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Physical test for constabulary recruitment begins

Police recruitment for constable post at Rajarathinam Stadium in Chennai on Monday.   | Photo Credit: R. Ragu

The first phase of physical examination for recruitment of Grade II constables for Police, Department of Prisons and Fire and Rescue Services for 3,794 candidates from Cuddalore and Kallakurichi districts began at Anna stadium in Cuddalore on Monday.

While the test for 2,671 male candidates, including 1,915 from Cuddalore, will be held from July 26 to August 2, the examination for women candidates will be held from August 3 to 5.

On Monday, physical measurement test and endurance tests for 500 candidates were conducted under the supervision of Deputy Inspector General of Police K. Ejilearassane and Cuddalore Superintendent of Police S. Sakthi Ganesan.

After measuring the height and chest of candidates, men were made to run a 1,500 metre race. Men selected in the first phase will be called for another round of fitness test in which they will take part in a 100-metre or 400-metre race, high jump or long jump and rope climbing.

Candidates who clear the fitness test will be called for certificate verification, a police officer said.

Meanwhile, recruitment of constables for Departments of Police, Prisons and Fire and Rescue Services began at the MGR Stadium at Race Course in Madurai with certificate verification, physical measurement test and endurance test, on Monday. 

A total of 2,727 candidates, including 1,103 female candidates, will undergo the first phase of test up to August 3 following which those qualifying for the next phase will be called for physical efficiency test that would begin on August 4, said Madurai Superintendent of Police, V. Baskaran, who is also Chairman of Sub-Committee. 

After verification of COVID negative certificate and call letter, the candidates were let in two batches at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. “Each day, only 500 candidates are called for certificate verification, PMT and endurance test,” said Deputy Inspector General of Police (Establishment), S. Prabakaran, who is the Super-Check officer said. 

After certificate verification for age, educational qualifications, community, sports quota, ex-servicemen, destitute women, NCC and NSS, the candidates will be taken for PMT, height and chest measurement for men. And 1,500 metre run as part of endurance test.

“At every stage, videographying is done and those candidates who are not satisfied with the PMT done by the police personnel can appeal with the Super-Check Officer,” Mr. Prabakaran said. 

The test is done for the second time in the presence of the DIG and videographed.  “If the candidates fail to qualify, that is explained to them and the whole process is again videographed,” he added. 

As part of physical efficiency test, the men have to undergo mandatory rope climbing, high jump or long jump and 100 metres or 400 metres run.  They are given one or two stars for each event based on their efficiency. 

For women candidate, only height is measured.  Rope climbing is not necessary for women, transgender and ex-servicemen.  Similarly, no PMT is required for ex-servicemen. 

The women candidate, who would come for the recruitment process for July 30, will undergo long jump, cricket ball throw/shot put and 100 metre/200 metre run.  

Mr. Baskaran said that all the police personnel deployed for the recruitment process are given identity card and no one else other than the candidates, with call letters, is not allowed into the ground.  It is fully sealed. 

“Even the police personnel are deployed in rotation every day for different process.  Besides, Superintendent of Jail and District Fire Officer are also present. 

“Another 1,700 candidates are taking part in recruitment rally being held at the Armed Reserve Ground conducted by Madurai City Police, Mr. Baskaran said. 


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