IPS Full Form, IPS Ka Full Form

IPS Full Form – IPS stands for Indian Police Service, was formed in 1948, replacing the old Imperial Police. It is a civil service, which comes under the top three all India civil services, which are Indian Administrative Service(IAS), Indian Police Service(IPS), Indian Forest Service(IFS).

IPS Full Form, IPS Ka Full Form

IPS Full Form, IPS Ka Full Form

Every year Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) conducts CSE( Civil Services Examination) to recruit candidates to about 24 top government services like IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, etc.

UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) consists of 3 stages. The stages are:

  1. Preliminary Exam (objective)
  2. Main Exam (written)
  3. Interview (personality test)

The exam window extends around 10-12 months (usually from June month of a year to June month next year when the results are announced).

Eligibility Criteria

Physical Criteria:

Minimum Height – 

  • Men – 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 
  • Hyper myopia (including cylinder) should not exceed plus 4.00D 
  • The presence of Squint is a disqualification Spectacles are permitted Distant vision for the 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.

Educational Qualification: A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree from any of the universities recognized by the UGC or possess an equivalent qualification. 

Age Limit:  Minimum age 21 years 

Maximum age 32 years. 

Age Relaxation for SC, ST, and Defence, please check official guidelines for more details.

IPS Officer Salary

IPS Ranks Salary according to 7th Pay Commission
Director-General of Police Rs. 2,25,000.00
Additional Director General of Police Rs. 2,05,400.00
Inspector-General of Police Rs. 1,44,200.00
Deputy Inspector General of Police Rs. 1,31,100.00
Senior Superintendent of Police Rs. 78,800.00
Additional Superintendent of Police Rs. 67,700.00
Deputy Superintendent of Police Rs. 56,100.00

Roles and Responsibilities

The duties of an IPS officer depends on its branch, following are the roles and responsibilities of an IPS officer:

Crime prevention, investigation, and finding, collecting of intelligence reports, taking care of VIP security, counter-terrorism, border patrolling, railway policing, working towards preventing smuggling, drug trafficking, economic offenses, corruption, playing a key role in disaster management, enforcement of socio-economic legislation, bio-diversity and defending of environmental laws, etc. 

Perks of Being An IPS Officer

  • Rent-free accommodation at minimal rates. 
  • Security guards and domestic help.
  • Option for taking study leave abroad.
  • Official vehicles facility.
  • Free electricity or Phone call facility.
  • High level of job security.
  • Power and Respect that an officer commands in a society.
  • Perks of PSUs like Provident Fund leave, medical attendance
  • Lifetime pension and other retirement benefits
  • A very handsome salary.
  • The study leaves for the maximum period of 2 years at a stretch with the entire cost being borne by the government.
  • Provident fund, leaves, medical facilities.
  • Lifetime pension and other retirement benefits.


Q1. What is the full form of IPS?
Ans. The full form of IPS is the Indian Police Service.
Q2. How to apply for the IPS exam?
Ans. First, visit https://www.upsc.gov.in/ and check the notification and details about the exam.
Q3. How many attempts are given for the General In IPS exam?
Ans. 6 Attempts

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