Anudeep Durishetty from Telangana tops civil services examination 2017

26 from Karnataka clear UPSC

Durishetty, who graduated from BITS, Pilani in Studied Electronics and Instrumentation in 2011, had cleared the UPSC tests first in 2013.

Anudeep Durishetty, a young IRS officer who hails from Telangana, has topped the prestigious Civil Service Exams, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) said on Friday.

Besides Durishetty, the UPSC has also announced the names of 989 people who have been selected for the prestigious civil services. Of the total  990 selected candidates, 240 are women.

Durishetty, who graduated from BITS Pilani in Studied Electronics and Instrumentation in 2011, had cleared the UPSC tests first in 2013. Durishetty, who belongs to OBC category, had qualified the examination with anthropology as his optional subject. 

 From Karnataka, 26 people were selected with Rahul Shinde, who is from Bidar, topped the list with 95th rank. Last year, Nandini K R, a young civil engineer from Karnataka, had topped the prestigious exams.

The second position went to Anukumari, a physics graduate from Delhi University who also did her MBA (Finance and Marketing) from IMT, Nagpur.

Sachin Gupta earned the third spot. An inspirational story is that of Saumya Sharma, a physically disabled person with hearing impairment, who secured ninth rank.

Kerala Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala’s son Ramit also cleared the test with 210th rank.

The top 25 candidates comprise 17 men and 8 women who graduated from premier institutions such as IITs, NIT, NLU, BITS Pilani, NSIT, DU, Mumbai University, PEC, ICAI and Pune University.

The optional subjects of the top 25 candidates in the examination ranged from anthropology, commerce and accountancy, economics, geography, law, maths, physics, political science and international relations, sociology, and Malayalam.

The recommended candidates also include 29 physically disabled persons.

According to the UPSC, 476 chosen candidates are from general category while 275 are Other Backward Communities. Another 165 are chosen from the Scheduled Caste communities while 74 are from Scheduled Tribes. There are 180 openings in the elite IAS, 150 in the IPS and 42 in the Indian Foreign Service.

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