How to become an IPS Officer

 IPS Officer (IPS Officer Information)

Full name of IPS IPS, it is an all-India service, during the British rule, it was known as the Imperial Police, IPS office is one of the prestigious positions of our country , our country to be millions of young IPS want | How to become an IPS officer, considering the nature and process of the exam , it requires good preparation along with a better strategy for success , to get this post, you should have the necessary knowledge along with hard work. How to become an IPS officer , you are being talked about in detail on this page.

Eligibility to become IPS

Educational qualification

To become an IPS officer, the candidate must be a graduate from a recognized university, students of the final year of graduation degree course can also appear in the examination.

Age criteria

To appear in the examination, the minimum age of the applicant is 21 years and maximum 32 years is mandatory, age relaxation is given to the reserved category candidates as per rules.

Physical fitness

Under physical fitness, the height of men is 165 cms. And the length of women is 150 cm. Must have , men’s chest should be 84 cms. And the eyesight of the applicant should be 6/6 or 6/9, the vision of weak eyes should be 6/12 or 6/9.

Exam to become ips 

To become an IPS officer, a candidate has to appear in the examination conducted by UPSC , which is conducted in three phases.

  • Preliminary Exam (Prelims)
  • main exam
  • Interview

1.Preliminary Examination (Prelims)

There are two question papers of 200-200 marks in the preliminary exam conducted by UPSC , in this exam questions related to reasoning and analytical are asked, objective type questions are asked in both the question papers of preliminary exam, the candidates qualified in this exam are included in the main examination.

Preliminary Exam Syllabus


The first question paper of Preliminary Examination will include Geography of India and the World, Indian Monarchy and Governance (Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy), Indian History and Indian National Movement, Economic and Social Development (Sustainable Development, Poverty, Population), Subjects like Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity, Climate Change and General Science are asked questions related to Objective, National and International Current Affairs, etc. The time allotted to solve this question paper is two hours.

Paper- 2 

Under the second question paper, questions related to General Mental Ability, Basic Numeracy and Data Interpretation (Chart, Graph, Table), Reasoning and Analytical Ability, Comprehension, Interpersonal Skills, Decision Making and Problem Solving, are asked in this question paper. The time limit is fixed at 2 hours.

2.Main Examination

Under the main examination, the applicant’s understanding, academic talent and the quality of his memory are assessed in this examination, there are a total of 9 subjects in this examination, in which two question papers are qualifying papers, and each is of 300 marks. | Subjects in the Civil Services Main Examination are divided into compulsory and elective subjects, Essay in compulsory subjects, four papers of General Studies, English language (qualifying) and Hindi or any language included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution (qualifying) and Under the optional subject, any one optional subject selected by the candidate from the given subjects is included.

Determination of marks in main examination

Paper Subject Number
Paper A (Qualifying) The choice of any one Indian language included in the eighth list of the Constitution 300
Paper-B (Qualifying) English 300
Paper-1 General Studies-1 (Recruitment, Heritage and Culture, History, Geography) 250
Paper-2 General Studies – Governance Constitution, Monarchy, Social Justice, and Inter-caste Relations 250
Paper-3 General Studies-3 Technology Economic Development, Security and Disaster Management 250
Paper-4 General Studies-4 Ethics, Policy, Integrity, Aptitude 250
Paper-5 Optional Subject Paper-1 250
Paper-6 Optional Subject Paper-2 250
Sum of Written Exam 1750 
Interview 275
total marks 2025

optional subject

Elective subjects include Geography, Geosciences, History, Law, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Botany , Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce & Accountancy, Economics, Electrical Engineering Statistics, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English as optional can be done as a subject.


After clearing the main examination, the candidate is called for an interview, the interview is conducted by the Board of Civil Services, the applicant is analyzed in the interview about his interest in current affairs, social traits and personal thinking for a career in public service. In this test, some of the test taker’s assessment qualities are mental alertness, clarity and variety, logical exposition, depth of assimilation and interest, critical powers, balance of judgment, intellectual and social cohesion and leadership ability.

ips officer salary

The salary of an IPS officer is based on his grade and position, an IPS gets Rs 15600 to 39100 as initial salary and Rs 5400 as grade pay.

how to prepare for exam 

  • To crack the IPS exam, it is necessary to study for about six to seven hours a day along with good preparation.
  • Regular practice of solving previous years question papers, by solving previous question papers, you can get information about the questions coming in the exam.
  • It is necessary to study NCERT books from class 6 to 12, this will clear all your basics
  • For prelim exam, choose such optional subject in which you have good knowledge
  • Watch daily news papers and news channels, this will give you the latest information related to current affairs.

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