How to become IPS officer?

Indian Police Service (IPS):
The Indian Police Service (IPS), is one of the three All India Services of the Government of India.It has replaced the Indian (Imperial) Police in 1948, a year after India gained independence from Britain.

To become IPS officer you need to pass UPSC Civil Service Exam.
The UPSC Civil Service Exam consists of 3 stages and they are Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Personality Test/Interview.

UPSC Exam details:

The competitive examination comprises two successive stages:
I. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examinations (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Main Examination; and
II. Civil Services (Main) Examination

For details click http://eloksevaonline.com/competitive-exams/civil-services-examination-pattern/.

Nationality:
For IPS a candidate must be a citizen of India.

Age Limit:
Age must be between 21 to 30 for General category.
Candidates of SC/ST and OBC will get extra age 5 and 3 years respectively.

Physical Standards:
Height:
Minimum height for Males 165 cm, Females-150 cmfor General Category Candidates.
Other than General Category Candidates 160 cm for Male and 145 cm for Female Candidates for Minimum Height require
Chest:
Chest Males Minimum 84 cm, Should be expandable up to 5 cm
Chest Females 79 cm Should be expandable up to 5 cm.

Ranks of the IPS:
All State Police Services officers of and above the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) or Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in State Police and Metropolitan Police forces respectively.

  • Director, Intelligence Bureau (Government of India)
  • Commissioners of Police (State) or Director Generals of Police, States and territories of India
  • Joint Commissioners of Police or Inspector-Generals of Police, States and territories of India
  • Additional Commissioners of Police or Deputy Inspector Generals of Police, States and territories of India
  • Deputy Commissioner of Police (Selection grade) or Senior Superintendent of Police (National Emblem above two-star)
  • Deputy Commissioner of Police or Superintendent of Police (National Emblem above one-star)
  • Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police or Additional Superintendent of Police
  • Assistant Commissioner of Police or Assistant Superintendent of Police
  • Assistant Superintendent of Police – Two stars (Indian Police Service officer probationary rank on 2nd year of service)
  • Assistant Superintendent of Police – One-star (Indian Police Service officer probationary rank on 1st year of service)

Salary of an IPS Officer:

IPSSalary

 

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