Pujya Priyadarshni is an IFS Officer Trainee at Indian Foreign Service, Government of India. She topped the Indian Civil Services exam with an all India rank 11.
IFS Pujya Priyadarshni is a travel blogger and experienced in management. According to her LinkedIn bio she is an experienced consultant in the space of management consulting across sectors including Government, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), International Development agencies and the private sector.
Pujya discovered while living abroad that her country requires individuals who can effect change in society and contribute to its progress. So she decided to crack UPSC and on her fourth attempt she cleared UPSC securing AIR 11 and joined Indian Foreign Services.
She did B.Com from Shri Ram College of Commerce (Delhi University) and completed her Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University, New York. During her Masters at Columbia University she was Consulting Chair for Columbia Impact Investing Initiative Corporate Social Responsibility Chair.
IFS Pujya Priyadarshni on Twitter
IFS Pujya Priyadarshni joined twitter in 2014 and has been followed by over 25k people. Her account can be reached at @Pujya5 on twitter.
UPSC Strategy of IFS Pujya Priyadarshni
Pujya Priyadarshni’s optional subject was sociology, which she found to be quite beneficial in the Mains exam. This practical approach allowed her to understand ethics and morality, which is crucial when preparing for the job of your dreams. You should practice by going over case studies and drafting a lot of essays. It will aid in the development of your structure, flow, and time management abilities.
Don’t forget to brush up on your basics as you progress to the second stage. Pujya Priyadarshni used to practice writing general studies answers for hours, which improved her a lot in 2018 when compared to her 2016 try. You can use test series to improve your knowledge of current events and time management.
To pass the IAS exam, you must be dedicated and disciplined. One must concentrate on making the most of the available spare time. Pujya Priyadarshni gave nearly 70 mock tests before sitting for the prelims, so we know we can do it too. There are many study resources available; therefore, you should select them based on their importance. However, always keep in mind that the newspaper and NCERT are your ultimate daily dose of Bhagawata Geeta.
Besides all IFS Pujya Priyadarshni loves traveling and she has cultivated a habit of writing travel blogs. The name of her travel blog is The Atlas Bug and can be reached at www.theatlasbug.wordpress.com. Let us see how she explains her blog in her own words “This blog is dedicated to the journey of self that begins with travel. It is about venturing beyond your comfort zone, making mistakes, nurturing your curiosity, catching fireflies and keeping the child within you alive! I am Pujya Priyadarshni. A nomad since childhood, I have had the opportunity to grow up, study and work in different parts of the world. My passion for travelling and words come together on this platform as I endeavor to share my experience and joy!”