UPSC results: 26 from Karnataka selected for civil service

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NLSIU Graduate Avinash V. Ranks 31st in First Attempt and Establishes himself as the Best in Karnataka

NLSIU Graduate Avinash V. Ranks 31st in First Attempt and Establishes himself as the Best in Karnataka

The results of the 2021 Civil Service Examination, which was announced by the Union Civil Service Commission (UPSC) on Monday, gave joy to 26 people from Karnataka who were selected for the civil service.

A 24-year-old law graduate from National Law School of India University (NLSIU)-Bengaluru, Avinash V., ranked 31st in his first attempt and became the best in the state of Karnataka.

Mr. Avinash is from Davangere and his parents are in the hotel business. He graduated BA LLB from NLSIU in 2020-21. Talk to The Hindu, Mr. Avinash said: “I am very happy to have achieved this rank on the first try. Family support, consistent study and good guidance from my academy are the key points to my success.”

“After graduating, I immediately joined Insight Academy for coaching. I regularly read for 6-7 hours a day. The Hindu helped build me a lot and I wanted to go to the Indian Foreign Service (IFS),” he said.

An engineering graduate, Nikhil Basavaraj Patil, 26, from Lakkundi, Vijayapura, ranked 139. After completing his primary and secondary education in Belagavi, Mr. Patil obtained his engineering degree from PES University, Bengaluru in 2017.

Gadge Vinay Kumar

Gadge Vinay Kumar

“Then I went to New Delhi for CSE training. On my first two attempts, I also failed the preliminary exam. But, on the third attempt, I managed to crack the sector and faced maintenance, but failed. On the fourth attempt, I succeeded,” he told The Hindu, recounting his journey.

A Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) officer, working as Deputy Director at Cooperative Audit Department, Basavanagudi, Bangalore, Vinay Kumar Gadge, managed to get the 151st rank. Dr. Gadge who hails from Bidar completed his MBBS degree from Mysore Medical College. He passed the KAS exam in 2020 and on the fifth attempt he passed the CSE.

“Last year, on the fourth attempt, I participated in the interview round and failed. Again, I tried this year and passed. I took the Anthropology as an optional subject in my course.Hindu helped me a lot for the preparation of the CSE.Every day I went to the library and studied three hours in the morning before going to the office and four to five hours in the evening, after hours. The senior officers in our department were very cooperative and gave me great encouragement,” Dr. Gadge said.

Other successful candidates from the state include NJ Benaka Prasad who got 92nd, Apoorva Basur [191st rank]Nithya R. [207th rank]MP Rajesh Ponnappa [222nd rank]and Sahithya M. Aladakatti with the 250th rank.

Two candidates from Uttara Kannada district also passed the exam: Manoj Ramanath Hegde with 213th rank and Deepak Ramachandra Shet with 311th rank.

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