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I want be an IPS officer

I want be an IPS officer. I had chosen Arts for my Std XI and XII. Which subject should I give more importance to so that I can achieve my goal?
Debashis Murmu

To become an IPS Officer, you have to apply for the UPSC Civil services examination (upsc.gov.in). Eligibility for this examination is graduation in any stream.

This examination consists of three rounds: preliminary exam, then main exams and then the interview. In prelim exams, objective questions are asked from general studies and any one subject chosen by the candidate. Main exams consist of nine papers including English, any language included in eighth schedule of Indian Constitution, essay writing, general studies and two papers from two optional subjects.

These examinations require a thorough study of the subjects. So choose subjects of your interest; that way you will grasp the concepts easily and willingly spend more time studying.

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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.

Dr Vibha Gupta

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.