4 months of preparation & cracks UPSC: Here’s Simi Karan’s secret to success


disha’s Simi Karan, a girl who dreamt big and converted her dreams into reality. Simi is one of the youngest to crack this year’s Civil Services Examinations. The results were out on Aug 4, 2020. Simi Karan, who is just 22-year-old, cleared the UPSC civil services exam and got all India rank 31.

India Today Education got the chance to interact and interview Simi Karan and here’s how beautifully she described her entire journey.

“This was my first attempt and I secured all India rank 31. It was a great feeling. I had expected a rank but not IAS in the first attempt itself since I had very little time to prepare. Initially, the emotion was of excitement, happiness, relief (since I don’t have to study anymore). Later the realization of big responsibility makes me feel humbled, honoured and grounded.” said Simi.

Simi Karan was born in Odisha but brought up in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh. She completed her schooling from DPS Bhilai school. The 22-years-old had topped the Class XII CBSE examination from Chhattisgarh in 2015 and scored 5th position at all India level.