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UPSC: Delhi Girl Who Became an IAS Officer After Five Failed Attempts

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UPSC dreams

Priyanka Goel, hailing from New Delhi, failed in UPSC exams a total of five times. However, with perseverance, she eventually cracked UPSC in her sixth attempt. 

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Priyanka Goel earned her BCom degree from Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Delhi University. In her first UPSC attempt, she couldn’t even clear the prelims. 

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UPSC attempts

In her second attempt, she failed the exams with a narrow margin of just 0.7 marks.

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Enduring challenges

During the pandemic, her mother faced severe health issues due to which she could not clear the UPSC exams.

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UPSC success

Her hard work and perseverance paid off when she secured the 369th rank in the UPSC 2022 exam. 

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IAS Priyanka Goel

Priyanka Goel achieved her dream of becoming an IAS officer in her 6th attempt. She has a fanbase of over 2 lakh followers on social media. 

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Study tips

Priyanka Goel advises aspirants to make their own notes for better UPSC preparation.

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