Mr. Shubhanshu Jain IES AIR 29 Batch 2016


– I belong to Tonk, Rajasthan and completed schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Jaipur

– I did B. Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT Delhi in 2015

– I have secured AIR 28 in Engineering Services Exam 2016 and currently serving in Indian Railways as IRSE


When were you aspired to become IAS.

– I started to prepare for Civil Services Exams from third year itself.

– I wanted to pursue a career which has life long learning. After analysis, IAS stand out from all the other options I had at that point of time.

– Also, I have heard stories from my father who worked with many district collectors and how small changes can bring huge impacts within the society



What efforts you did to achieve goal

– Initially, I worked upon developing reading habit to improve grasp over language skills and asked for advice from seniors on the basic books one should read.

– I did coaching for General Studies but later realised that coaching alone cannot secure rank. So, I joined test series for writing practice and content enhancement. I completed all the NCERTs and wrote 20-25 tests for Prelims.

– For me choosing the optional was the critical part, I had changed my optional from Geography to Civil Engineering after realising that I have natural flair for engineering.



Who supported for this task including JATF.

– My constant source of motivation was my mother, father and brother. They regularly called and asked about the progress and difficulty which I am facing. They would share methods to cope up with the pressure.

– JATF provided the required environment which one needs to clear this exam. With the availability of guidance from successful candidates, I kept on improving myself.

– Within JATF I used to discuss GS topics and answer writing with other fellow aspirants which was critical for the success


Overall how you feel after getting success.

– It feels great on the day of result declaration but the journey is not complete. It has opened the door for further opportunities and increased responsibilities

– I hope that I can keep up the faith of parents, friends and people in mine capabilities and would look forward for contributing my part in development of India


Any message to the new aspiring students.

-As the process is long, one need to persevere at hard times and be happy and cheerful

– Success has no shortcuts, one needs to work hard

– If you fail don’t loose hope, believe in yourself, try again but don’t make the exam bigger than life