UPSC will conduct civil services main exam in October.
"My first preference was the IAS. I think I will be getting it," she told NDTV, rather modestly, describing the "consistency in efforts and perseverance" as the secret behind her success. Ms Nandini, who spends time reading literature or playing volleyball, said this was her message to other civil service aspirants as well.
It was a dream come true for the 26 year old civil engineer from Kolar district, Karnataka to grab the first position from among 10 lakh candidates, on an average, who appear for the exam. This year, just 1,100 got through but only 180 of them will get the coveted IAS. The rest will get any of the remaining 20-odd civil services such as the police, foreign or revenue service.