Aurobindo was born on 15 august 1872 in culcutta .his father ,who was very keenly interested in his education took him to london for studies there.in the course of time he was made to sit for the prestigious examination of the indian civil service ,which was conducted in london.
he passed through the eXAMINATION BUT He refusedto take the test in riding.as riding was a compulsory test and he refused to take it..he could not clear the exam
he took this admant step because he was not at all intrested to serve the british.
he sat in the examination only for satisfaction of his father .
when he completed his studies and returned to india and the civil service examination he started taking part activlyin politics