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How to become an IPS officer in 2020, Simple guide in Easy Language

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 minds, 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 that 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

  • Candidate must have completed Graduation in any stream.
  • A candidate who is in the 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 the General category.

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

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The procedure for 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 eligible Limits: Minimum Age require to apply for this Exam is 21 years of age can eligible to apply for these posts maximum 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 physical
  • Standards Height: 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 require chest: 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 involved in the 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 Economy Polity History Geography Current Affairs Ecology, Environment, Bio-Diversity General Science
  • These are important topics for the preparation of General StudiesYou have to make a Good Time Table and Revision is essential for Civil Service ExamYou to have to refer more than one reference to Know the Basics of any concept.

What you will do after becoming an IPS

The duty of an IPS officer is mainly related to 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



This page will update as soon as any changes will be declared by the Government of India.

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    Candidate with the private graduation can apply for the upsc exam..???

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  4. Manya.umesh says:

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  5. Monika says:

    I’m studying 2nd yr. I want become IPS officer in my future. It is my Dream & goal

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