The UPSC - Union Public Service Commission is about to conducted a three day exam to fulfill 1300 vacant IPS – Indian Police Services posts. The tests are scheduled to be conducted in 7 centres at Ahemedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata and Nagpur.
In order to be eligible to appear for the exams, candidates need to have 5 years of continuous service, a clean record and work experience within the following positions - Deputy Superintendent of Police in states under State Police Service, Assistant Commandants in CPMFs, or officers of the rank of Captain or Major or equivalent in the Armed forces.
Union Home Secretary RK Singh stated that as of last month there was a shortfall of 1327 IPS officers. Instead of 4,720 the number of IPS officers was only 3,393.
The Department of Personnel and Training stated in a recent release that, "All candidates found eligible have been issued e-Admit Cards through post. Candidates may also download the e-Admit Card from the Commission's Website at http://www.upsc.gov.in
Every year UPSC conducts exams to fulfill positions within IAS – Indian Administrative Service, IPS – Indian Police Service and IFS – Indian Foreign Services and others. The preliminary round of examination for the civil services is scheduled to be conducted on May 20th this year.