IPS Exam Date

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released its IPS examination notification on February 02, 2022, and the online application form will be available on the online website for the applicants till February 22, 2022. Candidates can apply for the upcoming IPS Exam by visiting the official UPSC website.

The prelims stage of the UPSC examination will begin from June 05, 2022, and the UPSC Mains examination will take place from September 09, 2022. Keep reading the article below to find out more about UPSC IPS exam date.

You can check the IAS Exam Calendar 2022 for details in the linked article:

Currently, the UPSC 2021 process is underway. For the latest details, refer to the links below:

For free study material and latest current affairs for IAS Exam 2022, you can check our UPSC 2022 page.

IPS Exam UPSC Highlights

Applicants get selected for the Indian Police Service Examination (IPS) through the CSE (Civil Service Examination) conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) along with more than 20 other national services.

The application and selection procedure is the same for all the services, and roughly over eight lakh applicants appear for the IPS exam each year. The selection procedure for the IPS (Indian Public Service) includes the preliminary and main examination followed by a personal interview. Below is a tabular representation of IPS exam highlights.


Civil Services Examination

Exam level

National Organizing body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Exam type

Pen and paper-based (offline)

Number of attempts

Minimum 6 attempts (varies according to the category)

Number of Vacancies


Expected registration

Approximately 8 lakh

Important Dates for IPS Exam 2022

IPS Exam Dates 2022

Civil Services Examination (CSE) notification

February 02, 2022

IPS online application form

February 02 to 22, 2022

IPS Preliminary admit card

3rd week of May

IPS exam date

June 05, 2022

IPS Preliminary result

August 2022

IPS Main exam date

September 9, 2022 (5 days)

IPS Main exam result

October 2022

IPS personality test/ interview

November 2022

IPS final result

December 2022

Check the UPSC Exam Date page for the details on Prelims, Mains and Interview dates.

Eligibility Criteria for Students Appearing for IPS Examination

Physical Criteria

The physical criteria to fulfil the eligibility of qualifying as IPS officer is as follows:

  • Minimum Height – Men – 165 cm – Women – 150 cm.

The acceptable minimum height for IPS applicants is 160 cm for male candidates and 145 cm for female candidates belonging to ST (Scheduled Tribes) and ethnicities such as Garhwalias, Gorkhas, Assamese, Nagaland Tribals, Kumaonis, etc.

  • Minimum Chest Circumference – Men – 84 cm – Women – 79 cm.

Myopia (including cylindrical power) should not surpass minus 4.00D, and Hyper myopia (including cylindrical power) should not surpass plus 4.00D.

  • The existence of Squint will get counted as a disqualification.
  • Spectacles are permissible.
  • Faraway vision for better eyesight (corrected vision) for applicants must be 6/6 or 6/9.
  • Distant eyesight for the worse eye(Uncorrected vision) for applicants must be 6/12 or 6/9.
  • Near eyesight should be J1 and J2, respectively.
  • High-grade colour eyesight is mandated, and Binocular vision is essential for applicants to be eligible for the IPS exam.


The nationality of an IPS applicant must fulfill either of the below criteria

  • IPS candidates must be a citizen of India.
  • Applicants can be a subject of Nepal.
  • Applicants can be a subject of Bhutan.
  • A Tibetan refugee who settled in India before January 1, 1962.

Migrant from any of the below nations for permanently residing in India:

Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire, Vietnam and Ethiopia.

Age Limit

IPS exam applicants must meet the age limits criteria mentioned below:

  • Minimum age of applicants: 21 years.
  • Maximum age of applicants: 32 years as of 1st of August in the year of UPSC examination.

Note – Age relaxations are provided to different categories of applicants.

For details on the IAS Exam Eligibility, please check the linked article.

By keeping in mind these important IPS exam dates and remaining well-versed with the eligibility criteria, you better concentrate on your upcoming exam to crack it in one attempt.

Frequently Asked Questions about IPS Exam Date

What was the UPSC IAS IPS exam date 2021?

The prelims IPS exam date 2021 got conducted on June 27.

What is the IPS exam prescribed age limit?

The IPS exam applicant must not be less than 21 years of age or more than 32 years, specified on the official UPSC website.

How is the IPS position different from the IAS position?

IAS officers assist in Policy Formulation and Implementation and Public Administration. On the other hand, IPS officers remain tasked with analysing crime and keeping public order in the region where they get posted.

When will the IPS exam prelims examination get conducted in 2022?

The IPS prelims examination will get conducted on 5th June 2022.

IPS Exam Preparation:

IAS Exam – Prelims 2022

IAS Exam – Mains

IAS Exam Pattern

IAS Coaching

UPSC Books

Daily News Analysis

IAS Previous Year Question Papers

IAS Current Affairs

NCERT Notes For IAS Exam

Daily Video Analysis: The Hindu

IAS Salary

UPSC Full Form

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