Artika Shukla has made everyone proud with her stunning success at UPSC Civil Services Examination, 2015. She has achieved All India Rank 4 in this highly prestigious competitive exam and that’s too without taking any coaching classes. It is also commendable that for preparing Civil Services, she didn’t left her job or study and continued to work as a Junior Resident at PIMER, Chandigarh. She is brilliant and anyone looking for inspiration can look at her.
|Artika Shukla, IAS|
Profile of Artika Shukla
Artika was born in Varanasi. She has always been a brilliant student. In fact, her parents used to give quite a high importance to education. She is youngest among three siblings. Her eldest brother, Dr. B. K. Shukla, is a pediatrician and practicing in Kashi while the other brother, Gaurav Shukla, had cracked UPSC Civil Services in 2012 and got IAS. He is currently posted in Guahati.
Artika studied from St. John School, DLW, Varanasi. She was a throughout topper from this school. After schooling, she cracked pre medical test and went to MAMCH, New Delhi for MBBS. She has worked as an intern with Lok Nayak Hospital, Delhi and later joined PGIMER, Chandigarh as a Junior Intern. She is currently doing MD Pediatrics from Chandigarh. However, she will now go to Mussourie for IAS training.
It was in 2013 when Artika decided to prepare for UPSC Civil Services. She couldn’t afford to give much time for preparation and was completely relying on the inputs for preparation from her IAS brother Gaurav. Her brother did lots of help and provided useful tips, including his GS notes. Artika didn’t join any coaching institute for obvious reasons. However, after clearing the Prelims, she had gone for a test series for Mains and later did some Mock Interviews for Interview preparation.