Free mentorship by Rachakonda CP Mahesh Bhagwat IPS with a team of like-minded civil servants and educationists has helped around 1000 candidates crack the UPSC Civil Services exams over the years.
The senior cop and his team of mentors have been helping UPSC aspirants reap rich results for the past seven years. This time, more than 131 candidates mentored by the top cop of Rachakonda not only cleared the Civil Services Examination 2020 but also came out with flying colours.
A total of 761 candidates were recommended by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for appointment to posts including Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ through the Civil Services Exam 2020.
Of the total candidates, 131 candidates were trained by Bhagwat. In fact, 19 candidates — including rank 3, 8, 14, 18, 19 and 20 — who came under Rank 100 were guided by the senior cop.
UPSC candidates who made Mahesh Bhagwat proud this year
Two sisters from Delhi Ankita Jain (Rank 3) and Vaishali Jain (Rank 21), two brothers from AP — Rallapalli Jagat Sai (Rank 32) and Rallapalli Vasant Kumar (Rank 170), Telangana’s topper P Srija (Rank 20), are a few noteworthy success stories this year, Bhagwat said.
Going beyond the call of duty, Bhagwat has been mentoring civil services aspirants for the personality test (interview) every year for free.
His efforts have helped close to 1,000 candidates in clearing the civil services examination in seven years. All this is being done over WhatsApp groups.
Not just from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, candidates from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Assam, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and West Bengal too had joined his WhatsApp groups.
How does Mahesh Bhagwat IPS help the UPSC Civil Services candidates prepare?
Based on a candidate’s details like name, state, graduation subjects and optional subjects, Bhagwat helps them prepare for the personality test with probable questions.
This apart, he also shares news articles and current affairs.
“Whenever I get time, I help candidates prepare for the personality test. I feel so happy when candidates clear the Civil Services Examination,” Bhagwat shared.
Mahesh Bhagwat’s team of mentors
Last year, as the interviews were postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Bhagwat along with his team of mentors guided candidates online over Zoom and WhatsApp.
His team includes Dr Shailendra Deolankar, an expert in international relations, Nitish Pathode, IRS, Nilkanth Avhad, IAS, Anand Patil, IAS, Mukul Kulkarni, IRS, Dr Vivek Kulkarni, director, JPC, Dr Srikar Pardeshi IAS, Rajiv Ranade IRS retd, Samir Unhale Jt Commissioner MUAD, Supriya Devsthali ICAS, Abhishek Saraf IAS, Sadhu Narasimha Reddy, IRS (AP), and Anudeep Durishetty, Collector, Bhadradri-Kothagudem among others
For UPSC Personality Test 2 WhatsApp groups were there for online guidance along with direct assistance for Hyderabad-based candidates.
Congratulating successful candidates, Bhagwat advised them to render citizen-friendly services in administration and work with honesty and a sense of ownership with commitment.
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