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IPS Syllabus 2018 (Pre/Mains) Topic-Wise Latest Exam Pattern PDF Download

IPS Syllabus

Union Public Service Commission has recently published latest IPS Syllabus on its official website. Here we have provided the updated IPS Syllabus 2018 Topic Wise along with IPS Exam Pattern for Preliminary and Mains Exam on this page.

Candidates are advised to go through the IPS Exam Syllabus for the Preliminary Examination and Main Examination, as periodic revision of Indian Police Service Syllabus has been done in several subjects.

IPS Exam Dates 2018!!!

IPS Preliminary Exam will be conducted on 03rd June 2018. The Main Examination is likely to be held in September 2018. Let’s go in a systematic manner so as to properly understand the paper pattern and IPS 2018 Syllabus of each subject.

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IPS Syllabus

IPS Syllabus Topic Wise:


Topics covered in IPS Pre Exam Syllabus are as follows:

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic
  • Geography of India & 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.

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Topics covered in IPS Preliminary Syllabus are as follows:

  • 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)
  • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

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Paper-III: General English

  • Comprehension
  • Precis Writing
  • Usage and Vocabulary
  • Paragraphs writing

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Paper-IV: Essay

First topic covered in IPS Mains Syllabus will be Indian Society/ Politics/ Economy/ Development, growth & related aspects. Second topic will be security & related manner.

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Paper-V: General Studies

Topics covered in IPS Latest Syllabus are as follows:

  • Brief Idea about history & geography
  • Questions on Constitution of India and Indian Politics
  • Current affairs on National & Social importance
  • National Security
  • Graphs & diagrams
  • 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.
  • Democratic rights and privileges of citizens. Emerging social changes/trends relevant to governance.

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Candidates must prepare according to above mentioned IPS Syllabus 2018 to get good score in IPS examination. You can also check the IPS Exam Pattern which is well framed in the below section:

IPS Exam Pattern

Paper NameType of PaperTimeMarks
Paper IObjective Type2 hours200
Paper II
Paper IIIDestructive Type3 hours
Paper IV
Paper V
Interview3 hours

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IPS Exam 2018:

Union public Service Commission conducts Indian Police Service Exam. It is Service of Indian Government and in the year of 1948 has replaced the Indian Imperial Police. Leaders and commanders are hired in the service for each state to serve their nation.

To appear for the UPSC IPS Exam 2018, participant must meet some criteria. A candidate must have not achieved the age of 30 years of General Group, 36 years of other backward classes & 37 years for belonging to a scheduled class or tribes, as a candidate should be a citizen of India.

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  2. Hi! I am studying b.tech 2 year in the department of computer Science and engineering .i had a spectacules and positive eye sight am I eligible to ips exam or not. After taking laser eye treatment can I join in ips field.
    If I eligible what are the books i referred to crack the ips exam. Is it necessary to take coaching for this upsc exam. Can you give any tips to become a ips officer it is my dream. Can I apply for this ips exam during my 3rd year.can you pls tell me .

  3. How much languages were offer to write exam & please specify.

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