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Who Is A Detective?

  • A detective is a person whose work is to study the cases, investigate the cases and solve them. They do the investigation services. These people cover the investigations which are all undercover for their companies, clients and many more.

  • The work time of the detective is not fixed and it is also not regular. You have to investigate any topic like the Business issue, Fraud investigation, Divorce issue and many more. You cannot share your opinions with anyone you have to be serious about these topics.

What Are The Areas/Fields Where A Detective Work?

  • Can work in criminal investigations departments

  • Drugs squad

  • Child protection department

  • Special branch

  • Fraud Squad, they can work as a Victim advocate

What are the skills required in this field?

  • Good Analytical skills

  • Excellent observational skills

  • Knowledge of Civil and Criminal laws in India is an add-on

  • Willingness to work at odd hours

  • Good Reasoning skills

  • Decision-making skill

  • Mental abilities

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Research skills

  • Good Communication skills

How to become a Detective in India?

There are two ways to become Detective in India

  1. Get a postgraduate degree in Criminology from recognized institutes and start a private detective career

  2. Clear exams such as UPSC or state public service commission and choose the police service option


Undergraduate degree in any field.

What Are The Growth Prospects for a Detective in India?

  • To be eligible for becoming a detective, the student must have passed 12th with any stream. After that, the student must have done graduation in any discipline.

  • The detectives are of two types, private detectives and government detectives.

  • To become a government detective, the person must go to the police service and must have done the detective training. 

  • To work as a government detective/for different government agencies, students need to appear for various exams conducted by the government of India like SSC-CGL, NIA, UPSC exam.

  • To become eligible for the private detective, one should complete his or her graduation in any discipline. Then the person should complete the private detective course from some reputed detective agency or private college. 

  • After completing the graduation the person can apply in any detective agency. A person should work in the detective agency and should gain enough knowledge in the detective field only then he or she can be able to become a private detective.

Where Can One Study This Field In India?

Apart from doing a course in Private Investigation, Students can also opt for Criminology Course which is also a part of this field.

Top Most Colleges In India

  • Indore Christian College

  • Venus Institute of Investigation Studies, Noida

  • Karunya Institute of Technology & Science, Tamil Nadu

  • Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies, Banglore

  • Lovely Professional Institute, Jalandhar

  • Bangalore University, Banglore

  • Shri Krishna University, Madhya Pradesh

  • Sardar Patel University of Police, Security, and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur

Best Colleges In India

  • Academy of Investigation and Intelligence Management, New Delhi

  • Central detective training school, Kolkata bureau of police research and development

  • IFS, International Forensic Science Institute, Maharashtra

  • Chandigarh University, Chandigarh

  • The Indore Christian College, Indore

  • National Institute Of Private Investigation, New Delhi

  • Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, Delhi

  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), Delhi

  • Vinayaka Institute of Management & Technology, Delhi

What Are The Salary Expectations In Detective Work?

  • Fresher Police Detective Average Salary is  Rs 372,871/yr

  • Police Detective  Average Salary in India is Rs 647,746/yr

  • Police Detective Salary on the Low-End Range in India is Rs 343,306/yr

  • Police Detective Salary on the High-End Range in India is: Rs 1,392,654/yr

What Are Top Recruiters In Detective?

  • CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation)

  • NIA (National Investigation Agency )

  • CID (Crime Investigation Department of India)

  • SDBI (Star Detective Bureau of India)

  • Times Detective Agency

  • Ascon detective Network

  • Top Secret Investigation Pvt Ltd.

  • Season 21 Detective agency

  • AMX Detectives Ltd

  • Confidential Detective 

  • Impact Intelligence services


  • Adroit Detective

  • Safety And Security Consultancies

  • Investigation Agencies

  • Law Enforcement Agencies

What are the Books available for the Course of Detective?

  • Textbooks from class 11 and 12th CBSE - Social Science, Maths, Science

  • Online courses available for UPSC Prelims & Mains

  • Online test series for UPSC - Prelims & Mains

  • Central Bureau of Investigation Its Power and Functions by Kant Mani

  • Upkar’s SSC Statistical Investigators Examination

  • Arihant General Awareness

  • R.S. Agarwal Verbal & non-Verbal reasoning

  • Arihant SSC-CGL combined graduate level

  • Indian Polity Laxmikanth

  • Arihant Combo Magbook

  • Elementary and Advanced Mathematics by Kiran Publication

  • quantitative aptitude for competitive examination by R.D Sharma

Interesting Facts About Detective

  • The word "detective" was first used in 1843.

  • India’s present NSA (National Security Advisor) Mr Ajit Doval was an IPS and worked as an intelligence officer as well. He was inside the golden temple in Amritsar in 1988 to collect critical information before Operation Black Thunder.