Hubballi boy Rahul bags 17th rank in UPSC exams

Hubballi boy Rahul bags 17th rank in UPSC exams

Over 20 candidates from Karnataka have cleared the prestigious civil service final examination of the year 2018.

According to results announced by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) here on Friday, Rahul Sharanappa Shankanur from Hubballi, who secured 17th rank, is top rank holder among the candidates selected from the state.

Apart from Rahul, other three candidates Lakshmi N (45), Akash S (78) and Kruthika (100) from the state secured within 100 ranks.

Other candidates who passed the examination and their ranks: Koushik H R (240), Vivek H B (257), Niveditha S Balaraddiyavar (303), Girish Dharmaraj Kalagond (307), Mirza Qadir Baig (336), Thejas U P (338), Harshavardana B J (352), Pakkiresh Kallappa Badami (372), Nagarjun B Gowda (418), Ashwija B V (423), Manjunath R (495), Brinda S (496), Hemanth N (612), Shruthi M K (637), Venkatram (694), Ashok Kumar S (711), Ragavendra N (739), Santhosha H (753) and Shashikiran S (754). 

Rahul Sharanappa Sankanur, a resident of Hubballi and a native of Idagunji village in Ron taluk of Gadag, has secured 17th rank in the UPSC exams. He stands first to Karnataka.

Rahul cleared the civil service exams in fifth attempt. He had cleared the Mains in 2016 and 2017 too, but could not clear the interview. A student of Ramakrishna Vidyashala, Mysuru, and R V Engineering College, Bengaluru (E&C branch), Rahul owes his success to the school in Mysuru.

“I had a fixed routine and would study 13 hours every day. Newspapers, magazines, internet and most importantly, interacting with people who had solutions for a majority of problems faced by India, helped me clear the exams,” he said.

He desires to serve in the education field and aims at providing quality education to the next generation. His father, Sharanappa Sankanur, is a retired PWD executive engineer, and mother Savitha is a homemaker. His uncle S V Sankanur is an MLC from BJP.