Every year, the UPSC conducts the Civil Services Examination, attracting around 10 lakh applicants. However, only a handful of candidates, around 10 or 15, make history by cracking the exam. Despite the dedicated efforts of numerous aspirants over several years, success remains elusive for many. Here is the story of Akshat Kaushal, who achieved the remarkable feat of becoming an IPS officer after preparing for the UPSC exam in just 17 days.
In 2017, Akshat secured the 55th rank in the UPSC Civil Services Examination, marking his fifth attempt. Interestingly, he had previously abandoned his UPSC aspirations after facing failure four times. However, a chance encounter with friends a mere 17 days before the exam rekindled his motivation to take another shot at the UPSC. With renewed determination, he appeared for the exam after a brief 17-day preparation period and emerged victorious.