Updated On : 27 Oct, 2022


Hello Aspirants!

Most of you want to join the police force as a constable and preparing for that as well. Let us now give you complete information about the best options available for you. You can join as a constable in Uttar Pradesh Police, however, if you are a domicile of Uttar Pradesh you will get the benefit of relaxation in the upper age limit. While the candidates who do not belong to the state will be treated as general candidates. Whereas while applying for the Delhi Police no such domicile restrictions follow as it comes under the central government (Home Ministry of India), the same is followed in the General Duty Constable Exam which is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission.

The Delhi police system has a police commissioner system in which the police have certain powers under the Crpc acts and the police commissioner is the chief of the Delhi police force. While UP Police follow the traditional policing system, with powers of crpc and executive magistrates appointed by the state government such as DM, ADM, and SDM. The police chief is referred to as the DGP (Director General of Police). The Delhi police come directly under the Union government of India's MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs). While UP Police report to the state government. Delhi Police is far more advanced than UP Police, which makes sense given that it is the country's capital force. Whereas, the GD Constables are in charge of a variety of critical duties, such as

  • Working as an escort or guard.

  • Overseeing all the activities in the absence of the sub-inspector and assistant sub-inspector.

  • Investigation of the case at the request of the sub-inspector.

  • Duties of station writer.

  • Performing any other tasks or duties assigned by the SHO.

This exam is held to select the constables for the following forces:

  • Border Security Force.

  • Secretariat Security Force.

  • Central Industrial Security Force.

  • National Investigation Agency.

  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force.

  • Sashastra Seema Bal.

  • Central Reserve Police Force.

  • Rifleman GD in Assam Rifles.

To know in detail about the Job Profile, click on the given links:


There are numerous differences that may be related to work, budget, and so on, read on to know more.

SSC GD Constable

The candidates recruited as GD Constable have to perform different duties as per the different arm forces. Let us have a brief look at the description:



Border Security Force (BSF)

Constables in the BSF armed personnel are primarily employed for internal security and other law and order duties, such as Anti-infiltration, preventing smuggling and other illegal cross-border activities.

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

The major roles and responsibilities of CISF employees are to Ensure the safety and security of various PSUs, as well as other government infrastructure projects and industrial units.

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

The primary concern of the constable in Shashastra Seema Bal is to monitor and prevent cross-border criminal activity and other illegal activities. 

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

The ITBP constable requires concentrated attention to perform the job, such as patrolling the border region between India and China (particularly from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh).

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

This is the country's largest paramilitary organisation, primarily responsible for India's internal security and also operates in foreign countries as part of the Indian Peacekeeping Force. 

Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles

It provides services such as taking charge of various activities in the absence of the Assistant Sub-Inspector and Sub-Inspector.

Delhi Police Constable

The duties of a Delhi Police Constable include:

  • Street patrolling in order to maintain law and order.

  • Register complaints from local residents and take appropriate action.

  • Taking on multiple responsibilities

  • Assist the Sub Inspector or Assistant Sub Inspector with any investigations.

  • Making daily reports is a requirement of the job.

Uttar Pradesh Police Constable

The primary responsibility of a constable will be to include all relevant information about the complaint in the FIR.

  • Assist senior police officers with a case investigation.

  • Working as security guards on patrol.

  • In the absence of a senior officer, take the necessary action to control any form of chaos.

  • Reports and tasks are delivered to the seniors.

  • A UP Police Constable may also be in charge of traffic enforcement, police verification (if necessary), VIP security, and other duties.

  • Take the necessary steps to ensure the state's safety and peace and harmony.

From the above job responsibilities you can easily decide which police force you want to join. Still, you are confused about the selection, you have one other parameter on which you can choose, i.e. upper age limit. See the table given below shows the age limit for the different categories:

Age Limit


DP Constable

UP Constable

18 to 23 years

18 to 25 years

Male - 18 to 22 years

Female - 18 to 25 years

Click here for more information on the detailed eligibility criteria.




DP Constable

UP Constable

Rs.21,700 to Rs.69,100

Rs 21,700 to Rs 69,100

Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000

As you can see, there is no difference in pay between SSC GD and Delhi Police Constables because they both work for the central government. It is now up to you to decide whether you want to join SSC GD, Delhi Police, or Uttar Pradesh Police Constable. Each post has equal opportunities for advancement.

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