Srinagar, May 30 (GNS): Ten aspirants from J&K and Ladakh have made to the civil service examination 2021, results of which were announced by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Monday.
As many as 685 candidates have qualified the prestigious examination. Among those from J&K, all eight are from Jammu division while two are from Ladakh– Tenzin Chonzom and Anwar Hussain. However no one from Kashmir Valley has made it to the examination. Those selected from Jammu include Partha Gupta, Pankaj Yadav, Asrar Ahmad Kichloo (Kishtwar), Namneet Singh, Shivani Jerengal, Mohd Shabir (Poonch) and Anjeet Singh.
Of the total successful candidates, 244 are from general category, 73 from Economically Weaker Sections , 203 of Other Backward Classes, 105 Scheduled Caste and 60 from the Scheduled Tribes, the Commission said.
The civil services examination is conducted annually by the UPSC in three stages preliminary, main and interview to select officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS) among others. The written or main part of the examination was conducted in January, 2022, and the interviews were held in April and May this year, it said.
The candidature of 80 candidates is provisional while the result of one candidate has been kept withheld.
Besides the top three rank holders, Aishwarya Verma secured the fourth position and Utkarsh Dwivedi achieved the fifth rank, it said. (GNS)