I am a student of Class 8 and from the beginning my aim was to become a doctor. But since a few weeks ago thoughts of becoming an IPS officer have also arisen in my mind. What would be a better choice?
Officers of the Indian Police Service (IPS) provide senior level leadership to police forces both in the States and at the Centre. The selection for IPS is through UPSC Civil Services Exam which is conducted every year.
Candidates who take the exam will be allotted to IPS depending on their abilities, determination and their rank in the final merit list. Eligibility is graduation in any stream.
To become a doctor, you need to take PCB in 10+2 and then appear for NEET or other entrance exams for selection to a medical college. These two are totally different fields. Keep exploring; you still have four years before you decide for your future career.
Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.