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Lost hand in accident at age 5, now got 760th rank in UPSC exam

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Akhila BS, who secured 760th rank in Civil Services Exam 2022, did not let her disability stand in her way of success. Akhila, 28, who lost her right arm in a bus accident at the age of five, has set an example and excelled in the exams. In fact, in September 2000, 28-year-old Akhila became a victim of a bus accident. In this accident, his right arm was severely injured below the shoulder. He was asked to consult doctors in Germany. After this, Akhila’s arm did not recover even after being examined by a German medical team in India and he had to lose his arm.

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2023
UPSC Civil Services Exam 2023

According to Akhila’s family, after the accident, Akhila started doing her daily tasks with her left hand and learned to write with her left hand. He cleared his board exam with maximum marks. After doing integrated MA from IIT Madras, he started preparing for civil services. This was Akhila’s third attempt. He cleared prelims in first two attempts.

 

Sharing her experience, Akhila said that one of her teachers told her about the profession of a collector. After this Akhila was motivated to prepare for the UPSC exam. Akhila said that she started preparing after graduation in 2019. He gave the exam in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2023
UPSC Civil Services Exam 2023

Akhila said that she took coaching from an institute in Bangalore for a year. He said he finds it very difficult to sit upright for long periods of time. It became difficult to sit the exam for three-four hours continuously. He also said that using his left hand and sitting continuously with back pain was a tough challenge during preparation and exams. He said that my goal was to become an IAS and I thought that I will keep trying until I succeed.