While the girls overshadowed boys in the Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Services Commission (UPSC), a Patna girl also did the city proud by securing 22nd rank in the prestigious examination. An alumnus of IIM-Lucknow, Neha Prakash said her diehard attitude and support of her parents helped her qualify the examination with flying colours. 

Neha, who is an ex-student of the city-based Notre Dame Academy, expressed delight at her achievement, "I was confident that I would qualify, but such an astounding success left me ecstatic beyond bounds." 

The 29-year-old Neha, who made it big in the first attempt itself, completed her engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra and MBA from IIM-Lucknow. She is presently based in Delhi working with a multinational bank 

Talking to TOI on phone from New Delhi, she said, "Working with a multinational bank, I am making profits for a foreign bank. This does not provide me an opportunity to work for the people of my country, which the Civil Services would. So I decided to join it." She added, "I attribute my success to my parents who were always by my side and supported me wholeheartedly in my efforts." 

No doubt, Neha's father Jai Prakash, who is employed in Union ministry of agriculture and posted in Bihar, and mother Priti Prakash are beaming. "We are extremely proud of our daughter. She was always a bright student and qualified in Common Admission Test (CAT) without any coaching. We were confident of her success this time too," said Neha's mother. 

Neha has now become a role model for the Civil Services aspirants. She advises them, "Firstly, they should shed the notion that the Civil Services examination is too tough to qualify. They should have full faith in their abilities." She added, "What matters is smart strategy and putting it into practice. I can say with full confidence that self-study can help you better than any coaching." Incidentally, she herself did not go for any coaching. 

She had taken sociology and management as her mains subjects, and suggests the aspirants to choose their subjects as per their inclination. "I don't think there are any subjects which are more marks fetching. Interest in a subject and one's exposure to it must be the only guiding factors." She adds, "An aspirant must expose himself to maximum number of resources apart from books to have in-depth knowledge. A good knowledge of current affairs is important just not for general studies but also for optional subjects. Extensive reading of newspapers is a must for every aspirant." 

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Congratulations to Neha Prakash. She has made every Bihari proud. 

congratulation neha ............ u r role model of all girls and bihari

She has made us proud. She can be found on the 22nd place on the list of toppers. 

S.NO. ROLL NO NAME
1 233541 SHENA AGGARWAL
2 027895 RUKMANI RIAR
3 001804 PRINCE DHAWAN
4 080492 MANGESH KUMAR
5 072543 S GOPALA SUNDARA RAJ
6 040421 GITANJALI BRANDON
7 353082 HIMANSHU GUPTA
8 006368 HARSHIKA SINGH
9 041305 D KRISHNA BHASKAR
10 003957 AURANGABADKAR AMRUTESH KALIDAS
11 240550 NEERAJ KUMAR SINGH
12 111273 SANYAM AGGARWAL
13 008814 NAMIT MEHTA
14 220577 MUKESH PANDEY
15 004704 PANKAJ JAIN
16 270990 RAVEESH GUPTA
17 315716 OM PRAKASH KASERA
18 248683 NITIKA PAWAR
19 140171 VINEET KUMAR
20 132193 MALLIKARJUNA A
21 004212 VIKRAM JINDAL
22 181218 NEHA PRAKASH

Neha prakash really made us pride many many congratulations to her for rest of life.

What men can't do in Bihar, women can do. Congratulations to her. 

Congratulation NEHA.......really u have done a very very good job....BEST OF LUCK for your future........let our youngester get inspired from you people........CONGRATES again.......

Many many to you Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How cool is that.. congrats girl. 

Given a chance more Bihari girls can do amazing things. Who says Bihari girls are less then Bihari men.

Congratulations Ms. Neha Prakash. Wish you all the best.

Congrates Ms Neha. You have made us proud BIHARI. I wish some more Nehas will come in coming years and that too in top TENS.

ma heartiest congratulations 2 MISS.NEHA.....dear....wish u go...mur higher n longer in lyf....god blzz u olwz....keep smiling n hv a blastic party 2 celebrate ur victory n BIHAR's proud moment......thnxzz alot 4 enriching us vdt sum g8t....honor....:))))

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