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 postponed the Indian Police Service (IPS) Preliminary 2020 examination due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID 19). The Civil Services (Prelims) exam scheduled on May 31 was deferred. The new exam date will be available on May 20, 2020. Explore UPSC Coronavirus latest updates.
The official website reads, "The Civil Services (Prelims) Examination 2020, scheduled to be held on May 31, 2020, stands deferred. The decision on the fresh date of the examination will be made available on May 20 after assessing the situation."
The UPSC will release the Civil Services Examination (CSE) notification on February 12, 2020. Candidates can apply for the examination until March 3, 2020. The CSE preliminary exam will be held on May 31 and the Main exam in the month of September.
|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||May 31, 2020 (Postponed)|
|IPS Preliminary result||June 2020|
|IPS Main exam date||September 18, 2020 (5 days)|
|IPS Main exam result||December 2019|
|IPS personality test/ interview||February/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 released the IPS Preliminary exam admit card 2020. Candidates who have registered for the written examination can visit the official website to download IPS admit card 2020.
Candidates can download their IPS admit card either using their registration number or roll number. One should download the UPSC Civil Services admit card and take a printout of the same.
The Civil Services (Prelims) exam 2020 will be held on October 4. The Commission has also released the list of candidates who have withdrawn their online applications for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2020.1 September 2020
The UPSC has released the IPS 2021 Prelims and Mains exam date. The UPSC Calendar for the list of examinations or recruitment tests to be conducted in 2021 was released.
The official notice reads, "The dates of notification, commencement and duration of Examinations/ RTs are liable to alteration, if the circumstances so warrant."
Candidates can visit the official site of the Commission to download the UPSC Calendar 2021. It has released the exam dates for other examinations such as NDA, CDS, IES, IFS and Engineering Services.28 August 2020
The UPSC has released the final result of Civil Services Examination 2019. The Commission has released the IPS Final result 2019. It has recommended a total of 829 candidates for appointment to IAS, IFS, IPS and Civil Services Group A and B. Aspirants can check the UPSC final result 2020 here.
Pradeep Singh topped the Civil Services Examination 2019. He is followed by Jatin Kishore and Pratibha Verma.4 August 2020
The UPSC has released the new exam date of Civil Services (Preliminary) 2020 examination. The IPS Prelims will be held on October 4, 2020. The admit card will be released at least two weeks before the exam date.
Earlier, the Commission held a meeting on June 5 and released the revised programme of examination/ recruitment tests 2020. The Commission has also announced the new exam dates for Civil Services (Mains) Examination 2020. The exams will be held from January 8, onwards.
Around 9 lakh candidates to appear for the Prelims exam. The UPSC has postponed the exam due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.5 June 2020
The UPSC will be releasing the new exam date of Civil Services (Preliminary) 2020 examination on June 5. The Commission is likely to release the date after reviewing the situation after the fourth period of lockdown.
The notice reads, "the Commission will issue a revised schedule of examinations in its next meeting to be held on June 5, 2020. Details of the new calendar of examinations will be published on the UPSC website, after the Commission’s meeting on June 5, 2020."
Earlier, the UPSC has postponed the Civil Services (Preliminary) 2020 examination scheduled on May 31.23 May 2020