Topper's Interview

Trupti Ankush IAS Rank 16: True Inspiration! A Working Woman and Married for 8 Years

TRUPTI ANKUSH, AIR 16 UPSC CSE 2018

“TRUE INSPIRATION! A WORKING WOMAN AND MARRIED FOR 8 YEARS”

What’s my motivation behind becoming a Civil Servant?

  • I started to prepare for State PSC exam while I was working in Private Sector. I felt that I was not doing justice to my capabilities while in job. So decided to prepare for public services exam.
  • Once I got selected in State PSC, I thought of aiming for UPSC Civil Services exam.
  • In my CSE 2016 attempt I reached interview stage but couldn’t qualify. While appearing for 2017 Prelims exam I was not feeling up and lost the battle again. I felt very low and drop the idea of preparing. But my family supported at that crucial stage and I prepared my mind again to attempt CSE 2018.

How do I perceive Civil Services Exam, is it tough?

When I look back to my journey of preparation, I realize that it’s a game of Psychology. When I was feeling positive and good, I performed well. So be positive, be determined and you will surely clear the exam.

How did I manage time?

I was married, employed and financially independent. But time scarcity was my only concern. So I had to use my time efficiently and wisely with the support of my family.

How did I make use of News Papers?

  • During preparation I relied much on newspapers which gave me extra edge in Mains exam. I got 460 marks in GS.
  • My suggestion would be that “Keep your eyes open and be aware of your surroundings.”
  • Lakhs of students are attempting the exam so aspirants need to be competitive and think differently to get selected.

How did I improve my Answer Writing ?

  • I used current affairs in GS PAPER 2 and GS PAPER 3 answers.
  • I used my professional and personal experiences in Ethics and Essay Answers.
  • To view my answer copies please click on the https://iasscore.in/toppers-copy

Why TEST SERIES is important for Mains?

  • I joined ETHICS and ESSAY test series in GS SCORE
  • My focus was to solve all the questions in the Mains Exam.
  • I always attempted tests keeping time limits in mind. It increased my speed and performance.

My strategy for Interview

After writing Mains, I was confident to get interview call. I worked thoroughly on my Detailed Application Form (DAF).

My important suggestion to all the Aspirants

  • Leave your attitude of finding excuses.
  • Be Confident !
  • Be Patient !
  • Identify your Strengths and Fight accordingly!

GS SCORE extends heartiest congratulations to Trupti on her great achievement and are gratified to have been a part of her journey to success.

 

 

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