Life Story:  Kamila Mushtaq,  KAS 2018 Topper

Jammu: A resident of Srinagar, Kamila Mushtaq topped the results of the KAS 2018 by securing 1118.33 marks.

A resident of Karan Nagar in Srinagar, Kamila is the daughter of Malik Mushtaq Ahmad, a retired Government employee and Tasleema Mushtaq, a working government employee.

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Kamila said she instantly got busy in receiving congratulatory messages and the moment The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) made the list of the Combined Competitive Examination (CCE)-2018 public.

Malik Kamila Mushtaq, 27, has pursued her Bachelors in technology from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar, in the civil engineering branch.

The administrative services’ prelims examination started in 2018, followed by the mains in 2019 and the interview in 2020. Kamila qualified the examination in the very first attempt.

“I was confident of myself that I would qualify the exam based on my performance in the mains and the interview,” Kamila said.

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She was a teacher. Kamila was appointed a government school teacher last year. The last posting was at the Boys Higher Secondary School, Zainakote.

“I used to teach mathematics to ninth and tenth graders. I was preparing for the exam while doing a job,” she said. Initially, she said, she started preparing for the civil service examination in 2017 with her optional subject being anthropology.

Preparing for the examination needs motivation and hard work, which she had it all. Kamila emphasised that the exam certainly is difficult, but qualifying it is very much achievable for anyone who works hard and has the grit and determination to persevere in that direction.



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