! IPS EXAM 2019

! Introduction

! Important Dates

! Eligibility Criteria

! Roles

! Exam Pattern

! Application Process

! Syllabus

! Admit Card

! Selection Procedure

! Official Notification

! Video Lectures

! IPS EXAM 2019

! Introduction

What is IPS Exam?

The Indian Police Service or IPS is one of the 3 All India Services of the Government of India. The IPS was formed in the year 1948. The cadre controlling authority for the IPS is the Ministry of Home Affairs.

IPS Exam

The Indian Police Service examination is a part of the Civil Services Examination which is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission each year.

IPS Officer

An IPS (Indian Police Service) officer carries out his/her responsibilities by

  • An IPS (Indian Police Service) officer carries out his/her responsibilities by safeguarding public
  • IPS Officer serves for the state & central as well. Their primary duty is to maintain peace among public
  • The IPS gives more importance to law and order, which, at the district level, is a collective responsibility of IPS and IAS officers; detecting and preventing crime; and traffic control, preventing drug, accident prevention, and management etc.
  • Their main role is to lead and commanding the Indian Intelligence Agencies like Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Criminal Investigation Department (CID) etc., Indian Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Civil and Armed Police Forces in all the states and union territories

Branches in IPS

In order to fulfill these functions efficiently, responsibly and systematically, the IPS service is divided into various functional departments such as Crime Branch, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Home Guards, Traffic Bureau.


! Important Dates

UPSC IPS Exam Important Dates

UPSC IPS 2018:

The online applications can be filled up to March 06, 2018 till 6:00 PM. The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination.

The e-Admission Certificate will be made available on the UPSC official website i.e. www.upsc.gov.in for downloading by candidates. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post.

The UPSC is conducting the civil services exam for the academic year 2018 and the accurate dates according to the UPSC calendar are:

Title Date
IPS Civil Services Date of Notification 07-02-2018
Start of Online Registration First Week Of February
End of Online Submission (Till 6:00 PM) 06-03-2018
Admit Card (Preliminary Examination) Three Weeks Before The Examination Starts
Date of Civil Services Preliminary Examination 03-06-2018
Result of Preliminary Examination In The Month of July
Date of IPS Civil Services Main Examination  28-09-2018, 29-09-2018, 30-09-2018, 06-10-2018, 07-10-2018

Time Table For Civil Services (Main) Examination 2018:

Date/Day Forenoon Session (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM) Afternoon Session (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
28-09-2018 (Friday) Paper-I

(Essay)

No Paper
29-09-2018 (Saturday)

Paper-II

(General Studies-I)

Paper-III

(General Studies-II)

30-09-2018 (Sunday)

Paper-IV

(General Studies-III)

Paper-V

(General Studies-IV)

06-10-2018 (Saturday) Paper-A (Indian Languages)

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

Paper-B

English

07-10-2018 (Sunday)  Paper-VI (Optional Paper-I)

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

Paper-VII (Optional Paper-II)

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

UPSC IPS 2019:

IPS exam notifications come in the month of February and the application forms are available from the month of March. Candidates can apply through online mode only via the official website of UPSC.

The mode of payment is also online and the candidates should have to pay online through net banking of SBI branches throughout the country.

The UPSC has released the tentative dates of IPS exam 2019. The exact dates will be updated subsequently. According to the UPSC calendar, the UPSC preliminary exam 2019 will take place on June 2, 2019. The IPS main exam will be held on September 20, 2019.

Note:

The dates of notification, commencement, and duration of examinations may be changed if there is a need to be changed.

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Title Date
IPS Civil Services Date of Notification 19-02-2019
Start of Online Registration Feb 2019
End of Online Submission (Till 6:00 PM) 18-03-2019
Admit Card (Preliminary Examination) 4th Week of May
Date of Civil Services Preliminary Examination 02-06-2019
Date of IAS Civil Services Main Examination 20-09-2019


! Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Physical Criteria

    The physical criteria for eligibility of the IPS officer is as follows:

    Minimum HeightMen - 165cm                   Women - 150cm

    Relaxable minimum height is 160cm (men) and 145cm (women) for candidates belonging to ST and races such as Gorkhas, Garhwalias, Assamese, Kumaonis, Nagaland Tribals, etc.

    Minimum Chest Girth - Men/Women: 84cm 79cm

    Myopia (including cylinder) should not exceed minus 4.00D

    Hypermyopia (including cylinder) should not exceed plus 4.00D

    • The presence of Squint is a disqualification
    • Spectacles are permitted
    • Distant vision for better eye(Corrected Vision) should be 6/6 or 6/9
    • Distant vision for the worse eye(Uncorrected Vision) should be 6/12 or 6/9
    • Near vision should be J1 and J2 respectively
    • High grade color vision is required and Binocular vision is needed
  2. Nationality:

    Nationality of a candidate must be either of the following:

    • Citizen of India
    • Subject of Nepal
    • Subject of Bhutan
    • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962 for permanent settlement in India.
    • Migrant from any of the following countries for permanently settling in India:

    Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam

  3. Educational Qualification:

    A candidate must hold a Bachelor's degree from any of the universities recognised by the UGC or possess an equivalent qualification.

  4. Age Limit :

    Candidate should fulfill the age limits mentioned below:

    • Minimum age 21 years
    • Maximum age 32 years as on 1st of August in the year of examination.

    Relaxable age limit is as follows:

    • Up to max. 5 years for SC/ST candidates.
    • Up to max. 3 years for OBC candidates.
    • Up to max. 5 years for a candidate from the State of Jammu & Kashmir
    • Up to max. 5 years for Defence Services personnel
    • Up to max. 5 years for Ex-servicemen including Commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years Military Service and have been released.
    • Up to max. 5 years for ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years of Military Service.
    • Up to max. 10 years for Blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons
  5. Number of attempts:

    Restriction on the maximum number of attempts is effective since 1984:

    • For General Candidates: 7 attempts (Up to 32 Years)
    • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Candidates (SC/ST): No Limits (Up to 37 Years)
    • Other Backward Classes (OBC): 9 attempts (Up to 35 Years)
    • Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST


! Roles

Roles and Responsibilities

  • To fulfill duties based on border responsibilities, in the areas of maintenance of public peace and order, crime prevention, investigation, and finding, collecting of intelligence reports, taking care of VIP security, counter-terrorism, border patroling, railway policing, working towards preventing smuggling, drug trafficking, economic offences, corruption, playing a key role in disaster management, enforcement of socio-economic legislation, bio-diversity and defending of environmental laws etc.
  • Exchanging information with the Indian Intelligence Agencies like R&AW, IB, CID, CBI
  • Leading the Central Armed Police Force (CRPF) and being in touch with them on a regular basis
  • Interact and coordinate with the Indian Revenue services (IRS), Indian Armed forces, primarily with the Indian Army
  • Serve the people of the country with full integrity, honesty and whole hearted dedication


! Exam Pattern

Civil Service Examination Pattern

The pattern of Civil services examination has been designed to test the academic expertise of a candidate and that candidate's ability to present himself/herself in a systematic and coherent manner. The examination pattern intends to assess the overall intellectual traits and understanding level of the candidates.

The UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 is conducted in two stages namely, Prelims and Mains, which are then followed by an interview.  

Scheme and subjects for the Preliminary and Main Examinations 2019 are as follows:

1. Preliminary Examination (400 Marks)

(This is also called Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) and is a common test for all applicants)

  • The Prelims consists of two papers of 200 marks each
  • Both the question papers are of the objective type (multiple choice questions) of two hours each
  • The question papers will be set in both Hindi and English. However, questions related to English Language Comprehension skills would be provided only in English.
  • Blind candidates would be allowed an extra 20 minutes of time for each paper 

2. Main Examination (2025 Marks)

  • Candidates who qualify Preliminary exam are called for the Main exam and on the basis of marks secured in the Main exam, they will be called for Interview
  • The total marks of the Main exam and Interview sum up to produce the final result

The written examination consists of the following papers:

Paper Subject Total Marks
Paper A One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the
Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution
300 Marks
Paper B English 300 Marks
  Papers to be counted for Merit (Ranking)  
Paper-I Essay 250 Marks
Paper-II General Studies-I
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
250 Marks
Paper-III General Studies-II
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations)
250 Marks
Paper-IV General Studies-III
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
250 Marks
Paper-V General Studies-IV
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
250 Marks
Paper-VI Optional Subject-Paper 1 250 Marks
Paper-VII Optional Subject-Paper 2 250 Marks
Sub Total (Written Test) 1750 Marks
Personality Test 275 Marks
Grand Total 2025 Marks

 Note:

Candidates may choose any one of the optional subjects from amongst the list of subjects mentioned below:

Language Script
Assamese Assamese
Bengali Bengali
Gujarati Gujarati
Hindi Devanagari
Kannada Kannada
Kashmiri Persian
Konkani Devanagari
Malayalam Malayalam
Manipuri Bengali
Marathi Devanagari
Nepali Devanagari
Odia Odia
Punjabi Gurumukhi
Sanskrit Devanagari
Sindhi Devanagari or Arabic
Tamil Tamil
Telugu Telugu
Urdu Persian
Bodo Devanagari
Dogri Devanagari
Maithili Devanagari
Santhali Devanagari or Olchiki

 For Santhali language, the question paper will be printed in Devanagari script; but candidates will be free to answer either in Devanagari script or in Olchiki.

List of optional subjects for Main Examination:

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


! Application Process

UPSC Application Forms and Procedure

The application procedure for the Civil Services Examination has been changed from the year 2015. Applications for UPSC exams can be submitted online only. No other mode of application is allowed. In order to submit applications for all UPSC exams, candidates are required to apply online, on the following website: www.upsconline.nic.in.

How To Apply For Civil Services Examination 2019?

  • Candidates are required to apply online on the website www.upsconline.nic.in
  • Applicants are advised to submit a single application only.
  • In certain unavoidable situations, if more than one application is made, the applicant must make sure that the application with higher RID (Registration ID) is complete in all respects.
  • Candidates already in Government Service, Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organisations or in private employment should submit their applications direct to the Commission.
  • Candidates already in Government Service, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as work-charged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under the Public Enterprises are, however, required to submit an undertaking that they have informed in writing to their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the Examination.
  • Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their application will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled.

Note 1: Applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.

Note 2: While filling in his/her Application Form, the candidate should carefully decide about his/her choice of the centre for the Examination. If any candidate appears at a centre other than the one indicated by the Commission in his/her Admission Certificate, the papers of such a candidate will not be evaluated and his/her candidature will be liable to cancellation.

Note 3: Candidates are not required to submit along with their applications any certificate in support of their claims regarding Age, Educational Qualifications, Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes and Physically disabled etc. which will be verified at the time of the Main examination only. The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination.

  • Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the Commission viz. Preliminary Examination, Main (Written) Examination and Interview Test will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.
  • If on verification at any time before or after the Preliminary Examination, Main (written) Examination and Interview Test, it is found that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission.
  • If any of their claims is found to be incorrect, they may render themselves liable to disciplinary action by the Commission in terms of Rule 14 of the Rules for the subject

Withdrawal Of Applications:

No request for withdrawal of candidature received from a candidate after he/she has submitted his/her application will be entertained under any circumstances.


! Syllabus

! Admit Card

Civil Service Admit Card

The Prelims examination is going to be conducted on June 02, 2019, whereas the Mains examination will be held on September 9, 2019. Aspirants can download the Civil Services prelims e-admit card by logging on to the below link.

Candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate 3 weeks before the date of examination. Admit Card for Civil Services Main Exam and Preliminary Exams is made available on the official website, i.e. www.upsc.gov.in

Candidates who have successfully submitted the online application along with a fee can download the UPSC admit card from the above website.

The UPSC Admit card contains details like roll number, name, examination timing and centre of examination assigned of the candidate. The UPSC Commission will provide separate admit cards for the prelims and main exams.

Note 1: No Admission Certificate will be sent by post.

Note 2: Check the e-Admit Card carefully and bring discrepancies, if any, to the notice of UPSC immediately.

Note 3: Bring this e-Admit Card in each session to secure admission to Examination Hall. e-Admit Card may be preserved till the declaration of written result as its production before Service Selection Boards is necessary.

Note 4: You are responsible for safe custody of the e-Admit Card and in the event of any other person using this e-Admit Card, the onus lies on you to prove that you have not used the service of an impersonator.

Note 5: If you appear at a centre / sub-centre other than the one indicated by the Commission in your e-Admit Card, your answer scripts will not be evaluated and your candidature is liable to be cancelled.

Note 6: Candidates who do not have clear photographs on the e-admit card/signatures on the Scannable Attendance Lists will have to bring a photo identity proof viz. Aadhar Card, Driving Licence, Passport, Voter I Card etc. and three passport size photographs one for each session for appearing in the examination with an undertaking.

Aspirants Can Clarify Doubts By Following Steps:

In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding candidates applications, candidature etc., candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone Nos. 011 ‐ 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098543 on working days between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The Commission also has Website at address, i.e. www.upsc.gov.in over which the candidates can obtain details of the examination as well as information about registration of their applications, venue of the examination and results etc.


! Selection Procedure

Civil Service Selection Procedure

The UPSC Selection process happens in 3 stages:  Civil Services (Preliminary) Examinations (Objective Type) and Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written) and Interview (Personality Test)

UPSC Prelims Examination

  • Preliminary Exam will be a 4-hour Objective Type paper.
  • It comprises of two papers of multiple choice questions of maximum 200 marks each from various subjects including General Awareness, English Language, Numerical Aptitude, Reasoning, etc.

UPSC Mains Examination

  • Candidates who have qualified in the Prelims round will only be called to attend the Mains round.
  • The mains round consists of written exam which is followed by personality test.
  • Candidates who have cleared the mains round will be appointed as civil servants.
  • Mains exam involves written exam and personality test.

The examination consists of

Qualifying papers:

  • Paper I - An Indian language selected by the candidates
  • Paper II – English

Papers to be counted for merit:

  • Essay (Paper III)
  • General Studies (Paper IV-VII)
  • Optional Subjects (Paper VIII-IX)

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2018: Check Selection Process, Cut-off Marks, Exam Dates, Preparation Tips

Interview

Officially called the "Personality Test", the objective of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a board of competent and unbiased observers. The test is intended to evaluate the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only a candidate's intellectual qualities, but also social traits and interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, and intellectual and moral integrity.

The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination, but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation that is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.

The interview is not intended to be a test either of the specialised or general knowledge of the candidate, which has been already tested through written papers. Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study, but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own state or country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of all well-educated youth.


! Official Notification

! Video Lectures