Bangalore Bus Conductor Aces UPSC Mains, All Set To Appear For Interview

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A 29-year-old bus conductor with the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation, Madhu NC recently cleared the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) mains.

Written By Bhavya Sukheja | Mumbai | Updated On:

A 29-year-old bus conductor with the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), Madhu NC, recently cleared the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) mains. According to reports, he cleared the exam by studying for five hours every day before and after his eight-hour long job. He cleared his prelims back in June 2019 and the Mains exam in January 2020 and he is now preparing to appear for the interview on March 25. 

While speaking to a local media outlet, Madhu said that he is the first in his family to go to school and even had to start working at the age of 19 as a conductor. However, he completed his graduation and post-graduation through distance course learning and now has a Masters in Political Science. He is originally from Malavalli in Mandya and reportedly said that he received guidance from his boss, C Shikha, who is the managing director of BMTC. 

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While speaking about his future, Madhu said that once he passes the interview, he plans to give up his current job and become an IAS officer just like Shikha who is currently also helping him prepare. According to reports, he has previously appeared for the Karnataka Administrative Services (KAS) exams back in 2014 but unfortunately failed. In 2018, he also appeared for the UPSC exam unsuccessfully. 

He hasn't ever taken any coaching classes and has always studied on his own. His subjects were Ethics, Political Science, Maths and Science. He reportedly said that he used to take guidance from his seniors at the BMTC head office and mainly watched YouTube videos to prepare for his exams.

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'Proud of you' 

He has also taken over the internet as many have applauded him, including Shobha Karandlaje, MP of Udupi-Chikkamagaluru. 

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