Ankur Das

Year : 2021

Rank : 52nd

Topper Story - ANKUR DAS Background

Shillong resident Ankur Das cracks UPSC, makes Meghalaya proud

UPSC declared the result of the Civil Service Exam 2021 on 30th May 2021, and Meghalaya's Ankur Das cleared the UPSC exam with 52nd with All India Rank and top rank from North-Eastern Indian states. Mr. Ankur is a resident of Jail Road in the Shilong district (it is also the capital) of Meghalaya. Mr. Ankur completed his bachelor of engineering (B. Tech) degree from Amity University, Noida; earlier, he completed his schooling at St. Edmund's in Shillong, then higher education from Army Public school. Mr. Das started his UPSC preparation exam in 2017, and in 2018 he gave his first attempt and cleared the UPSC exam in the 5th attempt in 2021. 
As per Mr. Das's experience after clearing the UPSC exam, he stated that due to corona, the exam was delayed, and this gave him more time to prepare UPSC exam. Consistency, hard work, and perseverance are the key elements of his success. The last time was in 2014, when Meghalaya aspirants made a place on the UPSC merit list, and since then, no candidate has cracked the UPSC exam. In 2014, Spencer Mervyn Mylliem and Daniel Vincent Laitflang Stone from Meghalaya cleared UPSC 2013, and both joined Indian Revenue Service (IRS)

Mr. Ankur is not only happy but feeling an appeal to serve not only the state but national development; his success definitely encourages other aspirants for the state. Mr. Ankur's childhood dream was to Clear the UPSC exam, he was inspired by his father, who was an Assistant Commissioner of customs and GST, and he always dreamt of following in his father's footsteps.

Message and Tips to the UPSC aspirants

Consistency is necessary to clear the UPSC exam; UPSC is like a marathon race. If you are not consistent, then it might be possible to will face a struggle to clear this exam. Not only hard work but smart work also matter. Mr. Ankur accepted that coaching centers are necessary, and this problem is faced by other aspirants from the state. If there is an additional coaching center in Meghalaya, then more students will clear the UPSC exam from the state. Ankut suggests that college institutions should tie-up with coaching centers; this will encourage more institutions to open their branch in the northeastern state. Mr. Ankur Das's optional subject was Agriculture, and he got 250 marks in this subject. Mr. Das also got 193 marks on his personality test.

Marks Obtained
Subject Marks
Essay Paper-1 120
General Studies-1 (Paper-2) 115
General Studies-2 (Paper-3) 114
General Studies-3 (Paper-4) 098
General Studies-4 (Paper-5) 108
Optional-1 (Agriculture) (Paper-6) 131
Optional-2 (Agriculture) (Paper-7) 119
Written Total 805
Personality Test 193
Final Total 998