Cassian Baliarsingh

Out of lakhs of aspirants every year, approximately 1,000 applicants make it to the final list after clearing their Preliminary, Mains and Interview rounds to become IAS, IPS, IFS and other civil servants. So, it is not a cakewalk to clear the Civil Services Exam (CSE) conducted by the UPSC.

It demands years of dedication, hard work and most importantly consistency. Some clear the prestigious exam in their first attempt while it takes a couple of more attempts for others to clear it. However, only those who do not give up and continue with their preparation diligently ultimately get success.

One such civil servant is IPS Ankita Sharma who cleared UPSC in her third attempt. Her first two attempts did not go well, but she did not give up. Instead, she worked harder and her efforts finally paid off in her third attempt.

She is now counted among the likes of Kiran Bedi, India’s first female IPS officer.

Ankita is an IPS officer from the Chhattisgarh cadre. At present, she serves as the SP of Khairagarh district. She is known for taking risky anti-Naxalite operations in Bastar.

Hailing from Chhattisgarh’s Durg, Ankita received her early education from a government school in her locality. She then went on to pursue her graduation and later her MBA from her hometown. However, her true calling was to become an IPS officer.

So, she moved to Delhi to pursue her UPSC dreams. However, she couldn’t stay there for more than six months and had to return back home. She decided to prepare independently from her home and secured an impressive AIR-203.

Apart from being a daring officer, Ankita is also an avid social media user and enjoys a huge fanbase of 797K followers on Instagram.

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