Medha 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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  1. I am bsc student
    My goal is IAS
    So How I’m prepartion IAS EXAMS
    Plz ans me ….

    • Firstly Start to Read NCERT BOOKS from class 6 to 12 all subjects. This books are very much necessary to make strong base. Then Start to Read Hindu Newspaper as casual manner. Just tried to make a habbit to read this news paper because this Newspaper is inseparable parts of UPSC Preparation..
      Also follow one monthly magazine Yojana Magazine is mostly preferred….
      No need to strart making notes..
      You have ample time in your hand. So firstly complete your graduation than gradually makes a habbit to read Hindu Newspaper on Daily Basis…..
      Just one year collection of Current Affairs is more than sufficient…..

  2. I am student of in electronics & instrumentation engg (EIE) in 3rd year .
    My goal is IAS, plz advices me any person.

  3. I m Zishan Ahmad a student of engineering n my goal is IAS but I want know that how I achieved that Dream from now……
    How I prepared for that mission.

  4. Mam I am really inspired your success story please give me suggestions in my preparation thank you

  5. plz post success stories of ias who struggling actually we all know
    child of engineer became engineer
    as like that… But
    if child of farmer became ias this is an right inspiration to all….

  6. i am now a msc integreated student in 2nd year .plz help me madam how will to do prepare in civil service examination

  7. Iam a student of BE mechanicl final year and iam going for coaching to achieve my target IAS.plz reply

  8. I am msc student and also a bank employ… So how can prepare for this exams.. Plzz guide me

  9. maam i also want to become like you. eill u plase give me some points and wht type of books should i read maam

  10. Congratulations mam…mera ye question hai aapse ki jinki English language par achi command nhi h wo kya civil services k liye preparation kar sakte hai..I mean interview me hindi language use karne walo ko kya appreciate kiya jata hai bcoz mostly selected candidates English language wale hote hai.kya aap mujhe kuch suggest kar sakti hai I need ur help..thank you…

    • Esa kuch nhi hain.
      You should read Hindu Newspaper daily and thus your English will improve.
      Or IAS Interview you can give in Hindi also.

  11. I complete my msc & I qualify net jrf ,gate barc ,tifr all exam my target is IAS plz suggest me …

  12. I m of age 26, only graduated with Bsc math
    Should I start prepare for an IAS …… Can I do it

  13. My friends i want to told u plz read Hindu news paper daily ( editorial nd business standard )
    Ncrt is not sufficient for IAS because IAS is not exam of 12 class ok friends plz see news at TV 11pm daily
    Nd plz take this exam with full serious ness if u not succcceess so plz
    Do not fell
    U r also hard work man freinds
    Nd in anser seet to write nd complte question in limit nd right
    Best of luck all my friends nd welcome to all who want to try upsc IAS
    My friends think some postive because being negative always there is not come postive some

  14. Mea ba (hons) kar rahahu 1st year , my dream is I a s banna , when is actual time , for preparation ? please guide me ?

  15. I am a student of class 11…my subjects are PCM with Hindi and English and iwant to be an IAS…it is my dream …kindly suggest me what to do after 12

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