After the 2020 results were announced, it revealed that the women took over. The paracham was hoisted by 216 daughters out of a total of 761 successful candidates. Shubham Kumar of Bihar took top place in the All India Rankings, but Jagruti Awasthi of Bhopal came second (AIR).

Women’s candidate Jagriti Awasthi is at the top of the list. With sociology as an optional subject, Jagriti passed the exam. In many respects, their success is unique. Jagriti and her parents made numerous sacrifices in order to get IAS status. Jagriti quit her engineering career to study for the UPSC, and her parents went four years without watching television.

Let us learn about Jagriti Awasthi, a UPSC exam 2020 candidate who brought honour to all women.

Jagriti Awasthi Biography

Jagriti Awasthi is a B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) alumnus of Bhopal’s Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology.

Jagriti graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 2016.

After that, Jagriti took the gate test and passed it, after which she began working for BHEL as a technical officer.

Jagriti, on the other hand, had an ambition of joining the government services, which she realised by studying for the UPSC and quitting her job as an engineer two years later.

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Jagriti Awasthi UPSC Marksheet

Given below is the 2020 UPSC mains marksheet of Jagriti Awasthi where you will get all her scored numbers.

Essay 132
General Studies 1 110
General Studies 2 121
General Studies 3 105
General Studies 4 107
Optional 1 (Sociology) 138
Optional 2 (Sociology) 146
Written Total 859
Personality Test 193
Final Total 1052

Jagriti Awasthi’s Journey and Rank

Awasthi failed to pass UPSC on the first try. It did not, however, demotivate her. She opted to leave her work at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in order to focus solely on preparation for the UPSC CSE exam.

She said in an interview that after her first attempt failed, she evaluated what went wrong and how to improve. Awasthi quickly saw the shortcomings in her preparation and began preparing accordingly. She gave herself enough time to learn the UPSC syllabus and the types of questions that are asked. In her second attempt, she ranked 2 all over India.

“In 2019, I quit my job and began working hard. Then there was the coronavirus pandemic (early 2020), which allowed me extra time to prepare (most public activities came to a halt due to the lockdown). It was my second effort that paid off,” Awasthi remarked.

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Awasthi’s path had not been easy. She stated that it was her parents who supported and motivated her during her difficult moments. When asked how the UPSC interview went, she said during an interview that it was like having a conversation. She went on to say that being an aware citizen of the country has a positive impact.

Many people have found Awasthi’s journey to be inspirational. She will continue to serve as a role model and source of inspiration for many people. Those who wish to crack UPSC should first go through the courses thoroughly and then take many mock exams once the exam date approaches, according to Awasthi.


Hard work and self-confidence are essential ingredients for obtaining success in life, according to Madhya Pradesh’s Jagrati Awasthi, the top female candidate in the civil services examination 2020, who declared her desire to work in the country’s bureaucracy for the development of rural areas.

Hopefully, this article gave motivation to all those aspiring candidates who want to achieve something big in their life and serve the country. If the candidates are searching for ways to achieve the UPSC dream, then they have come to the right place, UPSC Pathshala provides the best courses and materials to achieve your desired score. Join now!

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