(INFO) Physical Standards for IPS : Satish IPS

(INFO) Physical Standards for IPS : Satish IPS

Physical standards for IPS 

Sending u an authentic mail send by mr satish who is now IPS hope it will help Many friends have asked about the minimum Physical standards for IPS.

The physical standards are important for the job profile and the rigorous training at the NPA, which includes weekly run for 10 k.m. in 60 minutes, route march for 25 k.m. UAC, Horse riding, rock climbing, assault course, PT obstacles, rope climbing etc. I shall give a detailed a/c of this sometime.

Services are divided into technical and non-technical. Technical services are IRTS, IPS, DANI PS, CISF, RPF & other Police organisation. The Medical standards for Technical Services are stringent. For IPS-

Height ?

  • Male (general also) & ST (not the SC/ OBC) ? 160 cm Male 165 cm Pahari

  • Female 150 cm Pahari Female (general also) & ST (not SC/ OBC)- 145 cm

Chest ?

  • Male Minimum 84 cm. Expansion 5 cm.

  • Female Min 79 cm expansion 5 cm.

(Those can?t expand the chest go to next service. If expansion is less during 1st Medical, i.e. just after interview; during second Medical, i.e. after the result, or appeal, expansion can be shown.)

Many people fail in this test of chest expansion.

(I know some people who have cleared this exam during the second Medical Test, i.e. after the Medical Exam conducted after the declaration of Final result)

Eye sight ?

  • 6/6 or 6/9 distant vision for good eye.
  • 6/12 or 6/9 for worst eye.
  • Near vision J 1 for good eye. J2 for worst eye.
  • The correction is by lenses only.
  • High standard for the Colour-blind test.
  • No inherent night blindness.
  • Vision should stereoscopic.

Blood pressure (High) ? Age 23 ? 123, age 24 ? 124, age 25 ?122, age 28 ? 124, age 30 ?125, age 32 ? 126, age 34 ? 127.

Ladies should not be pregnant at the time of Medical Test.

Ear- good listening & normal ear cavity. 1000 to 4000 frequency hearing impairment shd not be more than 30 decibels.

Nasal- candidate should not stammer while speaking.

Now the answer to one question which many people have asked-

Shall I face any difficulty in OUTDOORS at the National Police Academy, due to my advanced age? I was not active in past; shall I face difficulty in outdoors?

Ans- The Medical Standards are meant to ensure that you shall be able to do the outdoors. But some people face difficulty in outdoors. I know a person from Army background underwent knee surgery (to cure cracked plate) due to extra ordinary strain in outdoors. The bone injuries are common to those who do not have enough flexibility.

Mr Satish (IPS)



A lot is mentioned here about physical standards for IPS... but nothing about people with flat feet, whether they are eligible to join IPS?

What if someone fails to qualify medical test for IPS, Will he be eligible for next service?

Hello frnz, I am abhiraj and i am preparing for UPSC exams from last 6 months. Now i come to know that i am suffering with colour blindness. I read in a post that high standard colour blindness test is conducted for IPS but can anybody tell me whether am eligible for other services except IPS means can i go for IAS etc. will be very thankful...

hi, Can anyone tell me about physical fitness for IAS..mainly related to eye sight...how much power is allowed to get into IAS ? thanks, mohan

Hello Mr. Satish/ forum members,

My sholder is dilocated & operated, my left left knee is also dislocated, but both are in good condition to resist any kind of stress, So I want to know whether these injuries will make to fail in physical fitness test eventhough I pass all test criteria, I mean to ask whether these kind of injuries are disqualifiers are not.

I am preparing for CSAT from 2 years and very confident that I will clear it. IPS is my first option & if my injuries are disqualifiers I want to shift my focus on other services, so please help to find the right focus.