IPS Posts

The post of an IPS officer is one of the most prestigious positions in India, after the IAS (Indian Administration Service) exam. So once a candidate clears the UPSC examination, fulfils all the physical fitness requirements, and completes the official six months training, candidates will get confirmed as an IPS officer and get placement in the designated cadre as IPS first posting.

In addition, the salary of the Indian Police Service (IPS) officer relies on the post that they maintain. Keep reading the article below to learn more about IPS officer posts and their salary.

The UPSC Prelims 2022 is scheduled for June 5, 2022. UPSC aspirants can visit the linked article and know more about the prelims examination.

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The following links will be of immense help to the candidates attempting the exam this year:

To know about the
IPS training in detail, refer to the link.

Candidates have to first indicate zone preference and then the cadre preference. To understand the new UPSC cadre allocation policy for IAS and IPS, refer to the link.

IPS Post-Wise Salary

Below is a tabular representation of the post-wise salary of IPS officers:

Ranks

Salary

The Director-General of Police or Commissioner of Police)

INR 80,000 (cumulative), and there is no provision of grade payment

Additional Director General of Police or Special Commissioner of Police (ADG)

INR 37,400-67,000 along with a graded payment of INR 12,000

Inspector-General of Police/Joint Commissioner of Police (IG)

INR 37,400-67,000 along with grade payment of INR 10,000

Deputy Inspector General of Police also appointed by the state government as Additional Commissioner of Police (DIG or ACP)

INR 37,400-67,000 along with grade payment of INR 8,900

Senior Superintendent of Police, also designated as Deputy Commissioner of Police (SSP)

INR 15,600-39,100 along with a graded payment of INR 8,700

Superintendent of Police or Deputy Commissioner of Police (SP or DSP)

INR 39,000 along with a graded payment of INR 7,600

Additional Superintendent of Police or Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police under the state government (ASP)

INR 15,600-39,000 along with grade payment of INR 6,600

Deputy Superintendent of Police also appointed as Assistant Commissioner of Police (DSP or ACP)

INR 15,600-39,100 along with a graded payment of INR 5,400

To know the IPS salary in detail and its comparison with the 6th Pay commission salary, refer the link.

To get a comprehensive Difference between IAS and IPS Officer’s roles, responsibilities, salary, training, etc. candidates can visit the linked article.

Understanding IPS Post List

The eligibility of officers for holding posts at the level of Superintendent of Police and above in the Central Government is as given below:

Level

Minimum length of service in the IPS for eligibility for Central Deputation

Remarks

SP

7 Years

Officers with a minimum of 5 years service will, however, be eligible for induction in IB & R&AW

DIG

14 Years

Empanelled officers will be eligible for filling up the posts in the Central Government. However, non empanelled officers can be considered for posting in Public Sector Undertakings.

IG

17 Years

Empanelled officers will be eligible for filling up the posts in the Central Government. However, non empanelled officers can be considered for posting in PSUs.

Addl. DG

27 Years

Empanelled officers will be eligible for

filling up the posts in the Central Government.

DG

30 Years

Empanelled officers will be eligible for

filling up the posts in the Central

Government.

Source – Ministry of Home Affairs

Note – IPS officers will become eligible for inter-cadre deputation only after the completion of 9 years of service.

UPSC Civil Services Exam Structure

IPS examination gets conducted every year by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) and comprises three phases:

  • Civil Services (IPS) Preliminary Exam
  • Civil Services (IPS) Mains Exam
  • Final Interview/Personality Test

In addition, there are two levels for the IPS examination at the preliminary stage, namely, the general studies (GS) paper I and CSAT paper II that would be of MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) in nature.

However, note that the Civil Services prelims examination marks will not be counted in the final IPS exam results. Students who clear the prelims stage must appear for the mains exam (Written) and clear nine papers that are as follows:

Paper

Marks

Paper-A Language

300 Marks

Paper-B English

300 Marks

Essay Paper-I

250 Marks

General Studies Paper-I

250 Marks

General Studies Paper-II

250 Marks

General Studies Paper-III

250 Marks

General Studies Paper-IV

250 Marks

Optional Subject Paper-I

250 Marks

Optional Subject Paper-II

250 Marks

To clear the IPS exam and get your favoured post, you must initially appear for the UPSC exam and clear all the three stages that will help you serve as an IPS officer in India.

For the Best preparation strategy for competitive exams, candidates can visit the linked article and get detailed study material and preparation tips to excel in the examination.

Frequently Asked Questions about IPS Posts

Which is the highest post designated after a candidate clears an IPS exam?

The highest IPS officer post that a candidate can get after clearing the UPSC exam is The Director-General of Police or Commissioner of Police.

What is the pay scale of an Inspector-General of Police in India?

The pay scale of an Inspector-General of Police in India ranges between INR 37,400- INR 67,000, along with a graded payment of INR 10,000.

What is the full form of ASP in terms of IPS posts?

In terms of the IPS post, the full form of ASP is Assistant Superintendent of Police.

The above details would help candidates prepare for UPSC 2022 in setting up their goals.

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