IPS Full Form: Check Salary, Eligibility & Exam Pattern IPS Exam, Eligibility for IPS, Age Limit, Syllabus & Preparation Indian Police Service

IPS Full Form
IPS Full Form

What is Indian Police Service (IPS)?

Indian Police Service is an entrance exam for the Indian Police Service (IPS) and the All India Services. It is conducted every year. The exam is conducted to fill up the posts of the IPS officers in the Indian police administration. The final selection of the candidates is done after that they go through the selection process, which includes oral interview. How to Register for Indian Police Service (IPS) 2018 exam? There are three stages in the selection process. The first stage is the written examination which is held in June every year. The exam is conducted in two parts (B and C), first Part is the objective type paper (100 marks) and the second Part is descriptive paper (100 marks). There is negative marking in the exam.

IPS Full Form

READ ALSO: IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims Admit Card 2018 released @ ibps.in, see how to download Pay Scale The IPS officers are ranked in 7 brackets with the highest being the DDipy of the Indian Police Service (IPS) and the lowest being Sepoy and Constable. IPS Pay Scale The Rank Pay of an IPS Officer is Rs 97,200-132,400 (Level 16) Pay Scale of SSP and SP is Rs 84,100-140,800 (Level 16) Pay Scale of DIG and ADG is Rs 66,700-140,000 (Level 17) IPS Officers The officers of the IPS are generally associated with the police departments in the states or central government. The officers of the IPS belong to any of the three services of the Indian police-Indian army, navy and air force. They are governed by the Indian Police Service Act, 1919.

Salary, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

Before starting preparing for IPS exam, you must be sure about your eligibility. Your age, ITI pass marks, scholarship score, NSD Scores, Board/University marks, distance from the Exam Centre to your home will determine your eligibility. Visit the official website of Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission at www.appsc.gov.in to check the full details of eligibility criteria and the exam pattern for Andhra Pradesh IPS recruitment. You will also get the details of payment and dates for the exam. How To Check IPS And Police Recruitment 2017 Full Form Online? Go to the official website of Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission at www.appsc.gov.

Age Limit

25 Students above 21 years of age can apply for this exam. Educational Qualification A three-year diploma in engineering or technical or any similar course. Regulation of Time From 10:30 AM to 1:15 PM Reading General Intelligence Which is the product of intelligence and indicates your aptitude in a variety of activities. The General Intelligence test comprises five sub-tests, and four activities. The general intelligence test comprises five sub-tests, and four activities. Reading Comprehension Written expression of verbal questions with a definite thought process. Written expression of verbal questions with a definite thought process. Technical Drawing Introduction to 2D and 3D Drawing Objective examination of motor skill, mental acuity and imagination.


The syllabus in the IPS main exam is quite similar to that of previous preliminary exam (stage-I). Candidates will be tested on general intelligence & reasoning, numerical ability, general awareness, current affairs and intelligence quotient. While the questions of stage-I were based on the past year question papers, stage-II will be about the years from 2009 onwards. Questions from the stage-I of stage-II will be asked again in stage-II and a few new questions will also be asked in the second stage of the exam. The key subject of stage-II will be English. A total of 90 questions will be asked in stage-II, with 55 questions relating to current affairs & intelligence, 20 questions on general awareness and 15 questions on English comprehension and communication skill.

Preparation Tips

All parts of the exams can be an optional or mandatory component, the objective is to prepare the students for all the aspects of the exam. Each exam has been put in the schedule with a specific time schedule. There are no such rules for online exam since it will be online as well. You will be allotted some time to clear the question or chapters. For students who are used to essay and test based exams like UPSC and NSE, this will be a bit of a challenge. However, the true test of the ability of a candidate will be on the actual stage when it is an interview. This is where a candidate must find a balance and carve out a strategy that will work well for him or her. You must practice and should reach no more than 2 hours after your usual sleep time.


IANS, but basically IPS is what you make it and most of it is about the experience and the luck. At the end of the day, it’s your experience that counts. You should be extra cautious while selecting or reviewing the colleges if you are not sure about the current posting of the selection officer. One should also take the opinions of your friends who are currently in the job. It’s not very easy to get selected in IPS and most of the time the applications get rejected or abandoned for some wrong reasons.