UPSC 6th rank holder Yaksh Chaudhary:
The Union Public Service Commission, UPSC, declared the UPSC Civil Services Final Result 2021 on May 30 on its official website, upsc.gov.in. As many as 685 candidates have been appointed on the basis of their performance in the mains and interview. UPSC sixth rank holder Yaksh Chaudhary has recently shared his success story.
UPSC 6th rank holder Yaksh Chaudhary shares his success story and strategy
Q 1) Could you please share the journey of your success story?
Ans 1) I started preparing for the UPSC exam while I was in college. After the completion of college, I got myself completely involved in the preparations. This was my third attempt at civil services. I could not even clear the prelims on my first attempt. On the second attempt, I appeared in the interview but failed to make it to the final list. And, in this attempt, I got the sixth rank. I have prepared for the civil services exam with full focus and commitment. I was fortunate enough to get such a good rank in this attempt.
Q 2) What were your top three motivations during the entire process?
Ans 2) I was motivated to do something for society. I have seen problems around me. I wanted to be a part of the administration, so that I would be able to contribute to problem solving. I was also associated with many social activities during my college days where I interacted with the people around the college campus and also helped them.
I was the secretary of the youth empowerment club where several activities were conducted to generate awareness about social issues like women’s status, garbage collection, and distributing spare clothes to the needy.
These activities have connected people with society, inculcating empathy and passion to help others. I think the civil services will give me a platform to work in these areas.
Q 3) What questions were asked in the UPSC exam? Was it core subject-related or current affairs?
Ans 3) During the interview round, I was asked questions about my graduation subject (civil engineering), my optional subject – sociology, my job as an assistant commandant in CRPF, and athletics (since I was engaged in athletics in my college). Some questions about current events like climate justice, net-zero, etc were also asked.
Q 4) How should one complete the syllabus?
Ans 4) One should cover all the topics and subtopics of the syllabus carefully. The focus should be on understanding and conceptual clarity. The theoretical part should be connected to the practical applications in society. It will help not only in remembering for a long time but also become aware of our surroundings and how our different systems work.
Q 5) What message would you like to give to the UPSC aspirants?
Ans 5) My message would be that aspirants should have confidence and motivation for civil services. The preparation should be in the right direction and with hard work. Trust in the process and study with interest. Understanding and conceptual clarity are the keys to preparation.
Q 6) Whom do you want to give credit for your success?
Ans 6) The entire credit for my success goes to my family members, especially my brother Amit. My friends also supported me throughout my UPSC journey. Thirdly, I myself have done hard work, so a little credit goes to me as well.