Gaurav Saini (L), and Rahul Sindhu
Gaurav Saini (L), and Rahul Sindhu

Try, try, try again to crack UPSC exam: 3 youth from Haryana show how

Rahul Sindhu, 24, was ranked 60th in the second attempt, the result of which was declared on Wednesday evening.
Hindustan Times, Hisar | By Bhaskar Mukherjee, Hisar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2017 02:14 PM IST

The three youth from Hisar, who cracked the UPSC exam to join the civil services, have one thing in common: a never-say-die attitude. Two have improved their rank, while one hopes to better it next time.

Rahul Sindhu, 24, was ranked 60th in the second attempt, the result of which was declared on Wednesday evening. Rahul’s father, Ramphal Sandhu, who retired as a divisional account officer from the irrigation department, said, “In the first attempt, he got the 509th rank and was selected for the Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS). He has done considerably better this time.”

A resident of Hisar’s Sector 13, he said, “Rahul studied at the school on the campus of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University. He went to Delhi for UPSC coaching in 2014 but got a job with the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). He went on to realise his dream through self-study.”

Rahul’s mother, Prabhakar Devi, is a graduate and a housewife.


Gaurav Saini, 24, got the 89th rank in the second attempt. His father, DS Saini, a district welfare officer in Hisar, says “Gaurav did his MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College and completed his fellowship from the Indian Council of Medical Research. In his first attempt, he did not even clear the prelims. But in second attempt, he has done us proud by getting the 89th position.”

A resident of the Secretariat Colony in Hisar, the family includes Gaurav’s mother Sangita Saini, a lecturer, and his younger brother Saurav Saini, who is also studying MBBS.


Aman Lohan, 26, the son of Hisar-based political leader Umed Singh Lohan got the 568th rank in his third attempt. Aman was recently selected as deputy superintendent of police (DSP) in Madhya Pradesh.

His father said, “Aman has three attempts left and will surely improve his rank.”

Aman did Class 12 from Hisar’s Saint Kabir School and graduated in arts from DAV College, Chandigarh. He is enrolled as a law student at Delhi University.

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