IAS Topper : "Without Hard Work
Dr Sarvjeet Soodan, the entry into the country's elite
civil services has not been a cakewa
He had to take his chances and learn things the hard
way. It was only after his fourth attempt he made it to the 97th rank of the
IAS and allied services select list this year.
In 2007, I appeared in the civil service exam for the first
time. It was out of ignorance that I appeared in the exam and then I realised
how difficult it was. I had appeared believing that the civil service exam was
just another exam I had taken in my life. But it was not the case," Soodan says
looking back at his four years long journey to make it to the select list.
In 2008 I appeared for the exam again. This time I knew how
difficult it was. I prepared and did well but missed it by just 10 marks.