Tips on how to face UPSC prelims exam

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  • 25 September
  • Alexander Jacob(IAS)
Alexander Jacob(IAS) | Tips on how to write UPSC prelims | 1st Part
Alexander Jacob(IAS) | Tips on how to write UPSC prelims | 2nd Part

About the Speaker

Alexander Jacob studied at Master’s Degree level in English, History, Politics and Sociology and received an MPhil. degree for his thesis on low cost policing. He undertook research for a PhD in English Literature on Historical Novels of Indo-Anglian Literature.

He started his career as a subeditor in Malayala Manorama, the leading newspaper in Kerala and then as a lecturer in at Mar Ivanios College. He was placed first in the bank officers exam and was assigned Indian Overseas Bank but he refused to join the banking sector as he felt it was not his cup of tea. He was recruited to the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1982.

He was the Director of Kerala Women’s Commission taking over his assignment as Secretary, Institute of Management in Government in January 1999. In May 2000 he was posted as Joint Director of Kerala Police Academy. He was promoted as IGP and posted Inspector General of Police (Training), Kerala State and Ex Officio Joint Director Kerala Police Academy in 2001. In 2006 he was promoted to the Director of Kerala Police Academy. Dr.Jacob is also involved in teaching many different groups of students in the Civil Service and wider public.

He was awarded the President’s Scout Award in 1972. He won Best Probationer Award (Co-curricular activities) and L.B. Sewa Cup from IPS Academy, Hyderabad in 1983. He was honored as the most outstanding Young Person of Kerala by the Junior Chamber, Jaycees in 1989 and as most outstanding Young Person of India by the Indian Junior Chamber Jaycees in 1990. He was awarded the President’s ‘Police Medal’ for Meritorious Service by the President of India on the Republic Day, 2004.