How to become an IPS officer in 2018, Simple guide in Easy Language

Here you will get the answer of How to become an IPS officer

How to become an IPS officer or How to become a Police officer In India? This is the major question which many of our Indian youth and people are having in their mind, but they are not getting the simple and well responsive answer anywhere.Here we have written A to Z step by step guide on How to become an IPS officer.


Small Introduction about IPS

To become a class 1 police officer in India, you need to clear the IPS (Indian Police Services) exam which is held by Union public service commission (UPSC) every year. It is a very competitive exam with more than 100000+ candidates taking the exam out of which under 200 are finally selected.

You can also Read Everything about IAS Exam

IPS (Indian Police Service ) is the job which comes after IAS and this selection is done after UPSC examination which is basically termed as Civil Services Examinations.

Read complete Information and Step by step guide of Latest UPSC Eligibility 


This article will mainly focus on what are the necessary criteria to become an IPS Officer.

Education qualification

Age Limit

Procedure of Entrance Examination

What you will do after becoming an IPS

Salary of an IPS Officer

Education qualification

  • Candidate must have completed Graduation in any stream.
  • A candidate who is in last year of Graduation is also eligible.
  • Candidate’s degree can be from any UGC approved University or any state University.

 Age Limit

Age must be between 21 to 32 for General category.

Candidates of SC/ST and OBC will get extra age 5 and 3 years respectively.

Click here to Read The Ultimate Guide To IPS Exam

Important Books for IPS Prelims Exam  (Click on Books to buy):

Procedure of Entrance Examination

  • Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualifications: Any Graduate from recognized University can eligible to apply for this Exam, Final year students of Graduation also can eligibleAge Limits: Minimum Age require to apply for this Exam is 21 years of age can eligible to apply for these postsMaximum ages for General Category Candidates is 30 years of age, for Backward Category Candidates is 33 years of age, SC/ST Candidates is 35 years of agePhysical StandardsHeight: Minimum height for Males 165 CM, Females-150CM for General Category Candidates.Other than General Category Candidates 160CM for Male and 145CM for Female Candidates for Minimum Height requireChest:
    Chest Males Minimum 84 CM, Should be expandable up to 5CMChest Females 79 Should be expandable up to 5CMSelection Procedure:
    Step-I Preliminary Exam
    Step-II Mains Exam
    Step-III Interview
    These three steps involve in selection procedure of IPS Officers ExamDetailed Information about Preliminary ExamPreliminary Exam:
    Paper-I is General Studies
    Paper-II is Civil Service Aptitude Test
    How to Prepare for Exam: First you have to start your preparation with preliminary Exam, If you qualified in Preliminary Exam, You can Eligible for Mains ExamFor General Studies, You have to cover following topics those are as follows
    Current Affairs
    Ecology, Environment, Bio-Diversity
    General Science
    These are important topics for preparation of General StudiesYou have to make a Good Time Table and Revision is essential for Civil Service ExamYou have to refer more than one references to know the Basics of any concept.

What you will do after becoming an IPS

The duty of an IPS officer is mainly related with law and order, detection of crime and prevention, Control of traffic, Management, and prevention of accident etc.IB, RAW, CBI etc are also the job which IPS officer will get a chance to act.

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Salary of an IPS Officer



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256 thoughts on “How to become an IPS officer in 2018, Simple guide in Easy Language

  • November 23, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    sir my name is sanjay choudhury from assam i want to be an ips officer i need your help please help me sir its my dream

  • December 2, 2017 at 1:41 am

    Sir my name is sanjay, iam from bangalore, becoming an IPS officer is my dream, goal ,passion ,profession everthing.I want to change our nation. There shouldn’t be any more crimes, there shouldn’t be fear and thats my aim. Sir Please help me in becoming an IPS officer.
    JAI HINDH…..

  • December 11, 2017 at 12:20 am

    can a average person with a determined goal become an IPS official? How long will it take to become one?


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