UPSC IAS IPS : This is the story of a Hindi medium student who got 67 percent marks in 12th. He studied in the government school of the village. Who failed in 30 recruitment exams. But he did not give up. He became an IPS officer.
UPSC IAS IPS. Before becoming an IPS officer from Hindi medium, Aditya gave many recruitment and entrance exams including PCS, Engineering Entrance, Banking, SSC in five years, but he failed in all the exams every time except UPSC Civil Services. The UPSC CSE (UPSC Civil Services Exam) he cracked was his fourth attempt. Despite the constant failures, he did not give up. Aditya secured 630th rank in UPSC Civil Services Examination 2018 (UPSC CSE IAS IPS).He knew that his hard work would pay off one day. The story of IPS officer Aditya teaches lakhs of aspirants preparing for UPSC that it is the experience that comes from failure that paves the way for success.
Aditya, the son of a government teacher couple, did his schooling till class 8 from the school in his village located in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan. Thereafter he completed his schooling from Bhadra District Headquarter School. He passed 12th from Rajasthan Board.12th was his 67 percent marks. After this he did BA with History, Political Science and Geography from a college there. He was a student of Hindi medium in school and college. In 2013, he came to Delhi to prepare for UPSC.
In an interview, Aditya told, ‘Like my father, I also wanted to join the civil service. I grew up listening to how civil servants implement welfare schemes for the general public. What is their strength and role? After graduation, I started appearing in UPSC Civil Services Examination. Since this exam is held only once in a year, I also filled the forms for other government jobs coming out throughout the year as a plan B and sat for those recruitment exams. This increased my knowledge further.
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Aditya got success in more than two dozen recruitment examinations but these failures made him stronger. He says, ‘After failing, I used to feel shocked, discouraged, thought that I should give up.But I decided to stay away from unnecessary social pressure and negativity. I was encouraged by every effort. I was aiming to do well in the next exam. I used to think – my time will come.’
Ups and downs in UPSC preparation
Aditya could not even clear UPSC Prelims in his first attempt. After this, in the second attempt, he worked hard and reached the interview. But he was not selected. He said, “When I reached PT, I felt that I can clear prelims and mains easily. I just had to work on my interview. I got a reality check and failed the mains in the third attempt.
From this he learned that nothing should be taken lightly. He changed his preparation strategy and worked on mastering every aspect from time management to general knowledge.
He said, “Practicing answer writing is one of the easiest and most successful formulas. It not only improves the writing speed but also helps in writing the answers better. If you write every day, you will hold onto consistency. Give some time to write the essay. Make it a part of your daily routine. Make small goals for the day and accomplish them. It is enough to give seven to eight hours of studies in a day with quality and concentration. Taking a break is necessary. This will keep you focused.”
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Do not refer to more sources According to Aditya, it is not right to take help of too many books, websites, coaching centers and books. Instead of studying everything, limit your study material. Instead of reading 50 books once, read a book 50 times.’
Practice a lot for prelims. It is important to have good command over time management and optional subject in Mains.
Your personality will be checked more than your knowledge in the interview. So work on the questions related to your background.