Who says coaching is mandatory to crack the prestigious All India Service exams like IAS and IFS? A boy from Srinagar has made it to the coveted IFS – without taking any coaching- with top rank. Shanawaz Ahmad Bhat of New Theed Harwan Srinagar has qualified the coveted IFS, the results of which were declared by the Union Public Service Examination on Wednesday. Shanawaz has secured 24th rank in the examination.
After passing his 12th class examination from Government Boys Higher Secondary School Shalimar, Shanawaz appeared in the Common Entrance Test and was selected for BVSC. He did not stop here and got admission at prestigious Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar Bareilly for post- graduation. Presently, working as Assistant Professor at Khalsa College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Amritsar, Shanawaz said he had to carry on with his job due to financial constraints. “My ambition was to crack the examination but I could not devote my entire time for preparation due to financial constraints. I took up the job to support my family,” said Shanawaz.
He said he did not take any coaching to clear the examination. “It is not necessary to take coaching to crack the examination. If you are persistent and hardworking, you can qualify the examination,” he said. Shanawaz’s father Muhammad Ramzan Bhat is working in private sector while his mother Aamina is housewife.