UPSC CSE Toppers Success Stories: Know IAS Nidhi Siwach Civil Services Exam Strategy, Rank, Preparation Tips, Interview & Struggle

Publish Date: 06 Oct, 2021 |

UPSC Topper Success Story:

While parents of most of the UPSC toppers become their source of encouragement, the thing was different with Nidhi Siwach. Nidhi's family members pressurised her to get married, but, to achieve her goal, Nidhi ignored all these circumstances and secured 83rd rank by clearing the UPSC Civil Services Examination in her third attempt. So, in this article further, let’s know more about IAS Nidhi Siwach Success Story.

IAS Nidhi Siwach wanted to join Indian Air Force:

Nidhi hails from the Gurugram district of Haryana and lives there with her family. She completed her schooling at Gurgaon and went on to pursue mechanical engineering. IAS Nidhi Siwach used to dream of joining the Indian Air Force since her childhood. To fulfill this dream, Nidhi appeared for the AFCAT exam, i.e., Air Force Common Admission Test, but something else was written in her luck.

AFCAT interview, a turning point for Nidhi:

The AFCAT interview proved to be the turning point for Nidhi's career. A member of the interview board inspired Nidhi to prepare for the UPSC Civil Services Examination. During those days Nidhi used to work at a big company in Hyderabad. But she took the interview panelist's point seriously and decided to prepare for UPSC along with her job.

Nidhi failed the first two attempts:

When Nidhi gave her first attempt, only three months were left for the exam and she could not even finish the syllabus. During her second attempt also, Nidhi didn’t prepare well as during that time she was also doing a job and it was difficult for her to make time to study. This was also the time when her family members started pressurizing Nidhi for marriage. 

However, Nidhi was not ready to give up her dream midway and requested her father for one last chance. Her father gave Nidhi one last chance, but also kept the condition that she’ll have to get married if she fails this time. And after this, Nidhi made every effort to achieve her goal.

Nidhi didn’t step out of her room for 6 months:

Nidhi was very dedicated to her goal as she left her job for this last chance and shifted back home, she did not leave her house even for a day during her 6 months of preparation to avoid every type of distraction.

IAS Nidhi Siwach secured 83rd rank in UPSC Civil Services 2018 Exam:

IAS Nidhi Siwach did not let her father's last chance go to waste. Nidhi became an IAS officer by clearing the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2018 in her third attempt. Nidhi not only fulfilled her dream with her hard work but also brought laurels to her parents.



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