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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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