Meet Ananya Reddy: Who Bags 3rd Rank in UPSC 2023 Exam

Ananya Reddy

Meet Ananya Reddy from Mahabubnagar, Telangana State, who topped the list of successful civil services candidates from Telugu-speaking states, achieving the 3rd rank nationwide in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Exam 2023, as announced on Tuesday afternoon.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the results for the Civil Services Exam 2023. Aditya Srivastava clinched the top spot with All India Rank 1, followed by Animesh Pradhan and Donuru Ananya Reddy, who secured the second and third ranks respectively in the fiercely competitive examination.

In addition to the third-ranked Ms. Ananya Reddy from Mahabubnagar district, Nandala Sai Kiran secured the 27th rank, followed by K. N. Chandana Jahnavi at the 50th position and Merugu Kaushik at the 82nd position. A total of 100 candidates from the two states appeared for the interviews.

In an interview with Telangana Today daily news paper, Reddy shared her strategy for tackling the notoriously challenging Civil Services Exam. She revealed that she dedicated 12 to 14 hours daily to studying and adhered to her personalized schedule to cover the syllabus comprehensively.

Despite having studied Geography during her undergraduate years, Reddy opted for Anthropology as her optional subject in the Civil Services Exam. While she attended coaching classes for Anthropology, she pursued self-study for other subjects.

Reddy mentioned that her inspiration for pursuing the UPSC Civil Services Examination stemmed from her lifelong desire to serve society. She expressed, “Since my childhood, I always wanted to serve the society. So, I took up civil services. In fact, I am the first in my family to get into civil services.” Reddy, who hails from Mahbubnagar district in Telangana, comes from a background where her mother is a homemaker, and her father is self-employed.

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