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Smart Governance SmartEdu T BY Jay P Gupta he Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has recently declared the results of Civil Services Examination, 2017 (CSE-2017). Durishetty Anudeep has topped the examination. Anu Kumari and Sachin Gupta bagged the second and third position respectively. Interestingly, top 10 rankers belong to 8 different states including Telangana, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, U.P and Rajasthan. Traditionally, aspirants from across the country had two choices — either relocates to one of the select few coaching hubs or study from a local, typically sub-par teacher in their e-Route to IAS The digital wave in India is enabling more and more aspirants to use technology for exam preparation. IAS preparation goes online as over 120 students of NeoStencil.com made it to the final list. We at NeoStencil are super excited that we were able to support students like Saumya Sharma in fulfilling their dreams of becoming an IAS officer. Kush Beejal, Co-Founder & CEO, NeoStencil own town. The digital wave in India is enabling more and more aspirants to use technology for exam preparation. Let’s take the example of Ilma Afroz. She belongs to a small town named Kundarki in district Moradabad. At such a remote place, there are no options of quality education. Ilma used the help of technology. She assisted her civil services preparation with online courses from the ed-tech platform NeoStencil. Her grit, hard work and use of technology enabled her to secure all India rank 217. Ilma is not alone. In this year’s results, 2 ranks in top 10 and 9 in top 100 ranks chose to study through online courses at NeoStencil, including AIR 3 and 9. Overall, 120 candidates were online students of NeoStencil, and more than 500 aspirants have successfully overcome the final hurdle of UPSC with the help of NeoStencil’s partner teachers — including their classroom programs. Such increasing number of selections from the online mode is a testimony to the fact that online classes for UPSC exam have emerged as a strong alternative to the traditional preparation methodology. Companies like NeoStencil provide aspirants easy and seamless access to the best teachers without the need to 40 | May 2018 | www.smartgovernance.in