Don’t compare your journey with someone else; Take some clues to stimulate your efforts and make your preparation effectual, says Siddhant Jain (AIR 201; CSE 2017)

Siddhant Jain, B.Tech (Industrial and Systems Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur has achieved a brilliant success in Civil Services Examination 2017.

It was his third attempt and he has chosen Geography as Optional Subject.


 By:      On Sunday 17th June 2018     

For a Car enthusiast and stock market buff, Siddhant Jain (AIR 201; CSE 2017) it is a combination of interest and passion that helped him chart his career and even succeed in Civil Services Examination.

Siddhant, B.Tech (Industrial and Systems Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, has maintained an impeccable academic record and a very diverse set of interests.

While chosing optional subject also, he made cross-domain shift and with Geography as optional subject and twisted his career towards ‘Civil Services’.

It is really remarkable achievement as he has done this preparation while continuing working as Senior Manager with an automobile set-up Cardekho and has gone ahead to realize his dreams.

Elaborating on how ‘Civil Services’ fascinated him Siddhant said, “There were three reasons for my career choice: One, Challenging career with diverse opportunities to learn including opportunities for higher studies; Two, Opportunity to reduce common sufferings and improve status quo through collaboration; Three, It is a prestigious service.”Siddhant-Jain-201st-rank-ias-topper-cse-2017-upsc

In the beginning, the proper guidance on preparation plan channelized through my friends who were preparing and some who were selected. Besides, a got valuable inputs from my teachers and family as well. I knew it well that what works for one may not work for me; so, I constructed my own strategy to move on as I had very limited time at my disposal.

Although, this success came to him in third attempt, however Siddhant visualizes your previous attempts as a learning curve. These were steps in the process of reaching Goal and the effort that I had put then has paid now.

Briefing about his family & their contribution Siddhant said, “ My father Mr. Nirmal Kumar Jain is working as Deputy General Manager with Airports Authority of India and my mother Mrs. Mithlesh Jain is a housewife. My family played a very important role and gave me free hand to choose my path. Also, they motivated me and deeply believed in my capabilities when I couldn’t clear it in my earlier attempts.

Candidly admitting the role of motivation Siddhant said, “If I am asked to sum up my endeavour in one word, that will be Persistence. To achieve success in Civil Services Examination you have to remain inspired and need a driving force that helps in gaining a competitive edge. And if I could achieve this it is just because of motivation I got from my family and friends. I prepared along with job throughout and support of everyone, including my office colleagues and seniors was instrumental.”

To motivate future aspirants Siddhant said, “While aiming at Civil Services Examination, I would suggest to have a free mind. Do justice to practice (answer writing daily) and keep a tab on syllabus and previous year question papers.”

“Keep your resources limited, consistency in preparation and indulge in regular revision with proper attention to details.”

“And above all, always be acquainted with the fact that it’s another examination and not the end of the road at all” he added.

Know Siddhant Jain's Preparation-Plan: Be very clear about what the General Studies syllabus is; says Siddhant Jain (AIR 201; CSE 2017)

Last Update Sunday 17th June 2018

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