Ankita Agarwal is an Indian woman who has secured AIR 2 in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services 2022. Before clearing UPSC 2022, he also worked in Indian Revenue Services.
Ankita Agarwal was born in Bihariganj, Bihar. He did his early education at Modern Public School, Bihariganj, Bihar, after which his family shifted to Kolkata. He further completed his schooling at DPS, Kolkata. Later, Ankita graduated in economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. Ankita wanted to become an IAS officer since school days.
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
Ankita’s grandfather’s name is Maliram Agarwal.
parents and siblings
Ankita Agarwal is the daughter of Manohar Agarwal and Kiran Agarwal. His father is a businessman. He has a younger brother Ayush Agarwal.
Union Public Service Commission
Before clearing UPSC 2022, Ankita worked in Indian Revenue Service (IRS) as she cleared UPSC AIR 236 in 2019, however, she wanted to become IAS so she gave her 3rd attempt and secured AIR 2. Ankita prepared for her civil services exam. From a reputed coaching institute located in Rajinder Nagar area of New Delhi. Ankita chose Political Science and International Relations as her optional subjects. In 2019, Ankita participated in the Mock Test Interview conducted by Shubha Ranjan IAS Study Pvt. Ltd.
Ankita worked with a corporate company named Dalberg, a growth advisory firm in strategy and policy, where she worked for about a year.
Facts / Trivia
- Ankita likes to read books. One of his favorite books is Neel Mukherjee’s The Lives of Others.
- Before moving to Kolkata, Ankita’s father had a hardware business in Bihar.
- Talking about the preparation of civil services in an interview, Ankita said,
I prepared with self study as well as coaching. I believe that both play an equally important role in a candidate’s life. Apart from basic books, I kept myself updated with current affairs and read newspaper and monthly magazines. ,
- During an interview, Ankita said that after joining the service she wanted to work for women empowerment, primary health and school education sectors.
- Explaining his reasons for making a career in the civil services, he said that
I was clear about my goal and therefore chose not to enroll for a masters degree. I worked for a year and then started preparing for UPSC. I passed the exam in 2019 and joined IRS but my target was to join Indian Administrative Service. So I took the exam again in 2021. This was my third attempt.
- When asked about the mantra of preparation and success, Agarwal said,
I used to spend maximum hours to prepare for the exam. Instead of putting in a fixed number of hours, I tried to maintain a sustainable study schedule”.
- During her college days, Ankita was a part of the Campus Placement Cell and The Finance and Investment Cell. She was also the editor-in-chief of the Yearbook editorial team and joined the Arthashastra Samaj.
- In 2015, Ankita joined a two-month summer internship at CRY (Child Rights and You), an Indian non-governmental organization that works towards ensuring the rights of children and in 2016, she was one of the first Joined another Summer Internship for 3 Months, a non-governmental organization that works towards the provision of quality education to underprivileged children in India.
- Ankita also represented her college in basketball, however, she had an accident in her final year of college, so she quit playing.
- Ankita revealed in an interview that she quit all social media platforms while preparing for Civil Services.