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City girl ranks 16th in UPSC

Ten months were enough for 26-years-old Shruti Sharma to bag the 16th position in the Union Public Service Commission examination,that too,in her first attempt.

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana |
May 11, 2011 12:24:03 am

Ten months were enough for 26-years-old Shruti Sharma to bag the 16th position in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination,that too,in her first attempt.

A resident of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar,Shruti is the daughter of Dr K N Sharma,a retired PAU professor,and Santosh Sharma,a school teacher. Her aim now is to be a “real” administrative officer — one who can work without pressure from politicians.

Speaking to Newsline,Shruti said: “I was sure that I will clear the exam,but had not an idea of getting such a high rank. One needs to get an exposure of the outer world before preparing for the exam. I did the same after 2007,when I passed out with a electronics engineering degree from GNE in Ludhiana.” Following this,she joined the college as a lecturer for a few months. Later,she worked for WIPRO as a project engineer for about a year.

From the last quarter of 2009,she started preparations for UPSC exam and joined coaching classes in Delhi. Thanking her parents for guiding her,Shruti said: “My jobs helped understand things better. This exposure was needed. When I was doing engineering,it was clear in my mind that I will join administrative services.”

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When asked about bureaucrats working under the clutches of politicians,Shruti said: “As of now,I cannot comment on this because I am yet to join the system. Once I will be a part of it,I will be able to speak in a better manner. Moreover,I am not in the habit of giving speeches. I will show people my skill through my work.”

Shruti focused on managing stress because “once you overpower the same,learning becomes easy”. “One should set targets much ahead. This is what I did when I joined engineering. If the focus is clear,one need not wander here and there,” she said.

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First published on: 11-05-2011 at 12:24:03 am

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