UPSC topper 2016: The Indian Administrative Services (IAS) results were announced on May 31 by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Nandini KR from Karnataka topped the all India level civil services examination. 27-year-old Nandini KR is an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer who cracked the civil services (main) examination in her fourth attempt said, “Its like a dream come true. I always wanted to be an IAS official,” as quoted by PTI. She further said, “I Put in a lot of effort. After getting selected in the IRS in 2014, I had taken the exam again in 2015 but could not crack it. I took the test again and topped it. It is a wonderful experience.”
Hailing from Kolar in Karnataka, Nandini KR is the daughter of a government high school teacher KV Ramesh and KV Vimala. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil from the MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, according to a report in the ManoramaOnline.com report. Nandini has worked as an assistant engineer with the state’s public works department while being posted in Delhi. She failed to clear her first prelims attempt back in 2013, but this did not stop her. The next year, she worked hard and got selected for IRS. Nandini is currently training for IRS in Faridabad and belongs to the OBC category.
Her brother KR Thorun Patel, according to an Indian Express report said that after being selected in the Indian Revenue Services, she registered for the test again in 2015 but could not appear for the mains examination because of dengue. He further said, “So, she appeared again in 2016, aiming for IAS and she managed to do it. We are very happy as she is the topper this time,” as quoted in the report.
While Nandini KR came first in UPSC civil services examination 2016, Anmol Sher Singh Bedi came second and G. Ronanki secured the third positions. A total of 1099 students cleared the civil services (main) examination 2016 out of which 500 candidates belong to the general category, 347 were OBC category candidates, while 163 were SC and 89 were ST candidates.