IAS Ankita Agarwal UPSC Booklist, Optional, Marksheet, Biography, Education, Rank (AIR 2)

Ankita Agarwal has secured All India Rank 2 in UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021, and let’s talk about her journey about the same. UPSC CSE is considered a very prestigious exam to crack, so it’s also the toughest one. Here are Ankita Agarwal UPSC Booklist, Optional Subject, Marksheet, Education and Biography.

Who is IAS Ankita Agarwal?

Ankita Agarwal is the second topper in the Civil Services Examination 2021 conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission), which recruits officers for different services of the central government.

Her first preference is IAS (Indian Administrative Service) and West Bengal as cadre preference, and you may very soon see Ankita Agarwal as an IAS officer after her training at LBSNAA.

Ankita Agarwal UPSC Booklist

  • Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth
  • Indian Economy by Nitin Singhania
  • India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography by GC Leong
  • Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
  • Ancient India by RS Sharma
  • Challenges to Internal Security of India by Ashok Kumar
  • NCERT Books of Class IX, X, XI, XII

These are some of the most popular and standard UPSC preparation books that most aspirants read and refer to while preparing for the Civil Services Examination. Ankita Agarwal also might have read all these books along with some others as per her choice and study materials available to her. Apart from the UPSC Booklist for Prelims and Mains, making notes of your own and revising them as many times as you can is the secret to cracking this tough exam.

UPSC Topper Ankita Agarwal Marks

IAS Ankita Agarwal has secured 1050 marks out of 2025 marks in the UPSC CSE, which of 871 marks in the written exam in CSE (Main) and 179 marks in the Personality Test also known as Interview in general.

Ankita Agarwal Optional & Attempt

UPSC Topper Ankita Agarwal has taken Political Science and International Relations (PSIR) as her optional subject in CSE, and this is her 3rd attempt. Before this, she had cleared the exam but due to her lower rank she got into the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and she was also in the training phase. And now she might become an IAS officer.

UPSC Topper Ankita Agarwal Biography

Ankita Agarwal, 3rd rank holder in UPSC CSE hails from West Bengal and did her schooling there. She then went to St. Stephen’s College for her graduation in B.A. Economics Honours, and currently living in Delhi.

After her graduation, she worked at a development consulting firm, named Dalberg for one year and then quit it and started preparing for the UPSC Civil Services Examination.

When she entered college, she was not very clear about what she wanted to do in life whether a corporate job or anything else? But in the last year of her college, she decided to go into civil services. And then she joined a coaching centre in Delhi and started reading for the same, and gave her first attempt in 2019.

UPSC CSE All India Rank 2 is a dream rank for every civil service aspirant, and Ankita Agarwal got it in her third attempt. Her first preference is IAS and second IPS, and most probably she will get into the Indian Administrative Service and soon become an IAS officer. We wish her a bright future and hope that she will be serving society and our country with full dedication and perseverance.

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