UPSC Civil Services topper Nandini KR scores 55.3 per cent

She got 1,120 marks (927 in main and 193 in interview) out of the total of 2,025 — 55.3 per cent.  Nandini is from the Other Backward Class (OBC) category. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 5, 2017 8:39 pm Nandini KR, IAS UPSC topper 2016-2017 being welcome by MCF commissioner Sonal Goel at the National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics in Faridabad. PTI Photo

Civil Services exam topper Nandini K R got 55.3 per cent marks, reflecting the tough standard adopted by the UPSC in conduct of the prestigious test to select the country’s bureaucrats. UnionPublic Service Commission has released the marks of the successful candidates shortlisted for the civil services examination 2016 at the official website –

On May 31, the Commission has announced the final result of  civil services exam where Nandini KR has topped the examination. This was her fourth attempt and at present, she’s an officer of Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise).

She got 1,120 marks (927 in main and 193 in interview) out of the total of 2,025 — 55.3 per cent.  Nandini is from the Other Backward Class (OBC) category. The second rank achiever Anmol Sher Singh Bedi got 1,105 marks (54.56 per cent) and third rank holder Gopalakrishna Ronanki secured 1,101 marks (54.37 per cent), the UPSC said. Read | UPSC Civil Services topper: 10 things you need to know about Nandini KR, click here

Last year topper of the civil services examination, Tina Dabi,had scored 1,063 marks (52.49 per cent).
A total of 1,099 candidates (846 men and 253 women), including 500 in General category, 347 belonging to Other Backward Class, 163 from Scheduled Caste and 89 from Scheduled Tribe, have been recommended for appointment to various central government services on the basis of the 2016 civil services exam results.

Among the successful ones, the one with the lowest marks is Abhishek Srivastava, who has got 1,099 rank. He has secured a total of 817 marks, or 40.34 per cent. All of these candidates will get central government services. “The marks of the successful candidates show the tough standard followed by the commission in selecting the country’s bureaucrats,” said a senior official in the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), nodal authority for the UPSC. View | Exam toppers 2017: Know who scored the highest in CBSE, UPSC, ISC, ICSE and other national-level exams, click here

Every year UPSC conducts the prestigious examination in three stages — preliminary, main and interview — to select candidates for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

With inputs from PTI

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  1. D
    Jun 8, 2017 at 1:56 am
    Best of luck mem
    1. S
      Sujatha Selvam
      Jun 6, 2017 at 2:33 am
      Is the UPSC civil service exams/interview are tougher or the IAS aspirants' qualification and capabilities are weak?
      1. T
        Jun 6, 2017 at 3:59 pm
        The exam is quite tough and the checking extremely strict. Even to the best of answers hardly 55 marks are given. Only in Essay paper and Interview are the aspirants able to score more than 50 .
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          MAUJI BAPA.
          Jun 6, 2017 at 12:19 am
          Hopefully (and let us pray) that she will not turn into an OBCZilla like that Ms. Khobragade, who couldn't do without a servant or two (without paying her proper wages) and bringing shame to India in USA. Ms. Nandini KR, keep your sanity before your ego. God bless and may be a guide to you.
          1. I
            Jun 5, 2017 at 3:23 pm
            After topping all such tough tests in the country , they are made to report to criminals in the form of illiterate politicans . And if she does something good for society then toppers will be placed in most unwanted posts by these politicians . Never they will be able to utilise their acadamic elegance throughout their profession . That is India at present.
            1. John Himani
              Jun 5, 2017 at 7:44 pm
              Yes, brother, what you told is somewhat true, But what do you suggest? what should be done to improve that situation? just positng comments under articles is surely not solution. I tell you something, I am an aspirant myself and I've intereacted with lot of IAS officers, situation is changing brother, those criminals and politicians are fee the heat now, even if they transfer one honest officer, the another is also honest, and IAS officers are using social media and other digital platforms so well and tactically now a days, it's becoming more and more difficult for such corrupt politicians to force their will on bureaucrats. Things are changing for good my friend. Let's be positive and spread the positive spirit.
              1. B
                Jun 5, 2017 at 8:23 pm
                Hahaha.... which world are you living!? Officer still having to S U CK C O CK.many even enjoy doing it now even if the politician doesn't want think the guy's you meet will ever tell you about their S EX life!?
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                  U ntouchable
                  Jun 5, 2017 at 11:10 pm
                  Himani u just gave a very Good lecture but it's far away from the truth.
                2. P
                  PS Azurite
                  Jun 5, 2017 at 9:03 pm
                  We need leaders who dominated 1950s & 1960s in Indian politics. Present day politicians are dominated by corrupt mindset. There were incidents upright Civil Servant were appreciated by CMs, ministers, etc against the will of their own party leader. When I used to hear incidents about Kamaraj from my father who retired as a civil servant, I really could not believe it when we see present day politicians.
                  1. R
                    Jun 5, 2017 at 10:54 pm
                    Sir even good honest politicians liek Modi,Nitesh,Parrikar or Yogi also are suceding and bad ones liek Lallu,Mulauyam,Maya, Karuna, Sonia are getting rejected. In state levels in South I agree all corrupt folks dominate in all parties. At least in center and some states the situation is changing. All these good folk I mentioned have no family baggage as part of dynasty politics!
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