Success Story: How did this girl who is weak in English become an IAS? Know Surbhi .’s Success Story


  • Hindi medium topper Surbhi was a complete failure in English.
  • Thanks to his hard work, he also surpassed college with board exams.
  • Surbhi had taken 50th place in the UPSC exam.

It is not easy for any young person to pass competitive exams. For this, they have to make a lot of sacrifices, along with years of hard work. On the other hand, if you prepare for the UPSC Civil Services exam, your hard work and difficulty will double. It’s hard to imagine preparing for this exam by staying in the village and cracking it. But by being one step ahead of these fantasies, a girl from a rural area broke all the preset parameters about this exam by cracking the UPSC exam. This girl proved this fact with her hard work and dedication that once you are determined, you can make your dream come true.

We are talking about Surbhi Gautam, a native of Madhya Pradesh, who overcame strange circumstances and attained the 50th rank of All India in Civil Services in the year 2016.

Know about Surbhi Gautam

Surbhi was born to a lawyer-teacher couple in the small village of Amdara in Satna (Madhya Pradesh). Like other children of the family, Surbhi was also admitted to the village primary school government school. It was a Hindi medium school. Surbhi was very quick to read from childhood, but for most of the family members this was nothing special. In Madhya Pradesh schools, there are also board exams in grade five.

When the fifth result came, the teacher called Surbhi, patted her on the back and said, ‘You have 100% marks for math. To date I have not seen anyone pass a hundred out of a hundred in the board exam. You will do very well in the future.” These were magical words for Surbhi, which stuck in her head forever. After this, Surbhi became more serious towards studies. Meanwhile, her joints started to hurt every now and then, but she kept ignoring it. Gradually the pain spread all over the body and one day she was out of bed.

had to do with rheumatic fever

When there was constant pain in Surbhi’s body, her parents went to Jabalpur with Surbhi. There, the specialist said, Surbhi has “rheumatic fever.” This disease damages the heart and in some cases even leads to death. The parents were shocked to hear this. The doctor advised Surbhi to inject penicillin every 15 days. There was no skilled doctor in the village, so Surbhi had to go to Jabalpur every 15th day. But even in the midst of ill health and hardship, Surbhi did not turn her back on her studies.

During this struggle, Surbhi Gautam waged her struggle on many fronts at once. Surbhi got 100 percent points in the 10th board along with math in science. He was counted among the brightest students in the state. The news that appeared in the newspapers at the time stated that Surbhi wanted to become a collector, while Surbhi had not thought of such thoughts until then. However, this news made him lean towards UPSC.

English became the biggest difficulty after reaching university from school

After also getting good grades in 12th place, he passed a state engineering entrance exam and took admission in electronics and communication from a technical college in Bhopal. She was the top student in her school while studying at the government school. When Surbhi dropped out of school and went to college, her world completely changed there. She was a Hindi medium student and most of the children who came here were from English medium.

In such a situation, she initially fell victim to an inferiority complex. Until yesterday the girl who used to sit in the first chair of her school. Now she was sitting back. He felt bad that no one was paying attention to him. But Surbhi is determined to get out of her inferiority complex and re-establish herself. He started working on his English.

Surbhi even spoke in English in her dreams

Surbhi was bothered by the English language and started talking to herself in English to improve her English. Surbhi memorized at least 10 word meanings every day. Surbhi wrote word meanings on the walls and repeated it several times a day. She memorized the phrases and words she heard everywhere and worked to improve her English. Surbhi began to dream in English. Everyone spoke in English in their dreams. During this, English made such an impression on her that she started talking to herself in English.

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As a result, Surbhi completed the first semester of her graduation and was also awarded the College Chancellor’s Award for this. He kept himself away from external greed while working hard on himself. It was always in his head that he had to fulfill his dreams. During this time, she didn’t go to movies or roam like her other friends. Gave her full time to her studies and decided she wouldn’t move until something was done.

Surbhi cracked all exams

During the college internship, Surbhi got a job with the TCS company, but she didn’t come along. After that, he continuously participated in many competitive exams like BARC, ISRO, GTE, SAIL, MPPSC, SSC, FCI and Delhi Police and cracked them all. At the same time, in the year 2013, Surbhi also passed the IES exam. In this came his All India First Rank. But Surbhi had set her goal to become an IAS. So, she continued her preparation and in the year 2016, Surbhi took 50th place in her first attempt in the UPSC exam, which is considered the toughest in the country. While educating the candidates preparing for this exam, Surbhi says that no language is a wall. If you are determined, you have control over that.

Priyanshi Mayuri
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