UPSC results: Successful candidates from Jammu and Kashmir, who appeared in the prestigious civil services examination, have achieved a historic feat after 14 among them found place in the UPSC merit list, according to IE report. The UPSC results were declared yesterday. Bilal Mohiuddin Bhat, who hails from Haripora Unisoo village in North Kashmir’s Langate area, scored the 10th position in the examination. Notably, last year, 12 candidates from the state passed the examination.
31-year-old Bhat had appeared for the examination four times. This was his last chance to fullfill thye dream as he would have crossed the cutoff age for appearing for the elite services after November. Another candidate who featured in the list is Fakhurudin. The 30-year-old is a dentist from Bemina locality in Srinagar. Bisma Qazi is an engineer from Rambagh Srinagar and features in the merit list.
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Nandini K R from Karnataka topped the UPSC merit list. She is an Indian Revenue Service officer. Notably, this is the third year in a row that a woman candidate has topped the test. Tina Dabi and Ira Singhal, both residents of Delhi, had topped the civil services examination 2015 and 2014, respectively. This year, the top 25 candidates comprise 18 men and 7 women. Anmol Sher Singh Bedi is the topper among male candidates securing overall second rank. Nandini, 26, who has got first rank in civil services exam 2016, is at present undergoing training at the National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics in Faridabad. Bedi is an engineering graduate in computer science from BITS, Pilani.
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, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) said. They include 44 physically handicapped candidates (22 orthopedically handicapped; seven visually challenged and 15 hearing impaired). There are 220 other candidates in the waiting list. A total of 1,209 vacancies were notified by the government, which were to be filled through the civil services examination 2016.
The civil services examination is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages– preliminary, main and interview–to select candidates for the elite Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.
The civil services preliminary examination, 2016 was conducted on August 7, 2016. As many as 11,35,943 candidates had applied for this examination, out of which 4,59,659 candidates actually appeared. A total of 15,452 candidates qualified for the mains examination held in December, 2016. Of these, 2,961 candidates qualified for the personality test or interview conducted in March-May.