Medha Roopam IAS Topper, Rank 10 of 2013

Reading Time: 2 minutesMedha Roopam had cleared the India’s toughest examination by clinching All India Rank tenth in UPSC Civil Services Exam 2013 and has brought laurels to her family. She said, “She never wanted to become anything other than an IAS officer, with the sole intention of serving the country”.

Marks Obtained

 Total Marks  Marks Obtained
Total (Written)  1750 707
 Interview 275  196
 Total  2025  903 (44.59%)

Family Background

Medha’s father Gyanesh Kumar is a Civil Servant and is currently posted in Delhi from Kerala cadre. Her mother Anuradha Kumar is a house maker. She has one sister Abhisri. Meedha married to Manish Bansal, IAS, 2014 batch UP cadre.

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Educational Background

Medha Roopam studied in Naval Public School, Ernakulam, Kerala till Class VIII, while her father was posted there as District Collector. She completed her Class XII from St. Thomas School in Thiruvananthapuram and then moved to Delhi with her family for her undergraduate studies. She is an Economics Graduate from St. Stephens College, Delhi.

Optional Paper

Medha Roopam opted for Psychology as her optional subject as she had liking for this subject.

Attempts by Medha Roopam

Medha has accomplished her long cherished goal in her second attempt and has secured 10 rank in Civil Services Examination 2013.

Her father was a source of inspiration for her and all the time whole family supported her.

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Success Strategy

It is the step-by-step process that she adopted as there are no structured guidelines. She says, “everyone needs to adapt their own strategy for preparation”. She adapted new ideas and probably that has been one of the significant contributors in her success and by following this strategy she achieved her goal.

Tips for the Young Future Aspirants

  • Be focused and work hard to achieve it.
  • Its a long process and you never know what happens next.
  • Passion and experience from previous attempts assert success.
  • Work towards your goal from the beginning.
  • Syllabus is comprehensive as well as explicitly defined so, you don’t need to get confused.

She shares a advice for the aspirants,

For development of country, youth has to play a vital role hence; nothing can get you the exposure like ‘Civil Services’.

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