Shweta Mishra, from Dhanbad, Jharkhand, secured 376th rank in the UPSC Civil Services Exam in her fourth attempt. Her remarkable achievement was the result of her dedicated self-study efforts. Interestingly, while securing this rank, she was working as an Inspector in the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India, stationed in Patna.
Her fitness journey started during her UPSC foundation course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. Running became a mandatory part of her curriculum there. Impressively, she not only embraced this new activity but also excelled in it by taking the top position on the podium at the Punjab Half Marathon.
Mithlesh Kumar Mishra, Shweta Mishra’s father, serves as a senior foreman at BCCL, while her mother, Sarita Mishra, runs the household. Shweta’s educational journey began at the prestigious Donobili CMRI School, where she completed her education up to 12th grade.
After this, she continued her studies at the University of Delhi, initially at Lady Shri Ram College for her undergraduate degree, and later pursued LLB from the same university.
After graduating in law, Shweta started her UPSC journey. Despite initial setbacks with two failed attempts, she persevered relentlessly. Finally, on her fourth attempt in the year 2017, she achieved her dream by securing 376th place. Her success led to her appointment as Indian Audit and Accounting Service Officer.
Civil servant Shweta Mishra is widely recognized for her dedication to fitness. Her daily routine includes rigorous running and training sessions. She logs as many as six miles every day and generously shares fitness advice on various social media platforms.
Shweta’s relentless dedication to staying fit during her pregnancy is a motivating example for several women. Her journey highlights the opportunity for women to actively pursue their passions and maintain an active lifestyle, even when they expect it. Additionally, her story has sparked important conversations about the value of exercise during pregnancy and the need to challenge traditional norms and conventions.