UPSC Civil Services Examination 2018 results declared

UPSC Civil Services Examination 2018The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the final result for Civil Services Examination 2018. Kanishka Kataria is the UPSC Civil Services topper for 2018. The commission had held personal interviews for candidates shortlisted after the Main examination in February-March 2019. A total number of 759 candidates have been recommended for appointment. Out of these 361 belong to General category, 209 to OBC category, 128 to SC category, and 61 to ST category, said the report.

Along with the list of 759 shortlisted candidates, UPSC has also released the roll number of 109 candidates who have been placed in the reserve list. The list of shortlisted candidates is available on the UPSC website. The list, in order of merit, is of candidates who have been recommended for appointment to Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service, and Central Services Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ (in this order). The number of vacancies reported by the government to be filled was 812 which included 36 PwBD vacancies. These include 180 IAS, 30 IFS, 150 IPS, 384 Central Services Group A, and 68 Group B vacancies.

The top five spots in this most coveted government service examination are rounded off by Akshat Jain, Junaid Ahmad, Shreyans Kumat, and Srushti Jayant Deshmukh. UPSC holds a preliminary examination to shortlist candidates for Civil Services Main exam and those who qualify in the Main exam are called for personal interview. UPSC Civil Services interviews are known to be rigorous.

Unique achievers

A tribal girl from Wayanad, Kerala who achieved 410th rank, Kataria of IIT-Bombay being the topper and Shrusti first among women candidates were unique achievers.  Sreedhanya Suresh, a 23-year-old girl has come out with flying colours becoming the first person from the Scheduled Tribe community in Wayanad District to achieve the feat.  Daughter of Suresh and Kamala of Ambalakkolly Tribal settlement at Achooranam, near Pozhuthana, had secured the 410th rank in the examination. Sreedhanya grew up in a Kurichiya tribal hamlet. Her father is a daily wage worker and her mother, a worker under MNREG Scheme. An alumnus of Thariyodu Government Higher Secondary School, Sreedhanya is a post graduate in Applied Zoology at the University of Calicut after graduating in Zoology from Saint Joseph’s College, Devagiri in Kozhikode.

Kataria is a BTech from IIT-Bombay and he belongs to the SC category and qualified in the examination with mathematics as his optional subject. What is more, he is a B.Tech in (Computer Science and Engineering). Srushti Jayant Deshmukh, the topper among women candidates securing an overall fifth rank, is a BE in Chemical Engineering from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal.

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