UPSC results: Pradeep Singh tops exam

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UPSC results: Pradeep Singh tops exam

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

Already in the Indian Revenue Service,  Pradeep Singh from Haryana has topped the 2019 UPSC Civil Services Examination while  Pratibha Verma from Uttar Pradesh made it to the top among the women candidates.There are a total of 19 women candidates in the first 50 rankers.

The Union Public Service Commission on Tuesday declared the results of the Civil Services Examination 2019 which includes for the first time a 10 percent quota for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) as one of the various categories like General and other reserved categories. Of the total of 927 vacancies, 78 candidates have made it under EWS.

According to the results declared by UPSC this year, 829 candidates have been selected for the various services, including 66 who have been provisionally recommended. The results of 11 candidates have been withheld.

The results are on the basis of the written examination held in September 2019 and the interviews for a personality test held between February and August 2020 and in between suspended during the Corona related country wide lockdown.

The 10% EWS was implemented for the first time this year, with 78 candidates selected under that category.

Apart from 304 successful candidates in the general category, there were 251 from Other Backward Classes, 129 from Scheduled Castes and 67 from Scheduled Tribes.

The successful candidates will join the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and Central Services Group A and B, in accordance with their merit list. There were a total of 927 vacancies reported by the government in these services, says a UPSC statement.

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