Smriti completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Miranda House College, with Zoology as her optional subject. Her ambition is to become an IAS officer.
On May 23, 2023, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) announced the results of the UPSC Civil Service Examination 2022. Among the top achievers were four women: Ishita Kishore, Garima Lohia, Uma Harathi N, and Smriti Mishra. Smriti Mishra secured the 4th All India Rank (AIR) in the UPSC 2022 examination.
About Smriti Mishra
Smriti Mishra is a graduate from Delhi University. She successfully cleared the UPSC Civil Service Examination on her third attempt. According to media reports, after facing disappointment in her previous two attempts, she was quite anxious about her UPSC results this time.
Smriti resides in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, but she is currently living in Delhi as she is pursuing a law degree.
Smriti completed her education at St. Clair’s Higher Secondary School in Agra. In her class 12 exams, she achieved an impressive score of 96.6%. After finishing her studies, she moved to Noida with her brother.
She pursued a B.Sc degree at Miranda House College, specializing in Zoology. Zoology is a field of study that focuses on the scientific examination of both living and extinct animals.
According to reports, Smriti was traveling in the metro when the results were announced, and she checked her result a total of 12 times to ensure its accuracy.
Smriti expressed her ambition to become an IAS officer. Her inspiration came from her father, whom she observed serving society during her childhood. It was during her 10th grade that she made the firm decision to pursue this aspiration.
Rajkumar Mishra, Smriti Mishra’s father, serves as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in the Uttar Pradesh Police. He is currently assigned to the Bareilly district as a CO (Circle Officer) in the second rank. Raj Kumar commenced his career with the Uttar Pradesh Police in 1989, initially joining as a sub-inspector. In 2021, he was promoted to the position of DSP. Smriti’s mother, Anita Mishra, is a homemaker. Her older brother, Lokesh Mishra, works as a lawyer practicing in the Indian Supreme Court.
During her preparation for the civil service exams, Smriti consciously stayed away from social media for nearly three years. She dedicated approximately 7-8 hours each day to her studies and diligently made comprehensive notes to enhance her chances of clearing the UPSC exams.