Cassian Baliarsingh

It is not everyone’s cup of tea to crack India’s toughest exam, the UPSC Civil Services exam (CSE). However, IAS Mamta Yadav cracked the UPSC exam not once but twice. Yes, you read that right!

Today, we will learn about the inspiring journey of IAS Mamta Yadav who was the first IAS officer from her village.
Hailing from a small village in Basai in Haryana, Mamta’s father worked in a private company while her mother is a homemaker. However, the young bureaucrat was studious from her childhood and did well in her studies.

She completed her studies at Balwant Rai Mehta School, GK, Delhi and went on to graduate from the Hindu College, Delhi University. Instead of taking up some job, she decided to try her luck in the UPSC exam.

The extremely hard-working and multi-talented prepared for four years and finally secured AIR-556 in 2019. But, with the rank, she could not become an IAS officer which was her dream. Without losing hope, IAS Mamta once again started her preparation and religiously studied for long hours, a report in DNA India stated. 

Finally, her hard work paid off and she secured an AIR-5 in her next attempt in 2020. From AIR-555 to AIR-5, wasn’t a journey of roses for Mamta. She had to continuously study for 10-12 hours.  She focused on self-studies and used NCERT and other materials to clear all her fundamentals. Initially, Mamta would study for 8 hours. But, she began studying for 10-12 hours with little breaks in between.

It is rightly said that success comes to those who strive for it and IAS Mamta’s story teaches us that we should work hard for our goals. IAS Mamta attributes her success to her parents who supported her all throughout.