IIT Graduate Topped UPSC 2019: Meet Kanishka Kataria, Rank 1, UPSC 2019

Kanishka Kataria, who is an alumnus of IIT Bombay, has topped the civil services exam as the UPSC declared results on Friday, April 5, 2019. It’s is quite surprising that he frankly thanked his girlfriend along with his parents and sister while addressing the media.

“It’s a very surprising moment. I never expected to get the 1st rank. I thanks my parents, sister and my girlfriend for the help and moral support,” Mr Kataria said, quoted by ANI.

“People will expect me to be a good administrator and that’s exactly my intention,” he added.

Who is Kanishka Kataria?

Kanishka Kataria has done BTech from IIT Bombay and opted for mathematics as his optional subject.

He is from Rajasthan and is currently working as a data scientist. Previously, he has been a member of institute’s placement cell.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in a tweet congratulated Mr Kataria.

“Heartiest congratulations to Rajasthan’s Kanishak Kataria who has topped the UPSC civil services examination and Akshat Jain who has secured second position. It’s a great achievement and a chance to give your best to society,” Mr Gehlot said in the tweet.

The UPSC also announced Srushti Jayant Deshmukh as the topper among women candidates securing an overall fifth rank.

In a statement, the UPSC said a total of 759 candidates (577 men and 182 women) have been recommended by the Commission for appointment to various services like IAS, IPS, IFS etc.

Kataria belongs to SC category and qualified the examination with mathematics as his optional subject. He is a BTech (Computer Science and Engineering).

Deshmukh, a BE (Chemical Engineering) from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, is the topper among the women candidates securing an overall fifth rank, the statement said.

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