Yes, there are quite a few candidates who have prepared and cleared the UPSC CSE in their 30s. Take
the case of Mittali Sethi IAS, AIR 56-UPSC CSE 2016. She started her preparation quite late, and in
her 3rd attempt, she got AIR 56 and all the while working as a doctor. Similarly, Dr. Shubhamangala,
a full-time doctor, started preparing at 33 and got Rank-147, CSE-2017 in her second attempt. UPSC
kept 32 as the age limit for a reason. With a correct strategy of preparation, consistency, and
practice, one can clear this exam.