Indian Police Service Examination 2012 Selection Procedure
- Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written examination for Indian Police Service as may be fixed by the Union Public Service Commission in their discretion shall be called for the UPSC IPS Interview for Personality Test to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Candidates will be recommended by the Union Public Service Commission as per the merit list drawn on the basis of performance of candidates in the IPS Written Test and Interview.
- The Union Public Service Commission retains discretion to fix minimum qualifying marks in any or all of the papers at any stage and retains discretion to evaluate conventional papers of only those candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks in the objective papers, as may be determined by the Union Public Service Commission. Provided that candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the OBC categories may be called for the IPS Interview for Personality Test by applying relaxed standards, if the Union Public Service Commission is of the opinion that sufficient number of candidates from these categories are not likely to be called for the Indian Police Service Interview for Personality Test on the basis of the general standard in order to fill up the IPS vacancies reserved for them.
- After the Indian Police Service interview, the candidates will be arranged by the Union Public Service Commission in order of merit as disclosed by the aggregate marks finally awarded to each candidate and in that order so many candidates as are found by the Union Public Service Commission to be qualified at the IPS examination 2012 shall be recommended for appointment upto the number of unreserved vacancies decided to be filled on the result of the UPSC Indian Police Service examination.
- The candidates belonging to any of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the OBC may to the extent of the number of IPS vacancies 2012 reserved for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the OBC be recommended by the Union Public Service Commission by a relaxed standard, subject to the fitness of these candidates for selection to the UPSC Post. Provided that the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the OBC who have not availed themselves of any of the concessions or relaxations in the eligibility or the selection criteria, at any stage of the Indian Police Service examination 2012 and who after taking into account the general qualifying standards are found fit for recommendation by the Union Public Service Commission shall not be recommended against the IPS vacancies 2012 reserved for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the OBC.
10. The form and manner of communication of the result of the Indian Police Service examination 2012 to individual candidates shall be decided by the Union Public Service Commission in their discretion and the Commission will not enter into correspondence with them regarding the IPS Exam 2012 result.
11. A candidate must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the discharge of his duties as an officer of the service. A candidate, who after such medical examination as Government or the appointing authority, as the case may be, may prescribe, is found not to satisfy these requirements will not be appointed. Any candidate called for the IPS Personality Test by the Union Public Service Commission may be required to undergo medical examination to be conducted by the Ministry of Home Affairs. No fee shall be payable to the Medical Board by the candidate for the IPS medical examination.
12. A candidate will be eligible to get the benefit of community reservation only in case the particular caste to which the candidate belongs is included in the list of reserved communities issued by the Central Government. If a candidate indicates in his / her application form for the Limited Competitive Examination for Indian Police Service that he / she belongs to General Category but subsequently writes to the Union Public Service Commission to change his / her category, to a reserved one, such request shall not be entertained by the Commission.
While the above principle will be followed in general, there may be a few cases where there was a little gap ( say 2-3 months ) between the issuance of a government notification enlisting a particular community in the list of any of the reserved communities and the date of submission of the IPS Exam 2012 application by the candidate. In such cases the request of change of community from general to reserved may be considered by the Union Public Service Commission on merit. The closing date fixed for the receipt of the Online Application for Indian Police Service Exam 2012 will be treated as the date for determining the OBC status ( including that of creamy layer ) of the candidates.
13. Important Note for IPS Exam 2012 :
All Communications to the Union Public Service Commission should invariably contain the following particulars.
- Name and year of the IPS examination.
- Registration ID Number ( RID ).
- Roll Number ( If Received ).
- Name of candidate ( In Full and in Block letters ).
- Complete Postal address as given in the Indian Police Service Exam 2012 application.
N.B. I. Communication not containing the above particulars may not be attended to.
N.B. II. Candidates should also note down their IPS application 2012 form number for future reference. They may be required to indicate the same in connection with their candidature for the limited competitive examination for recruitment to the Indian Police Service, 2012.
14. Withdrawal of IPS Exam 2012 applications : No request for withdrawal of candidature received from a candidate after he / she has submitted his / her Indian Police Service Exam 2012 application will be entertained under any circumstances.