IPS Vacancy

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the IPS exam in two phases every year (Preliminary/ Mains) to employ result-oriented and eligible candidates for the positions of higher-level police officers, especially concerned with the upkeep of law and order across India. Keep reading the article below to learn more about the UPSC IPS vacancy to prepare for your UPSC examination.

Candidates writing IPS Prelims 2023 can check the following links important for their UPSC preparation; following which they can fill the UPSC Online Application which is briefed out in the linked article.

Important Links:

UPSC Exam Pattern UPSC Syllabus
UPSC Books UPSC Previous Year Question Papers

UPSC 2023

Indian Police Service (IPS) Vacancies

The number of vacant posts for the Indian Police Service (IPS) examination is one of the crucial considerations that every aspirant must keep in mind, as IPS vacancy 2023 state-wise was different for every Indian state. The IPS vacancy 2021 was 200 and the UPSC will conduct the IPS exam to fill in these posts. Below is the breakup of the UPSC IPS examination vacancy:

Category Vacancies
General Candidates 83 posts
SC Candidates 27 posts
ST Candidates 20 posts
OBC Candidates 50 posts
Economically Weaker Sections 20 posts

UPSC Vacancy List

The candidates can check the latest IPS Vacancy 2022 below. Also, the UPSC Vacancies over a few years have been given below:

UPSC Vacancy Year
1011 2022
712 2021
796 2020
829 2019
812 2018
1058 2017
1209 2016
1164 2015
1364 2014
1228 2013

Note – The vacancies are an approximate number and the UPSC takes the final decision during the merit ranking to recruit the final number of officers.

IPS Exam Important Dates

Event Dates
UPSC CSE (IPS) 2022 Notification 02-Feb-2022
Application start date 02-Feb-2022
Last date to apply 22-Feb-2022
Application withdrawal facility 01-Mar-2022
Last date to withdraw UPSC application 07-Mar-2022
UPSC CSE (IPS) 2022 admit card May 2022
UPSC CSE (IPS) 2022 prelims exam 5th June 2022
IPS Prelims 2022 result 26-Jun-2022(Tentative)
IPS Main 2022 admit card 26-Aug-2022 (Tentative)
IPS Main Exam 2022 16-Sep-2022 to 25-Sep-2022
IPS Main 2022 Result December 2022 (Tentative)

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Frequently Asked Questions about IPS Vacancy


Is coaching required for cracking the IPS exam?

Every IPS exam candidate has diverse requirements and capabilities. Joining a coaching class is a very subjective determination. It can further assist some of the applicants in comprehending the format and pattern of the IPS exam. However, it differs from candidate to candidate.


What are the IPS vacancies for army officers?

Army officers get 1 direct recruitment for the IPS exam.


How can students check the IPS vacancy 2023 state-wise?

Students can check the UPSC IPS vacancy by visiting the official UPSC website.

Other related links:

UPSC Calendar 2023 UPSC Success Stories
UPSC Books IPS Syllabus
UPSC Monthly Current Affairs Magazine Topic-wise IAS Prelims Questions with Solutions
Success Rate Of Different Optional Subjects In UPSC Mains IAS Interview Questions
This Day in History – Free IAS Prep UPSC Admit Card


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