IPS full form

IPS=Indian Police Service


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What is IPS?

The complete form of IPS is the Indian Police Service, formed by the Government of India in October 1948. The Indian Police Service (IPS) is an administrative diplomatic civil service under the Central Civil Service, the executive branch of government. India. The Indian Police Service was first established in 1948. The Ministry of Home Affairs currently regulates it. Becoming an IPS officer is one of the biggest dreams of almost every Indian youth. To become an IPS officer, candidates have to take an entrance exam which is basically known as the IPS exam or UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) Civil Service exam. This is one of the most challenging tests in the country.

Power of an IPS officer?

IPS officers lead and manage central police agencies such as the Intelligence Bureau, Central Bureau of Investigation, Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, National Security Guard, and Vigilance Org.

IPS officers lead and manage the civil and armed police forces in all the states and union territories.

IPS officers work at the policy-making level of the Center and States and in RAWs and public sector undertakings in the Ministries & Departments of the Central and State Governments.

IPS officers must interact and coordinate closely with other All India Services and members of the Central Civil Services and Armed Forces.

Eligibility for IPS

Certain basic eligibility criteria are

1 . Nationality: Indian

2. Academic Qualification:

Minimum a bachelor degree from any recognized university or an equivalent qualification.

3. Age Limit:

A candidate must be between 21 and 37 years of age depending on the categories he/she falls under.

  • 21 to 32 years for general candidates
  • 21 to 35 years for Other Backward Category candidates
  • 21 to 37 years for SC/ST candidates
  • Age limits for the physical handicapped are set @ 42, 45 and 47 years for General, OBC, and SC/ST categories respectively.

4. Physical ability

  • The height of a male candidate should be at least 165 CM. And 160 cm for SC and OBC candidates.
  • The height of a female candidate should be at least 150 cm. And 145 cm for SC/OBC candidates.
  • A healthy eye vision should be 6/6 or 6/9. A vision of week eyes must be 6/12.

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