Am I Eligible To Be A Police Officer? | Police jobs in India


Achieving dream as a police officer

Police officers in any country are responsible for maintaining law and order and for prevention of crimes. Crime rates in India and other parts of are increasing day by day and police officers are recruited for many posts and designation. There are many police designation and posts in the Indian government. The most premier and apex police service in our country is the IPS. The other major Indian services are IAS or Indian Administrative service and IFS Indian Forest service. There are other postings too such as sub inspector ASI, SI or sub-inspector, and inspector of Police. Other para-military forces include CBI, order security force, central reserve police force, Indo-Tibetan border force, national security guards and railway protection force


Eligibility conditions for police Jobs, IPS and more

The eligibility conditions for police service are physically and mentally fit, self-disciplined, self-controlled and dedicate for the country. The eligibility for a police officer is that a candidate requires a degree with 55% marks. The candidate should have a physically fit body with age from 21 to 27 years. To join IPS or Indian Police Service, a candidate has to write the All India Civil service exam conducted by UPSC once in a year. The eligibility for IPS is that the graduate should possess a degree with pass mark with 21 to 30 years. For OBC category the age limit is 33 years and for SC/ST there is no limitation. For IPS the male candidate should possess a minimum height of 165cm and female 150cm for general category.


Exams and syllabus

The IPS exams have two category of exams where one is the preliminary exams and other the main exams. The preliminary or entrance exam covers up subjects like verbal ability, quantitative aptitude, reasoning ability, DI/DS, and general awareness. The papers are of objective category and will be given in English and Hindi. The main examination has seven papers where paper 1 is one Indian language which carries 300 marks, paper two will be English which carries 300 marks, paper 3 will be an essay paper for 200 marks, paper 4 &5 are general studies with 300 marks, paper 6 & 7 which carries 300 marks.


Materials for preparation

With the various opportunities in Police & Defence jobs, preparation method and tips are more important to get recruited. The police recruitment exam comprises of 4 sections which include analytical, general awareness, quantitative skills, language (English/ Hindi) and general arithmetic. A multiple choice paper carrying 120 questions with a time limit of 90 minutes will be provided. To prepare for the  exam collection of resources is very important. Collection latest competitive books, previous years question papers, and communicating with ones who already faced the exams are few tips which can be followed.


Employment news and Sarkari Naukri role

Sarkari Naukri and employment news can be two important sources which open up vacancies and recruitment for police officers. The sites can be visited often to know the present recruitment details. The site has sample details such as all type of government jobs; admit cards, jobs by qualification, sarkari results, current affairs and exam dates. The employment news is another source which provides a complete advertisement of the required post. The eligibility criteria, age, qualification and all details are provided in employment news.



Getting to know police jobs and related services with all mandatory details and applying for the same can be well achieved by reading through the employment news regularly or Sarkari Naukri site.

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