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How can I become an ACP officer?

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RE: How can I become an ACP officer?

Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
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How to become ACP 

Hello Kritiman,

A warm welcome to

Thanks for visiting us and writing us your career query.


Assistant Commissioner of Police is the abbreviation for Assistant Commissioner of Police. It is a designation or rank that is used in several countries' police services. ACP is one of the highest levels in the IPS (Indian Police Service) or a title within the Indian Police Service in India.

 This position is also employed in other departments, such as revenue administrations like income tax, customs, and land, among others. The ACP of land revenues, like an SDM, has magisterial powers and can thus resolve disputes.


One or more Assistant Commissioners of Police may be assigned to a metro city's police department. The Commissioner of Police appoints the ACP of a metropolis. Section 50 of the Police Act 1996 governs the appointment of a city's ACP.

Civil Service is one of the career options that many of the students have been giving thought to these days. Civil Services have always attracted many of students to make their career in the Government Sector and serve Society. Addition Commissioner of Police is a designation that comes under the Indian Police Service i.e IPS. Every year the IPS exams are conducted by the Union Public Service Commission Board i.e UPSC exam. It's a central government designation. In order to become an ACP one needs to give a UPSC exam in which one needs to mention the IPS.

 How to become ACP eligibility criteria for the exam is as follows

  1. A candidate should have completed a Graduation Degree from a recognised University from any stream with minimum 55% or is in the last year of Graduation and is waiting for the result can also apply for the exam.
  2. Those who have completed 21 years of age are eligible to apply for the exam and the upper age limit is 32 years.The age relaxation is 5 years for the Reserved Candidates; for OBC it is 3 years .
  3. There are limits for the attempt of the exam- For General the attempts are 6; for OBC is  and for the reserved there are no limits for the attempt upto age limit

The exam is conducted in the 2 stages and every year

1. Prelim Exam - There are two compulsory papers of 200 marks each . Objective Type and have a Negative Marking System. 2 Hours duration each.



2.Main Exam - 9 papers which are descriptive and the total marks are 1750 and Personality Test of 275 marks which makes the total marks 2025.

The application for the exam is to be done online . You can apply here

I hope you find this information useful and helpful.

Feel free to get in touch again.

Wish you Good Luck

Thank You

Warm Regards,
Prathamesh Kapote

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