Crores of students, doctors, teachers, engineers and other professionals appear for the Civil Services Examinations each year and only a few get their desired positions. Chances to crack the examinations is easy but, to prepare for this exam and have the right guidance is hard. Navjot Simi is one such inspiration from Punjab who has cleared the UPSC Civil Services Examination after starting her career as a dentist.

This blog will navigate you through IPS Navjot Simi biography in a concise form and share her strategy, vision, posting, biography and subject. Navjot Simi believed that staying motivated, focussed, and dedicated is essential for those who wish to clear the civil services examination. Her strategy which she has chosen while working as a dentist and not keeping her goals aside and following her dreams to where she is now.

IPS Navjot Simi: Biography and Age

Navjot Simi, is a 735th rank holder in 2018, was born on December 21, 1987, from Gurdaspur, Punjab started her career as a dentist by pursuing her BDS degree from Baba Jaswant Singh Dental Hospital and Research Institute, Ludhiana. She had got coaching from a renowned coaching centre at New Delhi.

She believed that one can crack the UPSC examination without getting into costly coaching institutions and by only referring to the internet and how the internet has everything that an applicant needs.

Her father Hans Raj is a branch manager of the local branch of the Union Bank, her mother a homemaker, her younger sister an MBA working in Dubai, her younger brother is a B.Tech in CSE, but as a photographer in New Delhi. IPS Navjot Simi a 33-year-old woman is married to IAS Tushar Singla.

IPS Navjot Simi- Instagram Profile

Navjot Simi had her sole time preparing for UPSC after her job as a dentist. But, she is also a social media devotee and is usually available on social media with her posts and outings. She also spreads awareness about women empowerment and also works on cybercrime issues. With a following of 648k on Instagram, Simi is a known celeb on Twitter too.

She always had an interest in cricket and shows the same in her Instagram posts. She also has interests in poetry and history. She dives very much into the subject and enjoys reading our great Indian history and also the era of pre and post Independence.

IPS Navjot Simi: IAS Tushar Singla (Husband) 

IAS Tushar Singla, an 86th rank holder in 2015, is an electrical engineer from IIT Delhi, he hails from Barnala in Punjab and had Public Administration as his optional. He had a wondrous journey right from when he started his career. Though his journey was hard, his achievements were sweet and worthwhile. She fell in love with IAS officer Tushar Singla who is a 2015 batch West Bengal cadre IAS officer and they got married.

He married Simi in the year 2020, in the marriage registrar at Uluberia. The couple also promised celebrations after the West Bengal Elections in 2021. IAS Tushar Singla has always focused on self-growth and this made his strategy for the Examination easier and increased his confidence.

IPS Navjot Simi: Rank

Simi had started preparing for the examination after she had started her career as a dentist then she worked as a trainee officer of the 2016 batch then cleared her IPS examination in 2018. She had failed to clear the interview of the Union Public Service Exam in the year 2017 and then finally managed to clear it in 2018 by obtaining the 735th rank among the list of candidates.

Besides, pressure from her relatives to get married after her BDS degree she didn’t adjust for her dreams and kept following it which made her achieve the rank and have her IPS dream come true.

IPS Navjot Simi: Posting 

Navjot Simi, a 2017 batch Bihar cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer posted as DSP in Patna.

During her entire journey for UPSC, she saw many ups and downs, as she had her job and her relatives pressure to get married and devoted herself to the civil services exam preparation. It took one year to prepare and after failing her interview she didn’t back off. She always stayed consistent and dedicated towards her aim, and passed the exam with flying colours.

IPS Navjot Simi: Strategy 

To pass the IPS examination, she also got coaching from Vaji Ram Coaching Institute, New Delhi. She opined that one can pass the IPS examination without getting costly coaching from an institute as everything is available on the internet.

Tushar Singla prepared for the exams in patches. He came to Noida in 2014 and prepared from June to November 2014. These last five months were the real preparation time for him.

Also read: UPSC Preparation Tips for Beginners: Strategy for The Indian Civil Service Examination

Interview Strategy

Simi spent a lot of time understanding the demand of the interview. She had failed to clear the Union Public Service Exam in the year 2017 and this was her major drawback. She then joined Vaji Ram Coaching Institute for cracking her interview this time.

She had once said in her interview: ‘This UPSC examination is not too easy, applicants have to understand that they have to be thorough with their exam syllabus and should have everything in their mind.’She also shifted her focus to the general topics and awareness and that’s when she thought about women empowerment and their rights, which she is now fighting for. She worked and also studied through newspapers and news channels.

Also Read: How to Study Indian Polity Effectively for the UPSC Exam? Effective Steps to Get Amazing Scores

IPS Navjot Simi: Optional Subject Preparation 

Simi chose Geography as her optional subject and used certain strategies to prepare herself for the same. She referred to the coaching notes for both paper 1 and 2 just for a solid base. She picked topics from the syllabus and kept on covering them one by one.

As the Geography is divided into two parts she had two different sets of materials from her coaching centre. For Indian Geography, she used to study the coaching material and notes along with 9th,10th,11th,12th classes NCERT geography books and for World Geography she used to refer to 11th and 12th NCERT books along with coaching material

Also Read: How to Read NCERT Books for UPSC Preparation? Here’s the Complete Guide You should Follow

Conclusion

This article gave you a biography glimpse of the journey and strategy of IPS Navjot Simi, her rank, optional subject, her personal life, posting and strategy that she used. Also after her pressure from her relatives to get married, she didn’t let go of her dreams and now she has achieved a benchmark in her life. A life that is full of problems and fightings will always have a sweet and beautiful destination and she proved it. Be passionate and learn to work, that’s what our dedication should be and she has inspired many of them.

Also Read: UPSC Exam Pattern 2021: Stage and Paper-wise Marks Distribution in UPSC IAS Exams

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