IRS Swati Nokhwal's UPSC Journey: Top Tips for Aspiring Civil Service Candidates
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts one of the toughest exams, the Civil Services Exam (CSE). After clearing the exam, the selected candidates are given IAS, IRS and other top bureaucratic posts according to their qualifications. Lakhs of aspirants try their luck in this exam but most of them suffer failure while some have to taste success. Some candidates can't clear the exam even after 3-4 attempts but some can't even in their first attempt. One of them is IRS Swati Nokhwal who got All India Rank 766. She achieved this milestone in 2017 when she was 22 years old.
Swati Nokhwal is a resident of Ward 19, Srigangaghar, Rajasthan. He belongs to a middle class family. His father's name is Indraraj Nokhwal and he works as a Traveling Ticket Examiner (TTE) in Indian Railways. His mother Shakantul Verma is a teacher in a government school. Parents who work at home explain the importance of education to Swati Nokhwal.
She completed her schooling in a private school in Sriganganagar. She has secured 90 percent in class 12th. She also has a brother named Shubham. He has secured 95 percent marks in the intermediate examination this year.
IRS Nokhwal Swati graduated from Delhi University's Daulatram College in 2015. After excelling in her school, she topped her college with the best student award. After completing his graduation, he decided to take the UPSC exam. She was determined to pursue her career in civil services and hence started preparing for prelims.
During a media interaction, she shared her study schedule and said that she used to study daily for 6-7 years for prelims. After clearing prelims, she increased her study time to 8-10 hours. According to reports, it is also believed that she was one of the youngest candidates to qualify the UPSC exam in 2017. She is currently serving as Deputy Commissioner CGST, Hisar, Haryana.