State candidates fare well in civil services exam

S S Nakul with the 31st rank stands first among the candidates from Karnataka. N Manjushree, Deputy Director, Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj has secured the 65th rank, while Deepa Mudhol has secured the 87th rank. Bharathi Hollikeri has secured the 59th rank. Bharathi who got the 294th rank last year, is currently undergoing training for IPS at the National Police Academy in Hyderabad.

Chetan Gowda of Tiptur has secured the 213rd rank. Gowda, a BE (Electrical) graduate, cleared the civil services examination in his sixth attempt. He had opted for history and Kannada as optional subjects in the final exam.

Taking his first crack at the exam, Dr Sachin of Hosadurga in Chitradurga district has secured the 435th rank. He is the son of V Parappa, Agriculture Officer in Hosadurga.
Darshan Gowda has secured the 467th place. In the previous attempt, he had obtained the 586th rank and was selected for the Indian Railway Service. He had taken public administration and anthropology as his subjects for the main examination. He is from Mirle in KR Nagar taluk in Mysore district.  I P Roopa, a KAS officer has secured the 716th rank.

Asif K Hafeez, son of IPS officer K A Hafeez, has secured the 610th rank, taking public administration and sociology as his subjects. An engineering graduate from UVCE, Hafeez said the visible impact of the job that attracted him to civil services.

Prasanna Kumar B K, who secured the 366 rank is a tahsildar with the Dharwad Municipal Corporation. “The paper format has changed this year and answering questions did not depend on what you had memorised, but tested your general awareness about different issues,” he said. Prasanna comes from a family of farmers and he is the first Tahsildar from  his village, Arsagod in Jagalur taluk and now the first one to enter the civil services. “But no one in my village is sure about what it means,” he laughed.

On the other hand, Sandeep G R (694) had an engineering degree with a job at IBM. But that did not stop him from attempting the civil services exam. Son of G Rajappa, Superintendent of Police, Sandeep said that he was motivated to write the exams by his parents who were the first graduates from their village. He is keen about e-governance issues and hopes to bring about changes accordingly in governance. Quite a few of the candidates have attended classes at JSS-TICE, Universal Coaching Centre and Himalai Coaching centre.

UPSC toppers

State candidates with  rank list 
n 31  S S Nakul
n 59  Bharathi Hollikeri
n 65  Manjushree N
n 87 Deepa S Mudhol
n 107 Yeshwanth G V
n 213 Chethan R
n 225 Prithvi M S
n 253 Basavraj Teli
n 260 Rajesh N Naik
n 276 Guruprasad M P
n 290 Manjunath Bhajantri
n 366 Prasanna Kumar B K
n 391 Priya Buddi
n 419 Saraswathi Revanna
n 435 Sachin P R
n 447 Prasanna V Pattanshetti
n 467 Darshan J
n 547 Keerthi Thej N
n 569 Ahmed Muyam Farooq
n 601 Ramesh M
n 610 Asif Hafeez K
n 694 Sandeep G R
n 696 Manjunath H Singe
n 716 Roopa I P
n 730 Shilpa N C
n 734 Somanna C
n 744 K Ramesh
n 783 Girisha P S
n 837 Manjunatha T
n 861 Chethan R
n 862 Naresh G


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