UPSC Civil Services exam 2017 results declared: Hyd's Anudeep Durishetty tops

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Anudeep is now working in Hyderabad as assistant commissioner (customs and indirect taxes). "It wasn't an easy journey, but I am happy to be here". With the determination to tackle matters related to the safety of women in the country, Anu Kumari wants to stay in India and serve the nation. Anudeep hails from Metpally in Telangana.

An officer of IRS (Customs and Central Excise) of 2014 batch, Anudeep qualified the examination with Anthropology as his optional subject. Anu Kumari has achieved this rank in her second attempt and she was just short by few marks in her first preliminary examination. Anudeep made it to the top in his fourth attempt at Civils. His father Manohar Durishetty is an Assistant Engineer with the TS Transco at Mallapur in Jagityal district and is still in service, while his mother Durishetty Jyothi is a home-maker. She is a graduate of Delhi University and IMT, Nagpur.

The UPSC Civil Services 2017 exam aimed to fill 1,098 Central Government positions of Grade 1 and 2, which include positions in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Indian Police Service (IPS), and the Indian Foreign Service (IFS). A total of 165 candidates from Scheduled Caste and 74 from Scheduled Tribes have been recommended.

It was a dream came true for Subhankar, who secured 46th rank in the toughest examination. Twenty-eight-year-old Anudeep Durishetty topped the exam in his fifth try.

The results of the Civil Services Exam 2017 were announced on Friday evening. "Result of two candidates has been withheld", it said.

The online registration for Civil Services 2018 exam has ended. These three toppers are giving some major goals and motivation to all those candidates who plan to appear the UPSC examination ahead. Of them 13,366 candidates qualified for the main examination held in October-November 2017.