How Anudeep Durishetty Chased His Dream Despite Failing Thrice

Durishetty hopes he'll get to work in his native state Telangana one day

What drove UPSC topper Anudeep Durishetty to become an IAS officer was not power, it was the sense of duty towards his country. When the 28-year-old from a remote village in Telangana took the civil service exams in 2017, he was determined that it would be his last attempt. But, as luck would have it, he topped the exam.

Durishetty has faced failure thrice in the civil service exams. However, he cracked it in 2014 despite a full-time job and barely enough time to take tuitions. Durishetty told The Indian Express, “This is a dream come true, really. I am ecstatic… It will take some time to sink in. It was my dream, since I graduated, to become an IAS officer.”

Currently working as the assistant commissioner (central GST) Jeedimetla division of Medchal Commissionerate in Hyderabad, Durishetty hopes he’ll get to work in his native state Telangana one day.