Indian Police Service

The Indian Police Service, simply known as Indian Police or IPS, is one of the three All India Services of the Government of India.[4] In 1948, a year after India gained independence from Britain, the Imperial Police (IP) was replaced by the Indian Police Service. The IPS is not a law enforcement agency in its own right; rather it is the body to which all senior police officers belong regardless of the agency for whom they work.

To serve in the IPS one has to pass the Civil Services Examination or be elevated from the state cadre, which is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, every year. This examination is a common examination conducted for selection to the other one of the other All India Services, as well as various other Group A and Group B services under the Central Government. Taking the Civil Services Examination, a three-stage competitive selection process consisting of a preliminary exam, a main exam, and an interview is the only way to get in to IPS as with many other civil service bodies. This Civil Services Examination is administered by the Union Public Service Commission once a year.

At stage one, there is an objective type examination called the Preliminary examination. This is a qualifying examination and only the candidates who clear this can appear for the next stage called the Main examination. In the Main examination each candidate has to select two optional subjects, apart from which all candidates have to take a General Studies, Essay and compulsory language paper and English paper. Preliminary examination consists of General Studies & Optional 1. On clearing this candidate would be allowed to write mains, which consists of nine papers.

After being selected for the IPS, candidates are allocated to their Cadres. There is one cadre in each Indian state, except for three joint cadres: Assam-Meghalaya, Manipur-Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT). As per Indian Constitution 2/3rd of the strength of every cadre is filled by direct IPS officers and rest 1/3rd is elevated from respectve state cadre officers. Each state and union territory of India has a state police force, headed by the Commissioner of Police (State) or Director General of Police (DGP). It is controlled by the Chief Minister and Home Minister of the state/union territory. The state police is responsible for maintaining law and order in townships of the state and the rural areas. States such as Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra have taken steps to get their police force trained by advanced police training schools notably the Atlanta City Police of the USA. The Tamil Nadu state police is at the forefront of advancement with the Tamil Nadu Police Academy, which now seeks university status. The advanced training that the Tamil Nadu Police undergo vary from fraud investigation to advanced patrol training. This training when completed will make the Tamil Nadu Police one of the most advanced police forces in India. City Police Services on the other hand are known for their one lesson fits all attitude. The Indian Police Forces have been trying to secure better training and capabilities for their personnel, but with indifferent success due to a cumbrous buraeucracy.

13 comments:

Ali Mehdi said...

Dear Sir
i want to beCome an IPS officer !
now i am in claSs Xth,after paSsing the class 12th i shall fill the form for IPS & will go for IPS Training !
firstly i shall become a Police Man then i shall Take UPSC coaching to beCome A Police officer !!

Ali Mehdi said...

SiR Please Help Me.
I am in Big Trouble ! :'(

Anonymous said...

The child has completed her 12th. Wants to become an IPS. Pls. guide
Thanks

priyanka yadav said...

hay Ali u r in class xth ok so don't worry u have time first finish off with NCERT books and don't take coaching just after your 12th complete your graduation after graduation take coaching ok 1st focus on ur boards exams

AMOL SINGH said...

can a bcom student clear INDIAN FOREST SERVICE exam ? please guide ! i opted for commerce in +1 std. but i am interested in animals! please suggest

SATISH PRASAD said...

SIR I want to be IPS officer..
I COMPLETE MY GRADUATION IN COMMERCE(B.COM)
I JUST WANT TO KNOW.. IS THEIR ANY PERCENTAGE BINDING IN GRADUATION..

amit kumar said...

SIR i am a 2% handicapped so plz tell me when i fell the form upsc that i tick handicapped coloum or normal

Rupali palmure said...

i want become an IPS officer.i am in obc category my date of birth 27 th june 1981.can qualified for this exam.

yogesh panchal said...

i am not understand the syllabus and optional sub so help me please!

wahidur islam said...

what types of books and study material should i use to become IPS officer.i have completed my graduation. Sir please help me i am in big trouble.

Anonymous said...

Sir i am a class Xth pass out and i am very much interested in IPS so could you guide me on what books and materials are needed for this?

sudhir kaushal said...

sir i want to ips officer..
i complete 12th with science so could you guide me

Anonymous said...

sir i want to become a ips officer

will guide me please

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