The Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) is a nationwide competitive examination conducted for recruitment of various civil services of the Government of India.
The motivation to serve the people of the country drives the lakhs of aspirants who appear for the UPSC exams each year. The respect that a civil servant commands and the perks that come along with the job are a bonus.
The Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) includes IAS(Indian Administrative Service), IFS(Indian Foreign Services), and IPS(Indian Police Services).
It is a mixture of years of hard work, a lot of determination, confidence, and robust will power to become a civil servant. Preparing for the UPSC exam is a complete roller coaster ride where IAS aspirants witness and experience their highs and lows.
This challenging journey demands motivational shots at frequent periods. Hence, here are the recent IAS Success stories that will boost the confidence of IAS aspirants and keep their spirits uplifted.
IAS Success stories from Winspire Magazine
Meet five young ordnance who succeeded to crack the UPSC Civil Services Exam in their early 20’s and became the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers.
Ansar Ahmad Shaikh (21 Years)
Ansar Ahmad Shaikh became the youngest candidate to crack the UPSC Civil Services exam at the age of 21 with an all India rank of 361 in his very first attempt in 2015. Ansar is the son of an auto-rickshaw driver and brother of a mechanic. He hails from a marginalized family from the Jalna village of Maharashtra.” When he was in 10th inspired by his teacher who was MPSC, Ansar decided to become an IAS officer.” His younger brother, who had left school in 8th standard and started working in a grocery shop to support Ansar’s expenses.
Ansar Ahmed Shaikh IAS said, “There is no alternative to hard work.” During his struggle, his friends and coaching academy supported him financially and mentally due to poor financial condition.
Hard work, family, and friends – played their part in leading Ansar to his desire job.
But more than anything, it is the Attitude that sets him apart from others – the Attitude to never back down and be steadfast in trying to achieve your dream.
Presently, he is serving in West Bengal as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at the Department of MSME and Textiles.
Roman Saini (22 Years)
A young boy from Jaipur, Roman Saini fetched 18th rank in the 2013 IAS Exam in his very first attempt at the age of 22. However, he resigned from the IAS in January 2015 before the completion of his IAS Training to focus on his venture Unacademy.
Before writing an exam for IAS, he worked in the Psychiatry department of AIIMS. He thought of Writing UPSC in 4th semester of MBBS and prepared with proper guidance and strategies.
He was listed in the Forbes India 30 under 30 2018 list.
Roman Sani said, “This is to emphasize that age is just a number, and what is needed is proper guidance and strategy.”
Swati Meena Naik (22 Years)
Swati Meena Naik became an IAS officer at the age of 22 in the year 2007 and fetched an all-India rank of 260. Naik hails from Sikar city of Rajasthan. At present, Naik is working as IAS officer in the Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Marketing Federation. Swati’s family, originally from Sikar in Rajasthan, has given many IAS and RAS to the country.
Amrutesh Aurangabadkar (22 Years)
Amrutesh Aurangabadkar cracked the UPSC IAS exam in 2011 with an all-India 10th rank at a young age of 22. Aurangabadkar hails from Pune. He is presently placed as the Regional Commissioner of Municipalities in Vadodara, Gujarat.
He Penned A book IAS @ 21. This Book Is To guide Aspirants Of UPSC And MPSC. Book Is Currently Available In English, It Will Soon Be Published In Marathi. This Book Guides the Candidates for the Preparation.
Amrutesh Aurangabadkar Advises, “That Nothing Is Impossible, Determined Efforts and Quality Work Always Pay Off. Prepare Well, Don’t Fear The Exam And Believe In Yourself.”
Ankur Garg (22 Years)
Ankur Garg became the youngest candidate in 2002 to top the IAS Civil Services exam at the age of 22. He was an IIT Graduate at that time. He is currently pursuing a two-year program in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard.
Garg says, “Altering one’s personality for the last lap of the selection process will not help at all. While the usual etiquettes, manners, and professionalism are still crucial, one must not lie about their thoughts and beliefs.”
Some Interesting facts:
- First women IAS officer in Independent India: Anna George Malhotra.
- First women IAS officer of India was Isha Basant Joshi.
- Lord Cornwallis is known as the Father of Civil Services in India.
We hope that these young officers and their IAS Success stories helps you to stay focused on your path to UPSC and added motivation to it.