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Date : 14-05-2015

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IPS 2015 Exam Dates and Syllabus

The IPS exam is the toughest Competitive exam after IAS and it is also conducted by UPSC. Those who want to make their career in Indian Police Service may need to know the full eligibility criteria and exam pattern. The entrance examination for IPS as Indian Police Service is conducted by Government of India for the recruitment of brilliant and career oriented candidates for the different posts in Indian Civil Services. A person, who becomes an IPS, starts with the rank of a Superintendent of Police, which is a high ranking post in the police set up. An I.P.S officer works for both the Central and State Government. He serves the State Government in various capacities ranging from Assistant Superintendent of Police. He can also serve the Central Government in various organizations like the CRPF, BSF, Central Bureau of Investigation, Intelligence Bureau, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) etc.

Eligibility Criteria for IPS:

  • Minimum age limit for Candidates must be 21 years of age
  • Upper age limit is 30 years.

Age Relaxation:

  • Up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
  • Upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes.

IPS 2015 Exam Date:



Notification Date

           16th May 2015

Last Date For Receipt Of Applications

           12th Jun 2015

Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam 2015

Date of commencement of Examination

           23rd Aug 2015

Civil Services (Main) Exam 2015

Date of commencement of Examination

           18th Dec 20

IPS Exam Syllabus 2015:
IPS Exam Consists Papers I and II (Objective Type)

  • Both the question papers will be objective type.
  • The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
  • Details of the syllabus are indicated in the Part of Section II.
  • There will be negative marking for incorrect answers (as detailed below) for all questions except some of the questions where the negative marking will be inbuilt in the form of different marks.
  • If a candidate answers more than one answer for a single question, it will be treated as a wrong answer.

Paper III, Paper IV and Paper V (Descriptive Type)

  • Paper III: - English Language paper. This paper would be of Matriculation standard and qualifying in nature.
  • Paper IV: - Essay paper. It will comprise of two essays, one on security aspect and the other on various developmental aspect of the society.
  • Paper V: - General studies paper covering various aspects like Elementary Principles of Public Law, State Policy, Fundamental Rights, Human Rights, Disaster Management and National Security etc.