Cassian Baliarsingh

With great determination and passion, one can not only emerge victorious but also top in everything. Today, we will learn about the life journey of IAS Ishita Kishore who failed to clear Prelims twice. However, with her consistency and never-give-up attitude, she went on to become the topper with AIR-1 in her third attempt.

This inspiring journey of Ishita should be a learning step for other aspirants who often get dejected after failure.
 Ishita Kishore was born in Begumpet, Hyderabad, to a Commander in the Indian Air Force and a private school teacher mother. 

She attended the Air Force Bal Bharti School in New Delhi. Later, she went on to pursue her graduation in Economics with Honours from the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) of Delhi University.

After her graduation, she got her first internship at Maharatna company GAIL Limited. She also got a high-paying job at Multinational company Ernst and Young and worked there for two years. 

However, her heart was with UPSC and Civil Services was her inner call. So, she decided to quit her high-paying job and start preparing for the Civil Services Exam (CSE).

In her first two attempts, Ishita Kishore could not even clear the Prelims. However, a determined Ishita dedicated 9 hours daily to her preparation diligently. She appeared for her third attempt in 2023 and cracked the exam with All India Rank-1 to become an IAS officer.

IAS Ishita Kishore is an inspiration to all the aspirants who work hard and want to achieve something big in their lives at a young age.