It was in class 10 that Surabhi Gautam decided that she wanted to become an IAS officer. She had no idea what it would entail or how hard she would have to work for it; all she knew was that she wanted to get there.
In this candid interview with The Better India, Surabhi shares her journey, the desire to make it to the IAS, her parents, and her life as an officer now.
“All I knew was that IAS officers commanded a lot of respect, and that was something that I wanted,” she says, as we begin our conversation.
It was a gradual process for Surabhi, while there was a fascination, she says that just fascination is not enough to pass the examination. “To put in all that hard work, one must be aware of what you’re getting…