Eighty six of the 172 candidates, who were on a reserve list, have been recommended for civil services by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
A total of 1,078 candidates were declared qualified by the UPSC for the 2015 civil services examination –in order of merit for appointment to IAS, IFS, IPS and other central services, as against 1,164 vacancies — results of which were declared last month.
There were 172 candidates in the waiting list.
The Commission has now recommended 86 candidates, which include 69 General, 17 Other Backward Classes, to fill up the remaining posts based on the civil services exam, 2015, the UPSC said.
The civil services examination is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages — preliminary, mains and interview — to select candidates for the elite Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.