(Success Story) UPSC Topper 2015, Sheema Nabi Qasba (AIR-205)

(Success Story) UPSC Topper 2015, Sheema Nabi Qasba (AIR-205)

NAME: Sheema Nabi Qasba


RANK: 205

“Hard work, motivation and faith in my abilities were the mantras for my success. Although I was determined to qualify the exam when I was in school, but finally I took the call in 2014, three years after I finished my studies. The same year, I made my first attempt but did not succeed. However it was a good learning experience. I cultivated from that experience brick by brick until I succeeded. I left for Delhi to study law after I finished my schooling in the Kashmir Valley. Later I picked a job as a lawyer. For prelims, I made a self study and for the mains I opted for coaching classes. I was working also during my preparations but sometimes I took off as well. My optional subject was Sociology but for the exam the study level was an advanced one. A constant study of five hours a day cracked the hard nut for me. I overcame the feeling of tiredness and stress by motivation.

I would love to join Indian Foreign Services but I won’t mind to serve in any other service either. I was a sheltered child since my childhood and the ongoing conflict had no affect on my life.

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Courtesy: Kashmir Reader