Physical standards for IPS UPSC/UPSC physical eligibility for IPS/IPS physical eligibility for male/IPS officer physical requirements/Physical criteria for IPS/Physical qualification for IPS/Physical requirement for IPS/Physical standard for IPS/Physical test for IPS/UPSC IPS physical eligibility
Well, everyone knows that IPS (Indian Police Service) is one of the prestigious post in the country and the IPS exam is part of the UPSC Civil Services Exam which is conducted every year. Candidates who take the exam will be allotted to IPS depending on their abilities, determination and the rank they score in the exam. Let’s take a look at the required qualities for physical fitness for IPS Officers. UPSC Civil Services Exam is conducted every year and consists of three stages and the selection procedure for IPS (Indian Police Service) by UPSC is given below:
i) Civil Services Preliminary Exam ii) Civil Services Mains Exam iii) 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 9 papers as given below: Candidates who get through Civil Services 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 for 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. The candidates applying for the Civil Services Examination should make sure that they meet all the eligibility criteria for IAS which is same for IPS as well for admission to this examination. Candidates who clear all the stages of the exam will be selected for IPS examination along with fulfilling the eligibility criteria of UPSC Civil Services Exam.
Eligibility Criteria for IPS (Indian Police Service)/physical requirements for IPS officer
Following are the eligibility criteria for IPS Exam:
- Eligibility to meet the physical fitness and other requirements.
- Age and number of attempts criteria.
- Eligibility criteria for the IPS exam.
3) Physical requirement for Male and Female IPS Officers
|Height||165 cm[For ST (except SC/ OBC) – 160 cm]||150 cm [For ST (except SC/ OBC)- 145 cm]|
|Chest||Minimum 84 cm. Expansion 5 cm||Min 79 cm expansion 5 cm|
|Eyesight||6/6 or 6/9 distant vision for good eye||6/12 or 6/9 for worst eye. Near vision J 1 for good eye. J2 for worst eye|
(In the first Medial Examination i.e., just after the interview, those didn’t meet the chest expansion criteria can appeal or show their chest expansion during second Medical Examination i.e., after the result. In case, if expansion is less during Medical Examination then the candidate will go to next service).
The other medical requirements other than physical fitness for IPS are as given below:
|Blood Pressure (High): Age 23 – 123; age 24 – 124; age 25 – 122; age 28 – 124; age 30 – 125; age 32 – 126; age 34 – 127|
|Ear- Good listening and normal ear cavity; 1000-4000 frequency hearing impairment should not be more than 30 decibels|
|Nasal- Candidate should not stutter while speaking|
|Ladies should not be pregnant at the time of Medical Test|
|High standard for the Colorblind test. No inherent night blindness. Vision should be stereoscopic|
Once a candidate meets all the physical and medical requirements he/she gets selected for IPS (Indian Police Service) post, the first 3 months of their 2 years assessment period would be in LBSNAA, Mussoorie for the Foundation Course, which is a regular training for IAS, IPS, and IFS officers. Then the candidates selected for IPS would proceed to the National Police Academy (NPA), Hyderabad for 11 months of academic training. Here candidates would undergo both indoor and outdoor training.
|Indoor Training||Outdoor Training|
|Classes on IPC/CrPC/IEA/Ethics/Police Management etc along with seminars and lectures from renowned personalities from around the country.||PT, Cross Country Runs of 16kms, Firearms training, Route marches, Unarmed Combat training, games, horse-riding and much more.|
During the training period, candidates would also have to visit institutes across the country as part of training. Later, candidates will continue for 6 months of training in their allotted cadre, after which they have to spend one month for academic training then they will go back to their allotted cadre as confirmed IPS officers. 2) Age and number of attempts criteria The UPSC Civil Service Examination with effect from 2015 raised the upper age limit and number of attempts for applicants. The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances published on the website says, the upper age limit will be:
- 37 years for SC/ST candidates with unlimited number of attempts
- 35 years for OBC with 9 attempts
- 32 for the general category(unreserved) with 6 attempts
- 42, 45 and 47 years for physically handicapped candidates, General, OBC, and SC/ST category respectively
Number of attempts:
- General- 6 attempts
- OBC- 9 attempts
- SC/ST- unlimited number of attempts
- Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST
3) Eligibility for appearing for the IPS exam
- A candidate must be a citizen of India to become an IPS or IAS
- At the time of filling the Civil Services Preliminary Examination, the candidates must be at least 21 years of age
- The candidates must hold a degree from recognized university in any discipline. The candidates appearing for final degree exam can also apply for Civil Services Preliminary Examination. Candidates with equivalent to professional and technical degree that is recognized by the Government can also apply
- The offer of appointment would be given to a candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary and the same has been issued to him/her by the Government of India
To know more about eligibility for IAS Exam click here. UPSC Preliminary Civil Services Examination 2016 has been declared and would commence on 07th August 2016 and the last date to submit application would be May 27th2016 as released in UPSC Notification. To prepare for UPSC Online click here.