According to an official release of UPSC, Anudeep Durishetty topped the Civil Services Examination while Anu Kumari from Sonipat, Haryana secured the second rank.
She has achieved this rank in her second attempt. According to media reports, she is a devoted mother. She not only fulfilled her household responsibilities but took out 10-12 hours every day for her exam preparation.
Anu Kumari is a BSc (Hons) graduate in Physics from the Delhi University. After completing her graduation, she pursued her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and Marketing from IMT, Nagpur.
The 31-year-old UPSC women’s topper was working for a private sector company for the last 9 years and was earning a Rs 20 lakh per annum package. She decided to prepare for the UPSC Civil Services examination, one-and-a-half years ago, after she realized that she was not fully satisfied with her work in the private sector and wanted a more meaningful job, according to an Indian Express report.
Anu originally belongs to Sonipat but is now settled in Delhi with her husband Varun Dahiya who is a businessman. While talking about her accomplishment, she said, “I constantly felt like something was missing in my previous job, so I decided to take the plunge. It appeared that my entire life will pass me by running after money. I thought if something has to be done, then I have to be a part of the system. The private sector is always open to me. But I’m glad I wouldn’t have to return to it now.”
UPSC EXAM 2017
- UPSC conducts exams for the recruitment to various services like IAS, IPS, and IFS etc.
- Total 9,57,590 candidates have applied for the prestigious exam among which only 4,56,625 appeared
- 13,366 candidates qualified for the Mains exam which held in Oct-Nov, 2017
Nandini K R, Tina Dabi and Ira Singhal had topped the civil services examination 2016, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
A total of 1058 vacancies were to be filled through Civil Services Examination, 2017, which included 29 vacancies for physically handicapped candidates, the statement said.
“Result of two candidates has been withheld,” it said.
Among the top 25 candidates, there 17 men and 8 women, it said.