My journey initially started from Class 11. My mom had given me some books of History & Polity to read.. One of them was DD Basu. And I actually couldn’t get it.. like what was written and all.. so after that it was in College. I met few of my seniors who inspired me and then I started my preparation.
I come from a remote village in Western Ghats region - Karwar district of Karnataka. I did my school education till 12th standard in my home district, mostly from government schools in Kannada medium. I worked as IC Design Engineer in US based company after my B. E. for a brief period. Also, I worked as Officer in State Bank of India.
I cleared Civil Services Examination in my 5th attempt. I had appeared for mains in all attempts and also, I have appeared for interview in all attempts except the first one. My optional subject is Literature of Kannada Language.
I am Ankit Shankar Mishra and have secured AIR 294 in the civil services examination 2019. This is my fourth attempt and in the earlier attempt i had given the interview but missed the final list by a whisker.I am a Graduate of Mining engineering from NIT Raipur. I have worked in Heidelberg cement India limited for almost a year in 2014-15. I was also selected for Editor post in Arihant publications. I have also been working as a freelancer in a coaching institute for content writing.