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
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.
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 is 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.
|Exam||Civil Services Examination|
|Organising body||Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)|
|Exam type||Pen and paper-based (offline)|
|Number of services||24|
|Number of attempts||6 attempts|
|Number of Vacancies||Approximately 800|
|Expected registration||Approximately 8 lakh|
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.
|Civil Services Examination (CSE) notification||February 12, 2020|
|IPS online application form||February 12 to March 3, 2020|
|IPS Preliminary admit card||3nd week of May|
|IPS exam date||October 4, 2020|
|IPS Preliminary result||November 2020|
|IPS Main exam date||January 8, 2021 (5 days)|
|IPS Main exam result||February 2021|
|IPS personality test/ interview||March 2021|
|IPS final result||April 2021|
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
Nationality of a candidate must be either of the following:
Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam
A candidate must hold a Bachelor's degree from any of the universities recognised by the UGC or possess an equivalent qualification.
Candidate should fulfill the age limits mentioned below:
Relaxable age limit is as follows:
Restriction on the maximum number of attempts is effective since 1984:
The UPSC has ended the rumours regarding the postponement of the IPS 2021 Prelims exam. The Commission is likely to release the Civil Services notification 2021 soon.
The official site reads, "CS(P)E-2021 (including IFoS(P)E-2021) shall be conducted as per already declared schedule on 27.06.2021. Detailed Notifications for CSE-2021 and IFoSE-2021 shall be published in due course."
IPS Prelims 2021 exam will be held on June 27. The admit cards will be released at least 10 days before the exam.11 February 2021
The UPSC has released the marks of candidates recommended in the reserve list in IPS Main examination 2019. Candidates can check the marks list on the official website at upsc.gov.in.
Earlier, the UPSC has released IPS reserve list 2019 on January 5 and recommended a total of 89 candidates for the Civil Services taking it to the total number of recommended candidates to 918.
The UPSC will be releasing the Civil Services 2021 notification on February 10.3 February 2021
The UPSC has released the IPS 2019 reserve list. Candidates can check the list on the official site of UPSC on upsc.gov.in. A total of 829 candidates were shortlisted for the exam. A total of 89 candidates have been recommended in the IPS 2019 merit list which includes 73 General, 14 OBC, 01 EWS, and 01 SC.
The official notice reads, "The result of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2019 was declared vide Press Note dated 04.08.2020 recommending 829 candidates in order of merit for appointment to IAS, IFS, IPS and Central Services Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ against 927 vacancies."
As per the sources, four candidates are provisional and the result of one candidate has been kept withheld.5 January 2021
The UPSC has released the IPS Mains admit card 2020. Candidates who were shortlisted for the Civil Services Mains exam 2020 can download their e-admit card on the official website either a registration number or roll number.
The official notice reads, " The Commission has uploaded the e‐Admit Cards on its website. The eligible candidates are advised to download their e‐Admit Cards and take a printout thereof. No paper Admit Card will be issued for this examination by the Commission."
The IPS Mains 2020 exam will be held on January 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2021. The Mains exam result will be declared in March 2021.18 December 2020
The UPSC has started accepting the Detailed Application Form (DAF-I) Mains application form for IPS Exam 2020. Candidates who have passed with flying colours and shortlisted for the Mains exam can submit the DAF-I online application on the official website. The last date to submit the IPS Mains DAF Application Form-I is November 11, 2020.
Aspirants should pay Rs 200 as application fee for IPS Mains exam 2020. The Commission will conduct the IPS Mains exam from January 8, 2021, across different centres of India.28 October 2020