Full Form of IPS, Salary, Eligibility

IPS Full Form – Indian police service

The Full Form of IPS is “Indian Police Service” and it’s included among the three most prestigious All India services i.e. Indian administrative services, Indian police services, Indian Foreign Services. The IPS was founded in 1948 and it comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Eligibility Criteria for an IPS Officer 

To become an IPS officer, aspirants must qualify for the Civil Service Examination which is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. The eligibility criteria required for an IPS Officer has been listed below:

  1. Nationality – Indian citizen
  2. Age limit – Minimum of 21 years and maximum age depends upon category and physical disability.
  3. Education Qualification – Graduate degree from a recognized university.
  4. Number of Attempts – Six attempts for Unreserved and EWS (More for other categories)
  5. Restriction on Applying – Officers already serving on the post of the IAS or IFS aren’t eligible
  6. Physical Standards – As per the Rule book of Exam.

Roles of an IPS Officer

IPS Officer has to serve in various sectors including security, border, investigation and much more. Check the roles & responsibility of IPS Officer which is as follows:

  1. Maintain peace and order – IPS officers maintain peace and order by controlling crimes.
  2. Border services – IPS officers are appointed to maintain peace at borders.
  3. Railway policing – IPS officers serve for Indian Railway
  4. VIP security – IPS officers have to give the duty to an important event for the security of important people.
  5. Investigation – To investigate and collect data to promote safety and security.
  6. Leading and commanding the Research and analysis wing, IB, CBI, and also CAPF in the whole country.
  7. The role of an IPS officer is to maintain integrity and harmony wherever they serve.
  8. IPS officers also serve as HODs in Policymaking for various Departments and Ministries.

IPS Salary Structure

IPS is the only position that has a uniform code. The position of IPS officers power and respect to the selected candidate. An IPS officer plays a huge role in maintaining peace and order.

DesignationBasic Pay
Deputy Superintendent of Police56,100 INR
Additional Superintendent of Police
67,700 INR
Senior Superintendent of Police78,800.00 INR
Deputy Inspector General of Police1,31,100.00 INR
Inspector-General of Police
1,44,200.00 INR
Additional Director General of Police2,05,400.00 INR
Director-General of Police2,25,000.00 INR

Full Form of IPS: FAQs

Q. What is IAS & IPS full form?

The full form of IAS is Indian Administrative Service and IPS is Indian Police Service

Q. What is the age limit for IPS?

The age limit of IPS varies category-wise, for UR- 32 years, OBC- 35 years, SC/ST- 37 years.

Q. What is full form ACP?

The full form of ACP is the Assistant Commissioner of Police.

Q. How can I give IPS exam?

To get into IPS one has to give CSE conducted by UPSC.