In the Country, IAS is a dream career for many people. But it is very hard to reach the goal. To become an IAS officer it is not easy at all. A lot of hard work and dedication are required to achieve success. So today we will discuss about one such personality who made our country proud. One of such person is Artika Shukla. So in the article we have given her full details.
Original Name: Artika Shukla
Artika Shukla Date of Birth: 1991
Artika Shukla Age: 27
Birth Place: Varanasi, India
Residence: Gandhinagar, Naria
Artika Shukla Husband: Jasmeet Singh
No. of Attempt: 1
Rank: AIR 4
Artika Shukla Age
One of the most prestigious exams in India is UPSC. And to become a national topper in such exams is a very proud moment.
Artika Shukla was born on Varanasi, India. Artika Shukla Age is now 27 years. Name of her father is Dr. Brijesh Shukla and. Her father is a physician and also the secretary of IMA. her Mother’s Name is Lena Shukla and she is a housemaker. She played a very important role in her success. She motivated her daughter to do hard work and always told her to believe that she can do it.
She is the youngest of two siblings. She has two brothers whose names are Gaurav Shukla and Utkarsh Shukla. Their present residence is at Gandhinagar, Naria. Her family is very concerned about education. In her family education is the most important thing.
Her eldest Gaurav Shukla brother is an IAS officer and currently posted in Guwahati. Her elder brother, Utkarsh Shukla has also cracked the UPSC exam and he is currently an officer of Indian Railway Traffic Services (IRTS).
Artika Shukla IAS
She is a true example of brilliance and inspiration. She had completed her MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, in 2013. After that, she has taken admission in MD paediatrics course at the SGPGI, Chandigarh. It is to mention that Her eldest brother Gaurav Shukla who had cracked UPSC Civil Services in 2012 and got IAS. And had encouraged her to go ahead and do something for the country. Hence with such an inspiration, she quitted her MD and started preparing for UPSC. And at her first attempt only she cracked UPSC.
Not only she cracked the UPSC exam but also she got 4th ranking all over India at her first attempt. And that also, without any coaching.
Artika was also amazed by her performance in the exams. When she was asked by a media person, she told that “This is a great moment. I will work tirelessly for bringing a positive change in the lives of the poor. I will be an honest officer with a difference as the god has given me a chance to serve the people. I will do it with utmost sincerity and dedication. And I want to see India on top of the world. As an IAS officer, I will make efforts for it“.
Artika Shukla Struggle
When she started her preparation, it was totally a new field for her. So she had no idea about where and how to start. Not only this but what to do and what will be the right things she will need for her preparation. But she was confident about herself and wanted to give at least a try to the Civil Services.
Her brother was a helping hand for her. Who always motivated her and inspiered her in every steps of life. He suggested him not to take any of the coaching classes and go through the NCERT books. She started her preparation in 2014. She was completely dependent on her brother, Gaurav. As he has also cracked UPSC. She got various notes from her brother and also she was told by him to read a newspaper regularly. She always revised all the things she learned after some regular interval.
Her brother always provided some useful tips for her preparation. She used to gain knowledge of geography, history etc. by reading the NCERT books. So, she had to struggle in her hard work but she made it to the exams and makes the whole country proud.
Artika Shukla Marks
She had scored very well and got 1000 marks. With complete home preparation she ha and secured 4th rank all over India. Her scores are given below:
General Studies-I: 088
General Studies-II: 096
General Studies-III: 112
General Studies-IV: 106
Written Total: 827
Personality Test: 173
Artika Shukla Marriage or Artika Shukla Husband
In recent times she had got married. But the motive of the marriage was to change her cadre. As all the three toppers of UPSC CSE 2016 were allocated Rajasthan while Artika was given AGUMT. Which was a surprising allocation.
This was very much disturbing for her. Since the first two rank holders has Tina and Athar got married. She also decided to get married. And that too with the third rank holder Jasmeet Singh. And now they also have got married.
At the end we will tell about the verses of her father and herself. As this was a very proud moment for her father. He expressed his hapiness with such words for her daughter.
Her father said, “It is a happy and proud moment for us. She had worked really hard and always been an intelligent student and also I am glad that luck was on her side. In fact, we used to give quite a high importance to education.”
As she was helped by her brother a lot. She thanked him by narrating of his role and the strugglefull journey of hers as:
Artika Shukla said, “At first, I was contemplating how to proceed with it. But, then my brother really helped me with all the materials so there was no need to join any coaching for preparations and sought all help and guidance from my brother. I managed to prepare for it while shuttling between Varanasi and Delhi and Chandigarh. Later in August last year, I joined test series for Mains Exams and also did some mock interviews in Delhi for interview preparation.