Full Form of - SSC, UPSC, IAS, IPS, ACP, PSC

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Title Full Form
Full form of IPS Indian Police Service
Full form of SSC Staff Selection Commission
Full form of UPSC Union Public Service Commission
Full form of ACP Assistant Commissioner of Police
Full form of PSC Public Service Commission

Full form of IPS

IPS full form is the Indian Police Service. Indian Police Service was founded in 1948. There have been many renowned IPS professionals who have given their valuable contribution to the nation like India’s first Lady IPS Officer Kiran Bedi, U Sagayam, Shivdeep Lande and more. The controlling authority of IPS is the Ministry of Home Affairs.

To become an IPS Officer, one has to be extraordinary. The aspirant has to do an extensive and advanced study to crack the IPS exam. The exam is indeed tough but if once passed with flying colours, a respectable and classy life awaits the aspirant.

IPS Departments

  • Crime Branch

  • Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW)

  • Criminal Investigation Department (CID)

  • Home Guards

  • Traffic Bureau and more.

IPS Exam Eligibility

Nationality: The candidate must be a citizen of India.


The age of the candidate should be between

  • General - 21 to 32 years
  • OBC - 21 to 35 years
  • SC/ST - 21 to 37 years
  • Physically handicapped - The maximum age for a candidate is 42, 45, and 47 years for general, OBC, SC/ST respectively.

Education: The candidate must have a degree from any recognized institute/ university. It is also applicable to the candidates writing their final year examination.

Physical eligibility for IPS exam is given below.

Physical eligibility/requirement for IPS Exam
Attributes Male Female
Height 165 cm or more 150 cm or more
Chest 84 cm with an expansion of 5 cm 79 cm with an expansion of 5 cm

Distance vision of minimum 6/6 or 6/9 and for the worst eye, it should be 6/12 or 6/9. Near vision must be J1 and J2 respectively.

High-quality colour vision and binocular vision is important.

Spectacles are allowed.

Nasal Candidate should not stammer while speaking

IPS Designation and Salary

The salary of the Indian Police Service (IPS) officer is based on the designation.

IPS Officer's Designation and Salary
Designation Salary Grade Pay
Director General of Police/ Commissioner of Police 80,000 INR -
Additional Director General of Police/ Special Commissioner of Police 37,400 - 67,000 INR 12,000 INR
Inspector General of Police/Joint Commissioner of Police 37,400 - 67,000 INR 10,000 INR
Deputy Inspector General of Police 37,400 - 67,000 INR 8,900 INR
Senior Superintendent of Police 15,600 - 39,100 INR 8,700 INR
Superintendent of Police/ Deputy Commissioner of Police 15,600 - 39,000 INR 7,600 INR
Additional Superintendent of Police/ Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police 15,600 - 39,000 INR 6,600 INR
Deputy Superintendent of Police/ Assistant Commissioner of Police 15,600 - 39,100 INR 5,400 INR

Note: Other than salary there are many facilities enjoyed by the IPS officers based on the designation. The salary is not fixed, it is revised/ upgraded from time to time.

Full form of SSC

SSC full form is the Staff Selection Commission. SSC is a popular organization which conducts Government examinations to recruit workforce for many posts and vacancies in offices and organizations under Government of India. Government Exams such as SSC CGL and SSC MTS exam are conducted by SSC.

This SSC CGL exam is conducted on a Combined Graduate Level. This exam is very essential for the recruitment of suitable candidates for the non-technical and non-gazetted posts in Group B or Group C cadre for departments/ offices/ ministries under the Government of India.

Whereas SSC MTS is conducted for the recruitment of multi-tasking staff in various Government departments/organizations.

These exams are very competitive and lucrative. So, the number of applicants appearing for these exams are very high. Around lakhs of candidates appear for the recruitment exam for mere thousands of vacancies.

The aspirants are then recruited for jobs like:

  • Assistants

  • Customs Examiner

  • Multi-tasking Staff

  • Junior Clerks

  • Income Tax Inspectors

  • Sub-Inspectors in Narcotics and more.

SSC CGL Eligibility

The general eligibility criteria are as follows. It can be varied for each post.

  • It is mandatory for the candidate to hold a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized institution.

  • The age of the applicant must be between 18 and 32 years

  • The given range may vary according to the post

  • The age in the 10th/12th is considered

  • The candidate must be an Indian citizen/ subject of Nepal or Bhutan/ Tibetan refugee who moved to India, before 1962.

  • Chest must be 81 cm with a minimum expansion of 5 cm for the male candidate. Relaxation of 5 cm is given to the Garhwali, Assamese, Gorkhas and the Scheduled Tribes Candidates.

  • Weight must be 48 kgs for the female candidates and there is a relaxation of 2 kgs for Garhwali, Assamese, Gorkhas and the Scheduled Tribes Candidates

  • The male candidate should cover 1600 meters in 15 minutes and the female candidate should cover 1000 meters in 15 minutes.

  • The male candidate should possess a minimum height of 165 cm and 150 cm for the female candidates. The relaxation for Hill and Tribal candidates is up to 5 cms.

Full form of UPSC

UPSC full form is Union Public Service Commission. UPSC is a Government body which holds responsible for conducting the Civil Service Examinations in India. UPSC exam has been one of the prestigious exams in India for a very long time. If any individual wants to be part of a respected job or an organization in India, then the first thing that comes to his/ her mind is the UPSC exam.

UPSC exam pattern

The pattern is designed to examine the academic expertise of the candidate as well as the ability of the candidate to present himself in a systematic and coherent manner.

The UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 will be conducted in two stages which are Preliminary and Main Examinations. It is followed by an interview.

UPSC Preliminary Examination

It consists of two objective type question papers of 200 marks each.

The question papers will be set in both Hindi as well as English.

The questions related to English Language knowledge will be provided only in English.

UPSC Main Examination

The main examination consists of 2025 marks. The only candidates who qualify the Preliminary exams will be called for the main exam.

The main examination includes the following papers

UPSC Exam Pattern
  Total 2025 Marks
Title Subject Total Marks
Paper A Anyone of the Indian Language from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution 300 Marks
Paper B English 300 Marks
Paper-I Essay 250 Marks
Paper-II General Studies-I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History, and Geography of the World and Society) 250 Marks
Paper-III General Studies-II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations) 250 Marks
Paper-IV General Studies-III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) 250 Marks
Paper-V General Studies-IV (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude) 250 Marks
Paper-VI Optional Subject-Paper 1 250 Marks
Paper-VII Optional Subject-Paper 2 250 Marks
  Personality Test 275 Marks

Full form of IAS

IAS full form is Indian Administrative Service. It is one of the most elite exams in India. It is a dream of any aspirant to be called an IAS Officer who wants to contribute towards the progress of the nation. IAS requires a lot of dedication and hard work.

This exam was founded in 1858 by the name of the Imperial Civil Service. Later the exam name was amended to Indian Administrative Service. This exam is commonly called the Civil Services Examination. After passing the IAS exam, the candidate gets to work under the Union Government/ State Government/ Public Sector Undertaking. The aspirants can expect to work and excel under the following designations:

Designations in IAS

  • Head of Public Sector Units

  • Collector

  • Commissioner

  • Chief Secretary

  • Cabinet Secretary and more

IAS Exam 2019 Dates

UPSC has released the exam dates for IAS Exam 2019. The civil service examination is conducted in three stages as IAS Prelims, IAS Mains, and Interview/ Personality Test.

Important dates of IAS 2019
Event Date
Application Form February 19 onwards
Availability of Admit cards May 2019
IAS Preliminary Exam June 2, 2019
Announcement of Preliminary Exam Result August 2019
IAS Main Exam 2019 September 20, 2019
Announcement of Main Exam Result January 2020

IAS exam eligibility criteria 2019

The candidate must be an Indian Citizen/ Subject of Nepal or Bhutan/ Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962

The age of the candidate must be between 21 to 32 years

The candidate must hold a graduate degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution/ university

Only 6 attempts are allowed for clear the exam

IAS 2019 Exam Pattern

IAS exam consists of a Preliminary exam and the Main exam followed by an interview. The preliminary exam is the screening test to shortlist candidates for the Main exam.

IAS Exam Pattern
Attributes Preliminary Mains
Mode Offline Offline
Language Bilingual (English and Hindi)
Number of papers 2 7
Total Marks 400 Marks 1750 Marks
Type of questions Objective Both Objective and Subjective
Negative Mark one-third one-third - only for objective type questions
Duration of exam 2 Hours per Paper 3 Hours per Paper

Full form of ACP

ACP full form is Assistant Commissioner of Police. ACP is one of the reputed posts of Indian Police Services. It is the post given to the police officer of the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (Asst.SP) or Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP).

There are two ways to become an ACP:

  • Getting a normal promotion from the state police rank to gradually become an ACP Officer after serving approximately 15-20 years in the Police department.

  • Direct Recruitment by UPSC after writing Group I examination and getting a good rank.

Full form of PSC

PSC full form is the Public Service Commission. It is a central authority that is responsible for conducting the recruitment examinations for posts under various categories the departments of the Government of India.

What is PSC?

The Public Service Commission works at the Union level and the State level as well. The provision for the establishment of Public Service Commission for the Union as well as the State was provided by Article 315 to 323 in Part XIV of the Constitution of India. The Constitution holds the power to remove or appointment of the members, its power and functions and the power of making an independent Public Service Commission.

State Public Service Commission Exams

PSC exams are conducted to recruit people for the various governmental position within the respective states. Government jobs are something which is important for the entire nation, it allows stable pay and stable running of the system. But the process pf selecting the candidates to fit into the job is not at all an easy task. And that is what the Public Service Commission does through PSC exams.

The pattern of the exam consists of three stages which include preliminary exam, main exam and then followed by an interview. It is mandatory for the candidate to clear the preliminary and the main exam in order to be eligible to attend the interview. Usually the exam is conducted in objective type, however, the syllabus varies from state to state. The competition is very high as there will be lakhs of candidates appearing for the exam for a few hundred seats. 

PSC online

As PSC exams are conducted by respective states, each of the states have their own online portal where you can fill and submit the form to participate in the upcoming exams. You also get various services such as helpdesk, latest notification and so on.

PSC qualification

The basic educational qualification required to attend the Public Service Commission Examinations is given below

  • The applicant should have completed Graduate Degree or Post Graduate or Diploma in relevant discipline

  • The age of the candidate should be between 18 to 33 years

  • The selection process consists of three stages such as Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Personal Interview

Public Service Commission in India

Public Service Commission in India
Union Public Service Commission
Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission
Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Maharashtra Public Service Commission
Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission
Manipur Public Service Commission
Assam Public Service Commission
Meghalaya Public Service Commission
Bihar Public Service Commission
Mizoram Public Service Commission
Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission
Nagaland Public Service Commission
Goa Public Service Commission
Odisha Public Service Commission
Gujarat Public Service Commission
Public Service Commission, West Bengal
Haryana Public Service Commission
Punjab Public Service Commission
Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission
Rajasthan Public Service Commission
Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission
Sikkim Public Service Commission
Jharkhand Public Service Commission
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Karnataka Public Service Commission
Telangana state Public Service Commission
Kerala Public Service Commission
Tripura Public Service Commission
Uttarakhand Public Service Commission
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission

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