Adapa Karthik – Doctor topped 2007 UPSC Exam
Adapa Karthik a medico from Andhra Pradesh secured top position in the list of successful candidates.
Karthik has already been serving in IPS since clearing the exams in 2006 and is also eligible for IAS. He has taken a strong liking to his police job, as a result of which this decision of switching to IAS. Post his MBBS, Karthik had also received a scholarship to Harvard Medical School, however, he chose to stay back and join civil services and be committed to serving his own country.
The topper, hailing from Khammam district, has chosen zoology and psychology as optional subjects for the examination, ending with a personal interview.His mentor, PS Ravindran, heading the popular coaching institute Vijaram and Ravi in Delhi, describes him as a highly spirited and service oriented boy who is committed for serving the people.
Ravindran also said that Karthik looked at civil services not as a career option but as a way to serve people, and never opted for any services besides the IPS, IAS and IFS. Also, while applying for UPSC, he didn’t opt for his home cadre, as opposed to the majority.
Among the women, the topper, ranking 7th in the merit list, is an economics postgraduate from Delhi school of economics, named Ashima Jain. Another girl named Khusboo Goel also ranked among the top 10 while a total of 7 women made it to the top 20. Supreet Singh Gulati, an alumnus of IIT-Chennai, ranked second.
Seven of the top-20 scoring women are from an engineering background while 3 are doctors. A total of 734 candidates have been recommended for appointed as IAS, IPS, IFS and other central services of group A & B. As the Madras High court quashed a rule on the preparation of merit lists and list has been prepared as per directions of the HC, the results came provisionally with a caveat.
The matter is listed for hearing, as the centre moved SC in their appeal. As clarified by UPSC, the results are subject to final order of the apex court. A total of 286 general, 266 OBC, 128 SC and 54 ST candidates are recommended for the appointment, including 22 physically challenged in various categories. Results have been announced against 111 vacancies in IAS, 103 in IPS, 20 in IFS, 458 in group A and 42 in group B services