UPSC 2016: Interview of Topper Anmol Sher Singh Bedi, Rank 2

“The credit for this goes to my parents. I never expected this thing to happen. This is miracle. I didn’t work hard as much as people do. It is kind of luck with minute amount of hard work. I would like to go for Indian Foreign Services(IFS).”, Anmol Sher Singh Bedi, Rank 2, UPSC 2016

Anmol Sher Singh Bedi, son of an educator, made Amritsar proud by grabbing the 2nd rank in the civil services examination.

As soon as the result was out on Wednesday, congratulatory calls poured in for Anmol, 23, a computer engineer, who achieved the feat in the first attempt.

“This is a dream come true. Since my childhood, I have aimed to be a bureaucrat,” quipped Anmol.

Anmol said he will go for the Indian Foreign Services. “India is growing by leaps and bounds. I want to play a pivotal role in it,” he added.

Study Hours and Plans of Anmol Sher Singh Bedi

He used to study around eight hours a day. “I didn’t stick to any particular strategy. I just remained consistent,” he said. Anmol said he never let his motivation level come down. “Even low scores at times during school days didn’t bog me down,” he added.

He used social media as an education tool and not a platform for making friends. “Now, information is distributed in such a way that sometimes it creates arbitrariness. So it is a must to strike a balance in dealing with this information to focus on your goal. You have to decide what you want to consume,” he says. He took benefits of  social media, especially sites like LinkedIn, to remain in contact with his seniors and get their advice to prepare for exams. He wants to join the Indian Foreign Service but his ambition remains to write books on international relations.


His uncle, Kanwaljit Singh Sohi, said the youngster had stayed in New Delhi while preparing for the examination. Anmol’s father SS Bedi is a professor at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar. His grandfather, Gajinder Singh Bedi, was a DSP in the Punjab Police.

Another Amritsar youth, Rahul Sharma, 26, son of Hindu College Principal PK Sharma, has stood 76th. Rahul thanked his father and teachers for helping him prepare for the tough examination. It was his third attempt. Rahul did BE (Electronics) from Thapar Engineering College.


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