UPSC CSE Result 2020: The final result of UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020 has been released on Friday. 24-year-old Jagriti Awasthi, who secured the top rank in the women’s category and second overall in this examination, said that it was her childhood dream to become an IAS, but she achieved it with hard work and smart work.
Jagriti Awasthi, a resident of Bhopal, is a passout of Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT). He had passed his degree in Electric Engineering in 2016. After graduation, he passed the GATE exam and joined BHEL as a technical officer. But in 2019, he decided to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming an ISS officer.
For this, he started preparing by taking admission in a coaching institute in Delhi but due to coron epidemic and lockdown he had to return to Bhopal. Jagriti said, “Korana and logdown became a hindrance for me but it did not stop me. I came back and joined online classes.”
“My father SC Awasthi is a homeopath and my brother Suyash Awasthi is an MBBS second year student. Both helped me concentrate in studies.”
“When I started preparation, I used to study for 8-10 hours. Appeared for the first time in 2019 but could not clear the prelims also. I realized that smart work should be done along with hard work. Keeping this in mind I practiced a lot of question papers and now I am happy that I have cleared the UPSC exam in my second attempt.”
Jagriti credits her success to her demanding Madhulata Awasthi who quit her job to help her daughter’s studies.
He said that his parents did not watch TV for the last 4 years, first they wanted the brother to clear the NEET exam, so that they did not turn on the TV to study the awareness. Jagriti’s mother was a school teacher but she left her job to pursue Jagriti’s studies.