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Shikha Suredran: 2017 UPSC Topper, Rank 16
The results of UPSC CSE 2017 has been declared. Anudeep Durishetty topped the examination & Anu Kumari has secured 2nd rank. When the exam results came out in the late evening, the topper from the state is Shikha Surendran who has secured 16th rank in the examination.
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About Shikha Surendran
Name: Sikha Surendran
Mother’s Name: Silo
Father’s Name: Surendran
Age: 24 years
Roll No.: 0033943
Rank: AIR 16
Year: CSE 2017
Optional Subject: Malayalam
No. of Attempts: 2
Residence: Ernakulam, Kerala
The Journey of Shikha Surendran
Shikha made everyone proud by securing 16th rank all over India & not only this she is the topper of the state of Kerala. She has secured the highest rank among all the candidates from Kerala. Shikha is a resident of Kerala, she lives in Ernakulam. Her mother Silo works in a private firm in Kochi. Her father Surendran is currently confined to home because of some health issues earlier he was working with the accounts department of a private firm.
Shikha had done his schooling from Kerala & in the school her favorite subject was Malayalam. She had pursued her graduation in B. Tech in Civil Engineering from Mar Athanasius College in Kothamangalam. She was the topper in her class. It was the dream of her father to see her daughter as district collector. So Shikha pursues the dream of her father & made it her dream. She had worked hard to achieve her father’s dream of her becoming a district collector.
This was Shikha’s second attempt. In her first attempt, she was not able to clear the prelims & she felt very bad about that. She said “In the first attempt I was not able to get through the prelims. It was shocking. I was always the class topper and to finally fail an exam was a shock. Now, I realize I was not ready then. Once I got into proper preparation, I was hopeful and now I am glad I have got the rank.”
She never gets disheartened by her failure & it did not discourage her “It taught me to face the exam better. The syllabus is really vast. We have to learn how to tackle the exam by learning the tricks of clearing it” she said.
As in her school, her favorite subject was Malayalam. And in civil services examination, she has chosen Malayalam as her optional subject. She said “The Civil Services examination gave me an opportunity to pursue my passion for learning Malayalam. I was also keen on writing essays in Malayalam on various topics.”
Regarding her future plans she said “When I started the UPSC preparations, it was like an awakening. Now, my whole focus is on social service. My inspiration is my father and I aim to make him proud of my achievements. I will strive to aid the society to my utmost capability. I also believe that we need to produce more civil servants from the state.”
She has faced many challenges & still in the journey of an IAS officer she has to face many challenges regarding this she told: “I feel it is the best profession to serve society and hope that I will be able to contribute to nation building by undertaking the responsibilities of a civil service officer.”
This was her motivational journey. We hope that you will be motivated by her journey & learn from your mistakes.
Also read: The journey of Neha Jain: 2017 UPSC Topper.
List of 2017 Toppers
- Anudeep Durishetty: AIR 1, CSE 2017
- Anu Kumari: AIR 2, CSE 2017
- Sachin Gupta: AIR 3, CSE 2017
- Atul Prakash: AIR 4, CSE 2017
- Pratham Kaushik: AIR 5, CSE 2017
- Koya Shree Harsha: AIR 6, CSE 2017
- Ayush Sinha: AIR 7, CSE 2017
- Soumya Sharma: AIR 9, CSE 2017
- Abhishek Surana: AIR 10, CSE 2017
- Ashima Jain: AIR 12, CSE 2017
- Neha Jain: AIR 14, CSE 2017
- Shikha Surendran: AIR 16, CSE 2017
- Sangh Priy: AIR 92, CSE 2017
- Mudit Jain: AIR 173, CSE 2017
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