Shruti Sharma, Ankita Agarwal and Gamini Singla obtained the first, second and third ranks respectively in the 2021 civil service exam, the results of which were announced by the UPSC on Monday.
As many as 685 candidates qualified for the exam, the Union Civil Service Commission (UPSC) said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate those who passed the civil service exam. He wrote, “Congratulations to all who have passed the Civil Service (Main) Examination, 2021. we mark Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.”
Prime Minister Modi also offered his condolences to those who failed the exams, saying, “I fully understand the disappointment of those who were unable to pass the civil service exam, but I also know that it is outstanding young people who will make their mark in whatever field they pursue.and make India proud.My best wishes to them.
Of the successful candidates, 244 are from the general category, 73 from the economically weaker sections, 203 from other backward classes, 105 from the scheduled caste and 60 from the scheduled tribes, the commission said.
Civil Service Examination is conducted annually by UPSC in three stages Preliminary, Main and Interview to select officers from Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.
The written or main part of the exam took place in January 2022, and the interviews took place in April and May this year, he said.
The application of 80 candidates is provisional while the result of one candidate has been retained.
Apart from the top three ranking holders, Aishwarya Verma secured fourth position and Utkarsh Dwivedi reached fifth, he said.
Applicants can check their results on the main UPSC website – upsc.gov.in.
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