(Success Story) UPSC 2021 TOPPER, AIR-28 Mantri Mourya Bharadwaj On Cracking UPSC Exams
Mantri Mourya Bharadwaj has secured 28th rank in the UPSC Civil Services Examination, 2021. He is a native of Andhra Pradesh. This was Mourya‘s fifth attempt at the Civil Services Examination. He was able to reach the interview round a couple of times, yet he missed the final selection. But finally Mourya's childhood dream has come true after four failed attempts and this time he cracked the exam with flying colours. During an interview by the media he said, since he was raised in a rural setup, he is more acquainted with the hardships of the people in rural areas. So, he wants to work for the upliftment of such areas so that the people get higher alternatives to improve their situations.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND HIS UPSC JOURNEY
Mourya completed his graduation in Electrical and Communication Engineering from NIT Warangal in 2014. Later he joined MNC in Hyderabad as Electrical Engineer. He developed interest in Civil Services, as he always wanted to do service for the society. He quit his job and started preparing for the Civil Services exam. He chose Anthropology as his optional subject. He took the help of an online studying platform called Civils Day for his preparation. He also took advantage of social media platforms like YouTube and Telegram to gather study materials. But success did not come so easily. After failing to make it to the Civils in first three attempts, he returned to his software profession for his livelihood. But he did not give up. And finally, he made it.
MOURYA'S UPSC PREPARATION STRATEGY
HARD WORK, CONSISTENCY KEY TO SUCCESS AT UPSC EXAM
Mourya says, hard work and consistency play a key role in UPSC exams. An aspirant who is consistent with their preparation will not come under undue pressure in actual exam conditions and he/she will be able to better time management. Aspirants must have a well prepared plan. This plan should be created considering several factors. Every aspirant has a different approach of learning. Rather than following the toppers it is beneficial to prepare own plan.
CHOOSE OPTIONAL SUBJECT CAREFULLY
Mourya said, before starting your Civil Services preparation, it is important to choose your optional subject. It is a most important decision and one must give a proper thought before choosing an optional. It creates a major difference in final marks. Aspirants can decide their optional subject on the basis of graduation subject, inherent Interest, Availability of coaching/study material etc.
LIMITED RESOURCE, MAXIMUM REVISION
Mourya advised the aspirants that they keep their preparation simple rather than going for multiple books. He also used to read bare minimum books and revise them multiple times. It is very important to make short notes. It helps in saving time during revision. Try to make the notes in your own language in whichever way you feel comfortable either online or in hard copy for both general studies and optional paper.
At last Mourya advised the aspirants don't give up on your dreams. If the failures come your way, don't take it hard on yourself. If you are determined and hardworking, success will come your way.
He also advised if possible, always keep a backup plan. This will give you peace of mind. This will also help you to prepare more confidently.
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