Meet IAS Vijay Wardhan, Who Failed 35 Exams Before Clearing Civil Services in 2021

    In 2018, Vijay Vardhan secured AIR 104 in UPSC.

In 2018, Vijay Vardhan secured AIR 104 in UPSC.

In 2014, Vijay Vardhan appeared for the UPSC exam for the first time but failed to clear it. He made four consecutive attempts one after the other but failed each time.

Civil Services Exam is one of the toughest exams to crack and all the stories of candidates who clear UPSC are always inspiring. IAS officer Vijay Vardhan has a similar journey and it fits perfectly with the saying, “Failure is not the opposite of success; It is a part of success. While some people give up after one or two attempts, Vijay Vardhan from Haryana did not give up. He failed many times in competitive exams, yet he was disappointed. Finally, he cracked UPSC after failing 35 different exams. ,

As per reports, the frequent rejections did not demotivate him but helped him learn from his mistakes. After each failed attempt, he became more and more motivated. He was initially selected as an IPS officer in UPSC CSE but now he is training to become an IAS officer. Hailing from Sirsa, Haryana, Vardhan did his schooling in his hometown. After completing his schooling, he did B.Tech. in Electronics Engineering from Hisar.

Vijay Vardhan came to Delhi after getting an engineering degree to study for UPSC. He attempted 30 competitive exams including Haryana PCS, UPPSC, SSC and CGL as part of his preparation, but did not succeed in even one. He was disappointed but did not give up. In 2014, Vardhan appeared for the UPSC exam for the first time and failed. He made four consecutive attempts one after the other but failed each time.

Finally, in 2018, their hard work paid off. He was successful in clearing the UPSC with an All India Rank (AIR) of 104 and became an IPS. However, Vijay Vardhan was dissatisfied with his IPS post, and took the UPSC exam again and became an IAS in 2021.

In a recent media interaction, IAS Vijay Vardhan shared some valuable tips for Civil Services aspirants. He said that you are your own best teacher. That’s why you should always have faith in your ability while taking a decision. He especially advised senior applicants, “You cannot repeat the same process that you are following. You need to make some changes.”