In a momentous achievement for women, the four toppers of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) are women. Ishita Kishore, a former student of Air Force Bal Bharti School in Delhi and Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), who resides in Greater Noida, has achieved the highest score in the final results of the UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) 2022. Garima Lohia secured the second position, followed by Uma Harathi in third place, and Smriti Mishra at fourth. These remarkable women candidates are the four toppers of UPSC.
For the second consecutive year, women candidates have claimed the top three ranks in this highly esteemed exam. In the civil services examination of 2021, Shruti Sharma, Ankita Agarwal, and Gamini Singla achieved the top three ranks, with Shruti securing the first position, Ankita securing the second position, and Gamini securing the third position.
Out of the total number of qualified candidates, which amounts to 933, 320 are women and 613 are men, as stated by the commission. Among the top 25 candidates, 14 are women, and the remaining 11 are men.
Meet The Women Toppers Of UPSC Exams
Ishita Kishore, who holds a degree in economics from the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce at Delhi University, has not only excelled academically but also made significant contributions in the professional world. Prior to her success in the UPSC CSE, she worked at Ernst & Young, where she played a pivotal role in their risk advisory department. Additionally, Ishita has demonstrated exceptional athletic abilities and actively participated in various sports activities.
Garima Lohia, who completed her Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Kirorimal College at the University of Delhi, secured the second spot by choosing Commerce and Accountancy as her elective disciplines.
Uma Harathi, who holds a B.Tech degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Hyderabad, attained the third position, opting for Anthropology as her optional subject.
Smriti Mishra, a graduate of Miranda House College, University of Delhi, achieved the fourth position, having chosen Zoology as her elective discipline.
The primary objective of the UPSC Civil Services Exam is to select individuals for prestigious positions such as the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and various other roles. It comprises three stages – prelims, main, and interview (personality test).
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