Kanishak Kataria topped the UPSC civil services final examination results of which were declared on Friday, while Srushti Jayant Deshmukh came first among women. Akshat Jain has secured the All India second ranking, while Junaid Ahmad has secured the third position across the country. In fact, the top 25 candidates comprise 15 men and 10 women. A total of 759 candidates (577 men and 182 women) recommended for appointment to IAS, IPS.
Other seven candidates in the top 10 are Shreyans Kumat, Srushti Jayant Deshmukh, Shubham Gupta, Karnati Varun Redyy, Vaishali Singh, Gunjan Dwivedi and Tanmay Vashistha Sharma.
The statement by the UPSC said: “Based on the results of the written part of Civil Services Examination, 2018 held by the Union Public Service Commission in September-October, 2018 and the interviews for Personality Test held in February-March, 2019, following is the list, in order of merit, of candidates who have been recommended for appointment to:
(i) Indian Administrative Service; (ii) Indian Foreign Service; (iii) Indian Police Service; and
(iv) Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ ”
The final merit has been released on the basis of performance in the main exams held in September-October, 2018 and in the interview held in February-March, 2019. This time around, 759 candidates have been selected. These include 361 of General category, 209 of OBC, 128 of SC and 61 ST candidates.