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Have failed thrice before, journey was not easy, says UPSC topper

Mumbai: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) declared the final results of Civil Service examinations 2017. Hyderabad’s Anudeep Durishetty has topped the list.

On cracking one of the toughest recruitment exams, Anudeep Durishetty said that his journey was not an easy one.
“This is my fifth attempt. I have failed thrice before, and the journey was not easy for me. However, I am now extremely happy with my achievement, and I am grateful to everyone who supported me through thick and thin,” he said.

28-year-old Anudeep, who has served as an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer for two years, bagged the first rank in the civil services preliminary examination which was conducted on June 18, 2017.

While the Telangana candidate topped the list, Anu Kumari from Sonipat came second, while Sachin Gupta stood third.

Talking about her achievement, an elated Anu said ensuring the safety of women in the country would be her top priority.”My first preference is to be an IAS officer, as I would like to stay in India and serve the country. My top priority would be to tackle matters related to safety of women in the country. I want all women across India to feel safe,” she said.

A total of 990 candidates (750 men and 240 women) have been recommended by the Commission for appointment to various services based on the results of the written examination held in October-November, 2017 and the interviews for Personality Test held in February-April, 2018.