More than a quarter of Telangana students from Model Schools aspire to become police officers

Hyderabad: We get different answers from students when we ask what they want to become in life. A majority of students at Model Schools wish to become police officials. The latest study carried out on plans of students studying at Model Schools revealed that police and agriculture sectors are the top choices. About 27 per cent of boys and 12 per cent of girls expressed keen interest to work in the police department. About 20 per cent of girls are interested in agriculture and food-related sectors.

Intending to prepare students to meet their future ambitions, IIT-Madras developed a particular psychometric test to ascertain skills and aptitude. The Telangana Education department carried out the test, ‘My Choice My Future’ (MCMF), at several models schools. Students expressed their interests, ambitions and choices in the test comprising 72 questions. Telangana Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy has released the compiled report.

MCMF psychometric test was carried out at 194 Model Schools in 27 districts in Telangana. As many as 18,000 students and 200 teachers took part in the analysis.

According to the report, students focused on seven sectors — police, agriculture, food, engineering and technology, medicine and healthcare, sports, defence, government and public administration.

Girls were keen on agriculture and food, human services, entertainment, hospitality, tourism, education, and training sectors. Boys expressed interest in police, social service, entertainment, entrepreneurship, hospitality, and tourism sectors. My Choice My Future is a self-assessment tool. Students responded on three basic parameters like what they are good at, what they are and what they love.

On average, it took about 50 minutes for students to complete the test, which aimed at identifying 12 personality traits. The Education Department will take measures to guide students of Model Schools after analysing their test results. Counsellors will advise students on higher studies according to their choice and preference.

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