The Path to Becoming a Traffic Police Officer in India

Meet Eligibility Criteria

Be an Indian citizen, complete 10+2 education, aged 18-25, possess a valid LMV driving license, and meet specified physical standards.

Apply for Recruitment

Apply for the annual Traffic Police Officers' recruitment exam by the State Public Service Commission (SPSC). Watch for announcements in local newspapers and the SPSC website.

Prepare for Written Exam

Two papers: General Studies (Indian history, geography, polity, economics, general knowledge) and Mental Ability Test (reasoning, numerical ability, problem-solving).

Pass Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Qualify the written exam to undergo a PET - 100m sprint, long jump, shot put, and a 1600m race.

Clear the Interview

Successful PET candidates proceed to an interview evaluating communication, confidence, and suitability for the role.

Undergo Medical Examination

Pass the interview to undergo a medical check-up ensuring physical fitness for duty.

Complete Training Program

Selected candidates undergo comprehensive training covering traffic rules, road safety, law enforcement, and self-defense at a police training academy.


Advancement in the Traffic Police Department is based on seniority, performance, and merit, allowing progression to higher ranks like Sub-Inspector, Inspector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Superintendent of Police, and more.

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