IPS Officer: Physical Eligibility, Training, Rank

IPS Officer

IPS Officer

Hello Friends, Many Youths have a dream to be an IPS officer. An IPS officer has a responsibility to establish peace and harmony in society. This job gives you powers with glory and responsibility to serve society with honour. Friends, If you don’t like regular 9 to 5 job. If you want a job that has power, responsibility, presence of mind and full of thrill and the most important factor you want to serve India without making any difference between people based on caste, colour and religion then, the answer is only one job can give you this power, the name is India Police Service (IPS).

Whether before starting preparation of UPSC or after passing the UPSC written exam, If you choose IPS then, you must know complete information about IPS Officer career.

Let’s find out An IPS Officer Career

If you want to be an IPS then, you must check your physical eligibility because nobody can achieve it overnight.

IPS Physical Eligibility

A candidate must complete physical eligibility such as height, chest and physical stamina. After passing the UPSC interview, the shortlisted IPS candidates have to take physical stander test. Here are the details of physical stander test.

Physical StanderMaleFemale
ChestMinimum 84 cm, Expansion 5 cmMinimum 79 cm, Expansion 5 cm
HightMinimum 165 cm, Only for ST candidate 160 cmMinimum 150 cm, Only for ST candidate 145 cm
Eye6/6 or 6/9 distant vision for good eye6/12 or 6/9 for worst eye. Near vision J1 good eye, J2 worst eye


Other Physical Eligibility for IPS Officer

Blood PressureAge 23 – 123, age 24 – 124, age 25 – 122, age 28 – 124, age 30 – 125, age 32 – 126, age 34 – 127
EarGood listening and normal ear cavity; 1000-4000 frequency hearing impairment should not be more than 30 decibels
NasalCandidate should not stutter while speaking. 
The high standard for the Colorblind test. No inherent night blindness. The vision should be stereoscopic.


Note: Female Candidates should not be pregnant at the time of Medical Test

IPS Officer Cadre Allocation

An IPS Officer journey starts after passing the interview and physical eligibility test. Ministry of home affairs allocates cader to IPS officer after passing the training exams. There are 26 cadres. These 26 caders are divided into 5 zones. After allocation of Cader, IPS life is going to start.

IPS Officer Training

An IPS Officer training duration is 2 years. The training transforms a common person into IPS officers. An Officer trainee has to complete training under those titles.

  • Foundation Course 3 months
  • Professional Training phase-1, 10 month
  • Attachments with various forces. 2 months
  • District Training in your allocated cadre. 6 month
  • Professional Training phase-2, 2 months

IPS Officer Foundation Course


This is a compulsory phase for all India civil servants. This phase takes place in  Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNNA) in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. It is overall a personality development program for all officers. The object of this training is that Officers must know the fundamental value of administration and develop esprit-de-corps. In this training program, All the officers living together to make informal relation.

IPS Officer Professional Training phase-1

IPS Officer Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police training Academy

After completing the foundation course, All IPS trainees have to report Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), Hyderabad for 10-month professional training. In this is training, An IPS officer trainee is given two types of training. First, Indoor training, Second, Outdoor training.

The Syllabus of Police Academy 

Subject or Activity Marks
Indoor Training1200
Outdoor Training600
Director’s Assessment400
Compulsory Qualifying  SubjectsOnly Qulifine


IPS Indoor Training

In this training, IPS Officer trainees are taught, How to police department work. An IPS Officer must be familiar with Police department work and protocols. The Indoor subjects have 1200 marks. The subjects and marks list is given in the index.

IPS Indoor training Subjects
Sr. NoName of The SubjectMarks
1Police in Modern India75
2Indian Evidence Act, 1872100
3Indian Penal Code, 1860100
4Special Laws50
5Crime Prevention & Criminology75
7Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973100
 8Forensic ScienceTheory and Practical75
 9Maintenance of Public Peace and Order75
 10Ethics and Human Rights75
 11Internal Security75
 12Police Leadership and Management100
 13Information & Communication Technology100


The Expert faculties along with experienced IPS and guest faculties teach those subjects. While this training, IPS officers learn investigating crime, writing FIR, collecting evidence, preparing charge sheets, Police department protocols, technology related to cybercrime etc.

IPS Outdoor Training

Physical fitness is one of the important factors for IPS. In this training section the IPS trainees learn police fitness tips, play sports, play adventures sports such as bungee jumping, river rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, hours riding along with PT and police parade and drill. A part of this training, IPS trainees is given weapons training.


Sr. no

Name of the Subject



Physical Fitness






Weapon Training and Firing






First Aid and Ambulance Drill






Field Crafts and Tactics and Map Reading



Unarmed Combat








Qualifying Subjects

There all the Qualifying subjects. These marks are not added in the final result. The qualifying subjects are…

  1. Police Telecommunications and Control Room Operations
  2. Motor Mechanism and Driving
  3. Hindi in Dev-Nagri Script
  4. Regional Languages

Attachments with various forces

SVPNPA’s aim to train the best IPS officers. To fulfil this aim, SVPNPA attaches IPS trainees with various forces and Defence services such as BSF, CISF, ITBP, CRPF, IB and other. While this training, Officers learn coordination with other defence department and get high-tech weapons training along with advance defence system.

After this training program, All IPS trainees take written exams. After passing the training exams,  Ministry of home affairs allocates cader to IPS officer.

District Training in the allocated cadre

This is a 6-month training programme. The object of the district training programme is to make IPS more efficient. An IPS takes districts training in his allocate cader. An IAS trainee has to work under a senior IPS officer. While this training An IPS trainee has to work from subordinate staff level to in charge of any Police station.

Professional Training phase-2

It is the last and final touch of IPS training. In this training, IPS trainees share their views and experience of district training. After this training, there is a march past parade.

IPS Officer Rank

State government manages the police department. A state government creat police zone, range, district, area, circle or police station to manage law and order. After completing the IPS training. An IPS officer has to report to home cader. At the time of reporting the state government decides where he should be appointed. All India Service officers are appointed by the President of India.

Let’s have a brief discussion about IPS Rank

IPS SP 2 YearIPS Officer Rank 1 Year

Assistance Superintendent of Police

This is the first rank of any IPS officer in a field office. An ASP has a two-year probationary period. The number of star shows a probationary year. ASP is responsible to maintain law and order in his district. ASP is an in-charge of a Police circle. He has the power to give order to his subordinates. An ASP can punish his subordinate staff. The salary of ASP is ₹ 36,000 to ₹ 80,000 per month.

Deputy superintendent of police

Deputy superintendent of police

After completing the probationary period An ASP is called Deputy superintendent of Police in some states. A deputy superintendent of police is an in-charge of a police division. A DSP has ₹ 56,000 to ₹ 1,32,000 salary a month. He is an in-charge of traffic.

Additional SP

Additional Superintendent of Police 

An Additional Superintendent of Police office is a helper of Superintendent of Police. Government appoints Additional SP as a helper of SP to maintain any large urban area, police stations and other attached department such as Traffic, Rural area. An Additional SP gets ₹ 67,700 to ₹ 1,60,000 a month.

Superintendent of Police

Senior Superintendent of Police

Superintendent of Police SP

There are two SP ranks in the Indian police department. The senior time or Junior time rank SP. This is a difference between those SP is pay scale and seniority.   An SP is an in-charge of a police area or district. He is responsible to maintain peace and harmony. He is accountable for all activities of his subordinates. The Senior rank SP gets ₹ 1,18,500 to ₹ 2,14,100 and The Junior Rank SP gets ₹ 78,800 to 1,91,500.

Deputy Inspector General of Police DIG

DIG (Deputy Inspector General of Police) is an in-charge of a police range. A police range covers few districts. This rank officer just coordinates between districts police. A DIG gets ₹ 1,31,100 to ₹ 2,16,600 per month.

Inspector General of police

Inspector-General of Police IG

IG (Inspector General of police) is the third most IPS rank in India. IG supervisors DIG rank officers. He is an in-charge of police ranges. He gets ₹ 1,44,200 to ₹ 2,18,200 per month.

Additional Director General of Police

Additional Director General of Police

Additional Director General of Police rank officers is appointed very high-rank post in the police department such as police commission, Additional Director General in NIA, CBI, IB etc. He gets ₹ 1,82,200 to ₹ 2,24,200 per month.

Director General of Police

Director-General of Police

Director-General of Police rank officers is appointed very high-rank post in the police department such as Special Director in IB, CBI, CRPF, Narcotics Control Bureau etc. He gets ₹ 2,25,000 per month. It is the Head of State Police Forces.

IPS Officer Director IB

Director of Intelligence Bureau

This is the Supreme rank of IPS officer. the Director of Intelligence Bureau is responsible to coordinate all state police and raw or other police departments. the salary is ₹ 2,25,000 per month.


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