(I) A candidate must be
(a) a citizen of India, or (b) a citizen of Nepal, or (c) a citizen of Bhutan, or Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b) or (c), shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been given by the Government of India or by the Government of Haryana.
Age Limits: The candidates should not be less than 21 years and not more than 42 years of age on or before the first day of January next preceding the last date for submission of online application form. The age for the posts of DSP is given as below.
Age for the post of DSP:-
As per Haryana Police Service Rules - 2002, the candidate should not be less than 21 years and not more than 27 years of age. However, the relaxation in upper age limit for SC/ BC-AJ BC-B of Haryana will be upto 5 years and for ESM of Haryana the age relaxation will be available as given below in Column (iv)(a). For evidence of age, the candidates must furnish the matriculation certificate or equivalent academic certificate thereto wherein the date of birth of the candidate is clearly mentioned. The ex-military persons must furnish the discharge certificate indicating therein the date of entry and date of release from the military.
(i) Upper age limit is relaxable upto five years for the candidates belonging to the following categories:-
Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes-'A'& Backward Classes-'B', of Haryana only.
(ii) Upper age limit is relaxable upto 45 years for the candidates belonging to the following categories:-
a) Un-married female candidates of Haryana State only.
b) A Government servant, who is holding an appointment either in a substantive or officiating (excluding ad-hoc) capacity under the Haryana Government or the High Court or any Court subordinate thereto, shall be eligible to appear in the examination if he / she possesses a degree of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Commerce or an equivalent degree of a recognised University, and has not attained the age of forty-five years and also has not less than four years service whether in a substantive or officiating (excluding ad-hoc) capacity under the Haryana Government or the High Court or any Court subordinate thereto, on or before the 1st day of January, next preceding the last date for the submission of application subject to a limit of three chances . Any candidate, who is eligible as mentioned above and wishes to appear in the examination shall submit his / her application in the prescribed form through the Head of his office to the Haryana Public Service Commission and shall also have to submit the relevant certificate with the application form.
(c) Women whose husbands have been ordered by civil/criminal courts to pay maintenance to them; women whose husbands have remarried; widows; women who are legally separated from their husbands or have been divorced; women living separately from their husbands for more than two years because of desertion; wives of serving disabled military personnel and widows of those who were killed in action. Women living separately from their husbands due to desertion will be required to submit with their application an affidavit to the effect that she has been deserted by her husband, and has been living separately from him for more than two years and this affidavit should be countersigned by two responsible persons such as members of the Legislature, Local Bodies including Panchayats and the Bar Association. However, where a woman who has re-married, she would not be eligible for the above concession in the matter of age.
Age relaxation for PH (PwD i.e. Persons with Disabilities) of Haryana:-
Upper age limit is relaxable for PH (PwD i.e. Persons with Disabilities) category candidates of Haryana by 10 years (15 years for SCs / BCs of PH (PwD i.e. Persons with Disabilities) of Haryana).