(Success Story) UPSC Topper 2015 - Kuldeep Dwivedi (AIR-242)
took Lucknow’s Kuldeep Dwivedi nearly 30 minutes to explain to his father what
it meant to score the 242nd rank in the Civil Services Examination conducted by
the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
Surya Kant Dwivedi, who is a security guard at University of Lucknow’s works
department, could not believe that his son cracked the prestigious UPSC exams
and may become an Indian Police Service officer.
“They do not understand what IPS is all about. They just
think that a sub-inspector is the most powerful person in the police department.
I had to tell them that after completion of training I will be posted as
assistant superintendent of police (ASP) in some district. And when they
realised that I have now become an officer. There was complete silence. Tears
rolled out from their eyes,” Kuldeep, whose mother is a homemaker, told HT.
Kuldeep, youngest among three brothers and a sister, wanted to become civil
servant since he was a child.
“Since my childhood days, I have seen the amount of power a
district collector or SSP of a particular district enjoys. It always inspired
me. I always wanted to become like that. It was always there in the back of my
mind. I had cracked few other examinations in the past but did not join because
I wanted to crack the civil service examination,” the 27-year-old said.
Kuldeep, a post graduate from Allahabad, says the most
difficult time that he faced was after he failed to crack the exam in his first
two attempts. In 2013, he was selected as an assistant commandant in the Border
Security Force but he did not join the training.
“I was determined that somehow I will have to crack the UPSC
examination with a good rank. I kept myself engaged in academics. Luckily the
family never troubled me in my pursuit. I’m now all ready to don the uniform and
work for country’s development,” Kuldeep, a book lover, said.
Surya Kant was on duty when Kuldeep’s brother called him to give him the
“I shared the news with other security guards of the
university and went straight home. I cannot thank God more. We have seen
difficult times. Now it is for him to change family fortunes. I’m proud that my
hard earned money did not go waste,” said the proud father.
Tens of thousands of students across the country prepare for
years for the UPSC exams to get into the administrative, foreign, police and
other central government services. The results are based on scores in a written
examination and interview.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times