UPSC IPS Exam – Roles and Responsibilities, Exam Schedule, Eligibility, Application Process, Syllabus and Vacancies

UPSC IPS Exam

One of the top three Civil Services Examinations (CSE), the Indian Police Service, commonly called IPS, is a coveted service that forms leadership roles in the police force of India. Just like the other two CSE exams, such as Indian Foreign Services (IFS) and the Indian Administrative Services (IAS), the Indian Police Service, too, is an integral part of the Indian system and is comprised of police officials of higher ranks.

Conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, the UPSC IPS exam receives lakhs of applications from the aspiring candidates every year. However, the aspirants must have to go through the entrance examination administered by the UPSC to join the elite Indian Police Service.

UPSC IPS Exam 2020 – Roles and Responsibilities of IPS Officers

Comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs, the IPS Officers are employed by the Central Government and the respective states. Considering their higher ranks and elite positions, the IPS Officers enjoy significant perks since the IPS was formed in 1948. Besides, they are entitled with a lot of responsibilities.

Here are the top roles and responsibilities that an IPS Officer carries out –

  • Maintaining public peace and order that includes crime prevention, safeguarding public and investigation, detection and collection of intelligence
  • Offering VIP security
  • Commanding Indian Federal Law Enforcement Agencies such as Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), Civil and Armed Police Forces in all union territories and states, Central Police Organisations (CPO) and Central Paramilitary Forces (CPF) including CISF, NSG, CRPF, ITBP and BSF
  • Border duties and responsibilities including border policing and counter-terrorism
  • High-rank posts in the Indian Intelligence Agencies such as CID, CBI, IS and R&AW.
  • Tracking economic offences such as corruption in public life
  • HODs in policymaking in PSUs both at the centre and states and in the Ministries and Departments of Central and State Governments
  • Anti-smuggling and drug trafficking
  • Enforcement of socio-economic legislation
  • Disaster management such as enforcement or protection of environmental laws, biodiversity, etc.
  • Railway policing
  • Interact and coordinate closely with the Indian Army and Armed Forces in general and Other All India Services

IPS Branches –

The Indian Police Service is divided into several functional branches or departments. They are – Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Crime Branch, Traffic Bureau and Home Guards. These branches help fulfil the above-mentioned responsibilities effectively, systematically and responsibly.

UPSC IPS Exam Highlights

Approximately, more than 8 lakh Indian candidates apply for the UPSC IPS exam each year. The application and the selection processes are common for all the Civil Services Examinations. The selection process includes –

  • Preliminary
  • Main examination
  • An interview/ personality test

Let’s take a quick look at the IPS exam highlights –

Exam Name

Civil Services Examination (Indian Police Service)

Organising Body

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Exam Level

National

Exam Type

Offline (Pen and paper)

Total Number of Vacancies

Approx. 800

Total Number of Services

24

Total Number of Attempts

6

Expected Registration

Approx. 8 lakh


UPSC IPS Exam 2020 Important Dates

The UPSC had previously released the application notification on 12th February 2020 and had invited applications from all the eligible candidates. The last date for receipt of applications was 3rd March 2020. The preliminary exam was scheduled to be held on 31st May. However, the Commission couldn’t carry out the procedure due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. One earlier notification on the official website read, “The Civil Services (Prelims) Examination 2020, scheduled to be held on May 31, 2020, stands deferred. The decision on the fresh date of the examination will be made available on May 20 after assessing the situation.”

UPSC IPS 2020 Exam Events

UPSC IPS 2020 Exam Dates

Release of official notification

12 – February – 2020

Online Recruitment Application (ORA) started

12 – February – 2020

Last date for receipt of IPS 2020 exam

03 – March – 2020

Availability of admit card for preliminary examination

Rescheduled due to COVID-19 (Will be notified later)

Preliminary examination commencement

Rescheduled due to COVID-19 (Will be notified later)

Main exam commencement

Rescheduled due to COVID-19 (Will be notified later)

Result

December (Will be notified later)

Personality Test (PT)/ Interview date

February/ March 2021 (Tentative)

Declaration of final result

April 2021 (Tentative)

Earlier Announced Exam Timetable of Civil Services (IPS) Main Examination – Now Postponed

Go through the timetable of Civil Services Main examinations (postponed now due to the Coronavirus)

UPSC IPS Main Exam Timetable –

Date/ Day

Morning Session (9 am to noon)

Afternoon Session (2 pm to 5 pm)

18th September 2020 (Friday)

Paper – I (Essay)

No Paper

19th September 2020 (Saturday)

Paper – II (General Studies - I)

Paper – III (General Studies - II)

20th September 2020 (Sunday)

Paper – IV (General Studies - III)

Paper – V (General Studies - IV)

26th September 2020 (Saturday)

Paper – A (Indian Languages)

 

(Bengali/ Assamese / Bodo / Dogri / Gujarati / Konkani / Kannada / Hindi / Kashmiri /Malayalam/ Maithili / Marathi/ Manipuri / Oriya/ Nepali /Sanskrit/ Punjabi /Sindhi (Devanagari/Arabic Script)/ Santhali /Telugu/ Tamil / Urdu)

Paper – B (English)

27th September 2020 (Sunday)

Paper – VI (Optional Paper - I)

 

(Agriculture/ Anthropology/ Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science/ Chemistry/ Botany/ Commerce & Accountancy/ Civil Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Economics/ Geology/ Geography/ Law/ History/ Mathematics/ Management/ Medical Science/ Mechanical Engineering/ Physics/ Philosophy/ Statistics/ Zoology/ Psychology/ Political Science & International Relations/ Sociology/ Public Administration/ Literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese/ Bodo/ Bengali/ Gujarati/ Dogri/ Kannada/ Hindi/ Konkani/ Kashmiri/ Malayalam/ Maithili/ Marathi/ Manipuri/ Oriya/ Nepali/ Sanskrit/ Punjabi/ Sindhi/ Santhali/ Telugu/ Tamil/ Urdu/ English)

Paper – VII (Optional Paper - II)

 

(Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science/ Agriculture/ Botany/ Anthropology/ Civil Engineering/ Chemistry/ Economics/ Commerce & Accountancy/ Geography/ Electrical Engineering/ History/ Geology/ Management/ Law/ Mechanical Engineering/ Mathematics/ Philosophy/ Medical Science/ Political Science & International Relations/ Physics/ Public Administration/ Psychology/ Sociology/ Zoology/ Statistics/ Literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese/ Bodo/ Bengali/ Gujarati/ Dogri/ Kannada/ Hindi/ Konkani/ Kashmiri/ Malayalam/ Maithili/ Marathi/ Manipuri/ Oriya/ Nepali/ Sanskrit/ Punjabi/ Sindhi/ Santhali/ Telugu/ Tamil/ Urdu/ English)

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UPSC IPS Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

UPSC Civil Services Examination (IPS) Exam Pattern 2020

The Union Public Service Commission administers the Civil Services Examination broadly in two stages – Preliminary and Mail. Applicants appearing for any post or service of Civil Services will have to clear both Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) and Main Examination (Written and Interview). The Indian Police Service, too, has to follow the same pattern.

  • The UPSC IPS Preliminary Exam is conducted for the selection of candidates for Main Examination.
  • The UPSC IPS Main Examination is conducted for the selection of candidates for various ranks.

UPSC IPS Preliminary Exam Pattern –

The preliminary examination only serves as a screening test and candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified the exam will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination. Candidates have to appear for the Main Examination in the same year. The Prelims exam will have two papers, carrying a maximum of 400 marks.

 

Paper

Question Type

Marks

Hours

Paper – I

Objective Type (MCQs)

200 marks

120 minutes (2 hours)

Paper – II

Objective Type (MCQs)

200 marks

120 minutes (2 hours)

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Note:

  • The General Studies Paper-II is a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks of 33%.
  • It is mandatory to appear for both the papers. Failing to do so will result in the rejection of your candidature.
  • There will be negative marking for incorrect answers.
  • One-third (0.33) of the marks will be deducted as penalty.
  • A penalty will apply to the candidates who give more than one answer.
  • Unattempted questions deserve no penalty.

UPSC IPS Main Examination Pattern –

The Main Examination comprises a written examination and an interview. There will be 9 papers. All of them are of conventional essay types.

Written Test –

Paper

Subjects

Marks

Hours

Paper – A (Qualifying Paper)

Candidates have to select one of the Indian Languages –

Assamese, Santhali, Bengali, Maithili, Gujarati, Dogri, Hindi, Kannada, Bodo, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, Sindhi, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Odia, Nepali, Marathi, Manipuri, Malayalam, Konkani and Kashmiri

300

180 minutes (three hours)

Paper – B

English

300

180 minutes (three hours)

Paper – I (for Merit)

Essay

250

180 minutes (three hours)

Paper – II (for Merit)

General Studies (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

250

180 minutes (three hours)

Paper – III (for Merit)

General Studies – II (Constitution, Governance, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations)

250

180 minutes (three hours)

Paper – IV (for Merit)

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

250

180 minutes (three hours)

Paper – V (for Merit)

General Studies – IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

250

180 minutes (three hours)

Paper – VI (for Merit)

Optional Subject – Paper 1

250

180 minutes (three hours)

Paper – VII (for Merit)

Optional Subject – Paper 2

250

180 minutes (three hours)

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Personality Test –

Also known as the Interview Test, Personality Test will assess the personal suitability of the applicants for a career in public service. It will be conducted by the Board where candidates will be asked questions on matters of general interest. Some of the traits to be judged are clear and logical explosion, critical powers of assimilation, variety and depth of interest, intellectual and moral integrity, the ability for social cohesion and leadership, mental alertness and balance of judgement.

Personality test or interview will be held for 275 marks. The total for the Main Examination is 2025 marks.

List of Optional Subjects for Main Examination – Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Agriculture, Botany, Anthropology, Civil Engineering, Commerce and Accountancy, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Economics, Geology, Geography, Law, History, Mathematics, Management, Medical Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science and International Relations, Sociology, Public Administration, Zoology, Statistics, Literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese, Bodo, Bengali, Gujarati, Dogri, Kannada, Hindi, Konkani, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Maithili, Marathi, Manipuri, Odia, Nepali, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Sindhi, Santhali, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu and English.


UPSC Civil Services Examination (IPS) Exam Syllabus 2020

The syllabi for the Preliminary and Main Examinations are given below.

Preliminary Examination Syllabus –

Paper – I (200 Marks)

Paper – II (200 Marks)

History of India and Indian National Movement

Interpersonal skills including communication skills

General Science

General mental ability

Current events of national and international importance

Comprehension

Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Demographics, Poverty, Social Sector Initiatives, Inclusion, etc.

Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) and Data interpretation (graphs, charts, data sufficiency, tables, etc.) — Class X level

Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Panchayati Raj, Political System, Rights Issues, Public Policy, etc.

Decision making and problem-solving

General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change

Logical reasoning and analytical ability

Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World

 

Some Key Points:

  • The Paper-II of the Preliminary Examination (UPSC IPS) is a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
  • Candidates will have objective type questions.
  • Applicants should appear for both the papers.

Main Examination Syllabus –

The Main Examination will “assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates”. It will also test the candidates’ general awareness on a wide range of topics and subjects. The pattern would be –

  • Comprehension of given passages
  • Short Essays
  • Precis Writing
  • Usage and Vocabulary
  • Translation from English to the Indian Language and vice-versa

The Main Exam will have the following syllabus.

  • Paper – I: Essays on Multiple Topics.
  • Paper – II: General Studies – I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
  • Paper – III: General Studies – II (Constitution, Governance, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations)
  • Paper – IV: General Studies – III (Economic Development, Technology, Environment, Bio-Diversity, Security and Disaster Management)
  • Paper – V: General Studies – IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
  • Paper VI & VII: Optional subjects.


UPSC IPS Exam 2020 Eligibility

To ensure you are eligible to appear in the examination, you have got to check your eligibility. Below, you will find information related to your academic requirements, nationality, age limits, physical criteria, etc.

Nationality –

  • You must be an Indian citizen.

Age Limits –

  • Minimum Age Limit: The minimum age limit of an IPS aspirant to appear for the exam is 21 years.
  • Maximum Age Limit: The maximum age limit of an IPS aspirant to appear for the exam is 32 years as on 1st of August 2020. He shouldn’t have been borne earlier than 2nd August 1988 and not later than 1st August 1999.

Age Relaxation –

If you belong to other categories including SC, ST, OBC, etc., the upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxable.

Category

Relaxation Years

Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)

Up to a maximum of 5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

Up to a maximum of 3 years

Defence Services Personnel (DSP)

Up to a maximum of 3 years

Ex-servicemen including SSCOs/ SCOs/ Commissioned Officers at least 5 years Military Service as on 1st August 2020

Up to a maximum of 5 years

Deaf and hard of hearing

Multiple disabilities

Autism, specific learning disability, mental illness and intellectual disability

Blindness and low vision

A locomotor disability such as an acid attack, leprosy cured, cerebral palsy, dwarfism and muscular dystrophy

Up to a maximum of 10 years

When it comes to accepting the age qualification, the Commission will only consider the date of birth mentioned in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate or Matriculation. The official notification maintains, “The date of birth, accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or a certificate recognized by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate. These certificates are required to be submitted only at the time of applying for the Civil Services (Main) Examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, Service records and the like will be accepted.”

Minimum Educational Qualifications –

  • The IPS aspirants should hold a degree from institutions “incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.”
  • Candidates, who are appearing in the qualifying examination and are confident about securing the minimum percentage that would render them educationally qualified for the IPS exam, would also be eligible for admission to the Prelims exam.

Note: Such candidates will be required to provide proof of passing the qualifying exam along with their application for the Main Examination. If they don’t produce the required documents, admission to the Main Examination will not be permitted. “In exceptional cases, the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate who does not have any of the foregoing qualifications as a qualified candidate provided that he/she has passed examination conducted by the other Institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies his/her admission to the examination.”

  • If the interested candidates have passed the final examination of any Medical Examinations, including professional M.B.B.S. but couldn’t complete their internship by the time of submission of the Main Examination applications, they will be considered for the examination provisionally. However, such candidates will have to submit a copy of pass certificate (final professional medical examination) from the concerned Institution or University along with their application. Moreover, they will have to produce a certificate or Degree from the same concerned authority that they had completed the internship and other requirements for the award of the Degree.
  • Aspirants boasting technical skills and professional qualifications (recognised by the government) equivalent to a technical and professional degree would be considered eligible for admission to Civil Services Examinations.

Number of Attempts –

  • The maximum number of attempts that an eligible candidate appearing at the examination can avail to himself is six.

Relaxation in Number of Attempts –

There are exceptions to the candidates who don’t belong to the general category.

  • The restriction on the number of attempts will not apply to candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
  • Candidates belonging to the OBC category can attempt the UPSC Civil Services Examinations 9 times.
  • Candidates belonging to the Physically Handicapped (General) category can attempt the UPSC Civil Services Examinations 9 times.
  • Aspirants belonging to the Physically Handicapped (OBC) category can attempt the examination 9 times.
  • Candidates belonging to the Physically Handicapped (SC/ST) category can attempt the examination as many times as they want.

Note: If candidates appearing in the UPSC IPS preliminary examination, it will be counted as one attempt. If they clear the preliminary, they are eligible to appear in the main exam in that year only. Candidates whose candidatures are cancelled or disqualified, it will still be counted as one attempt.

Physical Standards for UPSC IPS Exam –

Your exceptional academic results may not come in handy if you are physically unfit. As per the official statement, “Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Civil Services Examination, 2020.”

Take a look at the following table –

Attribute

Male

Female

Chest girth fully expanded

84 cm

79 cm

Expansion

5 cm

5 cm

Height

165 cm

150 cm

Height for ST, Nagaland, Kumaonis, Assamese and Gorkhas

160 cm

145 cm

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Medical Test –

The Union Public Service Commission is also serious about a candidate’s medical conditions. One should meet the medical requirements and must clear the medical test to get into the Indian Police Service.

Underneath, take a look at the standards for the near and distant vision for the UPSC IPS exam 2020.

Attributes

Better Eye

Worse Eye

Near Vision

J1

J2

Distant Vision

6/6 or 6/9

6/12 or 6/9

Types of Corrections Permitted

Contact lens, spectacles and refractive surgery IOL, ICL, Lasik, etc.

Colour Vision Requirements

High Grade

Squint

Unfit (Due to absence of binocular vision)

Binocular Vision Needed

Yes

Limits of Refractive Error Permitted

No limit.

 

Nonetheless, the candidates with Myopia of more than 6.00 D including spherical & cylindrical error will be directed to special Myopia Board. The Board must verify or examine the concerned aspirants for degenerative changes in the retina – this includes direct or indirect ophthalmoscopy. The candidates will be declared fit if the macular area is healthy. In case of only peripheral degenerative changes that can be treated, the Board will declare the candidates unfit till it gets treated.

 

In the cases where the candidates have myopia up to 6.00 D without any involvement of macular area of the retina, such candidates should be declared fit (except candidates with macular degenerative changes. They are unfit.)

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Other Medical Conditions –

  • Blood Pressure:
    • Below 25 years – Systolic Pressure (100 – 130 mm) and Diastolic Pressure (< 90 mm)
    • Above 25 years - Systolic Pressure (110 – 140 mm) and Diastolic Pressure (< 90 mm)
  • Candidates shouldn’t stutter while speaking
  • They must have great listening skills

Note: If the aspirant is a female, she shouldn’t be pregnant at the time of the medical test.

Restriction on Applying for UPSC IPS Examination – Who Can’t Appear?

Not everyone is eligible to apply for the UPSC Indian Police Service exam. Let’s learn who can’t compete at this exam –

  • Someone who is appointed to the IAS or IFS on the results of a previous exam and continues to play that role of the same service will be considered ineligible for the IPS exam.
  • If he or she is appointed to the IAS or IFS and continues to be a member of that service after the prelims of CSE 2020 is over, he/ she cannot appear in the Civil Services (Main) exam 2020 – despite the fact he/ she has cleared the IPS preliminary examination 2020.
  • If a candidate is appointed to the Indian Foreign Service or the Indian Administrative Service after the commencing of the Main examination 2020 but before the declaration of the result and is a member of that service, the concerned candidate will be considered ineligible for the IPS.
  • If a candidate is already appointed to the IPS based on an earlier exam and continues to play the same role of that service, he/ she will not be considered eligible to opt for the IPS in Civil Services Examination 2020.

UPSC IPS Exam 2020 Application Process

The Union Public Service Commission carried out the application process of the UPSC IPS 2020 exam. It began the form filling process from 12th February 2020 and completed on 3rd March 2020 till 18.00 hours. However, the exam couldn’t take place due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

How to Apply – General Instructions

To apply for the Union Public Service Commission IPS, you have to visit the website www.upsconline.nic.in. Go through the detailed instructions for filling up an online application.

  • You must note that a candidate can submit only a single application.
  • In case of any unavoidable situation, if an eligible aspirant submits more than one application, he or she needs to “ensure that application with the higher Registration ID (RID) is complete in all respects like applicant’s details, examination centre, photograph, signature, photo ID, fee, etc.”
  • The Commission will entertain the applications with higher RID.
  • Also, note that “fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID”.
  • Before filling in the online form, you must get your signature and photograph ready beforehand.
  • The photograph and signature should be in the proper format (.jpg) and should meet the required size (between 20 kb and 300 kb)
  • Details of one photo ID should be ready beforehand (PAN card, Aadhar Card, Driving License, Passport, Voter Card and any other photo ID card issued by the Central/ State Government).
  • Also, you need to upload the scanned copy of the Photo ID whose details you have provided in the form. While appearing for the exam, the Commission wants you to carry the same Photo ID. It will use the same for all future references.
  • The Online Application Form contains two stages – Part I and Part II.
  • While filling in the online application form, you need to carefully decide about your choice of centre for the IPS examination.
  • The papers of candidates will not be evaluated if they appear at a different centre than the one allotted to them by the Commission. Their candidatures of such candidates will be liable to cancellation.
  • You are encouraged to provide a valid email address for easy communication through electronic mode. The Union Public Service Commission will keep you informed about everything related to the exam.
  • Keep checking your email from time to time so that you don’t miss out on anything ending with @nic.in. Also, check your SPAM folder in case you don’t see emails from the Commission in the inbox.

UPSC IPS Application Fee –

Candidates are required to pay a fee of ₹ 100/- either by using RuPay/ Master/ Visa/ Credit/ Debit Card or by visiting any branch of SBI or by using Internet Banking of SBI. If you opt for “Pay by Cash” mode, get a print of the “system-generated Pay-in-slip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only”.

Applications submitted without fee payment will be rejected. There are, however, cases when applicants make the payment but don’t receive details from the bank. The Commission will treat them as fictitious payment cases. It will release a list of all such candidates on its official website within two weeks after the submission of online application.

Further, these candidates will be notified or intimated through their registered email address to submit a copy of proof of their payment. They can do that via either speed post or hand. Failing to do so will result in the rejection of their candidature.

Fee Exemption –

The following applicants will not have to remit the UPSC IPS application fee.

  • Female/ SC/ ST/ Persons with Benchmark Disability

Note:

  • Fee once paid will not be refunded or held in reserve for any other exam or selection.
  • Applications without the prescribed fee will be rejected.
  • Applicants admitted to the Main Exam will have to remit a further fee of ₹ 200/-.
  • Candidates who attempted the CSE exam in 2019 and wants to apply for admission to this exam, they can submit applications without waiting for the results or an offer of appointment.

Withdrawal of UPSC IPS 2020 Application –

Anyone wishes to withdraw their applications can do so before 8th August 2020 till 18.00 hours. The withdrawal of application started on 1st August 2020.

Earlier, the Commission scheduled the withdrawal facility from 12th March to 18th March 2020, which couldn’t be carried out due to COVID-19.

Here are some important instructions to withdraw application –

  • Read all instructions carefully before submitting the request for withdrawal of an application.
  • Get your registration ID ready.
  • Make sure you have access to the registered email ID and mobile as the Commission will send OTPs to confirm the withdrawal.
  • After the final acceptance, the applicants should print the authenticated receipt.
  • However, no refund will be made by the Commission in case of successful withdrawal of the application.
  • Candidates who submit incomplete applications don’t have to go through this procedure for withdrawal of incomplete applications.

Other Details

IPS Exam Admit Card 2020

The release date of the admit card for the UPSC IPS exam 2020 was postponed due to the Coronavirus. Earlier, it was scheduled to be issued on 25th May 2020. The Commission will announce the issuance date of the e-admit card on the official website.

The admit card will have all the details such as the name of the candidate, date and time of the exam, centre of the exam, etc. Reach out to the Board in case of any wrong information or details mentioned on the admit card.

UPSC IPS Exam Centres 2020

UPSC IPS Preliminary Exam Centres

UPSC IPS Main Exam Centres

Agartala

Ahmedabad

Gorakhpur

Delhi

Panaji

Patna

Agra

Aizawl

Gurgaon

Dispur

Patna

Prayagraj

Ajmer

Bangalore

Gwalior

Hyderabad

Port Blair

Raipur

Ahmedabad

Bhopal

Hyderabad

Jaipur

Prayagraj

Ranchi

Aizawl

Chandigarh

Imphal

Jammu

Puducherry

Shillong

Aligarh

Chennai

Indore

Kolkata

Pune

Shimla

Anantpur

Cuttack

Itanagar

Lucknow

Raipur

Thiruvananthapuram

Aurangabad

Dehradun

Jabalpur

Mumbai

Rajkot

Vijayawada

Bangalore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaipur

Ranchi

Bareilly

Jammu

Sambalpur

Bhopal

Jodhpur

Shillong

Bilaspur

Jorhat

Shimla

Chandigarh

Kochi

Siliguri

Chennai

Kohima

Srinagar

Coimbatore

Kolkata

Thane

Cuttack

Kozhikode

Thiruvananthapuram

Dehradun

Lucknow

Tiruchirapalli

Delhi

Ludhiana

Tirupati

Dharwad

Madurai

Udaipur

Varanasi

Mumbai

Dispur

Faridabad

Mysore

Vellore

Gangtok

Nagpur

Vijayawada

Gaya

Navi Mumbai

Vishakhapatnam

Ghaziabad

Gautam Buddh Nagar

Warangal

IPS Cadre Allocation –

The IPS Cadre allocation is done based on the ranks of the candidates, availability of vacancies and their preferences. The IPS cadres are grouped into five zones.

Zone

Number of Cadres

IPS Cadres

Zone – I

7

AGMUT (Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and UTs), Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Rajasthan

Zone – II

4

Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Jharkhand

Zone – III

4

Maharashtra, Gujarat,  Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh

Zone – IV

6

Assam-Meghalaya, West Bengal, Sikkim, Nagaland, Tripura and Manipur

Zone – V

5

Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

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UPSC IPS Training –

The candidates who clear all the exam stages will have to be on a two-year probationary or training period at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), Hyderabad. The recruits will be on the Foundation Course, i.e. of 3 months at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie.

The training also comprises the following –

Indoor Subjects

Marks Allotted

Indian Penal Code, 1860

100

Police in Modern India

75

Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973

100

Indian Evidence Act, 1872

100

Investigation-I

75

Investigation-II

75

Special Laws

50

Forensic Science (Theory & Practical)

75

Forensic Medicine

50

Maintenance of Public Peace and Order

75

Police Leadership and Management

100

Crime Prevention & Criminology

75

Information & Communication Technology

100

Internal Security

75

Ethics and Human Rights

75

 

Outdoor Subjects

Marks Allotted

Equitation

40

Drill (comprising Ceremonial Drill and Sword Drill)

80

First Aid and Ambulance Drill

20

Drill (comprising Ceremonial Drill and Sword Drill)

100

Physical Fitness

80

Field Craft Tactics and Map Reading

200

Swimming

25

Unarmed Combat

30

Yoga

25

Salary and Ranks of UPSC IPS Officers –

The IPS Officers get paid as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendation. Below, take a look at the ranks and their average (approx.) salary of the respective officers.

IPS Officer Ranks (In Ascending Order)

Approx. Salary (7th Pay Commission) in INR

Deputy Superintendent of Police

56,100.00

Additional Superintendent of Police

67,700.00

Senior Superintendent of Police

78,800.00

Deputy Inspector General of Police

1,31,100.00

Inspector General of Police

1,44,200.00

Additional Director General of Police

2,05,400.00

Director General of Police

2,25,000.00

UPSC Indian Police Services (IPS) 2020 Result –

The result of UPSC IPS 2020 exam will tentatively be declared in December after the successful completion of the Preliminary and Main examinations. The Commission is yet to announce the exam date, which got postponed due to COVID-19.

After the result announcement, UPSC will then announce the results of PI probably in February or March 2021. The final result will be out by April 2021.

UPSC IPS Exam Preparation Tips –

The UPSC IPS exam is believed to be one of the toughest competitive examinations in the country. Hence, extra efforts are required to ace the exam. Here we bring you some of the expert-recommended preparation tips for the Union Public Service Commission IPS exam 2020.

  • Read NCERT Books: You have got to follow the NCERT Books of Class 6th to 12th. Those who wish to appear in Hindi should refer to IAS books in Hindi medium.
  • Writing Practice: You need to write a lot as it is important to improve your writing skills. The Main examination demands a lot of patience in writing. Set a time limit and see how you perform.
  • Previous Years’ Question Papers: Focus more on previous years’ question papers. You will have an idea of how the questions will be. This will further save you a lot of time.
  • Mock Test: Count on the mock test and give online mock test as much as possible. This way, you can evaluate your strength and weakness.
  • Read Newspaper: Make it a habit to read daily newspaper. It is important to stay updated on current affairs.

 

Are you all set to appear in the upcoming UPSC IPS examination?


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