IAS Exam Toppers Articles

The All-India 1st Rank Holder of UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017– DurishettyAnudeep – achieved the success by securing 55.60 percent marks overall. Widely regarded as the toughest exam in India, UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) is known for its tight evaluation of answer sheets.

DurishettyAnudeep scored 1126 marks out of 2025 (55.60%)

Anudeep had scored 950 marks in the UPSC Civil Services Main Exam (written) out of 1750. He also scored 176 marks out of 275 in the UPSC Interview (Personality Test).

The final rank of UPSC CSE is calculated by adding the marks of the written exam as well as the personality test. In total, he scored 1126 marks out of 2025 (ie. 950+176).

In percentage terms, DurishettyAnudeep’s total marks work out to 55.60 percent!

Rank 2, AnuKumari comes close behind; just 2 marks less!

Anukumari came close behind with 1124 marks. She scored 937 marks in the written exam and 187 marks in the personality test. DurishettyAnudeep’s marks, the Highest Topper’s Percentage in the Last 5 Years!

Durishetty’s marks are the highest by an all-India topper of UPSC CSE in the last 5 years. Here are the marks scored by UPSC toppers in the previous 4 years.

Nandini K R, Rank 1 UPSC CSE 2016, secured 1120 marks out of 2025 (55.30 percent).

Tina Dabi, the topper of UPSC CSE 2015, had got 1063 marks out of 2025 (52.49 percent).

Ira Singal, All-India Rank 1 2014, secured 1082 marks out of 2025 (53.34 percent).

GauravAgrawal, All-India Rank 1 2013, secured 975 marks out of 2025 (48.14 percent).

Close Competition, No Big Difference in Marks between Candidates

Applied by about 10 lakh aspirants and attempted by about 5 lakh candidates every year, UPSC Civil Services Exam is known for it’s close competition. There is no big difference in marks between each of the selected candidates. Very often 10-15 candidates share the same mark.

120-Marks Difference but 552 candidates!

K.R Nandhini Topper in UPSC result 2016 I Rank Holder in IAS 2016 Exam

Civil services examination topper K R Nandini, 27, had failed to clear her prelims when she first took the exam in 2013. Her brother, KR Thorun Patel, said that she secured 849th rank and was selected for Indian Revenue Service (IRS) the next year. She took the test again in 2015 but could not appear for the mains due to dengue.

“So, she appeared again in 2016, aiming for IAS and she managed to do it. We are very happy as she is the topper this time,” he said over phone. Patel credited his sister’s hard work and parents’ support for the feat.Nandini, who is training for IRS in Faridabad and belongs to the OBC category, said that she was sure she would be selected for IAS, but securing the number one rank was a pleasant surprise.“I put in a lot of effort. After getting selected for the IRS in 2014, I had taken the exam again in 2015 but could not crack it. I took the test again and topped it. It is a wonderful experience,” the PTI quoted her as saying.Her village — Kembodi, some 80km from Bengaluru — erupted in joy as soon as the examination results were declared on Wednesday.

The daughter of government high school teacher KV Ramesh and KV Vimala, Nandini was schooled in Kolar before pursuing civil engineering in Bengaluru. Nandini worked as an assistant engineer with the state’s public works department and was posted at Delhi’s Karnataka Bhavan. This allowed her to en roll at coaching centres to study for the civil service examinations. She had opted for Kannada literature as her optional subject for the mains.

Nandini is the second civil services topper from Karnataka since 2000, when Vijayalakshmi Bidari achieved the feat almost more than 10 years before.

Gopalakrishna Ronanki AIR 3 rd Rank UPSC 2016 RESULT IAS EXAM

Once mocked for not knowing English, Gopalakrishna Ronanki, a farmer’s son, has secured third position in the Union Public Service Commission’s civil services examination. The 30-year-old primary school teacher comes from a very humble background. He teaches in a school in Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam district. “I saw how my parents worked very hard for living. I always wanted to work for the society and for the uplift of my own family. Hence, I decided to join the civil services. I tried hard and cleared it to become an IAS officer,” Ronanki said. He was among top 20 rank achievers of civil services examination, including the topper Nandini K R, who were felicitated here by Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh. Ronanki, who has difficulty in communicating in English and Hindi, said he wants to work for the poor of his state and also those living in other parts of the country.“Being an IAS has always been my dream. It is a respectable position. I would especially like to work towards further development of education sector in Andhra Pradesh,” he said. Ronanki’s brother Odhud remembered how they studied despite lack of good education and basic amenities at home and in the area they lived in. “My brother Gopalakrishna has been very good at studies. So once he went to a coaching centre to prepare for civil services. He was mocked there and told that he won’t be able to qualify the exam as he did not know either English or Hindi language. He then decided to clear this exam and with all his perseverance he did it,” said Odhud, an officer in State Bank of India.Ronanki, whose family is from Parasamba village of Palasa block in Srikakulam district, cleared his exam in Telugu language

Ummul Kher, 28, got all India Rank 420. She now hopes to get IAS under disability quota. UPSC EXAM RESULT 2016.

someone living with fragile bone disorder since she was a kid, odds were always against Ummul Kher. When she was 14, her parents disowned her because she wanted to study beyond Class 8. What took her ahead was sheer merit and determination as she went on to get admission in a prestigious Delhi University college and later entered JNU for her master’s. This week she cracked the civil services exam in her first attempt.

Kher, who has received 16 fractures and eight surgeries due to her disease, came to Delhi from Rajasthan when she was around five years old. Her father then worked as street vendor selling clothes near Hazrat Nizamuddin while the family lived in a nearby slum.Kher took admission in Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute for The Physically Handicapped, where she studies till Class 5. She later went to Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust where she studied till Class 8.“It was a charitable organisation run by the government and I didn’t have to pay anything. Though getting one square meal was difficult, I was satisfied that I could at least study,” she said.

She left home and took up a place in Jhuggi Jhopri (JJ) Cluster, Trilokpuri, for which she paid out of the money she earned from tuitions — a decision she feels was more difficult than cracking the civil services exam. “I had started taking tuitions but living independently meant I had to earn more money. From few children the tuitions expanded to four batches — 3pm to 5pm, then from 5pm to 7pm, 7pm to 9pm and 9pm to 11 in the night. These were mostly children from slum areas and I got between Rs 50-100 from each student. I couldn’t have expected more as these were children of labourers, iron smith, rickshaw-pullers etc,” she added.In 2012, she met a small accident and was confined to a wheelchair for a year due to her bone disorder.

After finishing her graduation, Kher cleared JNU entrance exam for master’s in International Studies. She was now getting Rs 2,000 means-cum-merit scholarship and did not have to give tuitions. In 2013, she cracked the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) under which she started getting Rs 25,000 per month.Archna Upadhyay, a faculty member at JNU’s School of International Studies said the result was not surprising. “Despite her physical challenges she was always at a par with other students and excelled in both academics and extracurricular activities,” Upadhyay said.Will she forgive her family for leaving her midway? “I don’t blame them. They were brought up in an environment that shaped their thinking. It is not their fault,” she said. “In the past two years, my relations with my family have improved. I will visit them soon.”