Meet Grocery Store's Son, Who Quit Rs 28 Lakh Job And Cracked UPSC In First Attempt Without Coaching

Meet IAS officer, Ayush Goel, who left his Rs. 28,00,000 LPA per year job in order to prepare for UPSC and cleared it astonishingly on his first attempt, even without coaching.


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Meet Grocery Store's Son, Who Quit Rs 28 Lakh Job And Cracked UPSC In First Attempt Without Coaching

India's UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) exam is one of the most challenging assessments in the world. Every year, thousands of students from across the country prepare for it as they try to achieve their dream of becoming a civil servant. For the unversed, the UPSC exam has three stages, preliminary, mains, and interview. At every stage of the assessment process, a candidate's analytical and decision-making skills are tested time and again.

Even after so many years, UPSC still holds the title of being the most challenging exam in India. Several movies and web series have been made around the dynamics of UPSC aspirants and how it is also a game of mental pressure. One of the prime reasons why UPSC is such a complicated exam goes to the fact that it gives civil servants who play a significant role in shaping society. Thus, it is extremely important to shortlist some of the best minds in the country.

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We have talked enough about the difficulty of the UPSC exam and how it also mentally challenges an aspirant. But today, we will talk about Ayush Goel, an IAS officer who went through all three intense rounds to become an IAS officer. However, the reason why he is extremely popular in the UPSC community is the fact that he cleared it on his first attempt. Yes! You read it right. Ayush Goel cleared the UPSC exam in his first attempt to leave everyone in absolute shock and surprise. Today, we are going to dive deep into his background, as it is equally inspiring and worth knowing.

IAS officer, Ayush Goel's parents and educational qualifications

Popular IAS officer, Ayush Goel was reportedly born in Delhi. However, no official documents confirming his birthplace details are available in the public domain. As per multiple sources, the civil servant was born and raised in the nation's capital, Delhi.

Talking about his formal education, Ayush went to Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya and was among the brightest students. After completing his schooling, Ayush started preparing for the CAT (Common Admission Test) and cracked it with an impressive rank. As a result, he got the chance to study at one of India's most prestigious management institutes, the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.

When Ayush Goel got a package of Rs. 28 lakhs

Soon after completing his degree, Ayush was placed at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. as an analyst. As per multiple reliable sources, Ayush had a package of Rs. 28 lakhs per year at J.P. Morgan, which speaks volumes about his intelligence.

It was a proud moment for Ayush's parents, too, as his father used to run a grocery store, and he took a loan of Rs. 20 lakhs in order to support his education. Thus, when Ayush got placed in J.P. Morgan with such a massive package, his parents were overjoyed.

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When Ayush Goel decided to leave his Rs. 28 lakhs job to prepare for UPSC

However, soon after joining the multinational company, Ayush Goel left everyone speechless when he opened up about his aspiration to prepare for UPSC. Even his parents were quite sceptical about their son's decision to leave a job with such a hefty package.

However, after some serious discussion with Ayush, they agreed to their son's will to prepare for UPSC. For the unversed, Ayush always wanted to clear UPSC, and when he got the chance to prepare for the same, he gave his all. As per reports, Ayush used to study 8-10 hours per day and followed a disciplined routine to crack India's toughest exam.

Ayush Goel cracked UPSC in his first attempt with AIR 171

After putting his heart and soul into the preparation for UPSC, Ayush Goel cracked the exam with an AIR (All India Rank) 171, leaving his parents, relatives, and known ones in absolute surprise. From clearing UPSC in his first attempt to getting such an impressive rank under the EWS quota, Ayush went against the odds to define his passion for civil services. The youngster set an example that will surely be echoed in UPSC corridors for generations to come.

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How did Ayush Goel crack UPSC without coaching?

As soon as Ayush Goel cleared UPSC on his first attempt, several aspirants started digging deep into the web pages to figure out his strategy. However, what they found shocked them even more. As per multiple reports, Ayush used to study from books and YouTube videos. Despite so many people advising Ayush to take coaching, the latter relied on his faith in the traditional approach of studying the preparation books. Well, Ayush's faith in himself is an example for every aspirant out there.

What are your thoughts on Ayush Goel's inspirational journey from leaving a Rs. 28 lakh job to clearing UPSC on his first attempt? Let us know.

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