53-yr-old teacher, son both qualify for Group-1 Mains in Telangana

Speaking to TNIE, Ravikiran said that he prepared for the exam not only to qualify but also to motivate his son, daughter Deepti and scores of his students.
Khammam
teacher Dasari
Ravikiran, his
son Michael
Emmanuel
and daughter
Deepti prepare
for the TGPSC
Group-1 exam.
The father and
son have now
qualified for
Group-1 Mains.
Khammam teacher Dasari Ravikiran, his son Michael Emmanuel and daughter Deepti prepare for the TGPSC Group-1 exam. The father and son have now qualified for Group-1 Mains.Photo | Express

KHAMMAM : A 53-year-old high school English teacher from Khammam and his 25-year-old son both emerged successful in the highly competitive Telangana Public Service Commission (TGPSC) Group-1 preliminary examination, whose results were out on Sunday. Dasari Ravikiran (53) and Michael Emmanuel (25) will now write the Group-1 mains exam, to be conducted in November this year.

Ravikiran works as a school assistant (English) at the Zilla Parishad High School in Jastipalli Mucherla village of Kamepalli mandal in Khammam. Speaking to TNIE, Ravikiran said that he prepared for the exam not only to qualify but also to motivate his son, daughter Deepti and scores of his students. Though he wanted to become a Group-1 officer when younger, he could not succeed and became a teacher around 25 years ago. If successful in the Mains too, Ravikiran said he is ready to join service as a revenue divisional officer (RDO).

Age cutoff no barrier

  • How was 53-yr-old teacher eligible to write prelims?

  •  Upper age limit for Group-1 exam: 44 years

  •  Five years age relaxation for SC, ST & BC candidates

  •  Additional five years relaxation for TG state govt employees who have completed five years in service

Khammam teacher Dasari Ravikiran, his son Michael Emmanuel and daughter Deepti prepare for the TGPSC Group-1 exam. The father and son have now qualified for Group-1 Mains

Khammam teacher Dasari Ravikiran and  his son Michael Emmanuel.
Khammam teacher Dasari Ravikiran and his son Michael Emmanuel.Photo | Express

Duo had qualified for Group-1 Mains earlier too

Khammam teacher Ravikiran (53) told TNIE that his daughter Deepti, who is a graduate, too attended the Group-1 prelims but could not qualify for the Mains.

Interestingly, both father and son had also qualified in the Group-1 preliminary exam conducted during BRS rule. The examination, however, was cancelled subsequently. Like lakhs of others, the father and the son took the exam again and qualified for the mains.

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