Success Story of IAS Pujya Priyadarshini: Pujya Priyadarshini succeeded UPSC CSE in her fourth attempt in the year 2018. In the first three attempts of this, she failed on one stage and never failed. However, the year they did not make it to the final list after reaching the interview round was a tough year for them. Failure to reach so close to success does not easily digest anyone. Pujya was not even done but with the support of his parents, he jumped again in the field and this time he stole as the winner. In the interview given to Delhi Knowledge Track, Pujya discussed in detail about his journey.
Watch here the interview given by Pujya Priyadarshini to the Delhi Knowledge Track –
Pujya’s early studies – writing –
Pujya did his B.Com from Delhi’s Shri Ram College of Commerce and a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University New York. In the final year of graduation i.e. in the year 2013, he also gave UPSC examination for the first time but due to lack of preparation properly, his selection was not done this year. After this, he took a long gap and gave the next appointment in 2016. After doing PG, Pujya joined the job and worked in a good company for about two and a half years. During this, the preparations for the worship continued.
Interview reached out –
In 2016, Pujya overcame all obstacles and reached the interview round. But this year their journey ended here. She remained confined to the reserve list. Failing to come so close to success, his confidence level was so affected that even in 2017, the venerable pre-examinations could not be removed. The little hopes that he had left from him were also gone. This was the year when Pujya’s faith stung so much that he made up his mind to give up the dream of civil services. They felt that this test was not theirs.
Parents supported –
Pujya’s parents are both civil servants, perhaps because of this Pujya always wanted to go to this area. He had seen since childhood how the people of this field work and how they have a direct impact on the lives of the people. She was not able to give up her childhood dream so easily. Well, with the support of parents, he again got up the courage and focused on where he was making mistakes. Pujya tried again by correcting his mistakes and this time not only passed the exam but also became the topper with All India Rank 11. The special thing about his journey was that despite failing so many times, he never left the job and prepared with the job.
Reverence advice –
Pujya advises the rest of the candidates that it is very important to have confidence in themselves to pass this exam. No matter how many times you fail, do not give up. She further explains that constantly keep reading the news paper, always choose your interest, choose books carefully and do not get confused and practice by writing and checking with someone else to find out your shortcomings. Do not get disappointed over your mistakes, but try to correct them. The most important thing is to be patient because time has to be given in this exam, nothing is achieved here overnight. Remember that if the intentions are strong, then you will definitely get the floor on the right.
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