Age Limit for IPS Examinations- Latest and Revised

Age Limit for IPS Examinations

Age Criteria:

  • A candidate aspiring to apply for the IPS must have attained the age of 21 years.
  • He/she must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August 2015 i.e., he /she must have taken birth not before 2nd August 1983 and not after 1st August 1994.

Relaxation of Age Limit:

  • There is a relaxation of maximum 5 years for the candidates belonging to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
  • Relaxation of maximum 3 years for the candidates who belongs to other backward classes provided he/she is eligible to avail such reservation.

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  • There is special reservation for the candidates who had already been domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to the day of 31st December 1989.The relation provided to them is the maximum of 5 years.
  • In the case of Defence Sevices personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof; shall be provided with the relation of maximum 3 years.
  • There is relaxation for up to 5 years where the candidate is an ex-serviceman including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/ SSOs who have delivered at least 5 years military Service till 1st August 2015 and have been released thereafter on completion of assignment including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August,2015 otherwise , than by way of dismissal or discharge on grounds of misconduct, or on if found inefficient to do the work, or  due to physically disabled attributable to the Military service, or  on invalidness.

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  • There is relaxation up to a maximum period of 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed the starting period of assignment of 5 years Military Service as on 1st August 2015 and also for those whose assignment has been beyond 5 years. This relaxation for 5 years is also for those in whose case the Ministry of Defence has issued a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date when he receives an offer letter for an appointment.
  • In the case of physically disabled person i.e; blind, deaf-mute and also orthopedically handicapped candidates there is relaxation for up to the maximum of 10 years.

Eligibility Conditions. (b) A candidate must not have attained the age of 32 years for General Category, 35 years for Other Backward Classes category candidates and 37 years for candidates belonging to a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe.


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12 thoughts on “Age Limit for IPS Examinations- Latest and Revised

  • May 12, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Sir my name mahesh i am given the board of class10 wwbse board which subject i have to choice plzz can you tell me i wanted to became an first class ips officer

  • May 19, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Sir my name is Manisha Sharma. And I want to be an best IPS officer of India. Sir I am in 1st year sir please can you tell me what to do to be an IPS officer.

  • June 23, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I am a manish kumar. I leave in bokaro Steel city jharkhand actually i am doing b. Tech my branch is computer science engineering.. And i am in 3 red year.. May appear to do the exam of ips . How i make a good ips officer. .. will u give me staic and easy method to do prepare for an ips exam .. .

  • July 4, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Hello sir My name is mohammad Iftesam sir I become a perfect I. P. S officer. Sir can you tell me how I become a I. P.S officer. Jai Hind Sir.

  • July 27, 2017 at 12:36 am

    hello sir i am md rakib saugad i am graduate & now i complete the master degree in political science but my childhood dream is i like to be a honest police officer & serve the people & die for my country but i have no opportunity for that …plz sir can you help me how can i do that plz plz plz (i can do anything for that)


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