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IPS Exam 2022 Application Form, Date, Age/Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

IPS Exam 2022

Check IPS Exam 2022 Eligibility Here!!! Indian Police Service Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission to select the eligible candidates for the Civil Services vacancies. The Civil Services Examination (Preliminary) 2022 will take place on 05-06-2022.

The Civil services Main Exam will be held from 16-09-2022 To 25-09-2022 (5 Days). Interested candidates in UPSC Notification can check process to fill Application Form, Date, Age/Eligibility, Syllabus, and Pattern through the web page.


UPSC Notification 2022: IPS Examination Overview:

Conducting Authority Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Name of the Exam Indian Police Service Examination
Application Mode Online
Level of Exam National
Frequency of Exam Once in a year
Number of Stages 3 (Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interview)
Exam Mode Pen-Paper Based (Offline)
Official Website upsc.gov.in

Every year Union Public Service Commission conducts IPS Entrance Exam in 2 phases (Prelims/ Mains) to hire eligible and result oriented candidates for the posts of higher level police officials, especially concerned with the maintenance of law and order across the country.

IPS Exam

IPS Exam Dates 2022

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2022

UPSC IPS 2022 Exam Date Exam Type
IPS Preliminary 05-06-2022 Objective
IPS Main Exam 16-09-2022 (5 days) Descriptive

Civil Services (Main) Examination 2022 Time Table

Forenoon Session (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

Date/Day Forenoon Session (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
16-09-2022 (Friday) Paper-I (Essay)
17-09-2022 (Saturday) Paper-II (General Studies-I)
18-09-2022 (Sunday) Paper-IV (General Studies-III)
24-09-2022 (Saturday) Paper-A (Indian Languages)


Kashmiri/ Konkani/ Maithili/

Malayalam/Manipuri/ Marathi/ Nepali/


Santhali/Sindhi (Devanagari/ Arabic Script)/

Tamil/Telugu/ Urdu]

25-09-2022 (Sunday)  Paper-VI (Optional Paper-I)
[Agriculture/Animal Husbandry &

Veterinary Science/ Anthropology/

Botany/ Chemistry/Civil Engineering/
Commerce & Accountancy/

Economics/ Electrical Engineering/

Geology/History/Law/Management/ Mathematics/Mechanical Engineering/

Medical Science /Philosophy/Physics/

Political Science & International

Zoology/Literature of any one of

the following languages:




Tamil/Telugu/Urdu/ English]

Afternoon Session (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Date/Day Afternoon Session (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
16-09-2022 (Friday) No Paper
17-09-2022 (Saturday) Paper-III (General Studies-II)
18-09-2022 (Sunday) Paper-V (General Studies-IV)
24-09-2022 (Saturday) Paper-B (English)
25-09-2022 (Sunday) 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

Zoology/Literature of any one of

the following languages:





Urdu/ English]


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

IPS officers Works in four major departments namely- Crime Investigation Department, Crime Branch, Home Guards and Traffic Bureau, your department will be deiced by the selection authority on the basis of your presentation in Interview session.

IPS Eligibility Criteria

To apply for Indian Police Service Exam 2022, a candidate must be a citizen of India.

For other services, a candidate must be either:—

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Minimum Education Qualification

Candidate applying for UPSC IPS Exam should have degree of any Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institute set up by an Act of Parliament or affirmed to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

IPS Age Limit

To appear in IPS 2022, your age should be as follows:

  • Minimum Age: 21 Years
  • Maximum Age: 32 years

Applying candidate’s age should not be earlier than 2nd August, 1987 and not later than 1st August, 1998.

Number of Attempts:

Category UPSC Age limit 2022 Number of Attempts
General 32 Years Six Attempts
OBC 35 Years 9th Attempts
SC/ST 37 Years No Limit
PH (Blind, Deaf, Orthopedic) 42 Years GEN/OBC= 9 Attempts SC/ST= No bar
J & K Domicile GEN=37 Yrs, OBC= 40 Yrs, SC/ST=40 Yrs, PH=50 Yrs No Limit
Disabled servicemen, disabled from duty. GEN=37 Yrs, OBC=40 Yrs, SC/ST=40 Yrs. No Limit

Relaxation in Upper Age will be given as prescribed below:

  • SC/ST: upto a maximum of 5 years
  • OBC: upto a maximum of 3 years

Application Fee

To apply for IPS Entrance Exam, candidates have to pay application fee of Rs. 100/-. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/ Female/Physically Handicapped category are exempted for payment of fee. The payment of application fee can be done through proper channel as mentioned in notification of IPS.

Plan of Examination

IPS Exam is conducted in two phases:

1. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)

In this, the paper consists of multiple choice questions and carries a maximum of 400 marks. Negative marking will be there for incorrect answers and one-third (0.33) of the marks will be deducted for wrong answer. Qualifying candidates of prelims exam are eligible to appear for mains exam.

2. Main Examination (Written and Interview)

Written examination will have 9 papers of conventional essay type and qualifying candidates of written test can appear for interview round. Interview Round will carry 275 marks. Final ranking will be done on the basis of written test and interview.

IPS Exam Pattern

IPS Preliminary Exam Pattern:

  • Examination comprise of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each. Both the question papers will have objective type (multiple choice questions).
  • Question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
  • Each paper will be of two hours duration
  • Blind candidates will however, be allowed an extra time of twenty minutes for each paper.
Paper – I General Studies – Will be counted for qualifying to the Mains exam 200 Marks Two Hours
Paper- II (CSAT) Aptitude Test – Of qualifying nature, must score at least 33%. Marks not counted for going to mains. 200 Marks Two Hours

IPS Mains Exam Pattern:

Paper Subject Marks
A One of the Indian languages listed below, to be selected by the candidate (Qualifying) 300
B English (Qualifying) 300
I Essay 250
II General Studies I 250
III General Studies II 250
IV General Studies III 250
V General Studies IV 250
VI, VII 2 papers on subjects to be selected by the candidate from the list of optional subjects below (250 marks for each paper) 500
Sub Total (Written Test) 1750
Personality Test (Interview) 275
Total Marks 2025

Check Related Links

IPS Syllabus Details
How To Become IPS Officer Details
All UPSC Notification Details

How to apply for IPS Exam?

Candidates can fill IPS 2022 Application Form by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit official portal of Union Public Service Commission i.e. www.upsc.gov.in
  • Press On “Recruitment” section from menu bar and hit on “Active Examinations”.
  • Visit the appropriate link from the opened page i.e. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2022.
  • Read all the details from IPS Notification.
  • For applying online, visit the website i.e. www.upsconline.nic.in
  • Now, you have to hit on online application link to do IPS Online Registration.
  • After filling IPS Registration Form, upload necessary documents along with IPS Online Application form.
  • Make payment of fee, take a preview of form.
  • Submit application form & carry hard copy of it for further use.

Press Here: UPSC Official Website

IPS Salary – IPS Ranks

The IPS officers in India get a starting monthly salary of Rs 56,100 (DA, HRA etc. are extra). This is after the 7th Pay Commission recommendation. IPS salary as per the ranks of IPS officers is given in the table below.

Designation or IPS rank in State Police/Central Police Force Salary as per 7th Pay Commission
Director-General of Police 2,25,000.00 INR
Additional Director General of Police 2,05,400.00 INR
Inspector-General of Police 1,44,200.00 INR
Deputy Inspector General of Police 1,31,100.00 INR
Senior Superintendent of Police 78,800.00 INR
Additional Superintendent of Police 67,700.00 INR
Deputy Superintendent of Police 56,100.00 INR

IPS Training

  • For the new IPS officers, there is almost two years of training or a probationary period. The first part of the Foundation Course is of three months duration and is common to all the new UPSC CSE recruits.
  • After the foundation course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, the IPS probationers go to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), Hyderabad. Apart from the district training for IPS officers, the different indoor and outdoor subjects are:

Outdoor Subjects:

Outdoor subjects Marks Allotted
Drill (comprising Ceremonial Drill and Sword Drill) 100
Drill (comprising Ceremonial Drill and Sword Drill) 80
Equitation 40
Field Craft Tactics and Map Reading 200
First Aid and Ambulance Drill 20
Physical Fitness 80
Swimming 25
Unarmed Combat 30
Yoga 25

Indoor Subjects:

Indoor subjects Marks Allotted
Police in Modern India 75
Indian Evidence Act, 1872 100
Indian Penal Code, 1860 100
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 100
Special Laws 50
Crime Prevention & Criminology 75
Investigation-I 75
Investigation -II 75
Forensic Medicine 50
Forensic Science (Theory & Practical) 75
Maintenance of Public Peace and Order 75
Internal Security 75
Police Leadership and Management 100
Ethics and Human Rights 75
Information & Communication Technology 100


Candidates are suggested to visit above Official links to get rest details about IPS Exam 2022.

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