UPSC Success Story: Every youth dreams of passing the UPSC exam to enter the civil service. For this reason, millions of young people have been studying for 10-12 hours a day for years, however, even after this, only a select few youngsters realize this dream. Even today millions of youngsters run from village to city to prepare for this exam.

IAS Himanshu Gupta, who passed UPSC exam 2020, has removed this confusion of the youth. Himanshu has passed this difficult exam not once but three times with the help of any coaching while staying in the village. With the help of this article, today we will know Himanshu’s success story and exam preparation tips.

Himanshu’s childhood was full of struggles

Born in Sitarganj in Udham Singh district of Uttarakhand, Himanshu Gupta spent his childhood in Sirauli, a small town in Bareilly district. Describing his early struggles in an interview, Himanshu said that his childhood was very different from normal children because his family’s financial situation was not good. His childhood was spent in extreme poverty.

Himanshu’s father initially worked as a breadwinner, making it difficult for the family to survive. He later started a tea shop and Himanshu also helped his father in this work after school. The entire family later moved to Sirouli in Bareilly district, where his father opened his own general store. Himanshu says that till today my father runs the same shop.

I had to walk 70 km to get to school

Even after shifting to Bareilly, Himanshu’s troubles did not abate as there was no school nearby. Says Himanshu, “The nearest English medium school was 35 km away and they had to travel 70 km every day to get there. Himanshu was already gifted in teaching, after 12th standard Himanshu got admission in Hindu College, Delhi.

Now the biggest problem was money. That’s why he taught tuition along with studies, wrote paid blogs and got many scholarships. After graduating, Himanshu enrolled for a master’s degree in environmental science from DU and topped the college. After this Himanshu got the opportunity to go abroad and do his PhD, but he decided to stay in the country.

UPSC preparation at home

After completing his studies, Himanshu returned to his home and started preparing for the civil service. He then worked hard and passed the UPSC exam for the first time in the year 2018, but he was selected for the Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS). After this Himanshu continued his preparation with the job and took the exam again in 2019.

Himanshu was selected for the Indian Police Service (IPS) in his second attempt. In the third attempt, he was selected for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). During this time Himanshu never resorted to coaching nor did he go to any big city. He prepared at home and passed the exam 3 times in a row.

Learn Himanshu’s exam preparation strategy

To prepare for this exam, most of the candidates go to the big city and take the help of coaching. At the same time Himanshu decided to do a self study. Explaining his strategy, Himanshu said in an interview that for this exam he first read NCERT books and then prepared from standard books.

Also, he used the internet and took notes whenever he needed to. The internet helped him a lot in exam preparation. Himanshu said he never stopped reading the newspaper, as he gave full details of current affairs. They believe that everyone should read a newspaper or magazine every day during preparation.

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Himanshu’s advice to candidates for exam preparation

Himanshu helps the candidates preparing for this exam to move forward with a better strategy. He says those who want to prepare by living in a small village or town should resort to the internet and work hard to fulfill their dream. Himanshu says read the newspaper every day, refer to NCERT books, go to the internet to see the notes and create your time table accordingly. According to Himanshu, you can pass the UPSC exam by taking care of these small things.

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