IPS Exam Centre

The Indian Police Service exam, meant for recruiting IOS officers, is undertaken by the UPSC under the broad category of Civil Services Exam (CSE). Since 2018, the IPS exam has been done away with, and the UPSC CSE exam substituted it. This exam recruits candidates for not only police service but Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Audit and Account Service (IAAS), Indian Administrative Service (IAS), etc. Aspirants who aim for this exam must be utterly sincere in their preparation for the UPSC exams, the toughest exams in India. In 2023, the exam date for UPSC CSE Preliminary is 28th May.

Here’s the list of the UPSC Exam centres for civil services prelims and mains to help the candidates to choose their centre of examination before filling out the UPSC Online application form.

To know in detail about the IPS Exam, aspirants can check the linked article.

Kickstart your UPSC 2023 preparation today!

Important Dates of the IPS Exam UPSC

There will be three stages in the exam process. While the dates for Preliminary and the Mains are already fixed, the dates for Personality Test are yet not finalised.

Exam Date
UPSC CSE Preliminary Exam 2023 28h May 2023
UPSC CSE Mains Exam 15th September 2023 onwards
UPSC Personality Test To be announced later

To know the IPS Eligibility and Physical Requirements in detail, refer to the link.

IPS Exam 2023 List of New Centres

As the authorities have already announced the exam dates, they have also added that this year four new exam centres are enlisted for the convenience of the examinees. These four centres are spread across Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Maharashtra. The specific locations are:

State Centre
  • Almora
  • Srinagar
  • Surat
  • Nasik
Himachal Pradesh
  • Dharamshala
  • Mandi

IPS 2023 Exam Centre List

The state-wise centres for the IPS 2023 Prelims are as follows:

State Centre
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh
  • Tirupati
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Anantapur
  • Vijayawada
  • Jorhat
  • Dispur
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
  • Patna
  • Gaya
  • Raipur
  • Bilaspur
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Delhi Delhi
  • Surat
  • Rajkot
  • Ahmedabad
Goa Panaji
  • Gurgaon
  • Faridabad
Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Jammu and Kashmir
  • Srinagar
  • Jammu
  • Mysore
  • Dharwad
  • Bangalore
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Kochi
  • Kozhikode (Calicut)
Madhya Pradesh
  • Indore
  • Bhopal
  • Gwalior
  • Jabalpur
  • Mumbai
  • Navi Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Thane
  • Nagpur
  • Aurangabad
  • Nasik
Meghalaya Shilong
Manipur Imphal
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
  • Sambalpur
  • Cuttack
Punjab Ludhiana
Puducherry Puducherry
  • Udaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Ajmer
  • Jaipur
Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu
  • Vellore
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Madurai
  • Tiruchirapalli
  • Warangal
  • Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh
  • Varanasi
  • Agra
  • Allahabad
  • Aligarh
  • Gautam Buddha Nagar
  • Bareilly
  • Lucknow
  • Ghaziabad
  • Srinagar
  • Dehradun
  • Almora
West Bengal
  • Siliguri
  • Kolkata
Candidates can enhance their IPS exam preparation by attempting UPSC Previous Years Question Papers now!!

To complement your preparation for the upcoming exam, check the following links:

UPSC IPS Exam Centre 2023 Mains

Those who crack the Preliminary Exam will be called for the Mains’ next phase. The list of exam centres for IPS exam 2023 Mains level is as follows:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Vijayawada
  • Aizawl
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Allahabad
  • Shimla
  • Bengaluru
  • Shillong
  • Bhopal
  • Ranchi
  • Chandigarh
  • Raipur
  • Chennai
  • Patna
  • Cuttack
  • Mumbai
  • Dehradun
  • Lucknow
  • Delhi
  • Kolkata
  • Dispur (Guwahati)
  • Jammu
  • Jaipur
  • Hyderabad

IPS Exam 2023 Allocation of the Exam Centre

The UPSC follows certain norms for allocating centres to candidates. Primarily, centres are allocated on a first-apply-first-allot basis according to the preference of the centres of candidates. They have to mention the preferred centre while applying for the exam.

When one centre is filled to its full capacity, it is marked as frozen. No more candidates are allocated to that exam centre.

The UPSC always holds the authority to change the exam centre and the exam dates if needed.

How to know your IPS Exam centre?

Candidates will be informed about the centre they have to reach to give the exam well beforehand. They can know the same in the following ways:

  • Once the admit cards are released, the candidates will get a message on their registered mobile number declaring the same and instructing them to download it from the official website.
  • After logging in on the official website, the candidates will find the Download Admit Card tab. On the admit card, the exam centre’s name will be present.

Knowing the exam centre is utterly essential. If the centre’s location is quite far from the candidate’s location, they need to arrange for transport. It is recommended that candidates minutely choose the options of the exam centre while applying online.

This list of UPSC Exam Centres is the same for the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2023, as is released in the UPSC Notification.

Any changes in the centres made by the Commission at their discretion would be updated here. The Examination will be held at the following UPSC Exam Centres.

Frequently Asked Questions on IPS Exam Centres


When will the IPS 2023 exam centre list be released?

The UPSC authority has already released the exam dates. It is expected that the allocation of exam centres and the Admit Card will be done a week before the exam. You can also refer to the above article to get an idea about the specific centres.


Will I get transport facilities to reach the exam centre of IPS?

No, UPSC will not offer any transport facility to the candidates. You have to reach the centre on your own.


Can I change the exam centre?

You can change the option only during the online application process. Once you have paid the exam fee, the registration is complete and valid, and no further change is allowed.

Aspirants who shall be appearing for the exam for the first time and are willing to get some preparation tips and study material for the competitive exams can turn to BYJU’S for assistance.

IPS Preparation:

UPSC Eligibility Criteria UPSC Syllabus
UPSC Books UPSC Mains Strategy
UPSC Calendar 2023 Current Affairs for UPSC
UPSC Success Stories IPS Syllabus
UPSC Marksheet UPSC Admit Card


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