An Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer from Miryalaguda was one among the toppers in the recently conducted Civil service exam, the results of which were declared on Friday.
Varun Reddy Karnati secured the 7th rank, the top rank in both Telugu states, and he will be joining The Indian Administrative Service (IAS). He is a native of Miryalaguda in Nalgonda district. He was selected for the IRS back in 2016.
Being an IIT Bombay Graduate, Varun was offered many jobs after his graduation, but he had turned them all down to prepare for the exams. He had appeared for the exam in 2014 and did not get through the mains. He was Picek to join IRS in 2016 and is now in training. he had always dreamt of being an IAS officer. He did his schooling from Gudivada and Intermediate from Vijayawada.
Varun was inspired by his mother, a government servant, and senior IAS officer Poonam Malakondaiah to join the civil services. “He is a hard worker and never lost hope,” said Raja Reddy of R.C. Reddy Study Circle where he took coaching for some time.
Over 30 aspirants form the Telugu States are said to have cleared the interview to get into various services. It is said that over 50% of the shortlisted aspirants from the Telugu States have been certified into various services.
At the all India level, 759 candidates were declared qualified for appointment to various services. A total of 1,994 aspirants have made it to the personality test. Over 3 lakh aspirants appeared for the preliminary exam on June 3 last year, of whom 10,468 qualified for the Mains held from September 28 to October 7, 2018.
Other rank holders from Telugu speaking States include: Ranga Sri (50th rank), Mohammed Abdul Shahid (57), Sri Pal (131), (V. Maheshwar Reddy (126), Kommi Pratap Shiva Kishore (153), Chirumamilla Vinay Kumar Chowdary (169), Sri Meghana (171), Gundalareddy Raghavendra (180), Mallu Chandrakanth Reddy (208), Anusha (375), B.V. Aswija (423), Vaishnavi (465), Mrugender Lal (551), Dheeraj (559), Srikar (570) and Sashikant (695).