UPSC is considered one of the toughest exams in India, but still, we can see a number of aspirants willing to crack that exam with everything they have. The toppers of this exam are considered highly intellectuals. After clearing this exam, the shortlisted candidates are appointed posts according to their ranks.
If you are preparing for civil services then you must be familiar with the name of Anudeep Durishetty. He was the topper of the 2017 UPSC exam. His success story is full of hard work and patience, and you are a UPSC aspirant then he must be a role model for you. He is the true image of an Indian UPSC aspirant who fought his way up to the top.
In this blog, we tell you everything you need to know about Anudeep Durishetty.
About Anudeep Durishetty
Anudeep hails from a town named Chittapur in Telangana, India. He was born on 6th July 1989. He completed his schooling at Sri Sarvodaya high school and Sri Chaitanya junior college. In 2011 he then persuaded B. tech in electronics and instrumentation from BITS Pilani, Rajasthan.
Love for UPSC sprouted within him during his college days. In his maiden attempt at UPSC civil services exam he was not able to pass the personality test on his first attempt. After which he joined Google as a software engineer. He used to juggle his full-time job and IAS preparation, which was very challenging for him. The fire and hunger for victory were still burning within him. He balanced his full-day job and his preparation.
He used to study on weekends and did not prefer to join any coaching institute, he was dependent on the internet for his studies. Self-study and consistency were his major weapons during his preparation. His optional subject was Anthropology because he loved to study the history and evolution of mankind.
In 2013 he was shortlisted for the Indian Revenue Service. Though he was appointed as Assistant Commissioner (custom and indirect taxes) in Hyderabad, the hunger within him was not satisfied so he continued his grind. In 2017 his hard work paid off and he was declared as the topper of the UPSC exam, it was his 5th and final attempt.
He gives credit for his success to his family and senior officer in revenue service. he said, “My family has been my backbone and if I did not have their support, I would not have been able to top the examinations.”
Anudeep Durishetty’s Family
Anudeep Durishetty’s father’s name is Durishetty Manohar and Anudeep’s mother’s name is Jyothi. His father is an Assistant Divisional engineer at Telangana Northern Power Distribution Co. and his mother is a housemaker.
Some lesser-known facts about Anudeep Durishetty
- His favorite sport is football.
- His favorite sports personalities are Sachin Tendulkar, Lionel Messi, and Roger Federer.
Anudeep Durishetty Blog:
Our hard-working hero Anudeep has his own blog. In his blog, he gives insights into his daily life and also helps UPSC aspirants with some tips and tricks to crack the examination, we can also see his ideologies in some of his posts. He also has a blog that contains a list of books that he used for his preparation. https://anudeepdurishetty.in/booklist-for-prelims/
He is a very impressive writer and you can get an idea of the ideologies that he follows. His blog also has an about section which tells everything about him.
All the UPSC aspirants love to read his blog posts and they also post the queries on the comment section, to which Anudeep replies with all due diligence.
Anudeep Durishetty’s Book
He is also the writer of the book Fundamentals of essay and answer writing. This book is especially for UPSC aspirants.
As we know that the main paper of UPSC is a written exam and a person’s knowledge and writing skills play an important role.
To assist the aspirants with this he has written a book specifically dedicated to answers and essay writing. Be it anyone in the field of UPSC examination, this book is the Holy Bible for them. This book contains all the tips and tricks that he used to write essays and answers which secured him AIR1 in the UPSC examination.
FAQs about Anudeep Durishetty
These are some frequently asked questions about Anudeep Durishetty.
What is the age of Anudeep Durishetty?
2017’s UPSC exam topper was born on 6th July 1989, and as of 2021, he is 32 years old.
What is the post of Anudeep Durishetty?
On 25th may 2019 he was appointed as Assistant Collector of Bhadradri-Kothagudem district of Telangana.
Anudeep Durishetty is of which batch?
Anudeep is a cadre of the 2018 IAS batch.
What is the rank of Anudeep Durishetty?
He is All India Rank 1 of the 2017 UPSC examination.
UPSC despite being one of the toughest exams in India is still very popular among youths. The success rate of this examination is very low but still, all the candidates are willing to give their all in this examination and in return, we get legends like Anudeep Durishetty.
This was all about Anudeep Durishetty he is a legend in himself. His hard work, patience, and will of fire should be acknowledged by all. Despite being selected as Assistant Commissioner (custom and indirect taxes) in Hyderabad he still kept fighting for his dream post and eventually made it happen.
For UPSC candidates Anudeep’s success is like a dream for them. It is to be remembered that you will not get everything to spoon-feed, even Anudeep managed his full-time job and studies simultaneously. The sheer will of victory paired with extreme patience is very important for attaining success in this exam. If you can adhere to your schedule and keep working hard then one day you can be the next Anudeep Durishetty.