Who is Nandini K R? Profile of UPSC (CSE) 2016 Topper

Who is Nandini K R?

Who is Nandini K R? – Get complete profile and biography of UPSC IAS Topper 2016-17 

Who is Nandini K R?

They say success isn’t so easy. Well, this girl from Karnataka slightly modified the statement and transformed it as “Success is easy if you work had to pursue your dreams”. Nandini KR, a girl who is born and brought up at Kolar Gold Field of Karnataka, topped the list of UPSC 2016 exam with AIR 1. Having done her schooling from St. Joseph Convent Girls High School, UPSC was her first love and she had decided to become an IAS officer during her school days itself. She didn’t want a job as a private employee and started preparing for IAS right after her engineering. In between those years, she has also worked for as an engineer in the Karnataka PWD department. Nandini has pursued her B. Tech (Civil Engineering) from the well renowned M S Ramaiya Engineering College, Bangalore. 

When Nandini was asked about her approach towards UPSC exam, she was studying for 8 hours a day. She has mentioned that she avoided studying for long hours or studying too much.

Who is Nandini KR- The Complete Biography

The table given below contains the complete biography of Nandini K R-

Name Nandini K R
Profession IRS Officer, still in training
Personal Details
Birth Place Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Hometown Karnataka, India
Graduation College MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
Highest Educational Qualifications B.Tech (Civil Engineer)
Religion Hindu
Hobbies Reading

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Who is Nandini KR- Some Tips by Nandini for success in UPSC IAS Exams

  • As per Nandini’s success tip, it is patience which can make you achieve bigger goals in life. As UPSC is a tough and long journey, so patience is the only key to keep you motivated all throughout.
  • She says studying all the time will gain you nothing. Instead, you should follow a fixed schedule and stick to it. You should also be involved in recreational interests like reading books, etc.
  • She also added that clarifying concepts is extremely essential to score an exam like IAS. You need to brush up your fundamentals well enough to crack UPSC.
  • Studying one subject at one time will make the process boring. So, you must have a dynamic time table which will enable you to switch between subjects.


We wish Nandini all the best for her future and hope that she will be successful in her future endeavours!


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