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IPS LCE Syllabus

Paper I - (200 marks); Duration: Two hours; Objective Type

  • 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.

Paper II - (200 marks); Duration: Two hours; Objective Type

  • 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).

Paper III - English (200 marks); Duration: 3 hours; Qualifying Test; Descriptive Test

The aim of the paper is to test the candidate’s ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express his ideas clearly and correctly, in English.

The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows (indicative only):

  1. Comprehension of given passages;
  2. Precis Writing;
  3. Usage and Vocabulary;
  4. Paragraphs writing;

Answer to all questions in this Paper will have to be attempted in English only.

Paper IV: Essay (200 Marks); Duration: 3 hours; Descriptive Type

Candidates will be required to write two Essays. One topic will pertain to Indian Society/ politics/ Economy/ Development, Growth and related aspects. The other topic will pertain to security and related matters. Candidates will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

Paper V: General Studies (200 Marks); Duration: 3 hours; Descriptive Type

a) A brief idea about History and Geography of India.

b) Constitution of India and Indian Polity: This part will include questions on the Constitution of India, as well as all constitutional, legal, administrative and other issues emerging from the politico-administrative system prevalent in the country.

c) Current National Issues and Topics of Social Relevance: This part is intended to test the Candidate’s awareness of current National issues and topics of social relevance in the present-day India, such as the following:

  • The Indian economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
  • Issues arising from the social and economic exclusion of large sections from the benefits of development.
  • Other issues relating to the development and management of human resource.
  • Health issues including the management of Public Health, Health education and ethical concerns regarding health-care.
  • Law enforcement, internal security and related issues such as the preservation of communal harmony.
  • Issues relating to good governance and accountability to the citizens including the maintenance of human rights, and of probity in public life.
  • Environmental issues, ecological preservation, conservation of natural resources and national heritage.

d) 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.

e) Democratic rights and privileges of citizens. Emerging social changes/trends relevant to governance.

f) National Security: Structure and functions of Defence Forces, Para Military Forces and Police. Origin, growth and dimensions of fundamentalism, militancy and terrorism. Local, regional, national and international dimensions of organized crime and terrorism; and efforts at countering them. “White-collar” and cyber crime, money launder ing and tax-havens. Technology in cr ime detect ion, prevent ion and investigation, including forensics. Weapons and weapons training that a uniformed officer should be aware of. Food security, energy security, water security, technological self-reliance as a part of security objectives, Disaster Management including natural and man made disasters.

g) Statistical Analysis, graph and diagrams: This part will test the candidate’s ability to draw conclusions from information presented in Statistical, graphical or diagrammatical form and to interpret them.

Comments  

 
#49 Rana Dhruvrajsinh 2015-08-19 21:27
[quote name=Rana Dhruvrajsinh"]H ello sir\madam..
I, m Rana Dhruvrajsinh and i, m 17 years old..
I want to become an IPS officer.
Recently i got admission in +1B.com..
What should i do...
Should i start studying books of UPSC exam..
Plzz sir\madam reply me!
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#48 kundan jadhav 2015-07-27 22:39
Respected sir/ mam
Im just students of agricultural biotech.sir I want become a ips officer .plz give me about these exam please sir..thank you. .
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#47 Anjuprakash 2015-07-20 12:54
Hellow sir,i am a house wife ...can I become an ips officer..i am m.sc in mathematics
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#46 Naderm Ahmad 2015-07-17 07:42
Hindi medium student...upsc exam dai sakte h kya???
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#45 Naderm Ahmad 2015-07-17 07:41
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#44 Mohit kumar 2015-06-18 19:24
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#43 Madhu Manav Dogra 2015-06-15 01:42
Hello sir\madam..
I, m Madhu Manav Dogra and i, m 17 years old..
I want to become an IPS officer.
Recently i got admission in +1Arts..
What should i do...
Should i start studying books of UPSC exam..
Plzz sir\madam reply me!
Thank you
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#42 venkataswamy 2015-06-09 11:59
Sir i am b.tech student, completed recently.i want to become an IPS officer so please give how to prepare & start preparation. Please tell me sir, thank you..
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#41 Suprabh Dwivedi 2015-06-06 13:29
Hello,
As an undergraduate student, I would like to ask about all the necessary information concerning this exam.
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#40 Prabhu Velu 2015-06-01 13:51
This system of recruiting IPS officers is one of the best ever manpower recruitment in the prestigious Police Service by UPSC to overcome the shortage and backlogs of IPS officers in the country. The reason why i am mentioning the best system is, the officers to be recruited are already well trained in the central forces as well as in the state forces physically and mentally, and they already experienced the ground reality to control the law and order situation. I hope the Govt (PMO & DoPT)and the CAT will find a best solution soon from the legal and political implications putforth by few people.....Jaih ind
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