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.


“India is growing by leaps and bounds. I want to play a pivotal role in it.” – Anmol Sher Singh Bedi, AIR 2, CSE 2016

The UPSC civil services exam results 2016-17 have been declared and as usual, the results show a mixed bag of candidates from diverse backgrounds. This year, the second rank was bagged by Amritsar boy, Anmol Sher Singh Bedi.

All of just 23, UPSC topper Anmol is a computer engineer who secured this astounding feat right in his maiden attempt at the civil services exam.


  1. Anmol studied for about 8 hours a day and remained consistent.
  2. He was always high on motivation and did not let the occasional low score at school days weigh him down.
  3. Anmol was a student at BYJU’S. Check our IAS coaching offerings at the linked article.
  4. According to civil services topper Anmol Sher Singh, one should start contemplating about the IAS exam before entering into any degree course.
  5. He started his preparation in his final semester of engineering itself.
  6. He says that smart work is important since the UPSC syllabus is huge.

Mains Answer Writing Strategy

  1. He recommends writing simple answers.
  2. He wrote a basic introduction to every answer.
  3. He also suggests writing in bullet points.
  4. Anmol recommends giving optimistic conclusions to the answers.

Essay Paper Strategy

  1. Anmol suggests giving good and relevant quotes in the beginning itself.
  2. The ideas in the essay must be clear and simple.
  3. The essay should be organised properly and a good flow must be maintained.

Source - Various Internet Sources