(TOPPER) Adapa Karthik Gives up Harvard scholarship, Tops civil services 2008

Adapa Karthik Gives up Harvard scholarship, Tops civil services 2008

The Hindu
Adapa Karthik, who topped this year's civil services examination, had an 'incomparable determination' to get selected for the service and has even foregone the Harvard research scholarship for this purpose, his teacher and coach P S Raveendran said Saturday.

"His determination is incomparable. He is very hardworking and in fact opted to do away with a Harvard University scholarship for research to take up civil services exam. I am happy and quite satisfied with Karthik coming out on top in the civil services exam," Raveendran said.

He said Karthik was very determined to get into the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) list though he got selected twice for the Indian Police Service (IPS).

Raveendran said that a student who wished to take up civil services examination should work for nearly 10 hours a day for two years and select an optional subject of his liking at the graduate level itself.

"The UPSC Board is not interested in the academic background of the candidate. What matters is how the candidate performs in the exam and the interview," he said adding in the recent past, many students from the medical and engineering streams were getting into the civil services.


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The Tribune
IPS probationer Adapa Karthik has topped the list of 734 candidates who have cleared the civil services examinations conducted by the UPSC in October last year. The results were declared today by the UPSC.

Of the total successful candidates, only 3 per cent are physically disabled. While 286 candidates made it in the general category, including 12 disabled candidates, 266 Other Backward Classes (including 5 disabled), 128 Scheduled Castes (including 5 disabled candidates) and 54 Scheduled Tribes candidate were declared successful.



dear sir
first of all my heartly comngratulations to you for clearing the IAS with flying colors.. sir i m from andaman and nicobar, and
i have compleated my b.tech in 2007
and now i want to attend for this IAS exam . i just want to know that how should i start my studies .. which r the subject i can can choose that would be easy for me as i have engg back ground
sir please kindly help me find out a way . and i need ur mail id so that i can mail u directly to ask some doubts...
thank you sir
alll teh best for ur bright career
raju rathour

Hai if u r really interested means just go through the uppsc portal every thing is in it


hi rajura
I m second year b.tech student of IIT. when should i start my preparation and what should be my strategy

anyways very good effort on your part

i m proud of u

u are good ,salaami

sir u r a true IAS officer.be an honest one please

i'm with you ,people of india are with you

You inspired and cheirshed a longlasting goal which every Indian graduate probably atleast thinkns to aim which you today made it. I also feel proud of you as I one being a Telugu, near from your town Khammam.

I will keep you as one of my inspiring persons to cherish my dream to become an IAS.

I still feel proud of you sir, if you dedicate your engergies and wisdom in upbringing India to Development.

You being with a highly influential position, keep the spirit to light up, to build people like you.

Also, keep the faith from our People, and I request you not to indulge in any corruption or bankcruptsy.

Chidambar Rao Bhukya M.Tech.
Mahabubabad, Warangal.

Hi Chidambar, Nice to see your post and believe me I am truely inspired with your words and each and every nerve of mine has inculcated with great enthusiasm. Yes, you are right Mr Adapa is quite great and India requires oriented people like him. He has extended all his efforts in reaching his destination without a break. He is a symbol of success and motivation. Hope obliging his duties would allow India to lead ahead in terms of further developement and maintain "Corruption & Bankcruptsy free" Economy. I wish you too "All the best" for your IAS preparation. Regards, Sri..

hi,iam anurag from bhu MCA2008-2011bath student ihave a succesful dream for my life
subject math,physics
if u have any advice for then i hope that u will provide me

hello sir, i have completed my graduation in IT, can you please tell me how and when to fill forms for civil services. I want to get success in civil services.