Ishita Rathi has secured All India Rank 8 in the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021 with Economics optional in her 3rd attempt. How did she prepare for the UPSC exam which is considered one of the toughest competitive exams to crack? Let’s see IAS Ishita Rathi UPSC Booklist, Optional, Marksheet, Educational Background, Life Journey and Biography.
UPSC Topper Ishita Rathi Biography
Born and brought up in Delhi, Ishita Rathi’s roots are from rural Uttar Pradesh. Both her parents are in Delhi Police, and this became a very big motivation for Ishita to get into civil services.
UPSC Topper Ishita Rathi has done her graduation in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University and then she did her post-graduation in Economics itself from Madras School of Economics. After that, she started her preparation for the UPSC Civil Services Examination and gave her first attempt, but couldn’t qualify for it.
This is her third attempt where she has managed to get All India Rank 8 which is a dream rank for most UPSC aspirants to be in the top ten. Looking at her rank, Ishita Rathi might get Indian Administrative Service and we may very soon see her as an IAS officer after her training at LBSNAA, Mussoorie.
Ishita Rathi UPSC Booklist
- Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth
- Ancient History by RS Sharma
- India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra
- A Brief History of Modern India by Spectrum
- Certificate Physical and Human Geography by GC Leong
- Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
- Indian Economy by Nitin Singhania
- Challenges to Internal Security of India by Ashok Kumar
- Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude by Subba Rao and PN Rao Chaudhry
- Current Affairs – The Hindu, Yojna Magazine, Vision IAS Magazine
- NCERT Books Class VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII
Ishita Rathi referred to all the standard books for UPSC preparation along with NCERT books for a brief understanding of the basic concepts and topics mentioned in the syllabus of the UPSC Civil Services Examination. She had also joined some test series to evaluate her answer writing skill and improve it and had also subscribed to Vision IAS magazine for current affairs preparation.
Above all, making your own notes and revising them again and again, is the one key mantra every aspirant should follow in order to score a good rank in this exam.
Ishita Rathi Optional Subject
As she has done her graduation and post-graduation in Economics, Ishita Rathi took Economics as optional in the UPSC Civil Services Examination and it helped her score good marks and eventually a good rank, AIR 8.
Ishita Rathi UPSC Marksheet
UPSC Topper Ishita Rathi scored 1030 marks out of 2025 marks in total which comprises 862 marks in the Civil Services (Main) written exam and 168 marks in the interview, also known as the personality test.