Any Indian citizen canjoin the police force. However, you have to fulfil the conditions and standards laid down for the particular rank that you wish to join at.To join as a constable you need to have at least passed high school. To join as a Sub Inspector you need to be a graduate.

There are three levels at which you can join the force. At the state level you can join either as a constable and go up to Deputy Superintendent of Police or you can join at Sub-Inspector level and get promoted all the way up to Superintendent of Police, in charge of a district.

Constables and sub-inspectors have to take a written entrance test. If you pass you have to go for a physical test and then an interview. On clearing the interview, you are expected to undergo a medical check in order to determine whether you are physically fitto join the police. After these processes are complete, final selections are made.

IPS officers are recruited at the central level and ranks begin as either an Additional/Assistant Superintendent orSuperintendent of Police.To join as an IPS officer one has to sit for the preliminary examination conducted by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC). Dates and venue are published from time to time in local and national newspapers. After passing that you must then sit for the main written examination and interview.

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