Will serve with utmost sincerity: Anudeep Durishetty of Telanagana, UPSC Civil Services 2017 AIR 1

A native of Metpalli, Jagityal district of Telangana, Anudeep left Oracle in campus placement and worked in Google office.
Career GuidanceWhat else can be expected from a bright B.Tech graduate? But his dream and desire for becoming an IAS put him into a different Journey towards reaching his goal and of course that was not easy and smooth. He didn’t just attempt it once, but for five times. He couldn’t even get through mains of the exam twice but never gave up.

Got selected for IRS in the second attempt but was not satisfied and continued his journey. Finally, in the fifth attempt, he secured all India top rank in UPSC Civil Services 2017 examination. Anudeep shared his heartfelt feelings with Sakshi…

I am a native of Chittapur village of Metpalli, Jagityal district. My father D. Manohar is an assistant divisional engineer with Telangana Northern Power Distribution Company Ltd, and my mother D. Jyothy is a homemaker.

I studied up to tenth standard (Sri Suryodaya High School) in Metpalli and I secured 40th rank in EAMCET and joined in B. Tech (Electronics & Instrumentation) BITS, Pilani. I got selected in the campus placements for Oracle. But, I didn’t join there, because my aim and goal was IAS and I started preparation.

Left job at Oracle and went to Delhi for Civils preparation
I completed my graduation in 2011. With the aim of IAS, I didn’t opt to join in Oracle, where I got selected in the campus placements of my final year graduation. I went to Delhi and appeared for Civils. I thought that I could get IAS in the first attempt itself. But, I couldn’t. Then decided to work and joined in Google.

IRS in the second attempt
It was while pursuing engineering degree I started taking interest in civil services. I prepared hard, but could not succeed in getting through the interview conducted by the UPSC in my first attempt. Subsequently, I joined Google India as software engineer in Hyderabad and continued to prepare for the civils. In the weekends and whenever I get time, I used to study a lot. In my second attempt in 2013, I secured 790th rank. With that, I got selected for IRS (Indian Revenue Service). Currently I am working as an Assistant Commissioner of GST, Customs in Hyderabad.

Anthropology as an optional
I opted for Anthropology. The subject had been close to my heart right because it deals with the evolution of mankind and the society. It helped me a lot.

Heart and Soul in the fifth attempt
Even though I got selected as an IRS, there was a deep urge in me for IAS. However, my quest for IAS (Indian Administrative Services) continued. In the subsequent two attempts, too, I could not achieve success. This year, it was my fifth attempt and I put my heart and soul into it. By grace of god, and my father’s inspiration, I topped the Civil Services.

Relied on standard books
First I took coaching at Delhi. But after my first attempt, I prepared without assistance of any coaching institution. I relied on standard books which are available in the market. In the present competitive world one has to prepare with perfect planning to get desired results.

I faced most of the questions in the interview from my job profile. They asked me, why, I opted for Civils again? Even though I gave my best in the interview, because of the toughness of the exam and so many deserving candidates with brilliant minds, I never expected a top rank. But, finally I am happy with my result.

Will serve with utmost sincerity
If I get an opportunity to serve my home state (Telangana), which had become a reality after a prolonged struggle, I feel I am blessed. Top rank in Civil Services has broadened my responsibility. I will serve with utmost sincerity for the betterment of the society. I am ready to work anywhere in the country. My current priorities are health and education.

  • 10th Class- 86%
  • Intermediate-97%
  • Engineering-76%
Published on 4/28/2018 6:01:00 PM
Anudeep Durishetty UPSC Civils exam 2017 topper Telangana Anthropology IAS

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