IAS Pamela Satpathy – Odisha Multi Talented Girl Cracked IAS with 51 AIR

IAS Pamela Satpathy - Odisha Multi Talented Girl Cracked IAS with 51 AIR

IAS Pamela Satpathy, hailing from Bhubaneswar, grabbed the 51strank in her fourth attempt. Not only an IAS but Pamela is also a poet, blogger, artist and nature lover and a terrible cook, wife and driver. Pamela is a native of Sunabeda, Koraput district of Odisha.

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Education profile of IAS Pamela Satpathy:

At her schooling, she secured 92% in her Class 10th CBSE Board exams and 87% at 12th CBSE board. She had cleared JEE with good rank and went to the college of engineering and technology.

She did B.Tech in Computer Science. She is doing Postgraduate courses in Sociology and human rights. She was pursuing 3rd year in Tribal Development and Management while preparing for UPSC.

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Work experience of IAS Pamela Satpathy:

Pamela is a software engineer and has an experience of working with Infosys and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Success mantra by IAS Pamela Satpathy:

“Faith would tease me; test me, torment and torture. But in the end, If I endure even if I lose Faith, faith would find me for sure.”

Marks obtained by IAS Pamela Satpathy:
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Family background of IAS Pamela Satpathy:

Her father is Defence Research and Development Organisation officer.

She married on 8th of December, 2012 and got a joint family there in in-laws house. Yet she never got distracted from her aim.


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Preparation strategy:

She studied daily three to five hours after her teaching work. Mostly she studied in the night from 11 pm till 3 am in the morning. She says though for a short span of time sometimes she used to study with full concentration and dedication.

Each stage of UPSC exam one is completely different from the other in terms of preparation. To click in all the three stages is a hard task. For her preparations were very hard as she was a standard candidate working and doing household chores, but that did not deter her from achieving my goal. She took everything in the right spirit and it was a learning experience for her.

Last year she was just one mark short of the general cut-off; the cutoff mark was 775 and she was selected in the reserved list for Allied services. Last year, the list published for the year 2013 she was recommended to join from this year but before that she cracked it.

The year she started preparation in 2011, she had opted for coaching in coaching centres. Soon she realised self-study is above all.

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Credit for her success

She gives credit of her success to his husband Mr Deepankar who was very supportive during her preparation and crucial times. Pamela Satpathy has hogged the limelight with her flying colour achievement.

“I am thankful to God for the success but owe it to my parents and husband who are the support system,” she said. Pamela said, “I am happy that many students from our state have cracked the exam this time,” she said.

Tips to aspirants:

UPSC examination is a difficult task and calls for a lot of preparations. No matter how much time you devote to studies, study with full concentration and enthusiasm. Don’t lose patience if you can’t make it in the first attempt try harder and harder to make your dream come true.

She says ‘Change is the Only Constant’.

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