IPS officer job roles, responsibilities, descriptions, duties and salary

IPS officer job roles, responsibilities, descriptions, duties and salary

Date of posting: 17 Sep 21


ipsWhat Does an IPS officer Do?

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Job designation: - IPS Officer

The job of an IPS officer is one of the most honourable professions any one can dream of. It is a job where the safety and security of an entire is upon you and you have to carry out that work without any compromise or hesitation

Duties and responsibilities of an IPS officer

The responsibility of an IPS officer is to take care of the problems of the everyday person and make sure they keep faith on the law. Maintaining law and order is another responsibility which is very difficult to do.

  • Provide help and safety to the ordinary public

  • Eliminate criminal elements from the society

  • Review cases of any kind for further investigation

  • Co-ordinate with other officials to carry out duties

  • Create a safe environment for people to live in

Places of employment for an IPS officer

Work schedule of an IPS officer

Usually, it is a 9AM to 5PM job but depends on the workload or on the cases they are working from.


Qualifications required to become an IPS officer


One is required to have a graduation degree to apply for the UPSC test. One must clear the UPSC Prelims, Mains and crack the interview. 


Under-graduate courses to become an IPS officer


  • Graduation from any stream


Eligibility to pursue the course: -


  • Anybody who has passed class 12th with 50 to 60 percent pass marks


Key/Technical skills

  • Pressure handling

  • Knowledge of technology

  • Understanding the mindset of a criminal

  • High level of aptitude to solve cases

  • Creating networks to solve cases

Salary expectations

  • Average salary (Deputy Inspector General): - Rs. 12 lakhs per annum

  • Entry level salary (Deputy Superintendent of Police): - Rs. 6 lakhs per annum

  • Experienced-level salary (Director General of Police at State Level): - Rs. 24 lakhs per annum

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