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Success Story: Meet ‘SHE’ who cracked IIT and UPSC in same year

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Nov 22, 2022 1:00 PM

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Simi Karan, an IAS officer from Odisha, has achieved her childhood dream of becoming an IAS officer. The 23-year-old graduated with an engineering degree from IIT, and also cleared her UPSC exam simultaneously.

Simi enrolled in IIT Bombay after graduating from high school to pursue a career in engineering. At the same time, she decided to take the UPSC exam because she wanted to become an IAS officer.

Simi decided to pursue her IAS dream after she began teaching children. Simi Karan had the opportunity to teach children from slums while studying at IIT Bombay. Her thoughts turned to public service from there. She wished to serve and assist others selflessly. Passing the UPSC exam and joining the Civil Services was the best decision for this.

Simi Karan studied the UPSC exam pattern by watching interviews with IAS toppers. She claims to have broken down the UPSC Syllabus into manageable chunks. As a result, she found it very easy to prepare for the government job exam. In 2019, she was ranked 31st at the All India level. She became an IAS officer at the age of 22 as a result of this.

Best performing officer trainee

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) informed through an official tweet that Simi Karan, IAS OT 2020 North-East Cadre (Assam-Meghalaya) has been conferred with LV Reddy Memorial Award and Certificate as the best performing officer. Simi is also very fond of playing sports and dancing. Presently, she has been posted as Assistant Secretary in Delhi.

Resident of Odisha Simi Karan completed her schooling from Bhilai in Chhattisgarh. Her father worked in Bhilai Steel Plant and mother was a teacher.

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