Mukesh Pandey IAS Topper-2012 Rank-20 From Guwahati

Mukesh Pandey, son of Dr S Pandey (left) and Geeta Pandey (right), at his Guwahati home on Friday. Photo: sevensisterspos.

Mukesh Pandey of Guwahati made Northeast India proud by securing top20 rank in civil service examination conducted by the UPSC.

Pandey, who secured the 14th rank, is the son of Dr Sudeshwar Pandey and homemaker Geeta Pandey, who are residents of Ananda Nagar in New Guwahati.

Pandey was elated and surprised by the result. “I was expecting to get selected but not a rank as high as 14. The result is definitely a boost for me,” the 25-year-old said.

Pandey studied at Faculty Higher Secondary School in North Guwahati upto Class X and then did his Higher Secondary from Maria’s Public School at Birkuchi in the city.

He did his BA (Hons) in English from Cotton College.

Pandey said he made the cut in his second attempt. “I took coaching at Alternative Learning System in New Delhi for my first attempt but I prepared at home for the second attempt,” he said, adding that he thought about becoming an IAS officer while doing his graduation since it is a “prestigious job”.

Apart from Pandey, four others from the state have qualified the civil exams this year: Satyakam Dutta (rank 535), Dhrubasish K. Deka (295), Priyanka Das (666) and Anannya Saikia (818).

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