(Success Story) IAS topper : Hard work key to my success

Success Story : IAS topper : Hard work key to my success

Bijay Ketan Upadhyaya has made the district and State proud by securing fifth rank in the UPSC examination results of which were declared yesterday. He is the only one from Orissa to find a place in the top ten list and tops the list of male general candidates.

Bijay, a veterinary graduate, took the examination with Public Administration and Psychology as optional subjects.

‘‘The result came as a surprise to me. Though I was sure of clearing the test, I never expected such a high rank,’’ an overwhelmed Bijay told from New Delhi where he had been preparing for the examination for last four years.

He, however, tasted success in his third attempt. ‘‘Finally hard work and consistency brought colours to my life. Despite two unsuccessful attempts I never lost patience. Rather my determination became stronger and this is, I feel, is key to my success,’’ he said. He exuded confidence of getting Orissa cadre.

He credited the success to his parents saying without their support, he would not have reached the position. He also gave credit to his senior Satyasai Rath, an Income Tax commissioner, from whom he got the inspiration.

Bijay said he achieved success as he was determined to be an IAS after completing graduation from the Orissa College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry in 2005.

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Courtesy:- Expressbuzz.com