Know the Indian Police Service (IPS) Salary and Ranks

IPS officers’ post is one of the prestigious posts in the country that comes only after IAS. Let’s take a look at the IPS officer ranks and the salary that a candidate selected for this post would cherish. 

Once a candidate meets all the physical fitness requirements and successfully completes the 6 months training in the allocated cadre and the one-month academic training, he/she is confirmed as IPS officer and takes placement in the allocated cadre. The remuneration of the Indian Police Service (IPS) officer depends on the designation which they hold.  In this article, you will read about the IPS ranks and salary.

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IPS Salary (As per the ranks):  

Ranks Salary
The Director-General of Police or Commissioner of Police (name of the state) 80,000 INR (consolidated) and there is no grade payment
Additional Director General of Police or Special Commissioner of Police 37,400-67,000 INR along with grade pay of 12,000 INR
Inspector-General of Police/Joint Commissioner of Police 37,400-67,000 INR along with grade pay of 10,000 INR
Deputy Inspector General of Police also designated by the state government as Additional Commissioner of Police 37,400-67,000 INR along with grade pay of 8,900 INR
Senior Superintendent of Police, also designated as Deputy Commissioner of Police 15,600-39,100 INR along with grade pay of 8,700 INR
Superintendent of Police or Deputy Commissioner of Police 39,000 INR along with grade pay of 7,600 INR
Additional Superintendent of Police or Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police under the state government 15,600-39,000 INR along with grade pay of 6,600 INR.
Deputy Superintendent of Police also designated as Assistant Commissioner of Police 15,600-39,100 INR along with grade pay of 5,400 INR

The above-mentioned salary grade for the IPS (Indian Police Service) officer has been fixed by the Indian Government and it is a flexible salary scale and would be upgraded from time to time. Other than the monthly salary, an IPS officer also enjoys other perks which again depends on his/her post.

Know about IPS Eligibility in the linked article.

IPS Rank Salary

UPSC Civil Services Exam Structure

UPSC Civil Services Exam is conducted every year and consists of three stages

  1. Civil Services Preliminary Exam
  2. Civil Services Mains Exam
  3. Interview/Personality Test

There are two parts for the IPS exam at the preliminary level namely, the general studies paper I and CSAT paper II. The questions for the preliminary exam would be of MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) in nature.

Note: The Civil Services Prelims Exam marks would not be counted for the final results of the IPS exam (generally for all Civil Services Exam). Candidates who clear the prelims exam will move to the next level, that is the Civil Services Mains (Written) Exam. Candidates have to take 9 papers as given below:

Paper Marks
Paper-A Language  300 Marks
Paper-B English 300 Marks
Essay Paper-I  250 Marks
General Studies Paper-I  250 Marks
General Studies Paper-II  250 Marks
General Studies Paper-III  250 Marks
General Studies Paper-IV  250 Marks
Optional Subject Paper-I  250 Marks
Optional Subject Paper- II 250 Marks

Candidates who clear the UPSC Mains Exam will be summoned for interview/personality test round. During the personality test/interview round, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) would assess the candidates on various criteria and decide the post for an IPS (Indian Police Service) Officers.

Note: The merit list or the final selection list is declared by the UPSC based on total marks obtained by candidates in the Civil Services Mains Exam and Personality Test/Interview round.

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  1. This is very nice and helpful