Civil Services exam 2019 results have been announced by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Pradeep Singh from Sonipat, Haryana has topped the exam. Pratibha Verma is the topper among women candidates.
Pradeep Singh, an IRS officer, is a resident of Haryana, while Ms Verma hails from Uttar Pradesh.
"It is like a dream come true. It is a pleasant surprise for me. I always wanted to be an IAS officer. I would like to work for the deprived sections of society," Mr Singh, son of a farmer, told PTI.
Twenty-nine-year-old Singh, a 2019-batch Indian Revenue Service (customs and central excise) officer, is undergoing probation at the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) in Faridabad, cleared the exams in his fourth attempt.
A total of 829 candidates have been selected to various Civil Services through the 2019 edition of the exam.
The final result is available on the official website of UPSC.
The UPSC has declared the final list of selected candidates based on the result of the written part of Civil Services Examination, 2019 held in September, 2019 and the interviews or Personality Test held in February-August, 2020.
Among those who had availed the EWS quota, which was implemented in the Civil Services Exam for the first time in 2019, 78 candidates have been selected.
The result of 11 candidates has been kept withheld.
UPSC conducts the Civil Services exam every year for selection of candidates to Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and Other Central Services.
The Civil Services exam 2020 was scheduled to be held on May 31. The exam has been rescheduled to October 4 in view of the coronavirus crisis.
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