India has earned a global reputation for producing a remarkable number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) graduates. Among the country’s most sought-after entrance exams are IIT JEE, UPSC, and GATE, drawing lakhs of candidates each year. Today, we delve into the inspiring success story of Arth Jain, who achieved an impressive 16th rank in the UPSC exam on his second attempt.

Hailing from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Arth Jain has triumphed over some of India’s toughest exams, including the JEE Advanced and civil services examinations. With determination and perseverance, he cracked the JEE Advanced in his first attempt and secured admission to IIT-Delhi with a remarkable rank of 703. After completing his mechanical engineering degree in 2019 from IIT-Delhi, Arth’s sights were set on becoming an IAS officer.

Contrary to common belief, Arth emphasizes that an all-in approach is not the ideal strategy for competitive exams like JEE and UPSC. Instead, he stresses the importance of a sustainable preparation strategy for long-term success.

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Arth recalls his initial struggle to pass the UPSC Preliminaries on his first attempt. However, undeterred by failure, he analyzed his mistakes and worked diligently to overcome them, setting the stage for his second attempt.

For his second attempt, Arth’s dedication was evident as he took more than 200 mock tests, leaving no room for chances. His hard work paid off, and he secured an impressive All India Rank (AIR) of 16 in the 2020 UPSC CSE. His essay fetched him 122 points, GS1 – 99, GS2 – 117, GS3 – 92, and GS4 – 124. Opting for Maths as his optional subject, he scored 145 and 154. Additionally, Arth performed well in the UPSC interview, earning 168 points.

Arth Jain’s journey should serve as an inspiration for all UPSC Civil Service aspirants. His efforts and strategic approach are a testament to achieving success in challenging examinations.

Despite graduating from IIT-Delhi, Arth decided to forgo a career in engineering. He realized his passion for public service during his second year of college, emphasizing that such crucial decisions shouldn’t be rushed during his early school years.

Arth Jain’s achievements stand as a beacon of hope for aspiring candidates and exemplify the potential of a focused and determined mind in the pursuit of one’s dreams.