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UPSC CSE result 2022: JNU alumnus Shruti Sharma tops, thanks Jamia’s coaching academy

In the UPSC CSE final result, women candidates have secured all the top three positions. Ankita Agarwal secured AIR 2 while Gamini Singla of Chandigarh secured rank 3.

upsc topper, upsc cse topperShruti wants to serve the country by joining the Indian Administration Services (IAS). (Graphics by Abhishek Mitra)

In the UPSC Civil Services, 2021 final result declared Monday, Delhi’s Shruti Sharma has secured the All India Rank (AIR 1). Elated by her success, Sharma said she was confident about qualifying the UPSC exam but topping the merit list came as a surprise.

Sharma wants to serve the country by joining the Indian Administration Services (IAS).

(Express photo by: Praveen Khanna)

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This year’s topper studied in Sardar Patel Vidyalaya in Delhi and obtained an honours degree in history from St Stephen’s College. She joined Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for post-graduation before dropping out to prepare for the Civil Services Exam, mainly with the free Residential Coaching Academy (RCA) at Jamia Millia Islamia. A total of 23 candidates including all India topper have qualified the Civil Services exam from Jamia RCA.

(Express photo by: Praveen Khanna)

“My strategy was to focus on my own notes with emphasis on answer-writing practice for the Mains exam. I was happy with my performance in the exam and was hopeful of a good result but topping the merit list did come as a surprise,” Sharma (25) said, adding that she opted for history as the optional subject in the Mains.

In the UPSC CSE final result, women candidates have secured all the top three positions. Ankita Agarwal secured AIR 2 and Gamini Singla from Chandigarh has got rank 3.

First published on: 30-05-2022 at 14:19 IST
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