Meet Merin Joseph, IPS – A young cop from Kerala

At tMerin Joseph IPShe age of 25 Merin Joseph became youngest IPS officer of Kerala cadre after clearing the Civil Services Exam conducted by UPSC. Her home state is Kerala. However, she has been living in Delhi from her childhood with her working parents, her father and mother are principal advisor to ministry and teacher of economics respectively.

Merin Joseph with her success in UPSC Exam has become a source of inspiration for many. She mentioned that she always wanted to become an IAS but was destined to IPS and she loves this service very much. Currently she is serving as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

IPS Training Days

She remembers her days at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad where she took training to become a tough IPS officer. The routine at the academy was pretty tough as the wakeup call was at 4:45 am followed by physical activities like running and exercises. She mentioned that the training not only make you physically strong but also makes you a tough soul it introduces you to your stronger side. Other activities includes horse riding, weapons training, swimming, driving, 40 km route marches, jungle attachments (living in jungle with minimum supplies) etc. Minor injury during training period was common thing to see at academy.

During her academy days she got an opportunity to lead the Indian delegation for the Y20 summit. Y20 is an official youth engagement programme of the G20 Countries which believe in the power of youth.

Education

Master of Arts in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. She did graduation from the same college.

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Marks obtained by Merin Joseph in Mains Exam

Merin is 2012 batch IPS and she got 188 rank in the UPSC exam. Merin got a total of 991 marks out of 2300 marks in her mains exam which is 43%.

Total Marks Marks Obtained
Total (Written) 2000 789
Interview 300 202
Total 2300 991 (43.09%)

She was interviewed by the board of IMG Khan on the 6th of March, 2013, once she mentioned that she was not very satisfied with interview but she cracked it successfully with 188 rank and became IPS.

Last year she became a trending topic in media because of her beautiful look. Along with many other news media even The Hindu came up with an story titled Pretty Tough Cop highlighting her beauty quoted her as the dashing young IPS officer who took social media by storm.

Also read: How to prepare for IAS Exam? – by Rachit Raj, UPSC Exam Rank 3

124 COMMENTS

    • Respected madam, more congratulations u. I pray for u r successful, healthy, respectable & long life.

  1. I am really inspired to your words..so please tell me about detail explanation how to start the preparation for civil service.. I am very excited…. For this services…..

  2. Congratulation Maa’m. I am highly inspired by your story. I am a big fan of you. Please share your success story with me. Thank You.

  3. I am really inspired to your words..so please tell me about detail explanation how to start the preparation for civil service.. I am very excited…. For this services…..

  4. … with this achievement i think u should not have to demand any more to almighty ..itz enough. ..this success that makes u shining star i welcome that ….i too am found of this job ..post …but i am from engineering field …if there would be any suggestion for me i am waiting jus like as hunger …

  5. Well nothing to say….Ur determination & Hard work can be seen by the post and appreciation from all…
    All d Best…Madam..

  6. I hop become I want I m IPS but skills kya honi chahiye .and phisiculy kitna strong hona chahiye girls ko .kitna hight wet ,hona chahiye .

  7. mam cangractulat from u selected civil service……
    mam mujhe kuch tips chahiye civil service jiska mujhe bhot jarurat h mai chemistry se 2015 m graduation kiya hu and civil service m laga hu…..

  8. आपके इस कामयाबी पर बहुत बहुत बधाई और शुभकामनायें ! जिस लगन और मेहनत से आपने ये मुकाम हासिल किया है वो काबिले तारीफ़ है ! आपने इस कामयाबी को हासिल करके अपने माँ पिता के सपनों को साकार किया है और उनके गौरवान्वित किया है उनकी संतान होने पर ! साथ ही आपने सबसे कम उम्र में ये उपलब्द्धि हासिल करके देश में अन्य लड़कियों के लिए एक प्रेरणा बनी हैं !

  9. Congratulations for success in upsc and become is. Bigger challenge to face in coming future to have existence of rule of law. The person who have no qualification he/she can become minister or even P M and u people like bureocates can not occupy their seats. U have to wait for uneducated but minister. This is democracy and we have to execute the law made by foolish fellowes.2nd challenge of is is similar and sleeper cells of indimuzahideen & naxals. All the best mam.

  10. Congrats for ur goal….You Achieve Ur Goal I Slute U …..may Do A good Work for our Society…… and very Very Congratulation form the botom of my heart…..

  11. Lucky
    Age-25 ASP good
    I watched many police people they Suddenly increase their weight After Getting Posting
    Weight =Money +Building +Cars +etc.
    I Hope You Don’t Do that
    Be like ASP (Sandhya rati) a Character of Serial in star plus

  12. Humble request to Madam ,

    Hare Krishna.

    Heartily congratulations from the core of my heart for full the journey of dream .

    Lord Krishna says in Shrimad Bhagavad-gita- Service/Sewa is the only eternal religion .

    Thanks .

  13. आपके इस कामयाबी पर बहुत बहुत बधाई और शुभकामनायें ! जिस लगन और मेहनत से आपने ये मुकाम हासिल किया है वो काबिले तारीफ़ है ! आपने इस कामयाबी को हासिल करके अपने माँ पिता के सपनों को साकार किया है और उनके गौरवान्वित किया है उनकी संतान होने पर ! साथ ही आपने सबसे कम उम्र में ये उपलब्द्धि हासिल करके देश में अन्य लड़कियों के लिए एक प्रेरणा बनी हैं !

  14. i believe there are two types of leaders_ ek jo ungli se dishae dikaha k lead kare…. politicians i should say this way or that. i mean no disrespect but some pety leaders do that. they only point us to the direction but the fact’ll be that they themselves does not know the way. and the other type of leaders- bethe bithaye hume prerna de jaate hai aur unke rah pe chalne pe hume inspire karte. and this kind is what u belong to. u happen to have inspired so many indians unknwoingly. hats off to u.

  15. Congratulations for success in
    upsc and become is. Bigger
    challenge to face in coming
    future to have existence of rule
    of law. I am really inspired to your
    words..so please tell me about
    detail explanation how to start
    the preparation for civil service..
    I am very excited…. For this
    services…..

  16. Congratulations ma’am for this job.. And I hope that u will do everything for our country.. I m expired from ur words..so plz reaply me how we can become a IAS ..it’s my life…

    Reaply plz.

  17. Congrates to u… N serve urcountry like we serve our family… All the best… N im very inspired by ur story… N my mssion starts now… INSHA ALLAHA.. ill also achieve my goal…

  18. I am really inspired to your words..
    so please tell me about detail explanation how to start the preparation for civil service..
    I am very excited….
    For this services…..

  19. first of all.congrts on your grand success mam….i wana to become an ias officer bt for that i hav need of xcellent guide…But unfortunately no ias/ips officers are prepare for that…most importantly share your prepration stragety mam…i hope that vll b helpful for upsc aspirants..

  20. Congratulation Madam for cracking IPS and your excellent effort in Training …I wish u all the best for your future …Good inspiration to us and we really proud of you mam…
    jai Hind

  21. Congratulations…. beauty 🙂 :-)..!!# MY ambition is same as you…..All the best for your future 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 :-)!!!!!!!!!!

  22. hi madam congrats i want to become an ips officer like you mam so pls give some suggestion to me,. i am studying b.com 2nd year.

  23. Congratulations mam
    Aap ne apne laxya ko prapt kr hi liya
    Thank you
    I very inspire you mam.
    plz give me some tips for preparation….
    I shall wait your tips
    7897477487

  24. I will be going to accompany you in your journey maem,,,,,having the soul which you inspired me to approach the step of confidence,,,,,,,,!!!!!!!!

  25. Lots of thanks for this inspirational post. It’s energetic dose for all competitive person

  26. बहुत बधाई । आप ने साबित किया की आप सबसे बेहतर है। भविष्य आप की राह देख रहा है और देश आप से बहुत उम्मीद लगाये हुए है आशा है आप देश की उम्मीदो पर सही साबित होगी।
    जय हिन्द

  27. congratulations mam,one can’t express ur achivement in a single word….. u being such a inspired person for me…. wish u all the best.

  28. आपको बहुत बहुत मुबारक हो जो इस मंजील को आपने बहुत करी मेहनत से हासिल की हैं

  29. I remember in 1983, my colleague Asha Thampan who was also from Kerela made it to IPS.Now she is in Bihar cadre and officially known as as Asha Sinha.

  30. congratulations mam plz give some tips to prepare civil service and how to prepare for interview

  31. Congrats ma,all the best, do something special.. it’s really great achievement, I expect good social services. Love you.

  32. I am really inspired to your words..so please tell me about detail explanation how to start the preparation for civil service.. I am very excited…. For this services…..

  33. Hello, this is Gurparvesh singh from punjab. Am a student of BCA in 1st year. I want to become an IAS officer. So what are study material and subjects. Plz suggest me what kind of books, I should must have to
    read. Please tell me.

  34. Congrats mam.My dream is to be IPS officer but I don’t know how to prepare for civil service examination.Please mam explain your preparation for IPS Officer.

  35. respected mam my goal is I.P.S but i didn’t take it seriously up to now but i inspired by seeing you .tq mam

  36. Congrats mam.My dream is to be IPS officer but I don’t know how to prepare for civil service examination.Please mam explain your preparation for IPS Officer…

  37. i salute u madam …..nd ur service is in social area with heart and with pure soul only show u the good success….congrats u …and i give thanks to ur parents for keeping u at this post ..god helps u in this service with courage nd with right manner…

  38. Congrats mam … i wish to you make a successful women officer in all over india …. best of luck …

  39. Congrats mam. My dream is to be IPS officer. But i don’t know how to prepare for civil service exam. Plz example this.

  40. Mam I want meet u. But nt as comn man i mean am also in ur deprtmnt in futur.defently I am influenced by u… Thank u

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