconds 70 Seconds

➤ The written test will be conducted in different way such as Departmental quota, sports quota, ward/dependent quota.

➤ The duration of the Written Examination is 3 hrs. Questions will be in objective type. Each questions carries 1/2 marks.

S.No Subject Open Quota Departmental Quota
1 General Knowledge 40 Marks 15 Marks
2 Logical Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Psychology Test, Communication Skills, Information Handling Ability 30 Marks
3 Communication skills, Numerical skills, Logical Analysis, Information handling ability, Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Indian Evidence Act, Police Standing Orders and Police Administration 70 Marks
4 Total marks of Written Examination 70 Marks 85 Marks


S.No Subject Open Quota Departmental Quota
1 Written Examination 70 Marks 85 Marks
2 Physical Efficiency Test 15 Marks
3 Special Marks 5 Marks (NCC 2, NSS 1, Sports 2) 5 Marks (National Police Duty Meet, Gold 5, Silver 3, Bronze 2)
4 Viva-voce 10 Marks 10 Marks
5 Total 100 Marks 100 Marks