The moment I used to see a Civil Servant, I used to get inspired; says Apurva Dubey (Rank 19; CSE 2012)

The moment I used to see a Civil Servant, I used to get inspired; says Apurva Dubey (Rank 19; CSE 2012)

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A graduate from Delhi University Apurva candidly talks about her inspiration and how she got attracted towards career in 'Civil Services'.

She had achieved 19th rank in Civil Services Examination 2012.

She has cleared this coveted examination in her second attempt.

The Civil Services Examination 2012 result has brought cheers on face of a young girl Apurva who was just toying with an idea to become IAS.

She has made it to the prestigious Indian administrative Services and this grand success came to her in the second attempt.

Sharing her views, Apurva Dubey (AIR 19, CSE 2012) said, “I was really fascinated with career in Civil Services and whenever, I saw anyone contributing as an IAS officer or was a part of other services, I felt motivated and inspired.”

Apurva had schooling in Arunachal Pradesh, and then in Delhi, and done her graduation from Sri Venkateshwara College, New Delhi where she got attracted towards career in Civil Services. “When I was in third year of graduation, I finally decided to take a plunge” she said.

Elaborating her approach towards this examination, she said, “when I was deciding about Civil Services Examination, I planned my strategies and took Law as one optional subject as I was pursuing Law.”

“For second optional subject, I could have looked at my own subject Literature of English Language; but when I saw the syllabus, I found it difficult to manage with graduate-level study. So, I took advice for second subject from my friends and family members and after having a look at syllabus of Public Administration, I decided in favour of it.”

As I have faith in my understanding and had a holistic approach for preparation, I found it easy to handle the preparation.

In the beginning, I was too much enthusiastic and I read a lot of things even which were not required. As a result, I was stressed and messed up my first attempt.

In this attempt I was more organized and did not repeat the mistakes I did in previous attempt. I maintained consistency in preparation and never allowed things to pile up.

I was careful about time management and moved as per plan. I gave equal attention to both General Studies as well as my optional subjects and prepared these thoroughly.

Be it General Studies, Optionals or Essay, I tried to articulate my answers and probably that helped me a lot and clearly reflected in my final result.

A confident looking Apurva feels that it is not that difficult and candidates should not take too much of stress.

Give a piece of advice to future aspirants Apurva said, “One should understand the UPSC requirements and should put in focused hard work to emerge successful.”


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