Eligibility Criteria for IPS Exam :
21 years minimum
30 years maximum, 33 for OBCs and 35 for SCs/STs .
2.Number of Attempts
Four attempts for general, seven for OBCs and no limit for SCs/STs.
The physical standards are important for the job profile and the rigorous training at the National Police Academy, Hyderabad which includes weekly run for 10 k.m. in 60 minutes, route march for 25 k.m. UAC, Horse riding, rock climbing, assault course, PT obstacles, rope climbing etc.
IPS exam have some physical requirement which are different from other Civil Service exam.
Height – Male 165 cm Pahari Male (general also) & ST (not the SC/ OBC) – 160 cm
Female 150 cm Pahari Female (general also) & ST (not SC/ OBC)- 145 cm
Chest – Male Minimum 84 cm. Expansion 5 cm.
Female Min 79 cm expansion 5 cm.
Eye sight – 6/6 or 6/9 distant vision for good eye. 6/12 or 6/9 for worst eye. Near vision J 1 for good eye. J2 for worst eye. The correction is by lenses
only. High standard for the Color-blind test. No inherent night blindness. Vision should stereoscopic.
Blood pressure (High) – Age 23 – 123, age 24 – 124, age 25 –122, age 28 – 124, age 30 –125, age 32 – 126, age 34 – 127.
Ladies should not be pregnant at the time of Medical Test.
Ear- good listening & normal ear cavity. 1000 to 4000 frequency hearing impairment shd not be more than 30 decibels.
Nasal- candidate should not stammer while speaking.
In order to complete the training successfully, you will have to fulfill the following requirements:
A weekly run of 10 kilometers in 60 minutes.
Route march of 25 k.m.
Horse riding, rock climbing, assault courses,
PT obstacles,Rope climbing etc.
The services are later divided in technical and non technical categories. The standards for technical courses are more demanding.
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