IAS Pranjal Patil: first visually challenged woman IAS officer
Pranjal Patil is the first ever blind woman IAS officer of India. IAS Pranjal Patil faced many big challenges to achieve this position. By achieving his destination, he showed that all destinations can be achieved if the spirits are high.
Pranjal Patil is the first ever blind woman IAS officer of India. IAS Pranjal Patil faced many big challenges to achieve this position. By achieving his destination, he showed that all destinations can be achieved if the spirits are high. She was just six years old when she got a pencil in her eye while playing sports. This accident was so serious that after a few days she lost the vision in both her eyes.
Pranjal Began her early education from Mrs. Kamla Mehta School. Here he completed his studies in Braille script. After passing 10th class from here, Pranjal did 12th in Arts from Chandabai College and passed the exam with 85% marks. Pranjal completed his further studies from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
When Pranjal Patil was in graduation, Pranjal and her friend first read an article about UPSC. After this, Pranjal was very impressed with UPSC and she started collecting information related to its examination. Although Pranjal had decided in her mind that she would definitely give the UPSC exam, but she did not tell anyone about it
Preparation for IAS
Pranjal did not take any kind of coaching for the preparation of Civil Services Examination. She just kept on preparing for her exam with the help of special software. This special software could read books for her. Apart from this, Pranjal had also solved mock test papers and also participated in the discussion. In the year 2016, Pranjal appeared in the first UPSC exam and in her first attempt, she showed the power of her hard work. He passed the exam by securing All India 773rd rank.
The rank was good but due to visual impairment, he could not get a job in Indian Railway Accounts Service, he got All India 124th rank in his second attempt without any coaching. Along with this, Pranjal was selected for the Indian Administrative Service. Pranjal held the charge of an Assistant Collector in Ernakulam, Kerala before being promoted to the post of Sub-Collector of Thiruvananthapuram.
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