IAS Topper 2020 [AIR 28] - Divya Mishra

Divya Mishra, a girl from Kanpur, cleared UPSC Civil Services Examination 2020 and secured AIR 28 in her third attempt. From childhood, she excelled in her academics and has been a constant achiever in all stages. 

This article talks about the IAS Topper Divya Mishra, her family and educational background, her journey of clearing the exam and her strategy. 

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Background of Divya Mishra

Family Background

  • Divya Mishra’s father is a principal in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kota, Uttar Pradesh. 
  • Her mother has also been a teacher. 
  • Her brother has joined the Indian Army as a Lieutenant and is undergoing training in Madhya Pradesh. 
  • Divya Mishra was born in Kanpur. 

Educational Background

  • Divya Mishra was always a topper right from her school days and has an excellent academic record. She did her schooling at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Unnao, Uttar Pradesh. 
  • She did her B Tech in textile engineering. 
  • She secured All India Rank 3 in GATE Exams in 2016. 
  • Further, she did her PhD in Strategic Management at IIM Lucknow.  

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UPSC Journey of Divya Mishra

  • Divya Mishra, in her first attempt at UPSC CSE Exam, missed the place on the list by four marks. 
  • She prepared on her own and relied on online resources for her very first attempt. 
  • With better preparation and guidance, in her second attempt, she secured Rank 312 and was selected to Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS). 
  • In the third attempt, she secured AIR 28 in the UPSC CSE 2020. 
  • While going through the third attempt, she was in an academic setup and preparing for her PhD. 
  • In total, she has given three attempts for UPSC CSE Exams and in the three attempts, she has reached the interview stage. 

UPSC Strategy of Divya Mishra

  • Before giving her first attempt, Divya Mishra didn’t join any coaching classes and relied more on online resources. 
  • After a miss in the first attempt, she prepared for the exam by building her knowledge with better statistics and better analysis of the topic. 
  • Solving as many question papers and mock tests has helped her a lot in cracking the IAS Exam. 
  • She admits that accurate knowledge of the topic and clear facts is needed to clear the prelims level. 
  • She was more organised during her preparation and after building the knowledge, she practised many times, and that would have taken her to success. 

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