Cassian Baliarsingh

Cracking the Civil Services Exam (CSE) is a dream for millions of aspirants. Every year around 8-10 lakh aspirants apply for UPSC with a dream to become IAS, IPS and other civil servants. But, only the dreams of a fortunate few get fulfilled.

Thousands of aspirants fail to make it to the final list. However, many aspirants do not give up despite failing to make it in several attempts. One such example is IAS Priyanka Goel who did not give up even after failing 5 times.

However, her hard work and consistency finally paid off and she was able to crack the exam in her last or 6th attempt. IAS Priyanka Goel has cracked the toughest exam in UPSC CSE 2022 and secured an All India Rank (AIR)-369.

Hailing from Delhi, she graduated from Keshav Mahavidyalaya and went on to complete her graduation with a B.Com degree. Soon after her graduation, she started her preparations for UPSC Civil Services, her childhood dream.

There were many setbacks, and instances of self-doubt in her life. Despite all the obstacles, she overcame all the hurdles and made it to the final list in her last attempt.

Apart from being a brilliant mind, Priyanka is an avid social media user and often shares pictures from her personal and professional lives. She has 146k followers on Instagram. Her bio reads, “If one could only catch that true color of nature-the very thought of it drives me mad.”