INDIAN POLICE SERVICES
- ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
- SKILL SETS
- ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
UPSC Eligibility Criteria for Indian Police Service:
The candidate must be a citizen of India.
The candidate must have attained the age of 21 years as on 1st August of the year in which the exam would be held. This means, for the UPSC 2020 exam, the candidate must be 21 years as on 1st August 2020
UPSC Educational Qualification Criteria for IPS:
The candidate must have at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university to take the UPSC exam
Even those candidates who have written the final year exams of the qualifying exam (bachelor’s degree) and are awaiting results can apply. Also, candidates who would write the final exam are also eligible to apply for the UPSC prelims exam. But, these candidates must produce the proof of passing the exam while applying for the IAS mains exam.
In exceptional cases, the UPSC may allow a candidate who does not fall under the aforementioned categories if the candidate has passed an exam conducted by other institutions, the standard of which the UPSC is convinced justifies his/her admission to take the UPSC exam.
Those candidates with professional/technical qualifications which are recognized by the Government as equivalent to professional/technical degrees are also eligible.
MBBS candidates who have not yet completed their internship by the time of applying for the UPSC Mains will be given a provisional admission to take the mains, provided they submit a copy of the certificate from the concerned University/institution authority that they have passed the requisite final professional medical examination. At the time of the interview, such candidates will have to produce a certificate from the University/institution stating that they have completed all the requirements (including completion of internship) for the award of the medical degree.
- Self- Discipline
- Aim to serve society
- Critical Thinker
- Leadership qualities
- Team spirit
- Patriotic nature
- Integrity and Loyalty
- Problem solving skills
- Public Safety and security
- Good listening skills
- Clarity of thought and action
- Knowledge of law
- Good emotional control
- Sense of responsibility and fairness
- To uphold and enforce the law impartially, and to protect life, liberty, property, human rights, and dignity of the members of the public.
- To promote and preserve public order
- To protect internal security, to prevent and control terrorist activities, breaches of communal harmony, militant activities and other situations affecting Internal Security
- To protect public properties including roads, railways, bridges, vital installations and establishments etc. against acts of vandalism, violence or any kind of attack;
- To prevent crimes, and reduce the opportunities for the commission of crimes through their own preventive action and measures as well as by aiding and cooperating with other relevant agencies in implementing due measures for prevention of crimes;
- To accurately register all complaints brought to them by a complainant or his representative, in person or received by post, e-mail or other means, and take prompt follow-up action thereon, after duly acknowledging the receipt of the complaint;
- To register and investigate all cognizable offences coming to their notice through such complaints or otherwise, duly supplying a copy of the First Information Report to the complainant, and where appropriate, to apprehend the offenders, and extend requisite assistance in the prosecution of offenders;
- To create and maintain a feeling of security in the community, and as far as possible prevent conflicts and promote amity
- To collect intelligence relating to matters affecting public peace, and all kind of crimes including social offences, communalism, extremism, terrorism and other matters relating to national security, and disseminate the same to all concerned agencies, besides acting, as appropriate on it themselves