Shubham Kumar being at the top (A.I.R 1) became the top searched topic by the other aspirants of India…
Whenever an aspirant tops or clears a competitive exam ; an increment in enthusiasm and curiosity about his personal life among the others aspirants is very much significant.
Many aspirants searches for their personal ids and social handles to get some motivation by observing their activities.
So happened this time when a boy from Katihar (Bihar) in India acquired 1st position in UPSC CSE 2020. Just a day after the results got revealed there comes a huge traffic on internet in order to get some personal details and identify of the Bihari boy Shubham Kumar.
In an interview, recorded and uploaded by BBC NEWS .Shubham shared his personal views and the plans he had made,his expectations, his family reactions after he got selected etc.
In the interview,
1) Previous educational details and preparations :- Shubham tells about how he got this idea to appear for civil services exam to serve the nation which took him 3 consecutive years to clear after completing civil engineering from IIT Bombay, he also put forward his struggle how he stayed in Delhi and prepared for exams sharing room with his friends.He also added that he downloaded the study materials online and then prepared by taking out their the printouts.
2) His expectations:-. Shubham shared that he never expected that he will be AIR 1 though his innerself knew that he will clear the examination. And he had this clear plan that he will give 2 – 3 attempts with his 100% effort .
3) key mothods to be focused and not to get scared of failure:-. When the reporter asked about some suggestions for the aspirants who will appear in the upcoming exams Shubham explained these 3 year UPSC journey has taught him many lessons and anyone who is consistent in his/her preparations will eventually clear the examinations.
4) Plan B:- He concluded that he always had this thinking that if he somehow fails to clear UPSC then he will continue his Engineering career. However he directly not mentioned that plan B is necessary or not..
Golden words:- Finally he also added that family support plays an important role on aspirant’s mind even after not getting chance in an attempt he/she will simply move forward and will maintain the consistency if his/her family is supportive. Lack of support may lead an aspirant to depression.
Full link of interview by BBC IS given below