Ravi Kumar has secured 18th rank in the UPSC Civil Services Examination, 2021 in Hindi medium. He is a native of Rajasthan. He gave four attempts for the UPSC exam. In 2018, he got 337th rank in a very first attempt, and in 2019 he got 317th rank in the second attempt. In the third attempt which was in the year 2020, he could not clear the exam. Finally in the year 2021, he secured All India Rank 18thand has become an IAS officer in his fourth attempt.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND HIS UPSC JOURNEY
He did his schooling from a government school at his small village in Rajasthan. He completed his graduation in the year 2015. He started preparing for the Civil Services Examination in 2016 and appeared first time for the exam in 2018. He chose Hindi literature as his optional subject. In the year 2018, he cracked the UPSC Exam with 337th rank and he got Indian Defence Accounts Service cadre in the first attempt. In the year 2019, again he qualified the exam with 317th rank and got a service in Indian Railway Traffic Service. In the year 2020, which was his third attempt, unfortunately he could not even clear the exam. Finally in the year 2021 in the fourth attempt, he cracked the exam with 18th rank.
RAVI SIHAG'S PREPARATION STRATEGY
UNDERSTAND THE PATTERN OF EXAM
Ravi advised the aspirants before starting their preparation first of all to understand the pattern of the exam. Aspirants must read and understand the UPSC syllabus first. It is very important because the success in the examination depends on your understanding of the demand of the examination. Ravi said, the syllabus of UPSC examination is like the mirror which reflects the demand and expectation of the examination from you. After that start from the basics which means read the NCERT books. According to him, NCERT books are the most important companion in the lives of UPSC aspirants.
LANGUAGE: NO BARRIER IN CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION
Ravi said, the medium of UPSC exam doesn't matter. His writing medium was Hindi. He also chose Hindi literature as his optional subject, and he achieved good marks in the optional subject. He became the topper of Hindi Medium in 2018, and also in 2021. He said his education has been from Hindi medium, so he is more comfortable in Hindi language. Ravi further added that despite the Hindi background, it is imperative for the candidates to learn English also. He advised the aspirants, with the right approach and hard work, and with moving in the right direction, anyone can clear the exam.
LIMITED RESOURCE, MAXIMUM REVISION POLICY
Ravi advised the aspirants to just adopt the mantra, ‘limited resources and maximum revision policy’. It is very important to identify the most useful resources for the UPSC exam and revise them as much as you can.
At last Ravi advised the aspirants of Hindi medium, if a Hindi medium aspirant can understand Basic English, it is not difficult to clear the UPSC exam as they can translate the content into Hindi on their own. Just focus on your goal, not allow language to become a barrier.