IPS Officer, Umesh Ganpat's Story: Failed In 12th With 21 Marks In English, Sold Milk, Cracked UPSC

A look into the life of IPS officer, Umesh Ganpat Khandbahale, whose success story is nothing less compared to '12th Fail' fame, IPS Manoj Sharma.


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IPS Officer, Umesh Ganpat's Story: Failed In 12th With 21 Marks In English, Sold Milk, Cracked UPSC

The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is hands down one of India's toughest examinations. With a success rate as low as 0.1%-0.3%, this grinding test evaluates candidates across various subjects, including history, geography, economics, and current affairs. The extensive syllabus and a gruelling three-stage selection process, including a challenging interview, have made UPSC a demanding examination.

Even then, millions of aspirants from diverse backgrounds prepare for it every year with the hope of becoming civil servants. However, there's no denying the fact that over the years, UPSC has given our country so many incredible officers, such as Kiran Bedi, D.K. Ravi, and Gopinath Munde.

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Apart from these esteemed officers' noteworthy contributions to society, their respective journeys have also inspired many people. One such officer, whose journey has gained a lot of attention in recent times is IPS officer, Manoj Sharma. It was after a movie titled 12th Fail was made on the life of IPS Manoj Sharma, people got the chance to understand the hardships that almost every aspirant experiences while they prepare for UPSC.

Meet IPS officer, Umesh Ganpat Khandbahale, whose success story is similar to '12th Fail' fame, IPS officer, Manoj Sharma

The film's success at the box office clearly proved that not just UPSC aspirants but almost every person, who is working towards their dreams felt inspired by the motivating film, 12th Fail. Well, today, we are going to talk about IPS officer, Umesh Ganpat Khandbahale, whose story is equally inspiring and deserves to be known by every dreamer out there. From failing in class 12th to cracking UPSC with AIR 704, Umesh's inspiring story of becoming an IPS officer is beyond imagination. Growing up in a small village in Maharashtra, Umesh Ganpat Khandbahale faced a major academic setback when he failed in the 12th standard after scoring just 21 marks in his English exam. After failing in class 12, Umesh decided to leave his studies for a while, courtesy of his family's responsibility.

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When IPS officer, Umesh Ganpat Khandbahale worked as a milkman

The youngster started working with his father and used to sell milk along with some other tasks to earn extra income. It was a tough phase for Umesh Ganpat Khandbahale, but he always prioritised his family and continued working despite numerous hurdles. As of now, Umesh Ganpat proudly serves as an IPS officer, holding the position of a Police Superintendent in a district in West Bengal. His success story is still quite fresh in the streets of Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar.

For the unversed, after working as a milkman with his father for some time, Umesh Ganpat Khandbahale once again took admission in class 12th from open schooling. It was an even tougher task for Umesh to clear class 12th while working as a milkman at the same time. But his trust and belief in himself paid off as he cleared 12th class with good marks.

Soon after completing his schooling, Umesh Ganpat Khandbahale decided to complete his graduation degree in English Literature. It was a shocking decision for many as English was the subject in which he failed in class 12th. However, Umesh was determined to master the language, which challenged his abilities in the 12th class. Not only this, he also did BD, BSc Horticulture, and Masters in English.

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When Umesh Ganpat Khandbahale got the job of Sub-Inspector

According to multiple reports, Umesh Ganpat Khandbahale appeared in the SI exam, which was held in Maharashtra and to everyone's surprise, he cleared it on his first attempt. After getting the job of Sub-Inspector, Umesh started preparing for UPSC and surprised everyone by getting AIR 704. It's incredible how Umesh took control of his life after failing in 12th class and went on to become an IPS officer. According to multiple reports, Umesh reportedly serves as the Superintendent of Police in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district of India.

We hope to see IPS officer, Umesh Ganpat Khandabahale's inspiring story on the big screen so that it can give hope to UPSC aspirants across the nation. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know.

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