Meet Ayushi Singhal, jailed IAS officer's daughter who scored 98%
Ayushi Singhal, the daughter of suspended and imprisoned 2000 batch IAS officer Puja Singhal of the Jharkhand cadre, has secured an astounding 98% in the 2022 CBSE Class 12 board exams. Ayushi has given the family a reason to cheer and celebrate a little. Singhal, India's youngest IAS officer, was sentenced to prison for embezzling MNREGA funds and on several charges of money laundering.
Why does this story matter?
The CBSE finally released the long-awaited Class 10 results in 2022 on Friday, a few hours after declaring the Class 12 results. The CBSE Class 10 board examinations were held from April 26 to May 24, while the Class 12 exams were held from April 26 to June 15. Students can check the results on the government's educational apps and on CBSE's official website.
Maintaining mental sanity wasn't easy: Ayushi
Ayushi was required to prepare for her CBSE board exams despite adverse circumstances and home raids. "It was a tough time and concentrating well on the exams and on preparation was very tedious," she told India Today. "Keeping cool and maintaining mental sanity was not an easy job," Ayushi further stated.
She has brought glory to the family: Father
Despite the difficult circumstances, her father, Abhishek Jha, said she passed with flying colors. "She has brought glory to the family and it's a matter of pride for us. It's motivating as well for many others," he reportedly stated. Notably, her mother, Singhal, was the youngest person ever to clear the much-coveted UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE).
Ayushi plans to crack civil services exam
Ayushi stated that she aspires to crack the UPSC CSE like her mother. She is currently searching for the top political science and psychology institutions in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru. Ayushi said that her mother was her pillar of strength and that she missed her greatly. She said it would have been more colorful if her mother had been there to commemorate her feat.
CSE is considered one of India's most challenging exams
The Civil Services Examination is considered one of India's most challenging exams, and candidates usually take multiple attempts to clear it. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) holds a preliminary exam, main exam, and interview as part of the CSE to appoint officers for the All India Services and central civil services, including administrative, police, and foreign services.