With determination, she succeeded in her fifth attempt
Poolampatti, a small village about 15 kilometres from here, has been buzzing with activity since Friday evening as a 27-year-old determined woman from here has come out with flying colours in this year's Civil Services examinations.
C. Indhumathy is set to become a role model for IAS aspirants in this region as she has secured 151 rank in the all-India Civil Services examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.
Her home at Poolampatti was crowded with visitors and the mobile phone was constantly ringing with friends, relatives and teachers calling up to congratulate her on her success.
“I went about Civil Services preparation with positive energy and my perseverance helped me to achieve my goal,” a happy Ms. Indhumathy said, while speaking to The Hindu on Saturday.
She never got discouraged at any stage and perhaps that was the reason why she could get a rank in her fifth attempt, with public administration and geography as optional subjects.
The Madurai woman had her schooling in Jeevana School at Ponmeni in the city and later did her engineering (EEE) at K. L. N. College of Information Technology from where she passed out in 2006.
Since then, her eyes were on the Civil Services and it took five years of intensive preparation, hard work, determination and strategic approach for reaching the goal.
When the UPSC results of 2011-12 examinations were announced on Friday evening and Ms. Indhumathy figured in the list, the family members were enveloped in joy. Her father, R. Chandramohan, runs a small hotel near Anna Bus Stand in the city and her mother C. Pandiammal is a housewife.
“I first wrote the Civil Services examinations in 2007 and since then my mission continued. It was my interest that kept my focused,” the topper, who belongs to OBC category, said.
Her advice to Civil Services aspirants is “make the right choice of optional subjects.” “We have to first make a self-analysis and select subjects based on interest and not by other's suggestions. With thorough planning and systematic preparation, you will succeed,” she says.
She did well at the UPSC's 35-minute interview in New Delhi on April 6 and since then was waiting anxiously for the results.
“I am very happy that my school and college teachers called me to congratulate.”
Keywords: Civil Services examinations