Miss India 2016 Finalist Cracks UPSC In 1st Attempt, Map Aishwarya Sheoran’s Journey

As the Civil Services Exam Results were announced yesterday, Twitter was flooded with many relatable memes. But what stood out was an extraordinary story of achievement.

As per a report in TOI, Delhi girl Aishwarya Sheoran, who is a model and former Miss India finalist 2016, has secured AIR 93 in the UPSC exam.

She shared how the shift from modeling to civil services happened, explaining “For me, it was a huge transition. I was participating in Delhi Times Fresh Face and other beauty pageants, and I was also modeling for designers and magazines. I have walked in the Bombay Times Fashion Week, Lakme Fashion Week, Amazon Fashion Week, and for designers like Manish Malhotra. Then I thought that since I had always been good at academics, I should maybe take a break for a year or two and give civil services a try because it had always been my dream.”

If that wasn’t impressive enough, this was her first exam attempt and she didn’t take any coaching during her year-long exam preparation!

She said, “I had to switch off my phone, social media, everything, to focus on the exam and the result is here. But it’s not that I suddenly generated interest in studies. I was always very studious. I was the head girl in my school. I was a science student and then I went to SRCC (Sri Ram College of Commerce), so my background was such. And ultimately I gravitated back to my studies.”

Her father, Colonel Ajay Kumar, is the Commanding Officer of NCC Telangana Battalion, Karimnagar. She revealed that she had thought about joining the Indian army, but wanted to be on “the other side of the coin”.

She concludes on a positive note saying, “I thought I should try for civil services for diversity in the family and the ultimate idea is to serve the nation. In the army, there are opportunities for women to grow, but it is still very limited. In civil services, there is no limit to what a woman can achieve.”

Aishwarya Sheoran

Posted by Femina Miss India on Sunday, March 20, 2016

Her story is sure to inspire future aspirants of the exam. What do you think? Tell us!

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