What is IPS Exam?
The Indian Police Service or IPS is one of the 3 All India Services of the Government of India. The IPS was formed in the year 1948. The cadre controlling authority for the IPS is the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The Indian Police Service examination is a part of the Civil Services Examination which is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission each year.
An IPS (Indian Police Service) officer carries out his/her responsibilities by safeguarding public. The IPS gives more importance to law and order, which, at the district level, is a collective responsibility of IPS and IAS officers; detecting and preventing crime; and traffic control and accident prevention and management.
Civil Service Examination Pattern
The pattern of Civil services examination has been designed to test the academic expertise of a candidate and that candidate’s ability to present himself/herself in a systematic and coherent manner. The examination pattern intends to assess the overall intellectual traits and understanding level of the candidates.
The UPSC Civil Services Exam is conducted in two stages namely, Prelims and Mains, which are then followed by an interview.
1.Preliminary Examination (400 Marks)
(This is also called Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) and is a common test for all applicants)
- The Prelims consists of two papers of 200 marks each
- Both the question papers are of the objective type (multiple choice questions) of two hours each
- The question papers will be set in both Hindi and English. However, questions related to English Language Comprehension skills would be provided only in English.
- Blind candidates would be allowed an extra 20 minutes of time for each paper
2.Main Examination (2075 Marks)
- Candidates who qualify Preliminary exam are called for Main exam and on the basis of marks secured in Main exam, they will be called for Interview
- The total marks of Main exam and Interview sum up to produce final resultThe written examination consists of the following papers:
The written examination consists of the following papers:
- Qualifying PapersPaper I (Marks 300)
One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidates from the Languages included in the eighth schedule of the constitution
Paper II (Marks 300)
- Paper to be counted or merits|
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
Essay (Section 1)200 Marks
|Paper III||Essay (Section 1)||200 Marks|
|Essay (Section 1)||200 Marks|
|(The level of paper would be Matriculation/10th standard level)|
|Paper IV||General Studies-I||250 Marks|
|(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)|
|Paper V||General Studies-II||250 Marks|
|(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)|
|Paper VI||General Studies-III||250 Marks|
|(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.|
|Paper VII||General Studies-IV||250 Marks|
|(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)|
|Paper VIII||Optional Subject-Paper I||250 Marks|
|Paper IX||Optional Subject-Paper II||250 Marks|
|Personality Test (Interview)||275 Marks|
|Grand Total||275 Marks|