This is about Srushti Jayant Deshmukh who topped her UPSC exams on the first attempt at the age of 23.
UPSC, one of the dreadful exams which every student has heard of at least 1 or more times, in the year 2018 where almost 10 lakh students were competing against each other to get a position, to reach achieve their dreams, some had taken drop years, some were fresher’s and every candidate has 1 or the other thing at stake, career and family pressure at its peak which adds more difficulty to this exam.
Amidst all of these hurdles, there was one genius who instantly became viral because of her excellence and merit, SRUSHTI JAYANT DESHMUKH, she is an IAS office and bagged the rank 5th in all over India in UPSC, 2018, she is currently the epitome of excellence and proves that hard work and perseverance can beat anything and getting into a fancy college or not doesn’t determine your life and your goals .you can achieve whatever you want with your hard work and perseverance.
Deshmukh’s early days.
- How many marks did Srushti Deshmukh get in her 10th standard?
She scored a CGPA of 8 in her 10th standard.
- What is Srushti Jayant Deshmukh’s age?
She is currently 26 years old and cracked her UPSC exam in her early 20s at 23
- How was Srushti Jayant Deshmukh during school days?
Srushti Jayant Deshmukh has always been that top performer and has never failed to achieve what she desires, she completed her schooling at Carmel Convent School, BHEL Bhopal, and also completed her higher secondary with 93.4% after securing 93.4 % in her 12th standard Srushti Deshmukh did not attend IITs and NITs,
Though she wanted to get into an IIT she was unable to get through the selection exam and pursued her B tech in chemical engineering at Laxmi Narayan College of Technology which is situated in Bhopal itself.
Srushti Deshmukh was never focused on only studies she enjoys all sorts of activities, and cultural events and actively took part in all of them throughout her school and college days. She also holds an NCC A certificate and was very much enthusiastic about debates, and participated in many competitions held in her school.
Music played a good part in IAS SRUSHTI DESHMUKHS’S PREPARATION
Srushti also had her fair share of interest in music and enjoyed music as well. During her preparation as well she used to listen to motivating music from a youtube channel named “FEARLESS MOTIVATION”.
Determination is the key to achievement.
Srushti Jayant Deshmukh qualified for the UPSC civil service exam in 2018, and among the 182 women who also qualified for the exam Srushti Jayant Deshmukh the topper, had determination and thought that she will give only one chance in this exam.
Can I start my UPSC preparation while doing my bachelor’s?
Srushti Jayant in her college days srushti decided that she would give herself a chance and decided to make preparations, She relied on various online sources and believed that if one can efficiently use the internet there is no other vast source than this.
She prepared for her semester exams and UPSC altogether by maintaining a simple balance and giving attention to each of the exams separately,
she used to study for her semester exam for only one month and gave the majority of her time to achieving her aim which was being an IAS.
The hustle of the preparation.
Srusthi knew that she has this only chance and as she doesn’t enjoy being an engineer and working a 9 to 5 in a private company, and had to do something big.
Should I quit social media for my UPSC preparation?
Srushti Jayant also had a similar feeling that social media can disturb her preparation and shift her focus so in her initial phase of the preparation she deactivated all her social media handles, the biggest distractions, and determined not to open them until her exams are cleared.
Can I do my UPSC preparation Online?
UPSC topper, Srushti Jayant Deshmukh, started her UPSC exam preparation from her college days while she was doing chemical engineering in Bhopal, she took the help of various online resources and utilized the internet to its fullest, she also joined various online test series and later accepted that online preparation was a great and hassle-free way of learning if one wants to.
Is going to Delhi for UPSC preparation important?
“No not at all, it can maintain your schedule and be consistent and dedicate a good amount of time to your self-study and tale regular test series and manage all by yourself you are good to go, “ says Srishti Deshmukh, UPSC AIR 5, 2018. The internet has made notes test series and other materials very much accessible.
KEY TO SUCCESS
What is the key point for success in UPSC?
· Consistency, Self-study for fixed hours
· And the most important TEST SERIES.
Trust suggests all the current and the upcoming aspirants to take as many as tests they could as taking a test might be overwhelming but tests help to figure out where you stand and how you need to proceed, without a proper check on your progress becomes difficult to succeed.
Hard work and Consistency always pay off.
What was the score of UPSC topper Srushti Deshmukh?
Written exam 895
Interview round 173
Srushti scored a total of 1068 out of 2025 marks, which is commendable keeping in mind the fact that it was her 1st and only attempt.
Family’s reaction to her success
Srushti’s mother is a school teacher and her father works in a private firm as an engineer, Srushti explained how her parents were always so supportive and never given any burden, they believed in her throughout and also supported her decision to shift her focus from engineering to UPSC, In an interview, also Deshmukh’s grandmother explained that she always believed that her granddaughter would achieve something big. Srushti also added that all her close
friends, mentors teachers were encouraging and understanding of her decisions and actions.
TOP 5 SCORERS OF 2018 UPSC exam
The number 1 position was bagged by Kanishak Kataria,
AAKSHAY JAIN, JUNAID AHMAD SHREYANS KUMAT secured the position of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the exam followed by the female topper, SRUSHTI JAYANT DESHMUKH.
Strategies Followed by 2018 UPSC topper Srushti Jayant Deshmukh
1. Being productive
It was one of the major problems faced by every aspirant, and as Srushti was preparing for the exams along with her college it was more difficult to manage, Srushti Deshmukh also suggest an app called SAVE MY TIME which keeps track of your daily activities and its time so that you can easily track your day and be more efficient and productive.
Add reading newspaper, to your daily timetable and try to finish reading it while doing some minimal work like walking going to someplace commuting in the college corridors, etc.
2. Avoid being engaged in other tiring activities like parties, functions, birthdays, and other events and try to channel that energy toward your studies as its not that 2-3 hours that are lost during the actual event but the loss of time while thinking about it or preparing for it.
Conservation of energy is as important as the conservation of time for an aspirant
3. Being organized
By the mid of your preparation, most of the aspirants tend to mix up all their notes and are in a complete mess, try avoiding that from the very beginning – Topper Srushti Deshmukh shared that she used to organize all her handmade notes in different folders and used to collect newspaper cuttings and other articles related to the topic in the particular folder.
4. Always believe in yourself and your purpose,
Srushti quoted “there is nothing more powerful than a human with a purpose” single-minded focus, consistent efforts and discipline can take you through this journey.
Answer writing and strategies to crack UPSC – by Srushti Jayant Deshmukh
The foremost pillar of srushti Deshmukh’s preparation was learning about current affairs.
Newspapers helped me a lot to know about what’s going on with different segments and sections you can easily learn about the recent news in whatsoever genre you want to read. And besides grasping information also try to generate your own opinion about the matter and being more inquisitive can help you get to the in-depth of the subject.
Srushti also shares that she took a subscription to the PIB feed where schemes and data formats were pretty clearly updated.
One of the most important parts of learning is also being interested in what you are reading and being a bit more curious can be the cherry on the top.
Coming to the answer writing part, it is considered a work of art, 2018 UPSC AIR 5, Srushti Jayant shared that she liked her answers to be unique and she used to collect data and information from various sources and added unique insights and opinions to her answers so that she could be better than the other answers, though it was difficult to construct excellent answers and essays in the beginning as belonging from the chemical engineering background she was habituated in writing to the point short answers, practicing and gathering information made it possible for her to create answers by which she could outstand answers from others.
Also, she read articles published in SECURE INITIATIVE which helped her to get insight knowledge.
Srushti Jayant, Assistant collector added that
“Add some salt to your answers apart from the usual framework of intro, body, and conclusion. You can use Data, Indices, International reports, Diagrams, Flowcharts, etc to add authenticity and variety”
How test series and mock interviews are necessary?
Like all other toppers and achievers, Srushti Deshmukh has also expressed her concern and has talked about the importance of taking regular tests and enrolling in quality test series.
• Daily mock tests
• Multiple choice questions
• Essay writing
• 2-3 answer writing practice Should be a must from the student’s side
Taking an exam not only helps the student to understand where he\she stands but also provided them insights into their weak and strong points,
IAS Srushti Jayant also shared that she enrolled for various test series from different institutes as every other center has its style of questioning and this provided her with a lot of variations diversified practice rather than being stuck with the same time of questions.
Buying a stopwatch can also be of great advantage because it will help to tackle time and manage and keeping your mobile phone as a stopwatch will distract you more rather than telling the time.
And one of the most important pieces of advice given by IAS Srushti Jayant was, to surround yourself with good and positive company under any circumstances because the phase of preparation is itself very difficult and at this time maintaining your mental health should be your foremost priority.
How to stay motivated?
Srushti Jayant Deshmukh says in an interview that like every other UPSC aspirant she also used to get demotivated and lose hope sometimes or get tired of what she was doing, she also used to search for motivation videos on youtube just like other UPSC aspirants, but after some time she realized that “No one can motivate you externally and you can only be motivated if you have the clarity that WHY? Why did you choose this career if your reason is strong and worth it, you can easily stay motivated for the whole process?
Things to keep in mind if you are a UPSC aspirant. – By srushti Jayant Deshmukh
“UPSC is like a Marathon because firstly you have prelims then mains you have your personality test, the exam only continues for almost a year, and you have been preparing for a year before that but your every single day is a sprint,
You need to run fast and even faster every single day – so to structure your day is very important, for example, the people who are done with their prelims and are appearing for their mains it’s very important to control your day first of all just figure out and find out what all activities you cover-up in a day,
sometimes you don’t know but time just flies, went to the test, attended the class, finished had your meals and it’s done don’t let this happen, Just control your day find out every single day what’s happening, and try to sort it out”
Srushti Jayant Deshmukh took her coaching from the Foundation course of KSG which is the short form of Khan Study Group in Bhopal, she also took her prelims test series from there.
Yes, recently srushti Deshmukh took her vows and got married to Dr.Nagarjun B. Gowda, both of them met at their training in LBSNAA and fell in love, her husband is also an IAS at present.
An IAS generally receives around 56k under the 7th pay Commission besides the salary an IAS also receives different kinds of allowances which include dearness allowance, travel allowance health premiums, and so on.
Srushti Jayantdeshmuck secured rank 5 in 2the 018, UPSC exams.
A handsome amount of around 56k is offered to an IAS officer and besides this, there are other allowances like dearness allowance, travel, health, and others
Deshmukh was appointed as the assistant collector in the district of Dhindori, Madhya Pradesh
Aspirants appearing for the exam must be a minimum of 23 years old and a maximum of 32 years old.
An IAS officer gets normally allocated leaves like any other government officer, which include
• Around 30 earned leave
• 8 casual leaves
• Half pay leaves 20
• National holidays
NO MINIMUM percentage is required,
The student appearing should have a bachelor’s degree in any of their interesting subjects
She is 5’6” [in feet inches], with a weight of 67 kg.
Srushti Deshmukh in one of her interviews mentioned that she used to collect data from the Rajya Sabha Tv to add outlines and extras to her answers.
Srushti is among one of the youngest candidates who cracked one of the toughest exams UPSC also at the age of 23, she cleared her exam in her first attempt itself.
Srushti Deshmukh has a monthly income of around 1-2 lacs and around 12-15 lacs in a year besides other allowances and a respectable position.