IPS Notification

The IPS notification and its exam details is released by the Civil service examination. UPSC has released the notification about the Civil Service exam this year on 2nd February 2022. The applications were available through the online mode on the official website for the candidates aspiring to appear for the exam. There are three stages of the IPS exam, Preliminary exam, Main exam, and interview.

UPSC Apply Online Portal for CSE 2022 recruitment to remain open between 2nd and 22nd February 2022.

IPS Notification 2022:-Download PDF Here

Latest IPS Exam Updates:

Also, check out UPSC Online Application Form 2022 to know more about the steps involved while filling out the application form.

Important dates of IPS 2022

The candidates willing to appear for the IPS exam should be aware of the update notification. The notice generally includes criteria for eligibility, age restrictions, vacancy numbers for each year, specifics of the application form along with the application procedure, etc. The table below contains the important dates of 2022, which are given in the IPS notification.


Important Dates

Announcement of IPS Notification

2nd February 2022

Commencement of online application

2nd February 2022

Last date for submission of the Online Application Form

22nd February 2022

Date of E-Admit Card availability for Preliminary Exam

May 2022

 Preliminary Exam Date

5th June 2022 (1 Day)

Announcement of Result for Preliminary exam

August 2022

Date of E-admit card availability for Main Exam

September 2022

Main Exam Date

16th September 2022 to 25th September 2022

Announcement of Civil Services Exam 2022 Final Result Declare

1st week of January 2023

The dates are subject to some changes. So, the candidates are advised to follow the official websites regularly to remain updated.

There are a few questions regarding the IPS Notification and the application process, which are answered in the articles below:

IPS Vacancy

One of the important parts of UPSC IPS Notification is the number of vacancies for the said post. In 2022 IPS recruitment through CSE, there will be around 200 job vacancies for the posts. The reservations of ST, SC, and OBC will also be applicable. The vacancies given are tentative and can be subjected to change. The service-wise vacancies of 2022 are yet to be released by UPSC.

IPS Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must be aware of the eligibility criteria given in UPSC IPS notification 2022 before appearing for the exam. Below are the eligibility criteria required to be fulfilled by the candidates appearing for the IPS exam.

  1. Age Limit– Minimum age of 21 years; maximum age differs category-wise and with the benchmark of physical disability.
  2. Nationality– Must be an Indian citizen.
  3. Number of Attempts– 6 attempts for General category & EWS (Maximum number of attempts are different for other categories)
  4. Physical Standards– As per the Rules for Examination
  5. Minimum Qualification in Education– Graduate degree from a recognised University
  6. Restriction on Applying– Officers already appointed to the IAS or IFS aren’t eligible

Click on the link for more information on IPS eligibility. Candidates should check the eligibility conditions in the UPSC notification for the year they are taking the IPS exam.

IPS Selection Process

According to the IAS IPS notification 2022, the first stage of the exam is the Preliminary Exam. It consists of two papers. Both the papers are compulsory and contain 200 marks each. The candidates who qualify for this exam have to appear for the Mains Exam. The total marks in the Mains Exam are 1750. The candidate who qualifies for the Main Exam will go for the personality test containing 275 marks. After qualifying all these stages, the candidate will have to give a Physical Test, and document verification will follow.

IPS Salary Rank-wise

An IPS officer’s basic monthly starting salary of an IPS officer in India is approximately Rs. 56,100. This salary is according to the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission. Given below is the table of the salary of the IPS Officers according to their ranks.

Designation or IPS rank in State Police/Central Police Force

Salary as per 7th Pay Commission (in Rs.)

Deputy Superintendent of Police


Additional Superintendent of Police


Senior Superintendent of Police


Deputy Inspector General of Police


Inspector-General of Police


Additional Director General of Police


Director-General of Police


Frequently Asked Questions on IPS Notification

What are the steps to download the IPS Exam Notification?

The IPS notification can be downloaded from the official website of UPSC. The candidate has to go to Examination Tab, then click on Active Exam and then select Indian Civil Service (Preliminary) Exam 2022. From there, they can download the current notification for the exam.

Is IPS notification already announced?

UPSC has already announced IPS Notification. The date of announcement of notification is 2nd February 2022.

How many attempts can an OBC category candidate get?

An OBC category candidate can get nine attempts. They will be permitted to take the UPSC prelim exam this number of times only.

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