(Topper) ‘I owe it all to IGNOU’ - Karthik Gurunathan (AIR-7)

Karthik Gurunathan Iyer
Rank: 7
Year: 2010
Prelim Subject: Optional Subjects History, Political Science and International Relations

Karthik Gurunathan Iyer an MA Student of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) secured All India seventh rank in the Civil Services 2010 examination announced IGNOU VC Prof VN Rajasekharan Pillai.He has this unique distinction of having cleared the examination conducted by UPSC in his first attempt at the age of 21.

His optional subjects for the Prelims examination was Political Science and International Relations for the main examination. He is a student of MA in Political Science from IGNOU. While it took time and effort to complete reading the books, they surely boosted my performance by getting good marks in my optional Political science subject. I used the text material for value addition in my answers and got very good scores. I have secured a total of 346 (181+165) in my two papers of the subject, and I believe my notes helped me achieve this.

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Courtesy: The Pioneer