UPSC CSE Result – Know All About The 3 Women UPSC Toppers 2021

New Delhi, 30th May 2022 – Shruti Sharma, Ankita Agarwal, and Gamini Singla have secured All India Ranks (AIR) 1, 2 and 3 respectively in UPSC CSE 2021, marking an inspirational year for women UPSC aspirants across India.  

As women candidates have dominated the top 3 ranks of UPSC CSE Result 2021, we bring to you the details and success stories of each of them in the article below.

UPSC Topper – Shruti Sharma, AIR 1, UPSC CSE 2021

Shruti Sharma – AIR 1, UPSC CSE 2021

Educational Qualifications

Shruti Sharma completed her schooling from Sardar Patel Vidhyalaya, New Delhi. She then graduated in History (Hons.) from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi, after which she secured a postgraduate seat in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). However, she later dropped out of JNU to pursue M.A. in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics. 

Location and Background

She was born in Basta (Bijnor), Uttar Pradesh and got educated in New Delhi.

Shruti Sharma’s UPSC Preparation Strategy

Shruti Sharma has been preparing for UPSC Civil Services since the last 4 years. She had also been a student of Jamia Millia Islamia Residential Coaching Academy (RCA) since the last 2 years. 

Talking about her UPSC CSE preparation strategy to various journalists, Shruti said that instead of relying too much on notes from coaching centres, she preferred to make her own notes with the help of newspapers. She also relied heavily on NCERT books. She said that she used social media in a balanced way.

How many times did Shruti Sharma appear for UPSC exam?

Shruti Sharma, the UPSC topper 2021, had appeared for the UPSC Mains exam last year too but could not reach the interview stage. “In my first attempt, I could not clear the (UPSC CSE) exam due to a language issue. I had to write the Mains exam in Hindi, and so, I got left behind by 1 mark. Hence, this year, I had to take the exam again.”

Interesting Facts

  1. 23 candidates of Jamia Millia Islamia RCA have qualified UPSC CSE 2021. 
  2. Post training, Shruti Sharma’s first preference is UP cadre and IAS.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE MOCK INTERVIEW OF SHRUTI SHARMA, AIR 1 UPSC CSE 2021

UPSC Topper – Ankita Agarwal, AIR 2, UPSC CSE 2021

Ankita Agarwal - AIR 2, UPSC CSE 2021

Educational Qualifications

Ankita Agarwal graduated in Economic (Hons.) from St. Stephens College, Delhi University. She completed her graduation in 2017, after which she worked for Dalberg, a global development consultancy firm for one year. In 2018, she quit her job to prepare for the UPSC exam.

Location and Background

Ankita’s father is a businessman. He migrated to Kolkata from Bihar after Ankita was born.

Ankita lived in New Delhi during her college and UPSC preparation days.

Other Facts

Ankita’s first choice of option is IAS and second is IPS. Her first choice of cadre is West Bengal.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW OF ANKITA AGARWAL, AIR 2 UPSC CSE 2021

UPSC Topper – Gamini Singla, AIR 3, UPSC CSE 2021

Gamini Singla, AIR 3, UPSC CSE 2021

Educational Qualification

Gamini Singla has done her Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, with Sociology as her optional subject. She began preparing for the UPSC exam from 2020 onwards.

Location and Background

Gamini Singla is 23 years old. She is basically from Bathinda, Punjab. Her parents are medical officers working with the Himachal Pradesh government while her brother is a graduate from IIT Kharagpur.

Gamini Singla’s UPSC Preparation Strategy

Gamini self-studied for up to 10 hours in day. She took coaching for UPSC in Patiala. However, she majorly relied on self-study.

How many times did Gamini Singla appear for the UPSC exam?

This was Gamini’s second attempt at UPSC.

Other Facts

Gamini has opted for appointment as an IAS officer.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW OF GAMINI SINGLA, AIR 3 UPSC CSE 2021

UPSC Civil Services Result 2021 Out, All Women Candidates in Top 3

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