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.
|Chest||Minimum 84 cm, Expansion 5 cm||Minimum 79 cm, Expansion 5 cm|
|Hight||Minimum 165 cm, Only for ST candidate 160 cm||Minimum 150 cm, Only for ST candidate 145 cm|
|Eye||6/6 or 6/9 distant vision for good eye||6/12 or 6/9 for worst eye. Near vision J1 good eye, J2 worst eye|
Other Physical Eligibility for IPS Officer
|Blood Pressure||Age 23 – 123, age 24 – 124, age 25 – 122, age 28 – 124, age 30 – 125, age 32 – 126, age 34 – 127|
|Ear||Good listening and normal ear cavity; 1000-4000 frequency hearing impairment should not be more than 30 decibels|
|Nasal||Candidate 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
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|
|Compulsory Qualifying Subjects||Only 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. No||Name of The Subject||Marks|
|1||Police in Modern India||75|
|2||Indian Evidence Act, 1872||100|
|3||Indian Penal Code, 1860||100|
|5||Crime Prevention & Criminology||75|
|7||Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973||100|
|8||Forensic Science||Theory and Practical||75|
|9||Maintenance of Public Peace and Order||75|
|10||Ethics and Human Rights||75|
|12||Police Leadership and Management||100|
|13||Information & Communication Technology||100|
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.
Name of the Subject
Weapon Training and Firing
First Aid and Ambulance Drill
Field Crafts and Tactics and Map Reading
There all the Qualifying subjects. These marks are not added in the final result. The qualifying subjects are…
- Police Telecommunications and Control Room Operations
- Motor Mechanism and Driving
- Hindi in Dev-Nagri Script
- 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
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
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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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