|RANK IN CSE-2017
||B. Tech IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
|NO OF ATTEMPTS IN CSE
|MEDIUM OF MAINS WRITING
|MEDIUM OF INTERVIEW
||YES, DRDO, INDIAN AUDIT & ACCOUNT SERVICES
|WORKING WHILE PREPARATION
FAMILY AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Ankita Jain was born and brought up in Delhi. She did her B Tech in Computer Science from Delhi Technological University. After completing her studies, she worked in Qualcomm Private Limited, Bangalore for 14 months. Later, she joined Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as a scientist through her GATE score. Afterwards, Ankita Jain was posted at one of the prestigious posts of UPSC, Audit and Accounts Services in Mumbai, after securing a rank in the second attempt. She is married to Abhinav Tyagi who is an IPS officer. Her sister Vaishali Jain has also scored rank 21 in the civil services examination 2020.
WHY CIVIL SERVICES
One day Ankita saw little slum children loitering around and she felt sad. Wondering what they do all day she asked her dad why these kids don’t attend school. That is when her dad inspired her to become an IAS officer. He nudged her to be in the system to change it and bring betterment.
NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS
This was Ankita’s fourth attempt. In her first attempt, she did not even clear prelims. In her next attempt she managed to score AIR 270 and joined Indian Audit and Account Service. In her third attempt she could not clear prelims again. But she was determined and never gave up. Finally in her fourth attempt she has scored All India Rank 3.
STUDY PLAN AND SCHEDULE
She consistently studied at least 6 hours a day, and studying NCERTs books till the 12th standard helped her in building the base knowledge. She prepared with her sister, Vaishali Jain who has scored AIR 21. Both the sisters claim to have shared notes and helped each other stay motivated throughout their journey.
The journey for Ankita has been long and arduous, but she was determined to crack the test. Her “never give up” attitude and her parents supported her in this journey.
ADVICE FOR FUTURE ASPIRANTS
Ankita says that before appearing for the exam, it’s crucial that one is familiar with the syllabus and has their basics clear. Ankita said that the failed attempts had helped her in understanding the exam pattern better.