45 from State Crack UPSC Exam

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Thursday announced the list of candidates to be appointed for  civil services. It was a good showing by  candidates from the state with 45 making the cut.

Published: 13th June 2014 08:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2014 09:22 AM   |  A+A-


BANGALORE: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Thursday announced the list of candidates to be appointed for  civil services. It was a good showing by  candidates from the state with 45 making the cut.

A total of 1,122 candidates were recommended for the civil services. The appointments will be made as and when vacancies open up.

Gurudatta Hegde from Dharwad was the state topper, with a rank of 25. Gurudatta, who studied at Universal Coaching Centre, Bangalore, had written the test in Kannada.

13exam01.JPGThe results were based on the written test conducted in December 2013 and personality interviews held during April-June this year.

B M Laxmi Prasad, who secured the 151st rank, told Express he had expected a higher rank, but was happy nonetheless. Prasad, who trained at Rao’s Institute for Competitive Exams in Malleswaram, said he was “deeply inspired” by his father, friends and former Karnataka DGP Ajay Kumar Singh.

Nagesh Kumar, who secured the 314th rank, credited his family and his own hard work for his success.

Hard Work over coaching

Umesh Narayan Rathod, from Sunad village in Bagalkot, didn’t undergo training at any competitive exam centre, but that didn’t prove to be a disadvantage for him; he secured the 939th rank. He shared with Express his pride at being the first from his family to undergo higher education, and said he had expected a higher rank. “My parents are daily wage workers and the one acre of land that we have isn’t enough for us to sustain ourselves,” he said. He completed both his graduation and post-graduation via distance mode from the Karnataka State Open University. This was Umesh’s third attempt at the UPSC exams.

They’ve brought laurels to Karnataka

Gurudatta Hegde (25)

Deepak Padmakumar (31)

Lakshman Nimbaragi (104)

B M Laxmi Prasad (151)

Abhishek Ratkal (172)

R Aditya (197)

Akhil Mallikarjun Shastri (240)

C T Shilpa Naag (311)

B Nagesh Kumar (314)

Ravindra Hathalli (364)

Manjunath P C (485)

S Mruthyunjay (410)

Shreyas G Hosur (430)

B K Rahul Hegde (435)

Arjun Pradan (442)

Bhagirathi Goyakar (450)

Asim Anwar (456)

G M Vinay (459)

Rakshitha Murthy (512)

V Sunil (516)

N P Madhu (517)

Anish Hegde (597)

B Priyanka (642)

Venkatesh Dotri (653)

P Raghavendra (669)

Abhijith Singh Rathore (671)

Navin R Gowda (678)

Ravikumar (797)

K Kirankumar (805)

Chetan R (814)

K M Shreyas (819)

G M Shivasharanappa (831)

Dhyamappa Airani (833)

T A Kiran (854)

Umesh Rathod (939)

D Chetan Kumar (945)

Priyanka S Naik (947)

M D Vijay Kumar (964)

Lokesh Baramappa (1,076)

(The list is incomplete)

Shimoga Lad Notches Up 459th Rank

Shimoga: City boy G M Vinay who bagged the 459th rank in the UPSC examination in his second attempt, prefers the Indian Police Service.

 “This was my second attempt and I was casual in my approach. But I was determined and confident. My preference is IPS. If I do not get it then I will try to improve my rank,” he told Express.

An engineer by profession, Vinay could not clear the preliminary examination in his previous attempt. He had taken public administration as his elective.

Vinay’s father K B Gangadharappa is an employee of the Panchayat Raj Engineering Department in Shimoga. Vinay stays at Raveendranagar in the city  with his father and mother A G Manjula.  

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