IPS – Indian Police Service (Qualification, Syllabus, Eligibility,Salary)

IPS is also called as Indian Police Service which is almost an attractable job in this world. We might get attracted to IPS by movies on which our favorite hero rocks as an IPS officer. As becoming an IPS officer you can enjoy the power and authority of your job role. In the 24 services, this is the uniformed service. Like IAS you have to attend UPSC civil service examination which is held every year.

This article going to be an eye-opener to explore the required qualifications to become an IPS Officer in India.

IPS Qualification

In this article, we have curated the qualification, age limit, number of attempts and physical and medical fitness eligibility to become an Indian Police Service officer.

IPS Eligibility

Having a Graduation in any stream is a basic qualification from a Government approved institution.

The candidates who are in final year graduation can also apply for this examination.


General Category: 6 attempts until 32 years of age.

OBC: 9 attempts until 35 years of age.

SC/ST: unlimited attempts until 37 years of age

IPS Examination Syllabus

You can find here the UPSC syllabus you have to read if you want to become an IPS Officer.

IPS Age Limit

  1. You must be at least 21 years old.
  2.  For a General candidate, the upper age limit will be 32 years.
  3. For OBC, SC/ST candidates upper age limit will be 35 and 37 respectively.

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IPS Height and Vision

What is the Height needed to become an IPS Officer?

General Category: 

  • Minimum height for the male is 165 CM
  • Minimum height for the female is 150 CM


  • Minimum height for the male is 160 CM
  • Minimum height for the female is 145 CM
  1. Chest for Male should be 85 CM and should expandable up to 5 CM.
  2. Chest for Female Candidate should be 79 CM and expand up to 5 CM.
  3. Spectacles were permitted.
  4. Myopia and Hypermetropia should not exceed +4.00D
  5. High-Grade color vision and binocular vision needed.

IPS Selection Procedure

As like IAS, you have to clear

  1. Preliminary
  2. Mains and
  3. Interview

IPS – Training

After this, you will be called for the Foundational course training which will be held at LBSNAA- Mussoorie where other IAS and other service officers who have selected in your batch will also be trained. The IPS officers will get the Foundational course training in LBSNAA for a period of 3 months. After completion of this training, the remaining training period will be spent on NPA – National Police Academy in Hyderabad.

After the successful completion of 2 years of training, you will be posted as Assistant Commissioner / ADSP in any district based on your cadre state where you already opted to work.

Also Read: How to become an IAS officer 

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