Dr Apala Mishra, a dentist who secured AIR 9 in UPSC exam 2020

Dr Apala’s father Amitabh Mishra is a retired Colonel in the Army

Apala's elder brother Abhilekh is a Major.

Mother Alpana Mishra is a Professor in the Faculty of Hindi in Delhi University.

Apala secured AIR 9 in UPSC CSE 2020 and chose to become an Indian Foreign Services or an IFS Officer.

She became a doctor after completing her Bachelor of Dentistry (BDS) in 2018. 

She believes that accepting failures can give the aspirants a chance to improve.