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How to become an IPS officer - Know Everything

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How to become an IPS officer - Know Everything

Hello friends, Today I am giving an important and useful article how to become an IPS officer? Because, this is a very big, respected, responsible and important situation in India, according to my understanding, most people or students want to become an IPS officer, but they do not get success, even if they have worked hard for the IPS exam From there, nobody knows about becoming an IPS officer. Therefore, first we try to understand what needs to be done to become an IPS officer? For example, filling up the UPSC online form, exam pattern, syllabus, age limit etc from this article.


IPS Officer – Indian Police Service Officer

  • Indian Police Service Officer or IPS is an all India service for police.
  • Indian Police Service (IPS) along with Indian Administrative Service (IAS), India Forest Service (IFS), is one of three all-India services.
  • This service provides leaders to the State Police and All India-Central Armed Police Forces employees.
  • These members are senior officers of the police.
  • After qualifying, the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)


What is UPSC?

  • UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is India's premier central recruiting agency in India.
  • It is responsible for appointments and examinations for Group A and Group B of All India Services and Central Services. Such as IAS, IFS, IPS, NDA, etc.
  • Selection of IPS officers has also passed the UPSC examination.


Educational Qualification Details

To be eligible to become an IPS officer, the candidate must have degree or equivalent qualification from the Indian University.


Filling out the online form

  • This is the first step to becoming an IPS officer to fill online forms ...
  • When the IPS officer's requirement is published, you can apply online for the IPS exam from

Exam Pattern

To become an IPS officer, you first pass the CSE (Civil Services Examination), which is organized every year by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission).


CSE Divided exam for IPS as follows


Preliminary Exam (400 marks, conduct in August month result in October)

Main Exam (2075 marks, conduct in December month result in March)

Interview Exam(conduct in May)


Preliminary Exam Syllabus
It has Two papers(duration 2 hours each and .33 penalty)


Paper I (General Studies)

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography, India and World
  • Indian Politics and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Elite, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and social development - sustainable development, poverty, inclusion, demography, social sector initiative etc.
  • Common issues on environmental ecology, biodiversity and climate change - which do not require subject specialization
  • general Science.




Paper II (CSAT)


Interpersonal skills including communication skills;

Logical reasoning and analytical ability

Decision making and problem solving

General mental ability

Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level)

English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level)


Main Exam Syllabus (Candidate attend Main exam, when he must Qualified Preliminary Exam)

Paper-A (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution) 300 Marks

Paper-B English 300 Marks Papers to be counted for merit

Paper-I Essay 250 Marks

Paper-II General Studies-I 250 Marks

(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

Paper-III General Studies -II 250 Marks (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

Paper-IV General Studies -III 250 Marks

(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

Paper-V General Studies -IV 250 Marks (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

Paper-VI Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 Marks

Paper-VII Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks

Sub Total (Written test) – 1750 Marks

Personality Test – 275 Marks.


Note: Mark only conducted 7 paper from Paper I to VII Merit ranking from and rest of two papers Paper A & Paper B candidate should be secured minimum marks prescribes by UPSC each years.


Physical Criteria

Height 165 CMs (for ST, except SC/OBC 160)

Chest Minimum 84 CMs, expansion of 5 CMs


Age Limits

There is Difference in age limit per categories, but minimum age 21 years(complete on 1st August).

General Category: 32 years with 6 attempts.

OBC Category: 35 year with 9 attempts.

SC/ST Category: 37 years with unlimited attempts.

Physically Disabled: 42 years.



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How do you became IPS Officer?

In two ways..

Passed CSE examination and

It totally depend up on your Choice to became as IAS or IPS Officer.


What does an IPS Officer do?

IPS officers in India work as senior police officers.

IPS officers maintain public peace and order, prevent crime, investigate, collect intelligence, provide security to VIPs, and tackle terrorism and a range of other crimes.

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