What is IPS Exam?
The Indian Police Service (IPS) is one of the three All India Services of the Government of India. The IPS was formed in the year 1948. The cadre controlling authority for the IPS is the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The Indian Police Service examination is a part of the Civil Services Examination (CSE) which is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) each year.
An IPS (Indian Police Service) officer carries out his/her responsibilities by An IPS (Indian Police Service) officer carries out his/her responsibilities by safeguarding public IPS Officer serves for the state & central as well. Their primary duty is to maintain peace among public The IPS gives more importance to law and order, which, at the district level, is a collective responsibility of IPS and IAS officers; detecting and preventing crime; and traffic control, preventing drug, accident prevention, and management etc. Their main role is to lead and commanding the Indian Intelligence Agencies like Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Criminal Investigation Department (CID) etc., Indian Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Civil and Armed Police Forces in all the states and union territories.
Branches in IPS
In order to fulfil these functions efficiently, responsibly and systematically, the IPS service is divided into various functional departments such as Crime Branch, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Home Guards, Traffic Bureau.
IPS Exam Highlights
The Indian Police Service (IPS) selection will be made through the Civil Services Examination (CSE) conduct by the UPSC along with more than 20 services. The application process and selection process are common for all the services. Approximately, over eight lakh candidates apply for the IPS exam every year. The selection process for the IPS includes the preliminary, main examination and an interview/personality test. Every year, the selection process will begin in the month of June with Preliminary and conclude in April. The final merit list for the CSE will be released in May.
IPS Exam 2020 Important Dates
The UPSC has released the Civil Services Examination (CSE) notification on February 12, 2020. Candidates can apply for the examination until March 3, 2020. The CSE preliminary exam was held on October 4 and the Main exam in the month of January 2021.
Physical Criteria The physical criteria for eligibility of the IPS officer is as follows:
Minimum Height – Men – 165cm Women – 150cm Relaxable minimum height is 160cm (men) and 145cm (women) for candidates belonging to ST and races such as Gorkhas, Garhwalias, Assamese, Kumaonis, Nagaland Tribals, etc.
Minimum Chest Girth – Men/Women: 84cm 79cm
Myopia (including cylinder) should not exceed minus 4.00D
Hypermyopia (including cylinder) should not exceed plus 4.00D The presence of Squint is a disqualification Spectacles are permitted Distant vision for better eye(Corrected Vision) should be 6/6 or 6/9 Distant vision for the worse eye(Uncorrected Vision) should be 6/12 or 6/9 Near vision should be J1 and J2 respectively High grade color vision is required and Binocular vision is needed
Nationality: Nationality of a candidate must be either of the following:
Citizen of India
Subject of Nepal
Subject of Bhutan
A Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962 for permanent settlement in India.
Migrant from any of the following countries for permanently settling in India:
Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam
Educational Qualification: A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree from any of the universities recognised by the UGC or possess an equivalent qualification.
Age Limit : Candidate should fulfill the age limits mentioned below: Minimum age 21 years Maximum age 32 years as on 1st of August in the year of examination.
Relaxable age limit is as follows:
Up to max. 5 years for SC/ST candidates. Up to max. 3 years for OBC candidates. Up to max. 5 years for a candidate from the State of Jammu & Kashmir Up to max. 5 years for Defence Services personnel Up to max. 5 years for Ex-servicemen including Commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years Military Service and have been released. Up to max. 5 years for ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years of Military Service. Up to max. 10 years for Blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons
Number of attempts:
Restriction on the maximum number of attempts is effective since 1984: For General Candidates: 6 attempts (Up to 32 Years) Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Candidates (SC/ST): No Limits (Up to 37 Years) Other Backward Classes (OBC): 9 attempts (Up to 35 Years) Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST
Roles and Responsibilities
To fulfill duties based on border responsibilities, in the areas of maintenance of public peace and order, crime prevention, investigation, and finding, collecting of intelligence reports, taking care of VIP security, counter-terrorism, border patroling, railway policing, working towards preventing smuggling, drug trafficking, economic offences, corruption, playing a key role in disaster management, enforcement of socio-economic legislation, bio-diversity and defending of environmental laws etc. Exchanging information with the Indian Intelligence Agencies like R&AW, IB, CID, CBI Leading the Central Armed Police Force (CRPF) and being in touch with them on a regular basis Interact and coordinate with the Indian Revenue services (IRS), Indian Armed forces, primarily with the Indian Army Serve the people of the country with full integrity, honesty and whole hearted dedication
IPS 2022 Exam Dates Announced:
UPSC Annunced IPS Preliminary exam date June 5 2022.