Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 24
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday declared the results of the examination 2020, conducted annually to select IAS, IFS and IPS officers, among other civil servants.
Engineering graduates Shubham Kumar and Jagrati Awasthi have bagged the first and second ranks, respectively.
Kumar, who hails from Bihar, is a Bachelor of Technology (civil engineering) graduate from IIT-Bombay. He has qualified the examination with anthropology as his optional subject.
Awasthi is the topper among women candidates, according to a statement issued by the UPSC. Awasthi qualified the examination with sociology as her optional subject. She completed B.Tech (electrical engineering) from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal.
Ankita Jain has achieved the third rank in the prestigious test.
While Mansa engineer Simrandeep Singh secured 34th rank in his third attempt, Nisha Grewal of Bamla village in Haryana’s Bhiwani district has bagged the 51st rank in the examination.
A total of 761 candidates—545 men and 216 women—have cleared the examination, as the UPSC under the law has kept 150 candidates in the reserve list.
Incidentally, of the total 761 selected candidates for different central services, 263 qualified in the general category, 86 in economically weaker section (EWS) category, as 229 candidates selected under OBC category, while 122 SCs and 61 STs, according to the list declared by the UPSC. This means that 498 candidates of the total 761 have been selected under different types of reserve categories.
Candidates have been selected on the basis of the main written exam held from January 8 to January 17 and the interview held from August 2 to September 22. Prior to the main written exam, a preliminary test was held in October 2020. Candidates who had qualified the preliminary test were shortlisted for the main exam.
In the preliminary exam, which was conducted on October 4 last year, 10,564 candidates qualified for appearance in the written (main) examination. A total of 2,053 candidates qualified for the personality test and of which, 761 candidates (545 men and 216 women) have been recommended by the UPSC for appointment to various central services.
Result will also be available on the UPSC website i.e. http//www.upsc.gov.in.
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