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IPS Exam 2020-21 Application Form, Date, Age/Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

IPS Exam 2020

Indian Police Service Examination comes under Civil Services Examination category and is conducted by Union Public Service Commission. This time, IPS Exam is conducted on 04-10-2020 (1 Day) (Prelims) and on 08-01-2021 (5 Days) (Mains) will be conducting. For filling up IPS Application Form, candidate needs to fulfill eligibility conditions such as age, qualification etc. Do preparation from given exam pattern, syllabus to score good marks.

IPS Exam 2021 !!

UPSC has released exam calendar for year 2021. Candidates who want to appear for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 can apply for the application form from 10-02-2021 to till 02-03-2021. Civil Services Prelims Examination is of 1 day and will be held on 27-06-2021 (1 Day) while mains exam is for 5 days and will be on 17-09-2021 (5 Days).

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 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 2020, a candidate must be a citizen of India.

For other services, a candidate must be either:—

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a Tibetan refugee

(e) 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 2020, 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.

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

For More Details, Read Out: IPS 2020 Notification

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 – IGeneral Studies – Will be counted for qualifying to the Mains exam200 MarksTwo Hours
Paper- II (CSAT)Aptitude Test – Of qualifying nature, must score at least 33%. Marks not counted for going to mains.200 MarksTwo Hours

IPS Mains Exam Pattern:

AOne of the Indian languages listed below, to be selected by the candidate (Qualifying)300
BEnglish (Qualifying)300
IIGeneral Studies I250
IIIGeneral Studies II250
IVGeneral Studies III250
VGeneral Studies IV250
VI, VII2 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 Marks2025

Check Related Links

IPS SyllabusDetails
How To Become IPS OfficerDetails
All UPSC NotificationDetails

How to apply for IPS Exam?

Candidates can fill IPS 2020 Application Form by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit official portal of Union Public Service Commission i.e.
  • 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, 2020.
  • Read all the details from IPS Notification.
  • For applying online, visit the website i.e.
  • 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.

Get Here: IPS Online Application Form Link

Press Here: UPSC Official Website

IPS Exam Date 2020:

Release Date of Notification12-02-2020
Last Date for Receipt of Applications03-03-2020
IPS Prelims Exam Date 202004-10-2020 (1 Day)
IPS Mains Exam Date 202008-01-2021 (5 Days)


Candidates are suggested to visit above Official links to get rest details about IPS Exam 2020-2021.

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14 Responses to "IPS Exam 2020-21 Application Form, Date, Age/Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern"

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