Meet Doctor Saloni Sidana IAS, 2013

Saloni Sidana, a medico, has cracked UPSC Civil Services Examination, the most prestigious exam in 2013 and has secured 74th rank and has produced brilliant result.

Saloni says, “Being an IAS in first attempt was not a cakewalk; but, it was neither like climbing a mountain. It’s difficult a little but if one gets goods guidance, does smart work, be persistent and does not lose hope, then it can be achieved beautifully and easily. As she did, one should enjoy the process and predating journey as much as the final destination”.

Marks Obtained

Total Marks Marks Obtained
Total (Written) 1750 699
Interview 275 149
Total 2025 848 (41.88%)

Family Background

Saloni Sidana’s father Anish Sidana is a rice mill owner in Jalalabad. Her mother is a housewife, she have one elder sister and a younger brother and they all live in Jalalabad. They always believed in her dreams and gave her freedom to choose whatever she wanted to do; and the way she wanted to.

Her father being engaged in social services was always an inspiration and mother was a motivation to achieve what she aspire. Her brother and sister always supported her for her dream and helped her to accomplish it.

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Educational Background

Dr. Saloni completed her MBBS from Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals College Of Nursing, Delhi in the year 2012. She also got gold medals in Biochemistry, Physiology and Forensic Medicine.

Attempt by Saloni Sidana

Saloni Sidana cleared her UPSC Civil Services Examination in her very first attempt and achieved 74th rank in 2013. She has set an example that with proper guidance and by putting in hard­work, anyone can achieve the goal.

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Optional Paper

Being a doctor, she has produced brilliant result with Law as optional subject and has accomplished her dream of being IAS.

Reacting to why career in civil services after being a doctor, Saloni said, “she realized that Civil Services can provide her a broader platform and a chance to work in many areas affecting people’s lives.”

Tips for Future Aspirants

  • Its a tough process but its a beautiful journey to travel.
  • Read regularly Newspaper and be updated with the current events what is going on.
  • Revise the notes thoroughly that is made by you.
  • Always be dedicated, be patient and have self-confidence within yourself.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Hello Mam
    Please guide me to preparation for upse.l am a b.sc.student from gandhinagar.Give me suggestions please mam.
    Thank you

  2. A year to remember is 1971 where from to my knowledge SHE CENTERED THE IAS, BUT CHOOSEN IPS ,EVEN BY SAYING THAT WHEN A COUNTRY CAN RUN BY A LADY WHY NOT INTHE POLICE…AND she was ALL THE TIME SUPER WOMANOF THE COUNTRY AS KIRAN OF HOPE AND PROSPERTY IN INDIA IN ALL SPHERES OF LIFE AND LOVE, HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND WHATNOTTILL SHE JUMPED INTO POLITICS OR POLITRICS….I HAVE SUGGESTED SOMETHING IN HER FACEBOOK…SHE IS RECOGNISRD BY HERSELF AND NOT BY MEDALS, REWARDS, OR AWARDS.
    THE NEXT PERSON, I FEEL TO STATE IS S.K.JAYA CHANDRA, VERY CLOSELY KNOWN PERSON TO ME, WHY BECAUSE , HIS FATHER USED TO INTERACT WITH ME WHEN I JOINED RPF AS A S.I., HE WAS FEELING ABOUT UNIFORM AND DIGNITY, SEE SOME LATEST FHOTOS PUBLISHED INFACEBOOK…I …WE PITTY THE PHOTOGRPHER AND NOT THE PHOTOS, AND PERSONS IN THAT photos for WHICH I SAID IT IS NOT POLITICS, IT IS POLITRICKS..ANY HOW READ FURTHER…HAVE MADE HIM TO SIT FOR THE TEST AND I SAID 20% OF JOBS IN INDIA ARE RESERVED FOR PERSONS WHO R INTELLIGENT…PRESENT state, SAYING….. WITHOUT ..IMAP …INFLUENCE, MONEY, AUTHORITY, POWER , THESE THINGSIF U OR UR BACGROUND HAVE, UR BERTH IS RESERVED EVEN THROUGH EQ…? HE GOT THROUGH AND joined AS IPS IN A.P.
    MY FEELING THAT BOTH THESE PERSONALITIES ALWAYS FOUNDTO HAVE BEEN IN LOW PROFILED AREAS OF WORK, OR IN THE ADMN./ MANAGEMENT SYSYEMS…ALL …THE TIME… THEY , EXCEPT IN STOP GAP ,, ,,FOUND TO BE SIDELINED …THEYSUPER IN POWER OF HONESTYANDINTEGRITY…!
    AFTER RETIREMENT AS ASST.SEC.COMMSR., I WORKED FOR AROUND THREE YEARS IN HYB METRO RAILWAY, where AT I MET ONE DIG RANK OFFICER AS DIRECTOR FOR FASHION DESIGN …DEPT OF the STATE… A DOCTOR WITH IPS, HOWEVER, HE SAID HE HAS TOPERFORM HIS DUTIES WHEREVER THEY ARE POSTED…
    HAVE NICE DAY AND PROSPERTYAS IPS OFFICER, WHERE R U POSTED!!!!

  3. Khudi ko kar buland itna ki, Har tadbeer se pahle, Khuda bande se khud pooche: “BATA, TERI RAZA KYA HAI”

  4. good to see u IAS officer … congrz mam … plzz give me some tips bcz i m final yr bsc nusing student n i want to becm a ias officer give me some suggn … plzzz mam

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