IAS Shruti Rajlakshmi UPSC Booklist, Optional, Marksheet, Education, Biography (AIR 25)

Shruti Rajlakshmi has secured All India Rank 25 in the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021 on her second attempt. She is one of the top candidates from Jharkhand who qualified for this exam. Let’s see IAS Shruti Rajlakshmi UPSC Booklist, Optional, Marksheet, Education, Life Journey and Biography.

Biography of Shruti Rajlakshmi

Shruti Rajlakshmi hails from Ranchi, Jharkhand but his parents are originally from Bihar. Her father is an advocate in Jharkhand High Court and her mother is also a government officer in Jharkhand working in the Social Welfare Department. While both her parents always wanted Shruti Rajlakshmi to get into the civil services but she chose it after a very long time.

UPSC Topper Shruti Rajlakshmi passed her 10th class from Loyola School, Jamshedpur and then passed her 12th class from Delhi Public School R. K. Puram, New Delhi. After that, she went to IIT BHU Varanasi to pursue B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering.

At IIT BHU, she got placed in Goldman Sachs which is an investment banking MNC and she worked there for 8 months as an Analyst and then quit that job to start her preparation for the Civil Services Examination.

Actually, she had given her first attempt at UPSC CSE when she was in the last semester of her college, but couldn’t even qualify for the Prelims exam because of lack of preparation. Then she thought to prepare for the exam seriously and with discipline, so quit her job and focused only on preparation.

And this is her 2nd attempt at UPSC Civil Services Examination where she has managed to get an All India Rank 25 which is a dream for most aspirants. Looking at the rank, she will surely get the Indian Administrative Service in her service allocation and we can very soon see Shruti Rajlakshmi as an IAS officer after her training at LBSNAA, Mussoorie.

Shruti Rajlakshmi UPSC Optional

Anthropology was the optional subject of Shruti Rajlakshmi who secured AIR 25 in the UPSC Civil Services Examination. Anthropology is all about humans and humanity, and she chose this subject as optional because civil servants have to deal with humans at every level and anthropology teaches you a lot about human behaviour and cultures.

UPSC Topper Shruti Rajlakshmi Marksheet

Shruti Rajlakshmi scored 1014 marks out of 2025 marks in total which comprises 835 marks in the Civil Services (Main) written exam and 179 marks in the Personality Test, also known as the interview.

Shruti Rajlakshmi UPSC Booklist

  • Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth
  • Indian Economy by Nitin Singhania
  • Ancient India History by RS Sharma
  • Modern India History by Spectrum
  • Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
  • Challenges to Internal Security of India by Ashok Kumar
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography by GC Leong
  • Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude by Subba Rao and PN Rao Chaudhry
  • NCERT Textbooks

IAS Shruti Rajlakshmi has prepared for the Civil Services Examination from the standard UPSC preparation books that most aspirants study like Polity by M. Laxmikanth, Ancient History by RS Sharma, Modern History by Spectrum, Indian Economy by Nitin Singhania and others to name a few.

NCERT Books are also very important in understanding the basic concepts, in fact, Geography can be very well prepared only through NCERT books of classes XI and XII. Making notes of your own and revising them multiple times is the only secret to cracking the UPSC Civil Services Examination, and it is practised by all the toppers.

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