Updated: April 8, 2019 12:27:18 pm
UPSC CSE results 2018: The Union Public Service Commission has declared the results final results for the Civil Service examination 2018. As per the official website, this year, a total of 759 candidates have been recommended by the Commission for appointment to various services like IAS, IPS, IFS. Kanishak Kataria topped the examination, while Srushti Jayant Deshmukh is the topper among women candidates securing an overall fifth rank.
The IIT Bombay alumnus Kanishak Kataria belongs to SC category and qualified the examination with mathematics as his optional subject. He is a B.Tech (Computer Science and Engineering).
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Srushti Jayant Deshmukh, a B.E.(Chemical Engineering) from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, is the topper among the women candidates securing an overall fifth rank, the statement said.
Deshmukh, who will be the first civil servant in her family, is an M.Phil in chemical engineering. She said she had faith in herself and that helped her clear the prestigious examination in her first attempt. Daughter of an engineer father and a pre-school teacher mother, Srushti hails from Bhopal. “I think it is the consistency and the faith in yourself that make one achieve all goals,” she told PTI.
UPSC final exam results: Kanishak Kataria secures all India rank 1. AIR 5 Srushti Jayant Deshmukh topper among women. pic.twitter.com/CIhcMUEcXm
— ANI (@ANI) April 5, 2019
The second rank holder Akshat Jain, an engineering graduate from IIT Guwahati, told PTI he was elated and one of the reasons why he appeared in the civil services examination was to serve the society. Hailing from Jaipur, Akshit’s father is an IPS officer while mother is an Indian Revenue Service officer, who also motivated him to join the civil services. “I would like to serve as an IAS officer in my home state Rajasthan,” he said.
The Mains exam was conducted from September 28 to October 7, 2018 for selection to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’). The personality test was started from February onwards. Every year, over 11 lakh candidates appear for the prestigious exams every year.
A total of 10,468 candidates qualified for an appearance in the written (main) examination which was held in September-October, 2018. A total of 1994 candidates qualified for the personality test conducted in February-March, 2019. The top 25 candidates comprise 15 men and 10 women. The recommended candidates also include 36 persons with benchmark disability (11 orthopedically handicapped; 12 visually challenged, 11 hearing impaired and two multiple disabilities).
Appointment to the various services will be made according to the number of vacancies available with due consideration to the provisions contained in the rules for the examination, the UPSC said. The number of vacancies reported by the government to be filled is as under: IAS-180 (including reserved category), IFS-30, IPS-150, Central Services Group ‘A’-384, Group ‘B’ services-68.
Educational qualification-wise the top 25 candidates belong to subjects like Engineering, Sciences, Economics, Law, Mathematics, History, Political Science, Public administration and Commerce graduating from premier Institutions of the country such as IITs, NIT, NLU, BITS Pilani, Delhi University, Mumbai University, Anna University, Pune University, etc. Optional subjects of the top 25 candidates in the examination ranged from Anthropology, Chemistry, Commerce and Accountancy, Geography, Law, Maths, History, Political Science and International Relations, Public Administration, Psychology, Sociology, and English Literature.
The civil services (preliminary) examination was conducted on June 3, 2018. A total of 10,65,552 candidates applied for the examination, out of which 4,93,972 candidates appeared. As many as 10,468 candidates qualified for the written (main) examination, which was held in September-October, and 1,994 candidates qualified for the personality test in February-March 2019.
The top 25 candidates comprise 15 men and 10 women. The recommended candidates include 36 persons with benchmark disability (11 orthopedically handicapped, 12 visually challenged, 11 hearing impaired and two multiple disabilities).
Appointment to the various services will be made according to the number of vacancies, with due consideration to the rules for the examination, the UPSC said.
For any clarification regarding the results, candidates can call on the numbers 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098543 on working days between 10 am and 5 pm. The marks will be made available in 15 days.
In 2018, Durishetty Anudeep topped the UPSC Civil Services examination.
– With inputs from PTI
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