"This time, 40 posts are reserved for in-service applicants, another 40 for women. We rejected 1,751 applications for providing false or incorrect information, and another 203 for multiple applications,'' ADGP, Recruitment and Training, S.T. Ramesh said.
Thanks to the large number of applicants, the department is thinking of new ways to hire the best and eliminate the rest. As the process gets underway in late August, the applicants will be put through an endurance test, Ramesh said — again, for the first time in police recruitment.
Candidates will have to run 1,600 metres in seven minutes to qualify. Those who do move on to a round of long jump or high jump, and if they pass muster, then onto the third round of elimination – shot put.
In the next stage, candidates will be given a written test, whose answers will be published outside the venue immediately after the test in the interest of transparency. Those who get through this round will be screened by a 7-member interview panel.
Also for the first time, perhaps most importantly, the police department has made attempts to keep touts out and plans to put up boards outside the selection centres: "Manipulation, corruption and political interference will not help get jobs".