This hardheaded engineering graduate from GLA University, Mathura, engraved his success in stone with firmness of steel. Listen in to this uniquely uncompromising ranker’s resolve in purpose and pursuit as he opens up in an ‘EXCLUSIVE’ one-to-one with IES Master.
IES Master: When did you start preparing for Engineering Services Exam? Punit: I started preparing for Engineering Services in the fourth year of my graduation.
Listen into this delightful experience of a down-to-earth boy from a humble background, who walked into UPSC to live his dream. It has all the ingredients that should go into making of a heart-warming and truly inspiring story.
IES Master: It’s a huge success. How was it received in your family? Who was the first person you informed in your family? Vijaya: I was typing a message to my sister asking her to bring some commodities, which my mother required for Chhath celebration. Suddenly one of my friends, who have also given UPSC interview, called me. He called once, I rejected his call, and then again he called. I thought what is it that he is calling continuously as it was around 8.30 or 8.35 in the evening that time. Then he messaged congratulating me on securing AIR-8. Everyone at my home were trembling with the fear that what would happen if I am not selected as we belong to a lower middle class family. We are not much strong financially so there was a constant fear that if I would fail once more then what would be the condition, and how would I be able to continue my preparation. So to confirm the result, I asked my friend to send me the PDF of the result as I have devoted my two years for this exam. So he messaged me the PDF, and after that I was almost lost. I cannot describe in words how I felt at that moment because when you see your hard efforts, your honest efforts give fruit. That was the best one hour of my life that I have experienced so far.
If it is worth sharing, it has to be tough… testing human endurance to its maximum. In the process, they script a story that people wish to share. It’s one such a story of unrelenting attitude, and an eternal hope that Shashank Shekhar lived in achieving the topper’s feat in ESE 2018.
IES Master: It’s a huge success. How was it received in your family? Who was the first person you informed in your family? Shashank: First I called my mother because she is the source of inspiration to me.
Bubbling with energy, and sparkle in his eyes, he mesmerises you with a witty charm. Listen into this amazing engineering graduate from IIT Delhi, who pulled off ESE in the most effortless manner.
IES Master: It’s a huge success. How was it received in your family? Who was the first person you informed in your family? Adarsh: I got a call from a friend who was not preparing for Engineering Services rather he was in a job at a bank and he told me that one of his friends has secure AIR-1, and then he asked me about my rank. This made me a bit nervous as I have yet to check the result at that time. So I opened my laptop and checked my result, and as my rank was in single digits, it obviously made me happy. I told my parents about this, and they were very ecstatic so I would like to say that yes it’s a good feeling.