In nearly every household in India, the dream to clear the civil service examination – UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) shines brightly. It is a fantasy for many to dedicate their service to the betterment of society.
UPSC is India’s premier central recruitment agency. It is a nationwide competitive examination for the higher civil servants that includes the IAS (Indian Administrative Service,) IPS (Indian Police Service,) and IFS (Indian Foreign Service.)
This year, the UPSC released the result of the 2021 batch, and the top three positions of the exam were culminated by women. The topper is Shruti Sharma, followed by Ankita Agarwal in the second position and Gamini Singla in the third.
Becoming role models and making proud in all the places, these girls are setting the bars and receiving praises for their uphill battle. Today, Mad4India brings an exhilarating story of the three women who bagged the first 3 ranks in the civil service exam.
Women rule UPSC charts
UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) declared its result for the 2021 batch, which reveals the first three ranks being secured by the girls. Shruti Sharma topped the list (AIR-1,) followed by Ankita Agarwal (AIR-2) and Gamini Singla (AIR-3).
This year, 685 candidates have qualified for the prestigious exam, of which 508 are men and 177 are women. They are qualified and will now be appointed to various central services by the UPSC.
Among the qualified candidates, the top three are women who are elated to work toward the betterment of society and bring changes toward women’s empowerment during their careers as civil servants.
The three women will embark on a journey of training and gaining knowledge that will serve their interests while improving the status of the community.
Shruti Sharma – UPSC AIR-1
The All India Rank Holder – 1 of UPSC Shruti Sharma, hails from Delhi and is an alumnus of St. Stephens College at Delhi University. She studied History and later took admitted to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to pursue higher education in Modern History but eventually dropped out.
She then decided to crack the UPSC examination and joined the Jamia Milia Islamia Residential Coaching Academy. Shruti Sharma is currently pursuing an MA in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics.
The UPSC topper wanted to join the Indian Administrative Service, and her dream has been fulfilled. The path to crack the civil service exam was not easy, but she did it.
Ankita Agarwal – UPSC AIR-2
Ankita Agarwal secured a second position in the civil service exam. She hails from a business family in Kolkata. Her perseverance and hard work made her clear the UPSC exam. She is the first in her family to clear the civil service exam with flying colors.
The second holder of the UPSC, Ankita Agarwal, pursued Bachelor’s in Economics (Hons) from St. Stephens College from Delhi University. She got the inspiration from her professor to appear for the coveted exam.
On the journey of clearing the resilient examination of India, the UPSC, Ankita’s parents supported her diligently and never forced any career plans on her.
Gamini Singla – UPSC AIR-3
Gamini Singla secured the third position in the UPSC civil service examination 2021. Hailing from Anandpur Sahib, Punjab, she completed her B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering (CSE) and completed her graduation from PEC back in 2019.
It is Gamini’s second attempt, and she cleared it with flying colors. She is also an alumnus of Punjab Engineering College (PEC) Chandigarh.
Just like many Indians who dream of joining the IAS, it was also her childhood dream of Gamini to join the panel.
It is truly a proud moment that the first 3 women ranked in the UPSC exam. It would be encouraging to see young minds that will work to improve the doings of society.
Mad4India hopes to see more women strive and secure their position in the UPSC civil service exam and dedicate their service to the nation.
Sources of information – The Hindu & Outlook
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