Many find cracking the UPSC exam tough, but a guy did it twice, becoming both an IPS and then an IAS officer.

Meet Yogesh Ashokrao Patil, an IAS officer from Pune, Maharashtra. He was always an outstanding student, scoring 96.7% in 10th and 94.8% in 12th. His dad is a teacher, and his mom is a homemaker. After completing his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering in 2017, he prepared for the Civil Services Exam in 2018.

Yogesh shared, “Being in the Civil Services was my dream. I didn’t think about anything else. Meeting Dr. Shrikar Pardeshi, an IAS officer, inspired me. Despite not knowing much about IAS, I dreamt of becoming one.

In 2018, Yogesh cracked UPSC on his first try, securing Rank 231 and a spot in the Indian Police Service. However, he aimed higher. In 2019, he achieved All India Rank 63, fulfilling his dream of becoming an IAS officer.

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Yogesh emphasizes that success in UPSC is for more than just English-educated individuals; he studied in Marathi medium schools during his early years.

His advice for aspirants: “Set a clear goal and prioritize. If Civil Services is your goal, be 100% sure. Self-assessment is crucial. Know your capabilities to plan your efforts.

Currently, Yogesh serves as Officer-on-Special Duty in the Home and Hill Affairs Department, West Bengal Government.