IPS Exam Pattern | IPS Syllabus 2019 Topics & Important Subjects in Detailed

Those candidates who are preparing for upcoming Indian Police Service Exam (IPS Exam 2019) are advised to start their preparation as per latest updated IPS Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2019 given below.

IPS Exam Pattern

IPS Exam Pattern 2019-20

IPS Preliminary Exam Pattern:

PAPER I (Indian Police Service IPS Syllabus):

  • Number of Marks- 200 marks
  • Paper Duration-2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Question Type- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

PAPER  II (Indian Police Service IPS Syllabus):

  • Number of Marks- 200 marks
  • Paper Duratiuon-2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Question Type- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Paper – IGeneral Studies – Will be counted for qualifying to the Mains exam200 Marks2 Hours
Paper- II (CSAT)Aptitude test – Of qualifying nature, must score at least 33%. Marks not counted for going to mains.200 Marks2  Hours

IPS Mains Exam Pattern:

AOne of the Indian languages listed below, to be selected by the candidate (Qualifying)300
BEnglish (Qualifying)300
IIGeneral Studies I250
IIIGeneral Studies II250
IVGeneral Studies III250
VGeneral Studies IV250
VI, VII2 papers on subjects to be selected by the candidate from the list of optional subjects below (250 marks for each paper)500

IPS Exam Syllabus 2019

Preliminary Exam Syllabus:

Preliminary Exam covers two papers that are Paper 1 and Paper 2

Syllabus of Paper I:

  • 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.
Syllabus for Paper II:
  • Comprehension
  • 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)

Mains Exam Syllabus:

Mains Paper A – Indian Languages

This paper is conducted in in the following languages, from which a candidate has to choose any one of the Languages:

  • Assamese (Assamese)
  • Bengali (Bengali)
  • Bodo (Devanagari)
  • Dogri (Devanagari)
  • Gujarati (Gujarati)
  • Hindi (Devanagari)
  • Kannada (Kannada)
  • Konkani (Devanagari)
  • Maithili (Devanagari)
  • Malayalam (Malayalam)
  • Marathi (Devanagari)
  • Nepali (Devanagari)
  • Oriya (Oriya)
  • Punjabi (Gurumukhi)
  • Sanskrit (Devanagari)
  • Santhali (Devanagri or Ol Chiki)
  • Sindhi (Devanagari or Arabic)
  • Tamil (Tamil)
  • Telugu (Telugu)
  • Urdu (Persian)
Mains Paper VI, VII – Optional Subjects

The entire list of optional subjects in UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination are:

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Law
  • Literature of any one of the non-English languages listed above
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

UPSC Exam Pattern – Personality test

Interview or personality tests for UPSC Civil Services is conducted for a total of 275 marks, with no minimum qualifying marks. Questions on matters of General Interest will be asked in Interview.

IPS 2019 Exam Dates:
TitleIPS 2019 Important Dates
IPS Civil Services Date of Notification19-02-2019
Start of IPS 2019 Online RegistrationFeb 2019
End of Online Submission (Till 6:00 PM)18-03-2019
IPS 2019 Admit Card (Preliminary Examination)4th Week of May
Date of Civil Services Preliminary Examination02-06-2019
Date of IAS Civil Services Main Examination20-09-2019

Few Important Links for UPSC IPS Exam 2019-2020

IPS Exam DetailsIPS EligibilityIPS Selection Process
IPS Application FormIPS Syllabus PDFIPS Exam Pattern
IPS Prelims  Admit CardIPS Mains  Admit CardIPS Exam Centers
Preparation Books for IPSIPS Exam QuestionsCut-Off Marks for IPS Prelims, Mains
Download IPS Previous PapersCSAT Prelims Answer KeyIPS Mains Answer Key
IPS Prelims ResultsIPS Mains Results/Merit ListIPS Interview Tips
IPS Free Mock TestUPSC Examination CalendarFAQs on IPS


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