Know Your 2017 UPSC Exam Toppers

A look at the profiles of the toppers of the 2017 UPSC civil services exam reveals the diverse backgrounds of the selected candidates. Hailing from different corners of the country, they present an eclectic mix of men and women all united only in their civil services dream. This article presents brief profiles of the top ten selected candidates of the 2017 IAS exam.

Rank #1: Durishetty Anudeep

Native state: Telangana

Attempt: Fifth

Optional subject: Anthropology

Education: B.Tech in Electronics & Instrumentation, BITS Pilani

Professional experience: Software Engineer at Google; Indian Revenue Service

Age: 28

 

Rank #2: Anu Kumari

Native state: Haryana

Attempt: Second

Optional subject: Sociology

Education: B.Sc, MBA; Delhi University, Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur

Professional experience: 9 years in the private sector

Age: 31

 

Rank #3: Sachin Gupta

Native state: Haryana

Attempt: Third

Optional subject: Anthropology

Education: B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Thapar University, Patiala

Professional experience: 2 years with Maruti Suzuki; Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)

Age: 26

 

Rank #4: Atul Prakash

Native state: Bihar

Attempt: Second

Optional subject: Mathematics

Education: IIT, Delhi

Professional experience: Indian Railway Service

Age: 24

 

Rank #5: Pratham Kaushik

Native state: Haryana

Attempt: Second

Optional subject: Geography

Education: Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh

Professional experience:

Age: 24

 

Rank #6: Koya Sree Harsha

Native state: Telangana

Attempt: First

Optional subject: Anthropology

Education: B. Tech, Production & Industrial Engineering, NIT Jamshedpur

Professional experience: 4 years as Project Engineer with an MNC

 

Rank #7: Ayush Sinha

Native state: Himachal Pradesh

Attempt: Third

Optional subject: Anthropology

Education: Chemical Engineering, BITS Goa

Professional experience: Indian Revenue Service

 

Rank #8: Anubhav Singh

Native state: Uttar Pradesh

Attempt: Second

Optional subject: Mathematics

Education: B.Tech, IIT Rourkee

Professional experience: Indian Revenue Service

 

Rank #9: Saumya Sharma

Native state: Delhi

Attempt: First

Optional subject: Law

Education: Graduate of National Law School, New Delhi

Professional experience:

Age: 23

 

Rank #10: Abhishek Surana

Native state: Rajasthan

Attempt: Fourth

Optional subject: Physics

Education: Electrical Engineering, IIT-Delhi

Professional experience: 1.5 years in Barclay’s Bank, Singapore, Founded a mobile app-based startup

Age: 27

 

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