About Me

I am Anudeep Durishetty, IAS officer of 2018 batch and All India Rank 1 in the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2017. I secured this rank in my 5th attempt. Over the course of my long tryst with UPSC, I had learnt a lot from my mistakes and I consciously worked to rectify them. I intend this blog to be a repository of my experience so that you don’t repeat the same errors. You’ll find posts on my journey so far, preparation strategy for GS, essay, optional, answer writing and other peripheral aspects relevant to Civils preparation. Aspirants may post their queries in the comments section.

Apart from these, I also plan to write about topics of general interest that fascinate me. I am a native of Telangana and my hobbies are football, reading and meditation. I love Arsenal, Lionel Messi and Roger Federer.

202 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Anonymous

    This guy is a cheat!!! Although being an Income Tax Commissioner at the time of appearing for UPSC CSE 2017, he has marked himself as OBC-NC category.

  2. Muskan

    Hello Sir,
    Just got done with a marathon of your blogs. I’ve got to thank you for such a balanced, and detailed blog. Truly inspirational for anyone who is struggling, and not just IAS Aspirants. 🙂

  3. Jagadeeshwar srigadde

    Hello sir,is upsc cse preparation along with phd is fine?or directly giving full fledged preparation?please kindly help me out regarding this sir.

  4. Anonymous

    this is entirely motivating blog not only for IAS but for all the other folks who want to win the battle with themselves. Thanks a lot for putting up this on web. We really admire you and hope to see your work or world through your eyes.

  5. Anonymous

    Hi sir
    I admire you alot sir
    Sir for non maths students like isme CSAT not that easy to me for that what can I do sir how to approach please answer it sir and
    Shall I know sir where you got guidance from? For UPSC CSE

  6. Prateek Yadav

    Hi Sir,
    Can’t understand hoe to make currents note online.
    Can you share your evernotes Current affairs note if they are available?

  7. Anonymous

    Sir is it possible to crack upsc without coaching…if not how coaching if helpful

  8. Anonymous

    Sir when we will start note making on one topic during mains preparation


    Sir I’m taking Electrical and Electronics Engineering Optional..How to prepare UPSC CSE and what is the strategy..

  10. Kuldeep

    Sir which test series to practice for anthropology and from where I will borrow the Braintree material?

  11. Rahul Mandal

    sir, if a candidate is obc in his own state and his community is not mentioned in the central list then he should apply as general or obc?

  12. Somil Singhania

    Sir can i secure A.I.R 1 in upsc cse by chosing botany as my optional subject?

  13. Anonymous

    Can i give my all GS in English and Language Papers (Assamese language and English) but i want to give interview in Hindi is it possible or not.

  14. Anonymous

    You know what sir..
    I feel my days are not productive
    Even with time table
    I’m end up with tasks left.
    But I never procastinate

  15. Sandhya

    Hello sir . I’m not good enough in English specially in essay writing (framing long sentences) .. which medium should I choose hindi or english ..please guide me sir

  16. Sarath

    Hii Sir !

    I have confusion with my current situation.

    I came to delhi for GS course(offline) and I thought that here would be good supportive environment for UPSC study but I didn’t found good environment here and costs are too high

    I am thinking to come to Hyderabad and take online coaching for GS from same Institution. My optional coaching will be completed by April 2022. I want to give my first attempt in 2023.My question is In Hyderabad can we get peace and encouraging atmosphere for upsc study with low cost compared to delhi

  17. nagaraj sutar

    Good afternoon Sir. I am really inspired by your achievement. I have a doubt. I am a beginner. Now, I am going to read NCERTs. When should optional subject be started? Do we have to read it along with the NCERTs or after their completion? When you had started studying optional subject? Thank you Sir.

  18. Anonymous

    After 10th which group we take to become like u sir…

  19. Anonymous

    After 10th which group we take to become like u sir pls reply…

  20. Anonymous

    sir shall i take sociology as my optional….more confusion about that..i went through syll

    bus and question papers i am understanding that but dont know how to approach

  21. Isha

    Sir I will give 2025 exam so should I make ncert notes if I start preparation from now??

  22. Anonymous

    Sir Namste meeru district collector gaa undi iddari potta kottaru. Notikadi thindi lakkunnaru vallu yela brathakagalaru. Meeru chadivindi idena mee gnanam idena manninchagaaru

  23. Anonymous

    Sir, Namaste జిల్లా కలెక్టర్ గా ఉండి తహసిల్దార్ చెప్పిన మాటలు వినడం. ఏమిటి పైగా మీరు నెంబర్ 1 ర్యాంకు. మిమ్మల్ని అధికారులు మోసం చేస్తున్నారు చాలా మంది మీ భద్రాద్రి లో మీ పక్కన రోజు ఉండే ఐటీ వింగ్ లో ఆయన , ఏ ఓ కూడా మిమ్మలని తప్పు దోవ పట్టిస్తున్నాడు. కానీ మీరు చాలా మంచి వ్యక్తి మీరు వల్ల వీళ్ళ మాటలు వినడం వల్ల నాకు తెలిసి 3 గ్గురి నోటికాడి తిండి లాగేసి అన్యాయం చేశారని ఆరోపణ. అటువంటి కుటుంభం ఉసురు మీకు తగలటం మంచిది కాదు. దయచేసి మీరు ప్రతీ విషయాన్ని ఒకే వైపు కాకుండా ఇరు పక్షాల వైపు ఆలోచించండి. మరియు మీరు ఆఫీస్ కి వెళ్లేప్పుడు వచ్చేప్పుడు 100 గజాల దూరంలో మీ పర్సనల్ అసిస్టెంట్ లు పబ్లిక్ను ఉంచుతున్నారు. దాని వల్ల అందరూ మిమ్మలని tittukuntunnaru ఓ సారి చేసుకొని ముందుకు పోగలరు. మీ భవిష్యత్తు కోసం చెప్పడం జరిగినది. మీకు డైరెక్ట్ గా చెప్పే దైర్యం ఎవరికి లేదు కానీ ఆ ధైర్యం కల్పించిన ప్పుడు మీరు సరైన అధికారి అని నమ్ముతున్నాను . మీకు తెలియకుండా మీ ఆఫీస్ లో ఏ ఓ, ఐ టి వింగ్ లో బాగా తప్పులు jarugutunnayi


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