The UPSC civil services exam is your window to a profession in the civil services. Some of the most coveted services are Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Revenue Service. This article gives brief introduction on IPS and shares details on minimum rank required in UPSC for entry into the IPS.
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Indian Police Service (IPS) is a highly coveted service and there have been instances in the past where candidates have opted for the IPS over the IAS. An IPS officer works in the police department and this is one of the technical services.
Indian Police Service (IPS) – A Brief Introduction
The IPS is basically not a police force in itself. It provides the leaders and commanders to the state police forces and also to the all-India Central Armed Police Forces. Some of the functions of the IPS are maintaining law and order, maintaining public peace, crime investigation, detection and prevention, VIP security, border policing, counter terrorism, curbing drug trafficking and smuggling, disaster management, dealing with economic offences, commanding intelligence agencies (RAW, IB, CBI, CID, etc.). IPS officers can also be appointed to the UN and other international organisations, and also be Personal Secretaries to ministers in the government.
To know about the IPS salary and ranking hierarchy, click on the below link:
The number of vacancies in 2016 for the IPS according to the category of candidates is given below:
Last ranks of the candidates who got selected for the IPS from 2007 to 2015 are given in the below table.
As you can see, a rank up to 250 – 300 (varies every year) is sufficient to acquire a place in the Indian Police Service.
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The above details would help candidates prepare for UPSC 2020.