More than eight lakh candidates appeared for the IAS exam in 2018, which was being conducted for nearly 750 positions across the country. As per Srushti Jayant Deshmukh Wikipedia, she ranked first among the 182 women who passed the exam, and she was ranked fifth overall (All India Rank – AIR). The way she scripted her way to success is truly remarkable.
Hailing from Bhopal’s Kasturba Nagar (Madhya Pradesh), Srushti accomplished this feat at a very young age of 23. She was born in the year 1995.
She considers music as her primary hobby. She also practises yoga and meditation every day.
Srushti Jayant Deshmukh 10th Percentage and 12th Percentage
She went for school at Carmel Convent, BHEL, in Bhopal. She was a good, hard-working student. In 10th class, she got a CGPA of 8.
In her 12th board examination, she obtained an overall percentage of 93.4%.
Srushti could not gain admission into the IITs, as she had hoped for. So, she pursued engineering (B.Tech in Chemical Engineering) from a private engineering college (Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal).
Srushti was involved in many extra and co-curricular activities, all through her days in school and college. She has an NCC A Certificate. She used to participate in debates, was a part of scouts and guides and was an active participant in several other cultural activities, apart from her academic studies.
She began studying for the UPSC exam a couple of years ago while studying engineering. She wanted to attempt the UPSC IAS exam only once. She had engineering as her second option, to fall back upon, in case she was not able to get into the IAS.
Srushti’s father, Jayant Deshmukh, works in a private company and is an engineer. Her mother, Sunita Deshmukh, is a teacher in the kindergarten section. She has one sibling, a younger brother who studies in class seven.
She has acknowledged her parents, family, grandmother, teachers, mentors and her closest friends for their support in aiding her in succeeding in this exam.
The UPSC released mark sheet of the aspirants who had cleared the IAS examination. Srushti Deshmukh scored an amazing total of 1068 marks out of a total of 2025 marks. Her rank was five in the country.
Sociology was her Optional paper, as her under-graduation subject (chemical engineering) was not offered as an optional, by the UPSC.
Her marks are listed in the table below:
Srushti told the two main strategies that helped her succeed were consistency and test series.
In her words, ‘Consistency is one of the main keys to crack any examination. Suppose you study five hours for one day, you need to be capable of doing that every single day for the rest of the whole year. You need to have self-discipline and persistently chase your goals till you achieve it.’
Her opinion about test series is as follows: ‘Even though you may study for very long hours in a day, unless you take up a test, you will not know where you stand’. She had signed up for a few online test series that really helped her work on her final preparation.
There is always someone else who is studying just as hard as one is, especially for competitive exams. So it is important to remain one step ahead of the competitors – a test series can grant this boost.
She relied largely on online resources for study material. The internet is a huge boon and one need not go to Delhi or an institute for special coaching. She did not rely upon these.
She spent six to seven hours a day, studying hard by herself. To avoid distractions, she deactivated her accounts on all social media.
Srushti’s Study Material
Srushti Jayant Deshmukh mainly utilized books by NCERT from class six to 12th Social Sciences as her basic study material, along with other standard books on each subject. She also read magazines such as Yojana and Kurukshetra.
She read English daily newspapers regularly, like The Hindu and The Indian Express. The online sources that she relied on were PIB and Rajya Sabha TV.
Srushti Jayant Deshmukh Current Posting
Srushti Jayant Deshmukh posting in which state has been published by the Government of India, Ministry of Personnel & Public Grievance & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training, All India Services Division on 17th October 2019.
She is the first civil servant in her entire family. She has been allocated to the IAS cadre on the basis of Civil Services Examination (CSE) – 2018 to her home state Madhya Pradesh, as an insider.
Her Plans for the Future
Srushti Jayant Deshmukh really wants to work towards the betterment of society by focussing on the empowerment and education of women in India.
It was her dream, since childhood, to become an IAS officer, someday. She realized that she needs to become a part of the administrative system in the country. In that way, she would truly be able to help young girls who are forced into child marriage.
She wanted to be able to help them to study, get a job, become self – sufficient and get a life of their own.
Srushti is convinced that her success will send across a message that you don’t really have to go to an IIT or a top engineering college, in order to make your dreams come true. It doesn’t matter which college or school you attend.
But, it is about what you make of the opportunity given to you, how hard you are able to work and how much effort you put in – that will determine your success.
Srushti on Instagram – Photos and videos of Srushti Jayant Deshmukh can be found on her Instagram page @srushtideshmukhias. She has over 560,000 followers.
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