The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Tuesday announced the results for the Civil Services Exam 2019. A total of 829 candidates qualified. Several candidates finally broke through the coveted exams while others might have to wait a little longer for their turns. With the results now out in public, SatyaVijayi sat down with Ashutosh Kulkarni from Pune, Maharashtra, who has secured the 44th rank in all over India.
Speaking about the challenges which he faced while preparing for the exams, Ashutosh said, “This is a game of memory, you need to remember a lot of things from wide range of topics which is difficult and so it was the biggest challenge.”
When asked about how he prepared for his exams, Ashutosh said that he always used to keep noting important points down so that he don’t have to open the books all over again every time.
Sharing his advice for those preparing for UPSC, Ashutosh said that examinees should prepare for full time in their first two attempts, which take place before the age of 25 years. However after that, one should attempt the exams along with a job or any other mode of income, whether full time or part time. He said that some invest way too many years into the attempts and in process destroy other prospects in their lives and careers, which is not a right thing to do.
When asked about how he is going to celebrate his success, Ashutosh bluntly answered, “I don’t think passing an examination is enough of an achievement to celebrate.” He further went on to add that he would celebrate only after doing something for the country and the society, that he will consider as an achievement.
The selected candidates will be appointed to Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’.
Pradeep Singh topped the examinations this year followed by Jatin Kishore and Pratibha Verma.