JNU alumnus Shruti Sharma tops, thanks Jamia’s coaching academy

 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.

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.

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