How to become a Indian Police IAS/IPS?
In Indian police, to become a class one officer, that is, I have to clear the civil service exam. The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts this exam every year. Every year lakhs of candidates sit in this exam, but only few people have final selection. So if you want to become an IPS, then get ready for hard work.
Indian Police IAS/IPS Educational Qualification and Age
Graduate candidates from India / Nepal / Bhutan can sit in the IPS exam. The age of the candidate should be between 21-30 years. SC / ST category candidates are given a five-year exemption.
Physical ability of Indian Police IAS/IPS
The length of a male candidate should be at least 165 centimeters. SC / OBC candidates of 160 cm can also apply. At the same time, the length of female candidates should be 150 centimeters. A 145 cm SC / OBC female candidate can also apply.
At least 84 centimeters for men. At least 79 centimeters for women.
Eye site: Healthy eye vision should be 6/6 or 6/9. Vision of weak eyes should be 6/12 or 6/9.
For the appointment of IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS and other administrative posts, the civil service exam conducted by UPSC has to be cleared. There are two stages of this exam: Preliminary exam (Prelims) and Main exam.
1. Prelims exam:
It consists of two papers of 200-200 marks. In both the papers, objective type questions are asked: Indian Police IAS/IPS
Paper I: This paper of 200 marks covers National and International Current Affairs, Indian History and Indian National Movement, Geography of India and the World, Indian Monarchy and Governance (Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy), Economic and Social Development ( Objective questions are asked from subjects such as Sustainable Development, Poverty, Population), Environmental Ecology, Bio-Diversity, Climate Change and General Science. The time limit for adopting this paper is 2 hours.
Paper II: This paper of 200 marks asks questions related to comprehension, interpersonal skills, logical reasoning and analytical ability, decision making and problem solving, general mental ability, basic generality and data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables). The time limit for adopting this paper is 2 hours.
2. Main exam: Indian Police IAS/IPS
Main exam of civil services includes written examination and interview. There are a total of 9 papers in the written examination, of which two are for qualifying (A and B) and seven for merit:
Indian Police IAS/IPS Paper subject marks
Paper A (Qualifying) (Candidates have to choose any one of the Indian languages included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.) 300
Paper B (Qualifying) English 300
Paper-I: Essay 250
Paper II General Studies-I (Geography) 250
Paper III General Studies-II (Social Justice and International Relations) 250
Paper IV General Studies-III (Economic Development, Bio-Diversity, Security and Disaster Management) 250
Paper V General Studies-IV (Ethics Policy, Integrity, Aptitude). 250
Paper VI Optional Subject: Paper-I 250
Paper VII Optional Subject: Paper-II 250
Total written test 1750
Total Score 2025
Optional Subject: Indian Police IAS/IPS
Candidates for Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce and Accountancy, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology, History, Law, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy , Physics, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology and Language (Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Santhali, Santhi Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English) can be selected as an optional subject.
Interview: Indian Police IAS/IPS
After clearing the main exam, candidates are called for a personal interview round. This interview is about 45 minutes. The interview of the candidate is in front of a panel. The merit list is prepared after the interview. Qualifying paper numbers are not added while making merit list.
Apart from clearing the UPSC exam, you can also become an IPS officer by passing the state PSC exam. After passing state level exam, it takes eight to 10 years to become an SP.
Training:Indian Police IAS/IPS
Selected candidates are sent to Mussoorie and then Hyderabad for one year training. Prospective police officers are trained in the Indian Penal Code, Special Law and Criminology. Physical training is also given to officers.
(Note: This information is based on the notification issued by UPSC. For detailed information, visit UPSC official website www.upsc.gov.in )