GUWAHATI, May 5 � Dhrubasish K Deka, the 295th rank holder in the UPSC (Civil Services)-2011-12 examination, attributed his success to hard work and perseverance.
Talking to The Assam Tribune, Dhrubasish said that it was an honour to get into the coveted all-India civil services � more so because the number of IAS entrants from the State had been negligible over the years.
�This is a most satisfying moment for me. I feel my hard work and perseverance has paid off,� Dhrubasish said about his success on his second attempt.
Dhrubasish, who is an MBBS pass-out from the AIIMS in 2009, said that he could not make it in his first attempt probably due to his work engagements at the AIIMS. �After that I gave up my job and started concentrating whole-heartedly on IAS preparations,� he added.
Dhrubasish had Geography and Psychology as his subjects in the Mains.
Dhrubasish said Delhi has the right type of ambience for IAS preparation. �One can get very good coaching there and the exposure also helps a lot. However, I cannot comment about the situation in Assam, as I had studied in Delhi for a long time,� he said.
According to Dhrubasish, selection of subjects, manner of study and guidance held the key to success in the civil service examinations.
Dhrubasih, incidentally, hails from a family which has several all-India service members. While his sister Barnali Deka was an IAS topper (16th rank-holder) in 2009, his father Kamalesh Deka retired from Border Security Force (BSF) as Inspector General. Vivek Raj Singh, Barnali�s husband, is also an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.
Dhrubasish�s mother Deepali Deka is Head of the Department of Botany, Pandu College.