11 April, 2021

Target Practice Of A Supermom

She balanced housework, parental duty and an intense study regimen. Then, she struck gold.

Anu Kumari Dahiya, 33
Target Practice Of A Supermom
  • Education: B.Sc (Physics), MBA (IMT)
  • Work Experience: 9 years in a private insurance company
  • Home Town: Sonipat (Haryana)
  • Rank: 2
  • Optional Subject: Sociology
  • State Cadre Alotted: Kerala
  • Brand Ambassador: Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao campaign Haryana.


Kumari Dahiya ranked second in the UPSC exa­minations in 2017 and was the topper among women. Anu comes from the rural area of Sonipat in Haryana. She dreamt of becoming an IAS officer, and started preparing in earnest for the UPSC civil services examination ten years after completing her graduation. She started her career with a private life insurance company, where she worked for nine years. In 2016, Anu quit her job to prepare for the exam.

Anu got her fabulous result in her second attempt, when she was 31; she fell short by a few...

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