UPSC Civil Services: Persistence pays off for Rex, raises rank by several notches

Persistence pays: Civil services exam winner C B Rex's success mantra
C B Rex (right) with his father C V Baby (left), brother Dr C B Romy and sister-in-law wife Dr Amritha.

Kanjirappally: Persistence pays. Ask C B Rex, who persistently aimed high, despite a previous setback at the civil services interview. He cleared the exam with an all India rank of 111 this year, up from 293 last year.

Currently undergoing training at the Indian Defence and Audit Service at Faridabad, Haryana, Rex has been aiming for the Indian Foreign Service. He is likely to be inducted into the Indian Revenue Service (IRS).

The second son of C V Baby and the late Lisamma of Chengazhacheril at Thalappalam. Rex is hoping to join the IRS this year. He pursued his Plus-II in Jharkhand, where his father was employed in a private firm. Later, he took his BTech degree in Computer Sciences from CUSAT. He worked with an IT firm in Pune for two years.

Rex's brother Dr C B Romy is pursuing higher education in plastic surgery. Romy's wife Dr Amritha is with the Pathology department of KIMS Hospital in Kottayam.

Rex and Romy had lost their mother six years ago.

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