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.