UPSC Civil Services 2023: IPS Ayan Jain Bags IAS Post In 3rd Attempt; Bhopal Siblings Give Up Social Media To Clear Exam

UPSC Civil Services 2023: IPS Ayan Jain Bags IAS Post In 3rd Attempt; Bhopal Siblings Give Up Social Media To Clear Exam

Bhopal toppers say consistency, God helped them to succeed

Staff ReporterUpdated: Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 02:27 PM IST
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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): They did not give up after initial failures. Rather, they worked hard - revising the course, solving old question papers and working on their weaknesses. Here is what the successful candidates in Civil Service Examination 2024 from the city told Free Press Journal.  

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'Identified weaknesses'

It was the third attempt of Ayan Jain. In the first attempt, he could not clear mains, in the second attempt he secured AIR 87 and was selected in IPS. In the third attempt, he secured AIR 16 and has opted for IAS. He completed BTech in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi. He decided to prepare for UPSC when he was studying in college. 

Initially, he stayed in Delhi and took coaching and then did self-study. “I used to make and revise my own notes while studying. I worked on my weaknesses,” he said. His father is a retired IPS officer and mother is financial advisor.   

- Ayan Jain - (AIR 16)   

'Revision key to success'

Sameer Goel (31) and Sachin Goel (27) are sons of Sanjay Goel, the ED of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Bhopal and Dr Sangeeta Sharma, a paediatrician. Sachin is a doctor. Both the brothers have succeeded in their fifth attempt. “Our success mantra is revision. We used to study for 10-11 hours everyday,” says Sachin. Both want to join Indian Revenue Service. They used to burn stress through walking or jogging. They have not used social media for last two years.

- Sameer and Sachin Goel, (AIR 222, 209)

'Credits God, consistency'

Akash Agarwal has cleared the examination in fifth attempt. After completing his schooling from Campion School, Bhopal, he did BE in electrical engineering from Faridabad. His father is an engineer and works for a private firm. His mother is a housewife. He used to study for nine hours everyday, which went up to 16 hours during exam time. He gives credit to God and consistency for his success. To burn stress, he would do stretching exercises, paint and listen to Urdu poems on Instagram.

-Akash Agarwal (AIR 105)

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