Success Story of IAS Topper Sanjita Mohapatra: Today, you will tell the story of Sanjita Mahapatra, who became an IAS officer by securing All India Rank 10 in UPSC exam 2019, who got this success in the fifth attempt. His journey to UPSC has been a struggle. Sometimes he left the job to prepare for UPSC, sometimes he prepared with married life. Despite failing four times, he did not give up hope and fulfilled his dream of becoming an IAS in the fifth attempt.
Started preparations after engineering
Sanjita is originally from Rourkarela in Odisha. She was always smart in studies and after intermediate she enrolled in mechanical engineering. During graduation, he decided to come to UPSC. After college, he prepared for UPSC and in three attempts he did not get success even in the pre-examination. Eventually he joined a company. For some time, he prepared with the job, but in the fourth attempt also did not succeed.
Even after marriage, she was busy preparing
When she failed in the fourth attempt, she decided to leave the job and prepare. During this time, they got married too, but kept preparing for themselves. He also took help of internet for preparation and finally in the fifth attempt his hard work paid off and he passed the exam and fulfilled his dream of becoming an IAS officer. His journey was about 6 years long, during which he also faced many challenges.
Watch Sanjita’s Delhi Knowledge Track interview here
Sanjita’s advice to other candidates
Sanjita believes that you have to be patient while preparing for UPSC exam. Sometimes this journey can be long but you have to trust yourself and keep preparing. She says that if you get failure here, there is no need to panic, but to work with courage. If you keep working hard continuously, then you will definitely get success one day.
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