Meet Nausheen: UPSC Topper AIR 9, Jamia Millia RCA Alumna


On 16 of April 2024, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the results of the much-anticipated Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2023, bringing forth tales of triumph and perseverance. Among the notable achievers stands Nausheen, a 24-year-old from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, who clinched the 9th All India Rank (AIR) in the prestigious exam.

Breaking Barriers: Nausheen’s Remarkable Journey: Nausheen’s journey to success is a testament to grit and determination. Graduating from DU’s Khalsa College, she embarked on her UPSC journey in 2020. Despite facing setbacks in her initial attempts, Nausheen persisted, undeterred by the challenges.

Biography of Nausheen

HometownGorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
EducationGraduated from DU’s Khalsa College
ParentsFather – Abdul Qaiyoom, Assistant Engineer at Prasar Bharti
Mother – Housewife
CoachingJamia Millia Islamia’s RCA since 2021
Previous Attempts2020, 2021, 2022 (Failed prelims)
InterestsReading newspapers, watching sci-fi series

The Turning Point: In an interview, Nausheen disclosed her strategic shift towards self-study, emphasizing on newspapers like ‘The Hindu’ and ‘The Indian Express.’ Her dedication and passion for current affairs fueled her preparation.

Acknowledging Support: Nausheen credited her success to Jamia Millia Islamia’s Residential Coaching Academy and her friends who aided her journey with notes and answer writing sessions. The collaborative effort of her peers and mentors significantly contributed to her achievement.

Celebrations and Gratitude: Back in her hometown, Gorakhpur, jubilation filled the air as Nausheen’s parents expressed their pride and gratitude. Her father, a beam of joy, highlighted their unwavering support for her future endeavors. Nausheen’s mother, radiant with happiness, attributed her daughter’s success to divine grace and her innate brilliance.