Ludhiana/Bathinda, August 4
Raghav Jain (27) of Ludhiana city has secured the 127th rank in the civil services examination conducted by the UPSC, the results of which were declared today.
He cleared the examination in his third attempt. He says his first preference is to join the IAS. He wants to see improvement in the education sector and feels that this can only be done through collective efforts. Raghav’s father Pawan Kumar is a businessman and mother Renu Gupta is a homemaker. After pursuing B.Com, he studied MBA.
Rashpreet Singh of Phulokheri village in Bathinda district too cracked the UPSC exams. He has bagged the 196th rank in his second attemp. Rashpreet has studied electrical engineering from IIT-Mandi. His father Labh Singh is a lecturer in a senior secondary school at Teona Pujaria village in the district.
While talking to The Tribune, Rashpreet said, “I was keen on appearing for the UPSC exam from my school days. But the determination came while studying at IIT-Mandi. After my graduation, I started preparing for the civil services. I studied for nearly 8-10 hours a day, but could not clear the prelims last year. However, this proved no deterrent and I worked harder.”
Khushpreet Kaur (29), who hails from Balloh village in the Rampura Phul area, bagged the 352 rank.
In 2015, Khushpreet had cracked the PCS exam by bagging 40th rank. She is posted as an ETO in Mohali.
She studied at St Kabir School in Bathinda and did BDS from Guru Nanak Dev Dental College, Sunam.
ABlock Development and Panchayat Officer at Ludhiana, Naveen Rattu (27) of Jalandhar, has secured the 776th rank. Naveen had cleared PCS examination last year and got the job of the BDPO in March this year.
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