Stuti Charan, IAS – Rank 3 in Civil Services Exam 2012

stuti charan ias topperStuti did her schooling from Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (Hurda), Bhilwara. She has done her B.Sc in bio-technology  from Lachoo Memorial College of Science and Technology and then Post Graduation Diploma in Personnel and Marketing Management from IIPM, New Delhi.

Stuti Charan who always dreamt of reaching the zenith of excellence in Civil Services Examination has come true by securing the Third Rank in the year 2012. Stuti worked as Probationary Officer in UCO Bank before joining IAS. Continuous study and hope were key attributes that brought her success.
Stuti says, “she grew up with the expectation since her childhood to see herself as an IAS which groomed and never let her down from the goal to become an IAS”.

“Every Success story is an inspiration and she got motivated from each topper about whom she read” says Stuti Charan

Marks Obtained by Stuti Charan

 Total Marks  Marks Obtained
Total (Written)  2000  950
 Interview  300  198
 Total  2300  1148  (49.91%)


Stuti Charan was born and brought up in a middle class family. She hails from a small village named Khari Kalla in Jodhpur, district of Rajasthan.
Her father Ram Karan Bareth, is a Deputy Director in the Rajasthan State Warehousing Corporation in Jaipur. Her mother Suman is a Hindi lecturer in government school and younger sister Neeti is a dentist.
Becoming an IAS was the outcome of various reasons that included her family expectations as they really supported her throughout her journey; but, to serve nation was the only motto for her motivation.

Education Background

Though it was Stuti’s childhood dream to secure a rank in the Civil Service Exam, she started serious preparation during her graduation. She never deviated from her goal, which was to become an IAS.

Optional Paper

Botany and Agriculture were her optional paper. Natural interest and development aspect in agriculture field was a major reason for opting these subject.
Her day started with reading The Hindu, The Times of India, and a Hindi daily newspaper.
Stuti says the factors that motivated her to try her in Civil Service, was“Everything that is important for the development and growth of our country in all spheres motivated me.”

Success tips for future UPSC Aspirants

  • Be relaxed and keep yourself motivated.
  • Never lose hope. It is important to stay cool and concentrated.
  • Stay happy and have trust in your strength. Value your targets.
  • Be hopeful as hope is the food of a man.
  • Enjoy every moment of happy and tough time of your life
  • There is no short – cut to success, so remain focused.
  • For General Knowledge, go for the Internet, educational websites. Don’t read too many books, if it is difficult to manage content.


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