IPS Officer Physical Test: Check Height, Weight And Vision Requirements – News18

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IPS officers are responsible for maintaining law and order.

IPS officers are responsible for maintaining law and order.

IPS officers are the only candidates who are required to clear the physical examination after clearing the UPSC CSE exam.

The Union Public Service Commission conducts the Civil Services Examination to qualify for government jobs such as Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officers. While becoming an IAS officer doesn’t require passing a physical test, recruitment for IPS involves meeting height and weight requirements.

Becoming an IPS officer is challenging, requiring not only passing a tough exam but also meeting other parameters. To prepare for the physical test, one needs a specific approach. The test is necessary as the work profile of an IPS officer needs an immense amount of physical strength as well as mental stability while being an IAS, IFS, or IRS officer doesn’t require physical strength.

What Is the Work Profile of an IPS Officer?

IPS officers are responsible for maintaining law and order, ensuring no criminal activities like theft, robbery, or dacoity occur in their jurisdiction. Their work schedule is rigorous, and they may have to work in challenging situations.

IPS Physical Fitness Criteria

Category Male Female
Height for IPS

(ST Category)

165 cm

160 cm

150 cm

145 cm

Chest Measurement 84 cm 79 cm
Eyesight

Distant vision of 6/6 or 6/9 for a person with normal vision

Distant vision of 6/9 or 6/12 for a person with a little poor vision

Near vision J1 for normal vision and J2 for weaker vision

Distant vision of 6/6 or 6/9 for a person with normal vision

Distant vision of 6/6 or 6/9 for a person with normal vision

Distant vision of 6/9 or 6/12 for a person with a little poor vision

Near vision J1 for normal vision and J2 for weaker vision

What Should Be the Weight of a Police Officer?

The weight-related rules are not explicitly defined for becoming a police officer in the Indian Police Service. However, maintaining fitness is essential. They undergo various physical tests during IPS training, and being fit is mandatory. The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy provides them with physical fitness and self-defence training during the training program.

Medical Tests For IPS

Physical tests are a crucial part of joining the Indian Police Service, and failing them makes it nearly impossible to get a government job. These medical tests include:

Blood pressure: Should be normal for the candidate’s age.

Speech: No speech-related issues like stuttering.

Hearing ability: No hearing problems.

Vision: Stereoscopic vision and no night blindness.

Pregnancy: Female police officers should not be pregnant during medical tests.

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