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How to become an IPS officer while pursuing B.A 1st year

I m persuing in BA 1st year in sol it is correct or not to become a ips officer

Rahul Mishra

3rd November 2012, 10:34 AM
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As you near to complete your graduation and after completing your graduation, you can attend this examination. Actually, any person who have completed Graduation with any of the steam from a recognized university can join this examination.
Even the candidates who are pursuing final year of graduation are also eligible for the same, but you should be able to show the proof of passing in graduation when appear for Interview.

Now according to age matter you must have attained the age of 21 years on 1st August of the year of examination and must not have attained 30 years of age on that date. The upper age limit will be relaxed by 3 years for OBC candidates and 5 years for SC/ST candidates. And yes of course you are a citizen of India.

You will need to get very high score in the written examination to be placed in as IPS. Otherwise you might be placed in other civil services. Keep this is in your mind and spend much more quality of time for study not the quantity of time.

This examination is being conducted by UPSC that is Union Public Service Commission.
3rd November 2012, 11:12 AM
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Sorry to say it , you are not eligible for apply IPS because your just perusing BA 1st year & min qualification of IPS is any Graduation

IPS Stands Indian Police Service

IPS is a one of the Civil Service exam
IPS exam conducted by UPSC once a year

IPS Eligibility :

Candidates must be a Indian
Candidates must be complete a Graduation in any stream from a recognized University
Candidates min of age limit 21 years & Max of age limit 30 years
The upper age relaxation for reserved candidates
3 years age relaxation for OBC candidates
5 years age relaxation for SC/ST candidates

Physical Stands :

Min of height : 165 cm for Men & 150 cm for Women
5 cm relaxation for SC/ST candidates

Min of chest : fully expanded : 84 cm for Men & 79 cm for Women
Expansion of 5 cm for Men & Women

Number of Attempts :

Four Times for General Candidates
Seven Times for OBC Candidates
No limit for SC/ST Candidates

Selection Process :

Preliminary Examination
Main Examination

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3rd November 2012, 11:46 AM
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Hi friend,

I am sorry to say that you are not eligible to become IPS officer of B.A 1st year.
Graduation completed candidates are eligible to become IPS officer. Final year pursuing candidates are also eligible.

IPS stands for Indian Police Service. This exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission once in a year.


Candidate should complete the graduation from any recognized university.

Candidate on minimum percentage required to this exam.

Candidate age limit should be between 21 to 30 years. Upper age relaxation applicable. 3 years for obc and 5 years for sc/st candidates.

Both male and female candidates are eligible for this exam. But candidate should be citizen of india.

No. Of attempts:

4 attempts for General Category.
7 attempts for obc category.
No limit of attempts for the sc/st categories.

Selection Process:

Preliminary Exam

Main Exam

Personal Interview

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All the best.
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3rd November 2012, 11:47 AM
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It is good that you want to serve the country by join Civil Service. I think you should definitely try for Indian Police Service. This is not an issue. You will get great opportunity to serve the nation and at the same time your salary would be great.

As you may know the role of Indian Police Service is related to law and order. IPS officers also take part is counter terrorism operations and plays major role in maintaining law and order during the riots.

If you want to become IPS officer then start preparing for it now. Although you can only apply after completing graduation. It is important that you start preparing for the preliminary and main exams of the Indian Police Service.

I should tell you that due to intense competition, it is not easy to clear the Civil Service Examination. Out of 10 Lakh who appear every year only 200-300 are selected. Therefore you need to work hard to get selected.

You will have to study NCERT books for Class 12th to prepare for general studies papers. Read lots of newspapers and watch news as well. Since Civil Service Examination can be given only in English and Hindi, you must have good command over one language. In particular you must have good command over English to clear a paper on this subject in the main examination.


1. Only Indian Citizens can apply for IPS.

2. The age limit is set at 21 to 30 years.

3. Although there is 3 years relaxation for OBC.

4. For SC/ST there is 5 years relaxation.

5. You must have graduation degree to appear for IPS Exam.

6. There is no percentage criteria.

Exam Pattern

1) Preliminary Exam (2 papers)

2. Main Exams (9 papers)

3. Interview
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3rd November 2012, 03:01 PM
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I m persuing in BA 1st year in sol it is correct or not to become a ips officer

Rahul Mishra
Eligibility For IPS

Joining the Indian Police Service (IPS) is a matter of great honour and this dream is certainly worth chasing if you are serious about it..

Eligibility Criterion :-

A candidate can appear for the Civil Service Exam (IPS Exam) only if :-

>> The candidate has cleared his graduation from a recognized University in any stream..

>> The candidate must be within the age limit of 21-30 years..3 and 5 years of age relaxation for OBC and SC/ST respectively..

>> Besides, you need to clear the Medical Examination..

Since, you are currently in the 1st year hence, you are not eligible for appearing for the Civil Services Exam unless you reach your final year although you can start your preparations from now..

The forms for the Civil Services Exam shall be available from 2nd February,2013 to 3rd March,2013

The Prelims Exam shall be conducted on 19th May,2013

The Mains will be conducted on 8th November,2013

You will have to clear the final interview and MEdical Examination thereafter..

You can visit http://upsc.gov.in to know more about the exam..

all the best..

With Warm Regards
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3rd November 2012, 05:48 PM
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You Are Eligible When You Complete Your Graduation.

Education Qualification :

Graduation In Any Discipline From Recognized University.

Age Limit :

General : 21 to 30 Years
OBC : 21 to 33 Years
SC/ST : 21 to 35 Years

Selection Process:

1. Preliminary Exam
2. Mains Exam
3. Interview

Physical Qualification :


Male Candidate : 165cm (In Case Of SC/ST/OBC : 160cm)

Female Candidate : 150cm (In Case Of SC/ST/OBC : 145cm)


Male Candidate : 84cm

Female Candidate : 79cm

Note : They Should Be Able To Expand The Chest For 5cm For Male And Female Both

Eye sight:

6/12 Or 6/9 Distant Vision For Worse Eye And 6/6 Or 6/9 Distant Vision For Good Eye. Near Vision For Worse Eye Is J2 And For Good Eye Is J1.
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3rd November 2012, 08:13 PM
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No, you cannot apply for IPS exam while you doing BA 1st year. As minimum qualification required is graduation.

Union Public Service Commission ( UPSC) conducts IPS or Indian Police Service exam.

Eligibility criteria for IPS exam -

Graduation in any discipline from a recognised Indian University.

Age is between 21- 30 years.

Exam Pattern -

The IPS exam is conducted in three stages -

1. Preliminary exam

2. Main exam

3. Interview
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4th November 2012, 03:09 PM
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Hello Friend ,

Its a Great Honour to join Civil Services as an IPS Officer of Your Nation and serve yourself as one of the many amongst the people maintaining law & ordering in our nation in a planned and disciplined manner.

The Civil Services Examination is the most prestigious examination of our nation.

* It is conducted every year by the Union Public Service Commission for the Selection of Candidates in departments like IAS , IPS , etc.

Due to intense competition among candidates , the Union Public Service Commission has set some eligibility criteria in order to apply for the Civil Sevices Exam.

As a Result , only those students can apply for the exam , who fulfill the eligibility criteria set by the Union Public Service Commission.

The Eligibility Criteria For Civil Services Examination are :

a) You must have completed your graduation in any discipline from any recognized college/university.

b) If you are in the FInal year of your graduation , then also you can apply for the exam.

c) Your age should lie in between 21-30 years considering you to belong to Open Category.

d) If you belong to reserved category , then you will get relaxation in upper age as set by the Govt, Of India.

e) Number Of Attempts For the Exam -

* General Category : 4

* OBC Category : 7

* SC/ST Category : No Limit

So , You can clearly see that you do not fulfill the minimum educational qualification required to be eligible to appear in the Civil Services Exam.

So , you should first complete your graduation.

Hope the above mentioned will provide you the information you were searching for.
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4th November 2012, 05:12 PM
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It does not what degree you are doing..

Qualification to become IPS.

> You must have a Bachelor degree

After you want to apply for civil services examination which is conducted by Union public service commission.

It consists of 3 tests:

> Preliminary Exam (CSAT)

> Main Examination

> Interview

If you get good marks in test 1 and test 2 and you called for interview.

For more details on syllabus, question papers visit www.upsc.gov.in
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