UPPSC PCS-2018 Results: Women Candidates Secure First Three Ranks, Anuj Nehra Tops
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission declared the results of the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Exam (General or Special Recruitment), or UPPSC PCS, conducted in the year 2018. Women candidates are the first three rank-holders in the UPPSC PCS-2018 results declared on Friday, September 11, 2020.
As reported by Hindustan Times, Anuj Nehra of Panipat, Haryana bagged the first rank in the PCS 2018 examination. Sangeeta Raghav, a resident of Gurgaon, secured the second rank. She is followed by Jyoti Sharma of Mathura, bagging the third rank. The fourth and fifth ranks have been achieved by men candidates namely Vipin Kumar Shivhare of Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh and Karamveer Keshav of Patna, Bihar.
The UPPSC PCS exam was conducted for the recruitment of candidates in a total of 988 government posts. These posts included 40 different kinds of posts like 119 posts of deputy collector and 94 posts of deputy SP. The preliminary examination of the PCS-2018 was conducted on October 28, 2018, and the results were declared in March of the next year. The students who qualified the preliminary examination were supposed to appear for the main recruitment examination for 988 posts. However, as per the directions of the Allahabad High Court, the results were amended on October 5, 2019, after which 160 women candidates, who weren’t the residents of UP, also qualified for the Main exams. The main exams were conducted between October 18 and 22 of the year 2019. A total of 16,738 candidates appeared for the exam, out of which 2,669 qualified for the interview round. The interview was conducted in the year 2020 in two shifts divided between the months of July and August.
Reportedly, the recruitment examination of four out of the 988 posts was conducted without any interview. These were the post of Executive officer Class-1/Assistant City Commissioner and three posts of Accountant Urban Development. The results of these posts have also been declared with the UPPSC PCS-2018 results.
This year the number of posts for recruitment was higher compared to those of the last 10 PCS examinations. However, only 976 students could qualify and be recruited in respective posts. UPPSC controller of Exams Arvind Kumar Mishra told, as quoted by HT, “No suitable candidates were found against 12 posts of Information Officer and District Information Officer. These posts have been left vacant.” The results of the exam are available Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission’s official website, uppsc.up.nic.in.
The results of Union Public Service Examination the year 2019 were also declared last month in which women bagged three of the top ten ranks. Pratibha Verma of Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh secured the third position. An IIT Delhi alumna and an IRS officer, Verma emerged as the topper among all the women candidates. Following her, Vishakha Yadav bagged the sixth rank while Sanjita Mohapatra secured the tenth position. Based on the exam, a total of 829 candidates were shortlisted for the appointment in the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and Central Services, Group A and Group B posts. Out of these appointed candidates, 150 were women.