Never thought I will crack it, says Kerala civil service topper Meera
Thrissur: Thrissur native K Meera, who secured 6th rank in the UPSC Civil Service exam is equally thrilled and surprised after the rank list was published on Friday.
“This was totally unexpected and couldn’t believe that I cracked the exam. I even double-checked whether it was my name on the list” she responded to mathrubhumi.com.
She had previously tried to crack the exam three times, and it took her a lot of effort and energy to finally achieve her dream.
“At first, I tried to crack it in 2018, while working in Bangaluru. However, in the second attempt a year later, I reached up to the interview section. In my third attempt, I failed to qualify for the mains. Now in my fourth attempt, I was able to achieve it,” she added.
Meera, a graduate in Mechanical Engineering is a former student of Thrissur Engineering College. She quit her job in 2018 to pursue her dream.
“My mother was the driving force behind me. She was a teacher and she encouraged me to this path. But apart from a good training in Thiruvananthapuram, I never actually spend hours and hours of my time for preparation. I just kept studying whenever I could find some spare time” she added.