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Dear All,

We heartly congratulate Ashutosh for his success in this arduous exam. This is a very demanding exam and to come out winning requires perseverance, hard-work, determination and right guidance.

Once you hear the journey of Ashutosh, you will know what he has gone through and how he made it. We will publish his journey along with interview transcript soon. It will be worth reading and will certainly give you perspective and motivation to do better.

He has been a part of UPSCTREE family and constantly associated with us and was guided by us. He secured All India 370 rank and missed the top ranks to get his dream job – IAS, by merely 35 marks. Once you see his marks you will notice there were room to score those 35 marks. And given this years marking, it seems no paper of this exam can be taken lightly- every paper counts.

Ashutosh and his mark-sheet for your perusal.

He is a very helping individual and can be reached through us in case if you have any queries. Interview transcript and his journey of UPSC will follow soon.


Thank You





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