Clearing the UPSC Civil Services Examination is no mean feat. Candidates require rigorous preparation to ace this competitive exam. Many of them manage to crack this exam after battling immense hardships. One such candidate is Mani Arora. She demonstrated her acumen in the UPSC exams, then she cracked the Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (UPPCS) examination as well. She became a Subdivisional Magistrate and later a City Magistrate. In an interview with a media portal, Mani’s father said that he had taken a personal loan to help her financially with the preparation of UPSC exams. He also said that Mani has always excelled in academics and even secured second place in her MSc (Masters in Science) course at the university. At that point in time, he realised that Mani had the calibre to crack UPSC. This space describes Mani Arora’s success story.
According to reports, Mani hails from Yamuna Nagar, Haryana. Her father works as a garment businessman. Reportedly, Mani has sought inspiration from the 2011 UPSC topper Shena Aggarwal, after she saw her photograph in a newspaper. Mani then decided that she would crack the UPSC exam and become a civil service officer. As per reports, Mani had cleared the UPSC exam twice but was not satisfied with the rank she had achieved in the first two attempts. She cleared the exam again in 2017 with an all-India rank of 360. This time, she was selected for the position of IRAS (Indian Railway Accounts Service) officer.
Mani Arora then attempted the Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (UPPCS) examination during this time. Mani came to know about the result of this examination during her training for the IRAS officer. She got 24th rank and was selected for the position of Deputy Collector. Mani decided to leave the training for IRAS in between and go for the post of Deputy Collector.
Mani has described in an interview earlier how she didn’t use social media during her preparation for the UPSC exams. She wanted to have a single-minded concentration for her exams. Now, however, Mani remains active on social media and shares glimpses of her official and personal life.