The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) results have been announced on Tuesday. Delhi girl Tina Dabi has secured the first rank while Railway officer Athar Aamir ul Shafi Khan and Indian Revenue Service officer Jasmeet Singh Sandhu came second and third respectively. For the fifth time in the last six years, girls have topped the exam.
22 year-old Tina is a graduate from Delhi’s prestigious Lady Shri Ram College. She has passed the competitive exam in her very first attempt. “It is indeed a proud moment for me,” PTI quoted her as saying.
Athar Aamir ul Shafi Khan, who has secured the second rank, topping among boys, is from Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir. Interestingly, he is the second person from the restive state to achieve such success, after Dr Shah Faisal, who topped the 2009 exams.
“I have opted for Jammu and Kashmir cadre also. I will be happy in case I get chance to work there. I think there is a lot of scope to fulfil aspirations of people of my state,” he told PTI.
The results were uploaded on the official website of the commission, upsc.gov.in. The caste-wise breakdown of the results was also released, with general category candidates securing 499 positions, and 314 candidates from the OBC category clearing the exam. From the Scheduled Caste category, 176 students cleared the exam while the corresponding number for the Scheduled Tribes category was 89 candidates. In all, 1078 candidates have been recommended for appointment into various government services.
The UPSC conducts all-India level exams for entry into Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), along with Central Services, group ‘A’ and ‘B’.