The UPSC exams to select IAS officers is the father of all exams in India. The preparations are intense, the focus is legendary and the people who clear it become inspirations for millions who want to clear the exams. Shwetank Srivastava is one such example. Having topped the 2016 UPSC exams, he is currently serving the government in Mumbai. But yesterday was a sad day in his inspirational life, when his parents came to know that the 2017 IAS topper has scored more marks than Shwetank.
2017 IAS exam results are out and Jagdish Malik, the topper has scored 0.0005 marks more than what Shwetank did in 2016. Shwetank tried all possible means to stop this news reaching his parents, but relatives are relatives, and such news is exactly what the relatives are craving for throughout the year. Shwetank’s parents were left devastated when told about the 2017 topper. According to them, Shwetank is a big failure and all their resources spent on his education has been an utter waste. They reminded him of all the reasons due to which he scored less than the 2017 topper. The reasons like ‘ on 23rd Jan 2016, he studied only for 13 hours when he was supposed to study for 13.5 hours’, ‘during Diwali in 2015, he spent 15 minutes to wish his friends through phone messages’ and many more.
Shwetank’s parents have asked him to fill up the form for the 2018 exams and aim to score more marks than Jagdish. All the top coaching institutes have approached him and are also offering a discount up to almost 2-3 % to get him enrolled at their centres. Shwetank is also determined to show his talent and prove to the world that he has been the best IAS candidate till date.