UPSC Topper Success Story: Pranjal Patil lost both her eyesight at the age of just 7. He never made it his weakness. Rather, he made his dream come true with his hard work and dedication. In the year 2017, she became the first blind woman IAS officer by passing the UPAAC exam. Pranjal, a resident of Ullasnagar, Maharashtra, attended Smt. Kamala Mehsa School in Dadar, Mumbai. He studied in Braille script. He completed his 12th from Chandabai College and his graduation from St. Xavier’s College.
In a conversation with a news website, Pranjal Patil told that when she was in college. Then read an article about UPSC. From there started collecting information related to the exam. She said that she never talked to anyone about it, but got ready for it. Pranjal told that he did his MA from JNU. After this he got the degree of MPhil in Technology.
Pranjal Patil told that after doing MPhil a software has also been created. Which allows the visually impaired to read on the screen in a refreshable Braille display with text to speech output. He said that no coaching class went to the UPSC exam. Rather prepare for the exam with the help of special software. Sath Ne Patil also solved many mock test papers.
He took the UPAS exam for the first time in the year 2016. She secured 773 rank in All India, but she did not get a job in Railway Accountants Service. Next year Pranjal secured 124th rank in All India. She became the first blind woman IAS officer of the country.