Bhubaneswar/ Balasore, Aug 6: Simi Karan from Odisha’s Balasore district has cracked the Civil Service Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) at the very first attempt at the age of 22. The girl from Odisha has secured the all India rank of 31.
Simi just had four months to prepare for the Civil Service Examination, which is belived to be one of the most challenging competitive tests in the country.
She has now become the youngest candidate from Odisha to crack the exam, results of which were declared on August 4.
Simi completed her schooling from DPS. Later, she pursued B-tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Mumbai and completed it in 2019 after which she took a shot at the UPSC exams, cleared it in her very first attempt.
A native of Santoshpur village under Basta block of Balasore, her father DN Karan works as a manager at Bhilai Steel Plant and mother Sujata is a teacher at DPS Durg.
“After becoming an IAS officer I will focus on issues like human empowerment and education,” said Simi.