Success Story: Never liked study, failed 8 times but cracked India’s toughest Exam UPSC, now he’s IAS

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is considered one of the toughest exams in India conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Everyone dreams to clear the Civil Services Exam, but very few are fortunate to crack the exam. Today, we are talking about such a man named Vaibhav Chhabra who finally cracked the exam after being failed eight times, while many people hesitate to appear for the second attempt if they fail the civil services exam.

The man who secured 32nd rank in the UPSC Civil Services exam in the year 2018 failed eight times before touching the pinnacle of success. This is an inspiring story that needs to be told to all those who have failed in an examination and after reading this, it will certainly give you the much-needed boost to perform well even after failures.

Vaibhav’s story teaches us grit, determination and to not give up no matter how hard the situation is. Well, it took him a long time to crack the UPSC Civil Services examination.

Vaibhav comes from a middle-class family. He is a resident of Delhi, the capital of India and he did his schooling and graduation in Delhi. As far as education is concerned, Chhabra had no interest in studies and that is the reason why he has been an average student during his school time. Vaibhav somehow completed his B.Tech from Netaji Subhash Institute with 56% marks in 5 years.

After graduation, he joined Physics coaching classes in Delhi. Two years later, he realized that he could do more better. And at the same time, an idea of becoming an IAS officer came to his mind for the first time and he left his coaching. 

Later, he got a job in BSNL but he did not work long in the company and he quit the job in order to become an IAS officer. But the problem was that he did not feel like studying and above all he had left the job. But Vaibhav says that when you are positive from the inside, you can pass any exam.

With this positive thinking, Vaibhav started preparation for the UPSC Civil Services exam. He slowly developed his interest in studies and joined a library where he used to devote 12 hours of his studies every day.

In the meantime, Vaibhav met with an accident in which he received severe injuries to his back. The doctor advised him complete bed rest for 8 months. Vaibhav did not stop his studies even in this tough time and continued his studies. With so many failures in his life, Vaibhav continued to work hard. As a result, he secured 32nd rank in the UPSC Civil Services 2018.

His journey doesn’t really talk only about UPSC Civil Services examinations. He had failed 8 times before touching the pinnacle of success. He has now become a source of inspiration for many youths who dream to crack the UPSC exam. He has achieved what others dream of. Many people read his inspirational story and get motivated. Let’s praise him for a big achievement.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.