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Kanishak Kataria tops Civil Services Exam 2019, Srushti Deshmukh topper among women

Kanishak Kataria
Kanishak Kataria
Kanishak Kataria, who has a B. Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay has topped the Civil Services Examination (CSE), 2018, the results of which were announced by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) here today.
 
Kataria, who belongs to the Scheduled Caste (SC) category, qualified the examination with Mathematics as his optional subject.
 
Srushti Jayant Deshmukh is the topper among the women candidates, securing an overall fifth rank. She has graduated with B.E. (Chemical Engineering) from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal.
 
The top 25 candidates comprise 15 men and 10 women.
 
A total of 759 candidates (577 men and 182 women) have been recommended by the Commission for appointment to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS)l; Indian Foreign Service (IFS); Indian Police Service (IPS); and (iv) Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’, an official press release said.
 
The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2018 was conducted on June 3, 2018. As many as 10,65,552 candidates applied for this examination, out of which 4,93,972 candidates actually appeared.
 
A total of 10,468 candidates qualified for appearance in the Written (Main) Examination which was held in September – October, 2018. A total of 1994 candidates qualified for the Personality Test conducted in February-March, 2019.
 
Educational qualification-wise, the top 25 candidates belong to subjects like Engineering; Sciences; Economics; Law; Mathematics; History; Political Science; Public Administration and Commerce graduating from premier institutions of the country such as IITs, NIT, NLU, BITS Pilani, DU, Mumbai University, Anna University, Pune University, and so on.
 
Optional subjects of the top 25 candidates in the examination ranged from Anthropology, Chemistry, Commerce & Accountancy, Geography, Law, Maths, History, Political Science & International Relations, Public Administration, Psychology, Sociology, and English Literature.
 
The recommended candidates also include 36 Persons with Benchmark Disability (11 Orthopedically Handicapped; 12 Visually Challenged, 11 Hearing Impaired & 2 Multiple Disability).
 
Of the 759 recommended candidates, 361 are from the General Category (including 10 PwBD-1, 09 PwBD-2, 08 PwBD-3 & 01 PwBD-5); 209 Other Backward Classes (OBCs) (including 01 PwBD-1, 02 PwBD-2 and 02 PwBD-3); 128 Scheduled Caste (SC) (including 01 PwBD-3 & 01 PwBD-5); and 61 Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates (including 01 PwBD-2).
 
In accordance with Rule 16 (4) & (5) of the Civil Services Examination Rules 2018, the Commission is maintaining a consolidated Reserve List of 106 candidates, including 53 General, 35 OBC, SC 7 and ST 1.
 
The release said  appointment to the various services will be made according to the number of vacancies available with due consideration to the provisions contained in the Rules for the Examination.The number of vacancies reported by the Government to be filled is 812 (180 IAS -- 91 General, 48 OBC, 27 SC, 14 ST; 30 IFS -- 15 General, 9 OBC, 5 SC, 1 ST; 150 IPS -- 75 General, 42 OBC, 24 SC, 9 ST; Central Services Group A 384 -- 198 General, 98 OBC, 57 SC, 31 ST; Central Services Group B -- 35 General, 12 OBC, 15 SC, 6 ST). These include 36 PwBD vacancies (11 PwBD-1; 12 PwBD-2, 11 PwBD-3 and 2 PwBD-5).
 
The candidature of 109 recommended candidates with following Roll Numbers is provisional:
 
0100432 0807656 0847601 1006849 1201676 2002604 5602562 6313219 6619761 0101092 0809237 0852235 1017023 1203893 2104518 5704523 6317669 6624006 0115520 0809436 0856586 1017815 1208845 2108621 5800239 6318749 6702967 0118830 0816798 0859509 1017999 1212127 2631257 5803919 6319502 7006930 0120224 0817048 0860065 1047013 1218705 3515131 5807580 6319682 7803824 0307836 0819051 0860387 1048862 1418368 3600621 5808534 6401103 0309012 0819087 0866235 1108129 1503359 3909215 5809484 6404241 0322487 0821700 0871432 1109496 1508352 4112704 5814310 6406851 0404866 0823505 0872594 1114193 1902141 4403576 5908731 6414910 0519378 0828707 0877298 1124219 1903622 5100955 6006666 6418572 0615400 0843545 0882897 1134201 1906148 5400753 6210826 6418639 0804606 0844398 1000491 1140557 1913366 5401608 6309805 6609091 0806033 0846093 1002684 1142258 2000581 5602199 6310571 6612136
 
The full list of recommended candidates, in order of merit, can be seen here.
 
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