Indian Police Service (IPS) Training Schedule-Latest | IPS Physical Training | IPS Officer Salary 7th Pay

Indian Police Service (IPS) Training Schedule-Latest | IPS Physical Training | IPS Officer Salary 7th Pay

The Indian Police Service (IPS) is one of the prestigious services in India. The Indian Police Service (IPS) is one of the best three All India Services in India. The other two are the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS)The Union Public Service Commission conducts combined civil service examination for recruitment of above services every year. The IPS officers undergo four phases of training. There are three ways of joining into IPS.
  • The first is passing the Civil Services Examination every year.
  •  The second is seniority based Promotion from the state cadre police services. 
  • The Third is Through Limited Competitive Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. 
There are four phases to the training imparted to the IPS recruits as follow-
  •    Foundation Course (3 months) at LBSNAA, Mussoorie
  •    Basic Training Course (11 months) at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), Hyderabad
  •    Allotted State cadre Practical Training (6 months)
  •    Last Phase Training (1 month): Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), Hyderabad.

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The foundation course is held at the LSBNAA together with all the other civil services recruits like IAS. Then they move on to the Basic Training Course (11 months) at the SVPNPA.

Phase I-Foundation Course (3 months):

The first phase of the training begins at Lal Bahadur Shastri National  Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie. This phase is also called the ‘Foundation Course’ which continues for a period of 3 months. During this phase, officers from different ‘All India Services’ train together. We are addressed as Officer Trainees (OTs) in this phase. We are introduced to various social, political, economic and cultural facets of the country. This mandatory course also familiarizes OTs to topics like esprit de corps, discipline, and etiquette required during their interaction with society at large.”

Phase II- Training (Basic Course – 11 months):

At the end of three months, IPS trainees join the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad (SVPNPA) for the second phase of training, called the ‘Basic Training Course’. SVPNPA is tasked with transforming young trainees into professional police officers. This phase extends for a period of 11 months. OT’s study various indoor, outdoor and qualifying subjects. Subjects are taught keeping in mind the role of police officers like law enforcement, crime investigation, prosecution and maintenance of law and order.”
Indoor subjects include knowledge of laws, criminology, police leadership and management. Outdoor subjects include physical fitness, mob control and crowd management. To acquaint OTs about their work milieu, subjects like internal security and human rights are also taught. Weapons, unarmed combat, assault (insurgency) training, field tactics are also imparted to OTs which is qualifying in nature. A two-week long ‘Bharat Darshan’ tour is organised, where OTs are taken around the country.
During their training at SVPNPA, OTs are ‘attached’ to different units of army, air force, navy, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) to familiarise them with service environment which helps them in appreciating the role of other organisations in nation-building. The passing out parade of OTs is conducted at the end of 11 months. OTs are now known as probationers for the rest of the training period.

Training Activities of IPS:

Ceremonial Parade:

This is the most serious place in the Academy. Going out a procession of IPS Probationers consistently led on this ground in which salute are by and large taken by President, Vice-President, Prime Minister or Home Minister of this nation. This is additionally used to sort out different stately Parades by IPS Probationers like Independence Day, Republic Day, Directors Parade Day and so on.


Equitation or Art of Horse Riding is gone for creating mental and physical sturdiness of Probationers. Steeds are the heritage of Indian police and extremely successful in swarm control, Mounted Contingent are adequately utilized couple with Ground troops. The most recent Riot design for mounts empowers them to be utilized in a wide range of circumstances. The new State of Art Stables in the Academy with elastic tangling are among the best stables. The new Mirror divider empowers the Probationers to adjust their situation on the Horse.

Assault Training:

All IPS Probationers are given Assault Training to make them rationally and physically extreme to lead police power of this nation from the front.


All Probationers are offered to prepare to deal with a wide range of weapon utilized by police.

Tactical Training:

Exceptional Tactical Wing is the most recent expansion in the institute went for preparing all Probationers in wilderness fighting to counter regularly expanding Naxal hazard

Rock Climbing:

Shake Climbing module is a standout amongst the most pleasant piece of the preparation which helps in evacuating trepidation of tallness. One needs to do it to trust it.

Digital Crime Lab:

A standout amongst the most present-day Cyber Forensic Training Laboratory of the nation is furnished with most recent plate and Mobile Forensic hardware is set up as of late to make Probationers fit for taking care of tech-driven crooks.
 “During the 11 months, we go to our respective state cadre.

 Allotted State cadre Practical Training (6 months):

The Training stage was tied in with upgrading information about the state including taking in the state dialect. This preparation which is for a time of three weeks happens at State Police Academies. This stage likewise incorporates a viable preparing segment where probationers are given the duty of dealing with a police headquarters as Station House Officers (SHO). An SHO is typically a sub-controller who is the officer accountable for a police headquarters. As SHOs, probationers must research genuine offences. They are likewise appended to locale police home office to watch and learn in a hurry about policing. This stage goes on for a time of a half year.

Subsequent to finishing a half year, probationers are selected in the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police.

Compulsory Indoor Subjects for IPS:

1.      Police in Modern India
2.      Indian Evidence Act, 1872
3.      Indian Penal Code, 1860
4.      Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
5.      Special Laws
6.      Crime Prevention & Criminology
7.      Investigation
8.      Forensic Medicine
9.      Forensic Science (Theory and Practicals)
10.  Maintenance of Public Peace and Order
11.  Internal Security
12.  Police Leadership and Management
13.  Ethics and Human Rights
14.  Information & Communication Technology

Compulsory Indoor Subjects:

1.      Physical Fitness (PT, athletics, gymnasium, sports, cross country races up to 20 km)
2.      Drill
3.      Yoga
4.      Unarmed combat
5.      Swimming
6.      Field Craft & Tactics and Map Reading (ambush setting, counter-ambush manoeuvres, use of terrain for tactical movement, setting up counter-insurgency camps, map-reading, movement with and without the aid of GPS, Route marches up to 40 km with full battle load, handling explosives, etc.)
7.      Equitation (horse riding)
8.      First Aid and Ambulance Drill
The lessons also include rock climbing, assault training and weapons training (assembling/disassembling, handling and firing of revolvers, pistols, machine guns, rifles, mortars, grenades, etc.)

Optional subjects for IPS training:

1.      Police Telecommunications and Control Room Operations
2.      Hindi
3.      Regional language (depending on the cadre)
4.      Motor Mechanism and Driving

IPS Officer Salary (6th pay and 7th pay commission):

 Comparison chart of the IPS salary (6th pay commission and salary after 7th pay commission) as follows-
(IPS salary per month)
Designation or rank in State Police/Central Police Force
Equivalent Position in Delhi Police/Metropolitan cities
6th Pay Commission -Pay Scale
7th Pay Commission Pay Scale (Salary Metrix)
Commissioner of Police (CP)
80,000 INR (consolidated) no grade pay
2,25,000.00 INR
Special Commissioner of Police(SCP)
37,400-67,000 INR along with grade pay of 12,000 INR
2,05,400.00 INR
Joint Commissioner of Police(JCP)
37,400-67,000 INR along with grade pay of 10,000 INR
1,44,200.00 INR
Additional Commissioner of Police(Additional CP)
37,400-67,000 INR along with grade pay of 8,900 INR
1,31,100.00 INR
Deputy Commissioner of Police(DCP)
15,600-39,100 INR along with grade pay of 8,700 INR
78,800.00 INR
Additional SP
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police(ADCP)
15,600-39,000 INR along with grade pay of 6,600 INR
67,700.00 INR
Assistant Commissioner of Police(ACP)
15,600-39,100 INR along with grade pay of 5,400 INR
56,100.00 INR
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