Hyderabad: Telugus have shined in the Civil Services Examination, 2019 with at least 30 candidates cracking the competitive examination.
In the results announced the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Tuesday, candidates mentored by Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat this year too have cleared the exams with flying colours.
IPS to IAS
Among the toppers from Telangana, Pedditi Dhatri Reddy of Hyderabad has secured 46th rank. Presently, she is an IPS officer of Telangana cadre and training at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy here.
“This is my third attempt. I got selected for the IPS in the second attempt and presently I completed phase-1 training. Alongside it, I prepared for the civil services examination and successfully cleared it. This time, I will get into IAS,” said Dhatri Reddy, who graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur and worked as a financial analyst with Deutsche Bank.
Taking inspiration from his father who worked as an officer in the Labour Bureau in the Central government, Mallavarapu Suryateja of Hyderabad cleared the civil services examination in the fifth attempt and secured 76th rank.
‘Inspired by father’
After completing his BTech, Suryateja worked with TCS Hyderabad for four years from 2014. “My father inspired me for the civil services. I did not take full-time coaching but used to take test series which helped me a lot in my preparations,” he said.
Other candidates from Hyderabad who secured ranks include Katta Ravi Teja 77th rank and MV Satya Sai Karthik 103rd rank.
Ravi Teja graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi and prepared for the civil services examinations. “I secured 349th rank in the second attempt and got into Indian Postal Services. Since childhood, I wanted to become an IAS officer. I used to prepare 8 to 9 hours in a day,” he said.
“Considering that about 60 to 65 Telugus had been selected for the interviews, an average of 30 to 32 final selections is a favourable outcome. Qualitatively the competition is increasing every year and at an average, an aspirant is taking at least two to four attempts to secure a good rank. Perseverance and hardwork are twin pillars for success,” said V Gopala Krishna, director, Brain Tree.
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