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What is the full form of DSP


DSP: Deputy Superintendent of Police

DSP stands for Deputy Superintendent of Police. It is a rank of a police officer in the police department in India. DSP is a state police officer who represents state police forces. The rank insignia of this officer is a national emblem above one star on shoulder strap.

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DSP is equivalent to Assistant Commissioner of Police and could be promoted to IPS after few years of service depending on the rules of state government.

Examinations are conducted periodically to recruit police officers directly to this rank. Inspectors are also promoted to this rank after the specified number of years of service.

How to Become DSP

The candidate who wants to become DIG has to appear in the state level exam conduction by the State Public Service Commission. The candidates who clear this exam undergo probationary training before getting posted as DSP.

Requirements for the exam:

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • He must have completed graduation in any stream from a recognized university or educational institute.
  • The candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and should not be more than 30 years old. For SC/ST candidates there is a relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit.
  • The minimum height required for male candidate is 168 cms and for female candidate, it is 155 cms.
  • The minimum chest required for men is 84 cms with minimum chest expansion of 5 cms.

Selection Process:

  • Written Exam (Preliminary and Main Exam)
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Interview and Medical
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