Since past few years, employment in India is at its best; never mind the insecurity that dangles over the Indian economy. Though the mushrooming of private sectors has produced plenty of employment opportunities for youths, but the pressure and deadline are few traits that today’s corporate world expect from their employees. After much dedication and hard work, the security of jobs keeps bothering employees. Keeping this thing in mind, there are many of us who aspire of attaining higher position in civil services. Civil Services not only offers job securities but also power, prestige, idealism and ability to change the system from within.
As far as Civil Services are concerned, IPS has no analogous in terms of above mentioned traits. Like IAS, IPS too makes an integral part of the Indian system. IPS comprises of higher level police officials, especially concerned with the maintenance of law and order across the country.
But, IPS service has an outer surface that reflects only few attributes like comfortable job and numerous benefits. However, the job consists of massive challenges that require a perfect skill to tackle.
Every year, lacs of aspirants apply to get admission into IPS. However, the procedure to become IPS is same as IAS. Aspirants have to go through its competitive exam i.e. CSE (Civil Service Examination) held every year under the supervision of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
IPS 2016 Eligibility:-
Mimum Educational Qualifications:-
The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.
Age Limit:- A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years.
(i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
(ii) upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
IPS Registration / Application Form
IPS 2016 Application Form / Registration:-
Apply online at website:- http://www.upsconline.nic.in
The Online applications(Part I and II) can be filled from 27th April, 2016 to 27th May, 2016 till 11.59 p.m., after which link will be disabled.
Candidates will be required to complete the Online Application Form containing two stages viz. Part-I and Part-II as per the instructions.
The candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs.100/- Rupees One Hundred only) [excepting SC/ST/ Female/Physically Handicapped candidates who are exempted from payment of fee] either by depositing the money in any branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using any Visa/Master Credit/ Debit Card.
Before start filling up of Online Application, a candidate must have his/her photograph and signature duly scanned in the jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature.
IPS Exam Dates
IPS 2016 Date:-
CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAM. 2016:- 07.08.2016 (SUNDAY).
CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAM, 2016:- 03.12.2016 (SATURDAY)
DURATION OF EXAM:- 5 DAYS
IPS 2016 Syllabus:-
UPSC Prelim Exam Syllabus
PAPERS OF OBJECTIVE TYPE
Paper I - (200 marks) Duration : Two hours
• Current events of national and international importance
• History of India and Indian National Movement
• Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
• Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
• Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
• General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization
• General Science.
Paper II-(200 marks) Duration : Two hours
• Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
• Logical reasoning and analytical ability
• Decision making and problem solving
• General mental ability
• Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level)
• English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).
Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
PAPERS OF DESCRIPTIVE TYPE
Paper III : English (200 marks / 3 hours duration) :- This will be a qualifying test only of Matriculation or equivalent standard.
The aim of the paper is to test the candidate’s ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express his ideas clearly and correctly, in English.
The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows (indicative only) :—
(i) Comprehension of given passages;
(ii) Precis Writing;
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary;
(iv) Paragraphs writing;
Note:- Answer to all questions in this Paper will have to be attempted in English only.
Paper IV : Essay ( 200 Marks/ three hours duration)
Candidates will be required to write two Essays. One topic will pertain to Indian Society/politics/ Economy/Development, Growth and related aspects. The other topic will pertain to security and related matters. Candidates will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression. Paper V : General Studies (200 Marks/ three hours duration)
The questions will be such as to test a candidate’s awareness of a variety of subjects and are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio-economic goals, objectives and demands. The candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers.
This paper can be answered by the Candidates either in English or in Hindi.
Attempting answers in any other language or use of ‘mixed’ language (i.e. partly in English and partly in Hindi) is not permissible.
a) A brief idea about History and Geography of India.
b) Constitution of India and Indian Polity: This part will include questions on the Constitution of India, as well as all constitutional, legal, administrative and other issues emerging from the politico- administrative system prevalent in the country.
c) Current National Issues and Topics of Social Relevance : This part is intended to test the Candidate’s awareness of current National issues and topics of social relevance in the present-day India, such as the following :
(i) The Indian economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
(ii) Issues arising from the social and economic exclusion of large sections from the benefits of development.
(iii) Other issues relating to the development and management of human resource.
(iv) Health issues including the management of Public Health, Health education and ethical concerns regarding health-care.
(v) Law enforcement, internal security and related issues such as the preservation of communal harmony.
(vi) Issues relating to good governance and accountability to the citizens including the maintenance of human rights, and of probity in public life.
(vii) Environmental issues, ecological preservation, conservation of natural resources and national heritage.
d) India’s diversity, unity amidst diversity and pluralism as a part of the functioning of Indian Society. Conflicts due to political, economic, social and cultural reasons. Conflict resolution.
e) Democratic rights and privileges of citizens. Emerging social changes/trends relevant to governance.
f) National Security: Structure and functions of Defence Forces, Para Military Forces and Police. Origin, growth and dimensions of fundamentalism, militancy and terrorism. Local, regional, national and international dimensions of organized crime and terrorism; and efforts at countering them. “White-collar” and cyber crime, money laundering and tax-havens. Technology in crime detection, prevention and investigation, including forensics. Weapons and weapons training that a uniformedofficer should be aware of. Food security, energy security, water security,technological self-reliance as a part of security objectives, Disaster Management including natural and man made disasters.
G) Statistical Analysis, graph and diagrams : This part will test the candidate’s ability to draw conclusions from information presented in Statistical, graphical or diagrammatical form and to interpret them.
IPS 2016 Pattern:-
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examinations (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Main Examination; and (ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various services and posts.
The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.
(i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
(ii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English. However, questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level will be tested through passages from English Language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
Each paper will be of two hours duration. Blind candidates will however, be allowed an extra time of twenty minutes for each paper.
Paper-A (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution). 300 Marks
Paper-B English 300 Marks Papers to be counted for merit
Paper-I Essay 250 Marks
Paper-II General Studies-I 250 Marks
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
Paper-III General Studies -II 250 Marks (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
Paper-IV General Studies -III 250 Marks
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
Paper-V General Studies -IV 250 Marks (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Paper-VI Optional Subject - Paper 1 250 Marks
Paper-VII Optional Subject - Paper 2 250 Marks
Sub Total (Written test) - 1750 Marks
Personality Test - 275 Marks
Grand Total - 2025 Marks
Candidates may choose any one of the optional subject
List of optional subjects for Main Examination:
(ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
(vi) Civil Engineering
(vii) Commerce and Accountancy
(ix) Electrical Engineering
(xvi) Mechanical Engineering
(xvii) Medical Science
(xx) Political Science and International Relations
(xxii) Public Administration
(xxv) Literature of any one of the following languages:
Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.
The question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type.
Each paper will be of three hours duration.
Candidates will have the option to answer all the question papers, except the Qualifying Language papers Paper-A and Paper-B, in any of the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India or in English
The question papers (other than the literature of language papers) will be set in Hindi and English only
PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS:-
Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.
One of the essential tips to crack IPS 2016 exam is proper planning with devotion. Since IPS is among the toughest exams in India, it is recommendable for students to take up any of the top coaching institutes that prepare well to crack IPS. Candidates should improve writing skills as the exam includes important papers like English and Essay, in both the papers subjective questions are asked. Make sure that you have the best authors’ books that cover almost entire portions of the subjects that you have chosen. Having a glance at previous years’ papers is always conducive.
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IPS 2016 Notification:-
CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAM. 2016
DATE OF NOTIFICATION (SATURDAY):- 27.04.2016
LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:- 27.05.2016
DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF EXAM:- 07.08.2016 (SUNDAY)
DURATION OF EXAM:- 1 DAY
CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAM 2016
DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF EXAM:- 03.12.2016 (SATURDAY)
DURATION OF EXAM:- 5 DAYS
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