67 from two states clear Civils Services
Sixty seven candidates from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh were among the 1,078 candidates who cleared the Civil Services Examination 2015, held by the Union Public Service Commission.
Vizag resident Kirthi C topped from the two states by securing the 14th rank. A graduate from the Indian Institute of Madras (2008-12), Kirthi cleared the examination in her third attempt. Valluru Kranthi secured the 65th all India rank and stood second from the two states. Ramakrishna Ch secured the third position with the all India rank of 84.
An elated Kirthi told TOI, “My priority is to help the underprivileged people, as well as improve the pathetic condition of government institutions like schools, hospitals among others in the district where I am posted.“ While the UPSC results last year had an impressive 14 candidates in the top 100 list, only three candidates from the Telugu states could make it to the top 100 list this year. Despite that, experts attribute this to be one of the best results in the last three years. “Although not many students could secure ranks in the top 100 list, this year, the two states had a 90 per cent pass percentage as out of the 74 students who appeared for the interview, 67 cleared it.Several candidates from rural areas also secured top ranks,“ said Gopal Krishna, director of Brain Tree Institute that trained 15 out of the 67 rankers. He further added that one of the reasons for the high success rate could be the nature of the exam that enabled several rural students to compete and qualify for the exam.
Among candidates who secured top ranks were Vasana Vidhya Sagar Naidu (101), Allatipalli Pavan Kumar Reddy (179), Y Rishanth Reddy (180), Varun Guntupalli (183) and VG Satish Pasumarthi (191).
eenadu news paper 11-05-2016 : http://epaper.eenadu.net