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UPSC 2017: Former constable no. 1495 is all set to realise his IPS dreams
A resident of village Shyampura near Jaipur, Rawat is the second of three siblings. His father is a teacher and Rawat says that the encouragement of his parents were instrumental behind his feat.

  He became a police constable at the age of 19. Ten years later, Manoj Kumar Rawat is likely to become an officer of the venerable Indian Police Service (IPS). When Rawat decided to leave his job as a constable in Jaipur rural police district in 2013, many were critical of his decision of voluntary forsaking a comfortable government job.

For the last two days, Rawat’s phone has rarely stopped ringing as scores of people congratulate him for qualifying in the All India Civil Services Exam 2017. Now, with an all India rank of 824, the 29-year-old Rawat is likely to become an IPS officer, in sync with a dream that he had nurtured since childhood. “I come from a lower middle class family and knew right from the very beginning that I have to make the most of the opportunities that I get. After my younger brother also got a job as a police constable, I decided to focus on cracking civil services exams and left my job,” Rawat told The Indian Express on Sunday.

A resident of village Shyampura near Jaipur, Rawat is the second of three siblings. His father is a teacher and Rawat says that the encouragement of his parents were instrumental behind his feat. Before cracking civil service exams, Rawat had bagged a total of three government jobs, all of which he left for exam preparations. Rawat says after watching the Sunny Deol starrer film Indian, he first aspired to become an IPS officer.
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