Admission taken in polytechnic to improve economic condition
Belonging to Coimbatore, Ramya (IAS Ramya) has seen many ups and downs in her life. He had to struggle a lot since childhood to reach the civil service. Ramya’s financial condition was not good and her mother brought her up in difficult circumstances. To make her family financially strong by ending the struggles of life, Ramya decided to stand on her feet as soon as possible and do a job and this was the reason that she took admission in Polytechnic Diploma after the 10th examination. But during his studies, when he tried to know more about the opportunities after diploma, he realized that only better education can change his situation.
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Left job for UPSC
During the diploma itself, his professor said that it is easy to get a job but after that it is very difficult to concentrate on your education. Professor’s words greatly impressed Ramya and on the basis of her better marks in Diploma, she took admission in Coimbatore Institute of Technology. After completing his studies, he got a job as well as got a promotion. After this he also did MBA from IGNOU. But even after getting a job, Ramya was not getting the peace she was looking for. In 2017, he made up his mind to quit his job and prepare for the Civil Services Examination.
Failure in 5 consecutive prelims
However, Ramya’s journey to UPSC has also been full of ups and downs. He took five attempts but in none of the attempts did he clear the prelims exam. He even took up data entry jobs while preparing for the exams to keep the economic condition normal. Ramya did not give up even after the setbacks and took the whole process of preparation as a learning. He says that his mother was always with him in his UPSC journey. For the candidates preparing for the exam, Ramya says that never consider your situation as a weakness, rather use it as a better starting point.