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    What are the essential qualifications required for IPS post?

    hello sir/mam
    what are the essential qualifications required for IPS (INDIAN POLICE SERVICE)

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    Sushil Kumar Array
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    Oct 2012

    Re: What are the essential qualifications required for IPS post?

    You have to apply for Civil Services Examination Since Civil Services Examination is conducted by UPSC every year for the recruitment of candidates for the post of IAS, IRS, IPS.

    The Eligibility Criteria to Appear for Civil Services Examination are as follows:

    The candidate should have a degree in any discipline from university recognized by UGC.
    --> The candidate should be Indian.
    --> The candidate age should be more than 21 years and less than 30 years. There are relaxations as 3 years for OBC, 5 years for SC/ST and 10 years for PH category.
    --> The maximum number of attempts is 4 times for general category, 7 times for OBC, PH category and there is no limit for SC/ST category.

    For further details refer the pdf attached below and for Previous Years Question Papers you can refer www.upsc.gov.in
    You can fill the online application form from the official website www.upsconline.nic.in

    Attached Files

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    RSJ Array
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    Re: What are the essential qualifications required for IPS post?

    Friend, IPS means Indian Police Service. To become an IPS Officer, candidate have to compulsorily appear for Civil Service Examination. As Civil Service Examination offer ideal platform for prestigious posts like IAS Officer, IPS Officer etc.You are required to have any bachelor degree in any discipline. There is no any restriction for securing any fixed marks or percentage marks in academic / technical qualification. You are just required to have any valid recognised bachelor degree.

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    varam Array
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    Re: What are the essential qualifications required for IPS post?

    IPS means Indian Police Service.

    To become IPS Officer, one has to give the Civil services exam conducted by UPSC.

    Eligibility conditions are as follows:

    Educational eligibility: Any degree from recognized university.

    Age criteria:

    Minimum: 21 years

    Maximum: 30 years.

    This is applicable for general category.

    There is upper age relaxation as follows

    3 years for OBC.

    5 years for SC/ST & Ex-servicemen

    Exam Pattern:

    1. Preliminary exam

    2. Main exam

    3. Interview

    Number of Attempts:

    Four attempts for general, seven for OBCs and no limit for SCs/STs.

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    Mohit Bansal Array
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    Re: What are the essential qualifications required for IPS post?

    dear aspirant

    You have to write Civil Services Exam. UPSC conduct Civil Services exam for the post of IPS officer. IPS post is one of the India's prestigious post and to get that post you have to work hard.

    Levels Of Civil Services Exam:
    1. Prelims(CSAT)
    2. Mains
    3. Interview
    you have to clear all the levels of the exam if you want to get int IPS.

    Scheme and subjects for the Preliminary and Main Examinations
    A. Preliminary Examination
    The Examination shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.

    B. Main Examination
    The written examination will consist of the following papers:


    Section 1 Essay 200 Marks
    Section 2 English Comprehension
    & English Précis 100 Marks
    (Of Matriculation/ Xth standard


    General Studies–I 250Marks
    (Indian Heritage and Culture,
    History and Geography of the World
    and Society)


    General Studies –II 250 Marks
    (Governance, Constitution,
    Polity, Social Justice and
    International relations)


    General Studies –III 250 Marks
    (Technology, Economic Development,
    Bio-diversity, Environment, Security
    and Disaster Management)


    General Studies –IV 250 Marks
    (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)


    Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 Marks


    Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks

    Sub Total (Written test) 1800 Marks

    Personality Test 275 Marks.
    Grand Total 2075 Marks

    Eligibility Criteria For Civil Services:

    >>you must have completed or appearing in final year of graduation.

    >>your age must be within 21 years to 30 years on 1 August of the year of exam. there is relaxation in upper age limit up to 3 years for OBC and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

    Limit Number Of Attempts:

    >>General category: 4 attempts

    >>OBC category: 7 attempts

    >>SC/ST category: No Limit

    You can apply for the exam online on following official link of UPSC:


    Good Luck......

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    SK1 Array
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    Re: What are the essential qualifications required for IPS post?

    You have to give the UPSC Civil Services Exams if you want to become an IPS officer.

    Also in this exam if you clear all the three stages of the slection procedure than your ranking in the merit list should be high so that you are alloted the IPS department

    Eligibilty to apply is:

    Education-Bachelors degree Pass in any stream

    Age- Minimum 21 years
    Maximum 30 years
    Maximum age for OBC candidates to apply is 33 years and for the SC/ST candidates is 35 years

    Attempts- UPSC has also put a cap on number of times you can give this exams and it is 4 for General category candidates, 7 for OBC candidates and no such restrictions for SC/ST candidates

    Physical Requirements for IPS

    6/6 or 6/9 distant vision for good eye.
    6/12 or 6/9 for worst eye.
    You should not be suffering from color or night blindness.

    Male - 165 cm for General/SC/OBC candidate and minimum of 160 cm ST.
    Female - 150 cm OBC/SC/General candidate and 145 cm ST.

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    senorita Array
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    Re: What are the essential qualifications required for IPS post?

    Hello ,

    The essential qualification for IPS exam are as follows :

    > > Must be Graduate in any discipline from recognized college

    > > Age must be above 21 years but below 30 years ( for General category)

    > > For SC/ST : 21-35 years , for OBC : 21-33 years

    > > Must meet physical standards , and these are as follows :

    > > For Ips exam , one must clear all the three stages that is :

    * * PRELIM

    * * MAINS


    > > Note : There is a limitation , in number of attempts that is :

    For General : 4 Attempts are been given to clear Exam

    For SC/ST : No limits

    For OBC : 7 Attempts

    Visit : http://upsconline.nic.in/ or http://www.upsc.gov.in/ for more information .


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    Shubhojeet Array
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    Jun 2013

    Re: What are the essential qualifications required for IPS post?

    Essential Qualification are-
    1-Must be graduated from recognized university approved by UGC AND AICTE
    2-Age limits-
    General category-21-30 year.
    SC/St category- 21-35 year.
    OBC category- 21-33 year.

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    ajmeera Array
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    Mar 2013

    Re: What are the essential qualifications required for IPS post?


    IPS stand for - Indian Police Service. This exam conduct by UPSC.

    IPS Eligibility like ::

    *** You must be citizen of Indian

    *** You must be complete degree

    *** Age,

    21 to 30 General

    21 to 33 OBC

    21 to 35 SC / ST

    *** The final year candidate are eligible for IPS exam

    Selection Process like ::

    *** Preliminary exam

    *** Main exam

    *** Interview.

    All the best..................

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