Police Constable (Band/Bugler/Drummer) – Police (Band Unit) – 596/2022

Last Updated On: 24/01/2023

The Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) has announced that they are inviting applications for the post of Police Constable (Band/Bugler/Drummer) in Police (Band Unit) exam on 30-12-2022 under category no 596/2022. Candidates who are interested in working as an Police Constable (Band/Bugler/Drummer) in the state of Kerala with a pay scale of ₹ 31100 - 66800/-, can now apply for the exam through the official KPSC website. The last date of application will be 01-02-2023.

Candidates are advised to apply before the deadline, as the application process will not be accepted after the last date. The number of vacancies and other details regarding qualifications and eligibility will be provided below.

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Category No 596/2022
Gazette Date 30-12-2022
Last Date 01-02-2023
Department Police (Band Unit)
Name of Post Police Constable (Band/Bugler/Drummer)
Scale of pay ₹ 31100 - 66800/-
Number of vacancies

Statewide -267 (Two Hundred and Sixty Seven)
The Ranked list published shall cease to be in force after one year from the date of finalization of the
ranked list. Candidates will be advised from the said list against the vacancies listed above and that may be
reported to the Commission in writing during the period of currency of the ranked list.

Method of appointment

Direct Recruitment

Age Limit

18-26. Candidates born between 02.01.1996 and 01.01.2004
(both dates included) only are eligible to apply for this post.
1. The name, age limit and qualifications of this post has been prescribed as per
GO(P)No.50/21/Home dated 02.07.2021. (SRO No.497/21)
2. The upper age limit shall be relaxed upto 29 years for candidates belonging to Other Backward
Classes, upto 31 years for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and upto 41
years for Ex-service men.
3. Those who have horse riding experience in Indian Armed Forces/Central Armed Police
Forces/National Police Academy or worked in Mounted Police Units of other States will be given
upper age relaxation upto 5 years.
[Other conditions regarding age relaxation in para(2)except para 2(i) of the general conditions are not
applicable to this selection]


a) Must have passed Higher Secondary Examination or its equivalent.
b) Must have minimum one year experience in playing Band, Bugle, Drum and allied
musical instruments of Police Band Unit from a Firm/Institution/Band Troop having
registration under State/Central Government.
(i)The qualified candidates shall be required to pass a proficiency test on the respective
subjects prior to the appointment. Proficiency will be assessed by a Practical Test
conducted by Kerala Public Service Commission.
(ii) Rule 10 (a) (ii) of Part II of the KS&SSR is applicable.
(iii) In addition to the qualification specified in the Notification, the qualification declared
by Government through executive orders or standing orders, as equivalent to the prescribed
educational qualification and the higher qualifications of the notified and prescribed basic
qualifications shall be accepted. The Government Order regarding the equivalent
qualification/higher qualification shall be produced as and when called for by the
(iv) If the community claim in the application differs from the community noted in the SSLC
book, then such changes are to be published in the gazette on or before the date of
verification of original documents and the same should be produced along with the
Community Certificate/Non Creamy layer Certificate issued by the Revenue authorities at
the time of One Time Verification or as and when required by the Commission.
Experience Certificate should be submitted in the form shown below.

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