Miss India Finalist 2016 clears UPSC Examination, in her first attempt

Aishwarya Sheoran
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Mehab Qureshi

New Delhi, 7th August 2020: Aishwarya Sheoran, former Miss India Finalist, has cracked the prestigious Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination in her first attempt, and has secured 93rd rank in the Civil Service Examination (CSE) 2019.

Her success in the modelling world commenced as Delhi Times Fresh Face 2014, which eventually led her to the finals of Femina Miss India 2016. “My mother named me Aishwarya after Aishwarya Rai Bachchan because she wanted me to become Miss India, and I was eventually chosen in the top 21 finalists for Miss India,” said Aishwarya while talking to the media.

However, the journey wasn’t easy. Aishwarya had to cut-off using her phone and her social media as well. She was generally interested in studies, and was always studious. Not only a Miss India Finalist, but Aishwarya was the head girl of her school. She opted for Science after her Class X board exams and later got admission in Shri Ram College of Commerce.

“It was my dream to become a Civil servant. Modelling was just a hobby for the time being. During my school days, I always participated in social services, debate competitions. I was recommended by Manish Malhotra to participate in fashion shows. However, the nerd in me never died. I wanted to return to my first love, academics. I wanted to do something about women’s education and safety, and this could only be possible by serving the nation,” remarked Sheoran.

Femina Miss India on Twitter mentioned her and said, “Aishwarya Sheoran, Femina Miss India 2016 finalist, Campus Princess Delhi 2016, Freshface winner Delhi 2015 made us immensely proud as she scored the All India Rank 93 in the Civil Services Examination. A huge congratulations to her on this achievement!”

Unlike many other UPSC aspirants, it is commendable that Aishwarya cleared her examination in her first attempt, and without the help of any coaching class. “I relied on online study material from several websites and participated in various mock tests. To simplify it, I used one book for one topic. Honestly, I feel that CSE isn’t tough if you narrow down the syllabus. Also, most importantly, I read newspapers every day.”