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IPS Syllabus 2018 Indian Police Service Pre/Mains (Paper I-V) Exam Pattern


IPS Syllabus

IPS Syllabus 2018: Latest & Updated IPS Syllabus is available here to download. IPS Notification 2018 had been released along with new Indian Police Service Syllabus. So, for convenience of applicants, we have provided IPS Exam Syllabus for Pre & Mains on this page.

Applicants are advised to go through the below given IPS 2018 Syllabus and IPS Exam Pattern for Preliminary & Main Exam. The scope of UPSC IPS Syllabus for optional subject Papers (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broadly of honours degree 1evel.

IPS 2018 Exam Dates!!!

According to IPS 2018 Notification, IPS Preliminary Exam will be conducted on 03rd June 2018 and Main Examination is likely to be held in September 2018. Download the IPS Recruitment Syllabus for Paper I-V and start preparation accordingly.

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IPS Syllabus

The given  IPS Syllabus is quite helpful for the aspirants to prepare well for the exam as with the help of it candidates can make proper study plan and follow it accordingly. So candidates are suggested to pay attention to the below given details and make their proper schedule, must go through it thoroughly..
  • Paper I: General Studies
  • Paper II: Language Exam
  • Paper III: General English
  • Paper IV: Essay
  • Paper V, VI, VII, VIII and IX: Optional Subjects
IPS Pre Exam Syllabus

IPS Paper I Syllabus- General Studies
IPS Pre Syllabus: Current Affairs 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
IPS Paper II Syllabus- Language Exam
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)
IPS Preliminary Syllabus: English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).
Paper III: General English
Comprehension of given passage
Precis Writing
Usage and Vocabulary
Paragraphs writing etc
Paper IV: Essay
IPS Syllabus: Candidates will be required to write two Essays.
Indian Society/politics/ Economy/Development, Growth and related aspects and second topic related to security and related matters

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IPS Pre Exam Pattern
  • The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each:
  • Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
  • 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

IPS Main Syllabus

Paper-A: IPS Syllabus for Paper A will contain one of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution.

Paper-B English: In this paper marks to be counted for merit.

Paper-I Essay:

In this exam candidates have to write essay. Essay will be written on the topics Indian Society/ politics/ Economy/ Development, Indian Growth etc.

Paper-II General Studies-I:
  • Indian Heritage and Culture
  • History and Geography of the World and Society
IPS Paper III Syllabus General Studies –II:

Topics covered in IPS Syllabus:
  • Governance
  • Constitution
  • Polity
  • Social Justice and International relations
Paper-IV General Studies –III:

Topics covered in IPS Paper IV Syllabus 
  • Technology
  • Economic Development
  • Bio-diversity
  • Environment
  • Security and Disaster Management
Paper-V General Studies –IV:

Topics covered in IPS Paper V Syllabus 
  • Ethics
  • Integrity and Aptitude
Paper-VI & VII Optional Subject:

This IPS Syllabus will contain Optional Subject. List of optional subjects for Main Examination is given below. You may check the list by going through this page.

Main Examination Pattern:

Paper-A (One of the Indian Language)
300 Marks
Paper-B English
300 Marks
Paper-I Essay
250 Marks
Paper-II General Studies-I
250 Marks
Paper-III General Studies -II
250 Marks
Paper-IV General Studies -III
250 Marks
Paper-V General Studies -IV
250 Marks
Paper-VI Optional Subject - Paper 1
250 Marks
Paper-VII Optional Subject - Paper 2
250 Marks
List of Optional subjects for Main Examination

Candidates may choose any one of the optional subject: Topics covered in IPS Syllabus:
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Literature of any one of the following languages:
Sub Total (Written test)
 1750 Marks
Personality Test
 275 Marks
Grand Total
 2025 Marks

UPSC IPS Syllabus for Interview Test
  • Those applicants who will qualify the UPSC Main examination will be only eligible for Interview Test or Personality Test.
  • You will be interviewed by Union Public Service Commission members will have before them a record of your career. You will be asked questions on matters of general interest.
  • The objective of this UPSC Interview is to assess your personal suitability for your further career in public service. This test will judge your mental ability.
  • This interview test will reveal not only your intellectual qualities but also social traits and your interest in current affairs.
  • Your interview test is not planned to be a test either of specialized or general knowledge which has been already tested through their written papers.

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