IAS Toppers: Can only help a few as Doctor, could help millions as IAS, Renu Raj on cracking UPSC with AIR 2।

IAS Success Story: IAS Topper Renu Raj was a Doctor when she planned of taking UPSC exam in 2014. Here is how she cleared the exam in first attempt. Check her journey from Doctor to IAS.

New Delhi. At the age of 27 Renu Raj cleared UPSC Civil Services Exam that too in first attempt! Not only this, she was practicing surgeon when she attempted UPSC. She believes that by being a doctor she could serve 50-100 people but by being a IAS she could serve millions of people. With this aim, she started preparing for UPSC. She left medicine practice to prepare for the exam.

Talking about this, she said that she always wanted to become IAS officer. Reports claim that she was working as a doctor at ASI Hospital in Kalluvathukkal, Kollam district in Kerala, when she thought of leaving everything and studying for UPSC.
Doctor Renu Raj secured All India Rank 2 in UPSC Civil Services Examination in first attempt. She belongs to Kerala and had completed MBBS. She shares that she studied upto 6 hours per day. She never compromised on her health while prwparing for the exam. Reports suggest that she avoided group study and studied on her own.

Journey after becoming IAS
After becoming IAS, Renu Raj is a well known name when it comes to standing against corruption. She stood up against any encroachments and construction works that were illegally being carried out under her jurisdiction. Not only this, reports claim that she refused to bow down to any kind of external pressure.

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