In the world of the UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE), where the competition is fierce and the path to success is often long and challenging, Akash Bansal’s remarkable journey stands out as an inspiring tale of perseverance, determination, and unwavering commitment. In just three years, he not only achieved his dream of becoming an IAS officer but also demonstrated the power of resilience and strategic planning.

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The Journey of IAS Topper Akash Bansal:

Akash Bansal, an exemplary IAS topper, embarked on his UPSC journey with a remarkable feat—he cleared the examination in his very first attempt. However, his journey didn’t end there. Akash’s unwavering dream of becoming an IAS officer fueled his determination to keep striving until he achieved his goal.

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The Beginning of Akash’s UPSC Journey (2016):

In 2016, Akash took his first shot at the UPSC CSE. Remarkably, he passed all three stages of the examination in his debut attempt. Despite securing a respectable rank of 165th, which led to his allocation in the Indian Revenue Service, Akash was determined to aim higher.

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A Calculated Risk: Staying on Course (2016-2017):

While many would have been content with their initial success, Akash had his eyes set on the coveted IAS post. He decided to join the Indian Revenue Service while simultaneously continuing his preparation. This calculated risk showcased his unwavering commitment to his dream, recognizing the uncertainty of UPSC exams.

The Second Attempt (2017):

In 2017, Akash attempted the UPSC CSE once again, and this time his rank improved, securing the 130th position. To the surprise of many, he was offered the prestigious Indian Foreign Services post. However, Akash remained resolute in his pursuit of the IAS and declined the offer, marking his second significant risk in this arduous journey.

IAS Akash Bansal
IAS Akash Bansal

The Final Push (2018):

Determined as ever, Akash embarked on his third attempt in 2018. His years of hard work, persistence, and strategic preparation finally paid off when he secured the 76th rank. This achievement not only fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming an IAS officer but also served as a testament to his dedication and resilience. Akash had reached the pinnacle of his UPSC journey.


  • Akash Bansal: IAS topper, three attempts, dream IAS post achieved.
  • 2016 Attempt: First UPSC CSE, 165th rank, Indian Revenue Service.
  • Calculated Risk: Continued IRS, aimed higher, kept UPSC preparation.
  • 2017 Attempt: Improved rank, 130th, offered Indian Foreign Service, declined.
  • 2018 Triumph: Third attempt, 76th rank, fulfilled IAS dream.

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