Difference Between IAS and IPS: Check Who is More Powerful

Safalta Expert Published by: Kirti Singh Updated Mon, 13 Jun 2022 03:49 PM IST


Are you looking for the differences between IAS and IPS Officers? If yes then read this article for all the differences related to the Job profile, preparation, and lifestyle of IAS and IPS.

IAS (Indian Administrative Services) and IPS (Indian Police Services) both are prestigious government jobs in the Civil Services category. They both have some plus points and some minus points. There are many similarities and differences in both the IAS and IPS posts. In this article, we will be discussing the main differences between IAS and IPS depending on their different roles and responsibilities.

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Below is the list of all the differences between IAS and IPS officers:

Differences Between Job Profile of IAS and IPS:

The Training Session for the IAS Officers occurs in the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBNSAA) which is located in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. For molding, the candidates into a dedicated officer routine IAS Training is done as a result of many activities.
The IPS Officer's training is done at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) which is located in Hyderabad, Telangana.
The roles and regulations of the IAS Officers are related to the implementation and reviewing of policies, Public Administration.
The roles and responsibilities of an IPS Officer are Public Peace and order, investigation detection, and crime prevention.
IAS Officers are allocated to ministries and government departments.
IPS Officers is the part of the Police Department
The Indian Civil Service was the successor of the IAS (Indian Administrative services). After the Government of India Act 1919 passed it becomes one of the arms of all India Services.
The IPS (Indian Police Service) is the forerunner to the Indian Imperial Police. After the passing of the Indian Councils Act, 1861 by the British government the Indian Imperial Police was formed 1861.
IAS is considered the topmost position among all the administrative services.
IPS is in the second rank after IAS.
After the 7th Pay Commission recommendation, the IAS basic Salary begins at Rs.56,100 House rent Allowances (HRA) and Travel Allowances (TA) is Extra.
After the 7th Pay Commission recommendation, the IPS salaries changed from 56,000 INR per month to as high as 2,25,000 INR per month upon attaining the post of the Director-General of Police (DGP)
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Difference Between the Preparation of IAS and IPS:

IAS Preparation
IPS preparation
For becoming the IAS Officer you need to be a Graduate from a recognized University,
For becoming an IPS officer you need to be a Graduate of a recognized University.
The age limit for IAS is a minimum of 21 years and a maximum of 32 years.
The age limit for IPS is minimum 21 years and maximum 32 years for General, 35 and 37 years for OBC and SC/ST.
The questions are generally asked from General Ability, Mathematics, English, and General Knowledge
The questions are asked from the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, Special laws, Crime Prevention and Criminology, Internal Security, etc.
The ideal time duration for the preparation of IAS is 10-12 months.
The ideal time duration for the IPS preparation is 12 to 15 months.
The study of 15-16 hours per day is required for the preparation of IAS
A study of 7-8 hours is required per day for the preparation of IPS

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Difference Between the lifestyle of IAS and IPS:

Lifestyle of IAS Officer Lifestyle of IPS Officer
IAS Job has a lot of job security that no other private job can offer.
IPS job also provides the security of a job that covers several other allowances and benefits.
The salary of IAS is 56,100 INR and it can reach up to 2,50,000 INR per month.
The salary of IPS is also 56,100 INR and can reach up to a maximum of 2,25,000 INR per month
Yes IAS Officers get foreign postings for seven years.
An IPS can go on deputation to IB and RAW where they can get several foreign postings.
An IAS Officer gets free or highly subsidized electricity, water, gas, phone connections, and accommodations.
An IPS Officer gets domestic help, security guard, official vehicles, job security, power, and respect
An IAS Officer can meet their family periodically. They don’t have such boundations to meet the family.
An IPS Officer can also meet their family periodically.

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Which is better IPS or IAS?

IAS is much more powerful than IPS.

Who earns more IAS or IPS?

The salary of both IAS and IPS ranges from 56,100 INR to 2,25,000 INR.

Is IAS and IPS have same exam?

The first part of both the exam is the same i.e. CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test).

What is the age limit for IAS?

The age limit of IAS is a minimum of 21 years and a maximum of 32 years.

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