Dr Adapa Karthik IAS
“Never to ignore Prelims even after your Mains or your interview because when the results are out, you don’t have any time left for the next year’s Prelims”.
– Dr. Adapa Karthik
The UPSC Civil services examination result in 2008 was a memorable one for Andhra Pradesh. Dr. Adapa Karthik bagged the glorious first rank. A doctor by career, Karthik abandoned his secured scholarships for Cambridge and Harvard in order to join the IAS. According to Karthik, the factors that helped him come out with flying colours are thinking above marks, appreciating each subject’s value and also teaching to other students.
Dr. Adapa Karthik enjoyed being a medico and also continued to be a doctor even after getting the IAS. In his capacity as a bureaucrat, he planned health camps, where he also assisted as a doctor. But he realised that as a doctor, he would only get a limited space to work, that is, the space of health. This thought has changed him to become an IAS officer.
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Adapa Karthik got a scholarship for his Post Graduation at both Cambridge and Harvard. He also got a scholarship from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine at Harvard. He also got Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust Commonwealth Shared Scholarship for his Ph.D. in Cambridge. But he gave up esteemed Harvard and Cambridge University scholarships to join the Indian administrative services. According to him it is a tremendous opportunity for leadership and to work at the grass-root level.
Dr. Adapa Karthik had been selected for the Indian Police Service in 2005 and 2007. Though, in his third attempt, his willpower to become an IAS officer made him the All India Rank topper in UPSC Civil services IAS Exam 2008. Karthik dedicated 6-8 hours a day. He stressed no in the number of hours but the quality and constancy of his studies. He was very consistent with his reading. Zoology and Psychology were his optional subject for UPSC Civil Services IAS Mains exam. He fetched total marks of 1458 in 2300. He scored 63.3% marks in UPSC IAS Exam.
Adapa Karthik IAS marks:
Mains written exam: 1236/2000
Personality test marks: 222/300
Total marks: 1458/2300
Success tips from Dr. Adapa Karthik
- Complete syllabus and focus on your goal.
- It is essential to remain as you as you. The more artificial the aspirants are, the more they will struggle.
- Newspapers are the ultimate source. The aspirant should read The Hindu for the Civil Services Exam.
- Highlight the important points, make short notes, examine, draw some conclusions and discuss while studying.
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