Arya R Nair, a native of Pallikkathod in Kottayam district has made Malayalis proud by securing the highest score in civil service interview.
Arya, who secured 206 out of 275 in the personal test round cleared UPSC civil service examination with rank 301. Arya qualified for the interview in her second attempt.
During the interview, Arya faced questions regarding Kerala floods and crashing market price of rubber. The interview, which usually lasts for 45 minutes lasted only 20 minutes for her.
Arya, who been a bright student since her school days, was confident of securing a top rank. She had completed B.Tech from Kidangur engineering college with a high score. It was while pursuing B.Tech that Arya started dreaming of civil service.
Arya has been working as an officer with the intelligence bureau in Madhya Pradesh. Even after securing a job in the intelligence bureau, Arya had her sight set on UPSC civil service and joined the Pala civil service institute.
Arya is the daughter of retired labour commissioner G Radhakrishnan and Sujatha a former school teacher. Aravind R Nair is her younger brother.