The UPSC civil services exam is one of the most competitive exams conducted in India. It is attempted by lakhs of candidates every year. However, only a fraction of those come out with flying colours in the end. Clearing this exam gives an entry into the prestigious civil services of the country. As soon as the IAS results are announced, the UPSC toppers gain limelight in the country.The IAS toppers serve as an inspiration to thousands of young people who aspire to clear the Civil Services Exam.


Ankita Jain Tyagi became the third topper in the UPSC Civil Services Examination while her sister, Vaishali secured an All India Rank 21. For her success, Ankita credits it to her family and Vaishali, as the two are all set to become IAS officers.

It was the fourth attempt for Ankita as her husband Abhinav Tyagi, an IPS officer, helped her to prepare for the civil services examination.

Ankita and Vaishali said they shared notes with each other and helped each other stay motivated throughout their journey, and they said that it is crucial for the candidate to be familiar with the syllabus and keep their basics clear before appearing for the exam, a news outlet reported.


Ankita Jain started her UPSC journey in 2017. It was her first attempt and unfortunately, she was not able to clear even prelims back then. Rather than lamenting, she started her preparation for 2018.

In her second attempt, she was able to secure 270th rank and got selected for the Indian Audit and accounts service and was posted in Mumbai. Here, not satisfied by her rank and with the dream to fulfil her childhood dream of becoming an IAS officer, she gave her third attempt. However, due to lack of preparation, she was this time not able to clear even prelims.

But then again she gathered her courage and started preparing for the fourth time. This time was accompanied by her younger sister Vaishali Jain. This time both sisters helped each other to prepare and stay motivated. Finally, they both not only cleared UPSC but also secured rank 3rd and 21st respectively.

Candidates should be aware of the syllabus and they should interlink it with everything they study, including newspapers, she said, adding that time management is also very crucial, and it should be different for both, mains and prelims.

Meanwhile, the third topper said that to crack the examinations, it is also very important to stay around people who motivate you.

To manage long preparation, Ankita said she used to set a target of certain hours and also get the most of the day.

Ankita and Vaishali said that it is very important to have conceptual and subject clarity, which can be attained by studying NCERT books, to clear the civil services exams.

They claimed, instead of multiple books, it's about multiple revisions.

Source - Various Internet Sources