The 29-year-old BMTC bus conductor from Bangalore, Madhu NC, has cleared the UPSC civil service exams. He studied straight five hours a day, having the mindset and sincere intentions to clear the exam. And so he did it! He has made the mains for now and is getting prepared for the interview that is going to be held on March 25. He is the first one in his whole family who has gone to school and has received a proper education. His mother is thrilled and overwhelmed, sharing Madhu’s joyous emotions and is happy for her son while she does not understand the importance of the results. According to a report, this 29-year-old conductor wrote the prelims exam last year in June and cleared it. And after clearing the prelims, he started studying hard for mains with great enthusiasm and dedication to make mains too.
Madhu CN Subjects of Examination
After he cleared prelims last year in June, he had to study these subjects for mains: Political Science & International Relations, Ethics, Language, General Studies (divided into three parts), Maths and Essay Writing. He took Political Science and International Relations as his optional subjects for the exam.Surprisingly, he wrote his prelims exam in language Kannada while he appeared in mains examin language English.
Background of Madhu CN’s Family and Education
He belongs to a small town of Malavalli in Mandya. After completing his school, he started working at the age of 19 as a conductor to be a helping hand for his family, to support them financially. But nothing could ever stop him from learning, not even his work. So later through distance learning, he completed his graduation and post-graduation, and now he holds a Masters Degree in Political Science.
When he saw his roll number displayed on the list, he was happy for clearing the exam, and so his parents were. He also said that his parents do not know what exams he has made, but they share the emotions of joy with him and are happy for their son. He also mentioned that he is the first in his family who is educated(family of elder brother, sister in law and parents).
Madhu CN in khaki Uniform
Wearing a khaki uniform, he has worked as a conductor for 8 hours a day. Being a conductor is quite an exhausting job as it involves him to work on his feet every day, managing and interacting with crowds, handing out tickets to people,and making sure there are no ticketless travelers.He now plans to give up this conductor job once after he clears the interview and wants to become an IAS officer just like his recent boss, C Shikha,she is the managing director of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation.
Shikha has been helping him by guiding him to prepare for the interview for two hours every week. He also said that she has always been so supportive to him in his journeyas she guided him on how to write the exam, plus she has been preparing him for the interview.
Madhu CN’s Previous Attempts
He gave Karnataka Administrative Services (KAS) exams in 2014, but he failed in them. Madhu says failure in those exams never demotivated him; instead, it inspired him to do a lot better. He also gave the UPSC exam in 2018 but did not clear it. However, these exam failures did not stop him from appearing in the exam again, and he finally cleared it this time. Madhu said that he always wanted to achieve something big in life.
As he started working early at age 19 to support his family, his work did not also stop him from studying further. He used to study for 5 hours a day alongside doing the work as a conductor for 8 hours a day. His subjects were Political Science, Ethics,Maths, and Science. Furthermore, he studied hard for his mains. It was his best intention to clear the mains. He studied every day; he used to study before and after his work. He used to get up early in the morning at t 4 am and used to finish his studies before going to work. And now finally his hard work has paid off!
What is the source of Madhu CN’s Knowledge?
Rather than signing up for coaching class for the mains studies, he prepared for the exam through self-study, and he also required guidance from his seniors at the BMTC head office. He says that he uses YouTube as the source of knowledge he requires for interviews.He watches a lot of YouTube videos to get enough experience and prepare himself for the interview. Through these videos, he is finally learning the skill to answer questions with confidence. He also claims that heis very positive and confident about his interview; he says that he will clear the interview too.
This 29-year-old conductor, Madhu, is now preparing extensively hard for his interview, which is going to be held on March 25, and let us wish that he clears the interview and finally become the IAS officer he is aspiring to be.