“He used to drink Cow’s milk,” Mother of UPSC 1st ranker reveals his personal secrets

A bird is born to fly, a fish is born to swim and a human being is born to achieve something great in life. But the biggest question arises as to how many of them really use their true potential to create something extraordinary in life?

Clearing the UPSC exam needs some serious piece of hard work, grit and determination. Students who get started on the path towards achieving their goals always give their heart to pull off something special.

There are one set of students with never give up attitude who make attempt after attempt till they clear the exam and there is Shubman Kumar who topped UPSC in his third attempt.

When UPSC results came out, several success stories are being shown on social media. Shubham Kumar’s story is well and truly inspiring. Hailing from Bihar, Shubham Kumar topped the UPSC civil services final results.

"He used to drink Cow's milk," Mother of UPSC 1st ranker reveals his personal secrets

Katihar boy Shubham Kumar did his district, state and country proud by topping the most coveted Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam, 2020. He studied B.Tech in civil engineering from IIT Bombay. In fact, he didn’t bring the best out of himself in the first two attempts. However, it was in the third attempt that Shubham came through with flying colours. In 2019, he secured 268th rank.

Meanwhile, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar congratulated Shubham Kumar for his achievement and said he has made not only his home district proud but also the whole Bihar.”

Topper Shubham thanked all his well-wishers and villagers for their best wishes in a tweet. “His ultimate aim was to crack IAS from the very start and hence he never gave up and even after 290th rank he continued to prepare and today he made all of us proud,” Shubham’s father who plies his trade in Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank added. He further added: “I got the news through my son who called me from Delhi to inform about the result.”

Shubham Kumar who secured AIR 1 shares his secrets:

Talking about his preparation, he said: “Daily study of 7 to 8 hours, practising previous year papers, mock tests, making a peer group to discuss and share notes, online materials, and exam strategy by two to three coaching institutes, are all in his preparation for UPSC Civil Service exam.”

Here’s the video below:

He chose Anthropology as his optional paper in mains since it is quite scoring. “The Mains is the toughest in UPSC CSE, I was focused on my writing skill, make notes from all available books in the market, and want to credit my IIT batchmates who supported me to clear the toughest competitive exam.”

“I was asked questions from the rural, agro sector, various policies of the government, and the confident answers helped me to clear the interview.”