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Kota boy does city proud, secures 47th rank in UPSC

Anshul Agarwal has made coaching hub Kota proud by securing an all India rank of 47 in the Civil Services Examination 2015.

education Updated: May 12, 2016 12:05 IST
Aabshar H Quazi
Aabshar H Quazi
Hindustan Times, Kota
Anshul Agarwal,Kota,IAS 2015
File photo of UPSC building in New Delhi. (Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

Anshul Agarwal has made coaching hub Kota, which has seen a number students commit suicide in the past few months, proud by securing an all India rank of 47 in the Civil Services Examination 2015.

“I am over the moon after hearing about my rank,” Agarwal told Hindustan Times over the phone.

“Last year, I got selected in the UPSC but got a 389th rank after which I got central excise and customs department and have been under training since the last one year,” he said from Delhi.

Agarwal, IIT Mumbai graduate, said he took a shot at the exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission as he was looking for something more than the money that comes with an MNC job.

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“After graduating from IIT in 2012, I worked in a private company for one year and left the job for the lack of self-satisfaction,” he said.

The 27-year-old said he used to spare around six to eight hours every day during his training to prepare for the civil services examination.

His father Sundarlal Agarwal, who has a wholesale footwear business in Kota, and housewife mother Indira Agarwal were in tears after they received the news about their elder son’s success.

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When asked about his cadre preference, he said he would love to work in Rajasthan.

Fond of playing squash and listening to music, Agarwal said he wants to work for the poor and create employment opportunities for the youth.

First Published: May 12, 2016 11:29 IST