Munish Sharma and Medha Roopam from Delhi secured second and tenth rank respectively. Gaurav Agarwal from Jaipur topped the prestigious examination.
Sharma holds a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University and cleared the exam in his first attempt. I started preparing on a sub-conscious level from Class VI onwards, but never formally prepared for it, said Sharma. The main source of my general knowledge came from articles printed in The Indian Express, which I read religiously. I am indebted to the newspaper for the help it provided me.
Speaking to Newsline, Medha Roopam said, I'm so glad I have the opportunity to serve my country. Without the blessing and support of my family, I would not have been able to clear this exam. Roopam studied Economics at St Stephens College .