The Union Public Service Commission has announced the final result for the UPSC Civil Exam 2021 on May 30. All the top three positions in the examination have been secured by women.
The UPSC exam, conducted throughout the country annually, selects India’s bureaucrats, police officers and diplomats, along with other civil servants. The examination is also not very easy to crack as the aspirants have to clear multiple rounds of examination before they make it.
The 2021 UPSC CSE preliminary exam was held on October 10, 2021, and the results were announced on October 29. The main examination was conducted from January 7 to 16 earlier this year and the results were declared on March 17. The Interview was the last round of the examination which began on April 5 and concluded on May 26.
Three Girls Secure Top Ranks in UPSC
Candidate Shruti Sharma has secured All India Rank 1 in the final result declared today. Following Sharma, Anikta Agarwal, Gamini Singla and Aishwarya Verma have topped the exam.
While Agarwal secured AIR 2, Gamini secured AIR 3 and Verma ranked fourth.
Shruti, an alumnus of St Stephens College and Jawaharlal Nehru University, reportedly had been preparing for the UPSC Civil Services exam at Jamia Millia Islamia Residential Coaching Academy, reports stated.
A total of 685 candidates were shortlisted for the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Foreign Service and many other branches of the civil services under the Union government of India. The toppers are selected on the basis of their performance in all three rounds--preliminary exam, mains exam and the interview round conducted by the UPSC. Of the 685, nearly 180 candidates will be considered for the IAS, 37 for the IFS and 200 for the IPS services and the rest will be considered for Central Services Groups A and B.
Last year, a Kerala woman had scripted history by clearing the UPSC examination which was her lifelong dream. Aswathy S, daughter of a construction labourer from Thiruvananathapuram, had cleared the UPSC exam 2020 securing an AIR of 481. She'd aimed to be a civil servant and clear UPSC for nearly 15 years before achieving the feat.
Meanwhile, another candidate named Pooja Kadam of Mahastra's Latur had cleared the examination last year in her second attempt. Kadam has only 15% eyesight.
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