If you want a preparation tip for your IPS studies these information can help you clear you doubts.

The full form of IPS is Indian Police Service, and it is one of the three All India Services.

The exam is taken under UPSC as a civil services exam.IPS officers in India carry a lot of responsibility and also enjoy significant perks.

One can reach this destination through two ways which are:-

  • Promotion of State Police Service Officers
  • Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission


  • Candidates must have completed graduation.
  • Their age must be 21 years.
  • They should be an Indian
  • Number of Attempts – 6
  • Male’s height should be 165 cm and females should be 150.
  • 6/6 or 6/9 distant vision and near vision J 1 for good eye.
  • Chest expansion:Minimum 84 cm. Expansion 5 cm for male and Min 79 cm expansion 5 cm for female.

Exam pattern:

UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) consists of the following 3 stages:
1. Preliminary Exam (objective)
2. Main Exam (written)
3. Interview (personality test)

Preparation Tips:

  • Make a well followable time-table.
  • Study NCERT books completely.
  • Read newspaper regularly.
  • Understand the syllabus, exam pattern.
  • Boost general knowledge and current affairs.

Question Papers:

The Preliminary examination consists of 2 papers with objective type questions.

Both papers carry 200 marks each and it serves as a screening test only.

CSAT is the Paper-II of Preliminary Exam the candidate will have to score a minimum 33% of marks for qualifying in Mains (written).

Paper-I of prelims includes mainly the current affairs, while Paper-II or CSAT is the aptitude test.

Your main exam will consist of 9 papers. You will have Two qualifying papers of 300 marks each. Marks of qualifying paper will not be considered or counted. Rest other 7 subjects will be of 250 marks each.

Syllabus for prelims:

Paper 1:

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography
  • Economic and Social Development
  • General issues on Environmental
  • General science

Paper 2:

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • General mental ability
  • Class X level Basic Numeracy

Syllabus for Mains:

Paper A – Modern Indian Languages – 300 Marks

Comprehension of given passages
Precise Writing
Usage and Vocabulary
Short Essay
Translation from English to the Indian language and vice-versa 

Paper B – English – 300 Marks

Comprehension of given passages
Precise Writing
Usage and Vocabulary
Short Essay

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