Cassian Baliarsingh

The Civil Services Exam (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is a highly competitive and one of the toughest exams in India. It demands consistency, rigorous revision, and extensive hard work from the aspirants.

While several aspirants crack it in their first attempt, others who have patience and perseverance manage to crack it in their third, fourth, or final attempt. However, one has to be very patient and not stop working hard to achieve their respective goal.

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The glaring example of perseverance is IAS Dev Choudhary who failed not once but thrice. Despite a lot of failures, the 2016 batch IAS officer did not give up and his hard work finally paid off in his fourth attempt.

Today, let us know about his inspiring journey and his preparation strategy.

Hailing from Barmer in Rajasthan, Choudhary belonged to a middle-class family with his father being a teacher and his mother a homemaker. Dev went to a school located in his village itself.

Later, he pursued his intermediate and joined B.SC from a college in Barmer. As a child, Choudhary always wanted to join the Indian Administrative Services. So, he soon started his preparation to achieve his UPSC goal after his graduation.

He made his first attempt in 2012 and managed to clear the Prelims. However, he could not make it through the Mains. Once again, he appeared for the second time and successfully qualified both Prelims and Mains.

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However, his hopes of becoming an IAS were dashed after he failed to make it through the Interview round. Despite this, he attempted the exam for the third time but was once again left devastated.

Despite continuous failures, he remained unperturbed and continued his resilient efforts. Finally, he cracked all the rounds in his fourth attempt in 2015. Such is the inspiring journey of IAS Dev Choudhary, from a village boy to an IAS officer.

During an interview, Dev revealed that he had to deal with his weak command of English as he studied in Hindi medium. Moreover, repeated failures had left him dejected. However, he did not lose his morale and advises all the aspirants to be consistent and keep working hard.