Meet the UPSC toppers: Kanishak Kataria, Akshat Jain, Junaid Ahmed and Srushti Deshmukh

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Meet the UPSC toppers: Kanishak Kataria, Akshat Jain, Junaid Ahmed and Srushti Deshmukh

Kanishak Kataria – First Rank Holder:

Kanishak Kataria who topped the civil services final exam 2018 is from Rajasthan. He completed his BTech from IIT Bombay. Kanishak Kataria qualified the examination with mathematics as his optional subject.

He has a BTech in Computer Science and Engineering and has been working as a data scientist.

In an interview with ANI Kanishak Kataria said, “It’s a very surprising moment. I never expected to get the first rank. I thank my parents, sister and my girlfriend for the help and moral support. People will expect me to be a good administrator and that’s exactly my intention”.

Srushti Deshmukh- Topper among women and overall Fifth Rank Holder:

Srushti Deshmukh who belongs to Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh emerged as the topper among women candidates in the final result of UPSC civil services exam.

Srushti completed her Bachelor of engineering from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya in Bhopal and then went to do her MPhil.

She cleared the UPSC Exam in her first attempt.

Talking with Hindustan Times Srushti said, “I kept away from social media. I used the internet only for studies. I didn’t attend any coaching. I prepared for the examinations from online test series and study materials. Right from childhood, I desired to become an administrative officer. I kept myself updated with the help of newspapers and magazines.”


Akshat Jain – The Second Rank Holder:

Akshat Jain hails from Jaipur, Rajasthan. He is an engineering graduate from IIT Guwahati. Akshat’s father, Mr. D. C. Jain is the Joint Director in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and his mother Mrs. Simmi Jain is an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer. Her mother is ADG of National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) in Jaipur.

His parents are a huge motivation for Jain to choose a career in civil service. He wants to become an administrative officer to serve society.

Junaid Ahmed- The Third Rank Holder:

Junaid Ahmed belongs to Nagina Town of Bijnor District in Uttar Pradesh. Junaid was chosen for Indian Revenue Service (IRS) in 2016 and he is in an academy in Faridabad for his IRS training.

His father is a lawyer and his mother is a homemaker.

” I used to study five to six hours every day to prepare for the exam. I have classes tomorrow. So I will just celebrate with my fellow officers,” Ahmed said.

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