UPSC Result 2017 exam was announced some days back and again women made their marks again as always. The Union Public Service Commission has recommended a total of 990 candidates for appointments to the various services of the government. Of these 990, there are 240 women and 750 men. Also, of the top 25 candidates on the list, there were 8 women and 17 men.
The topper, Anudeep Durishetty, is a graduate of BITS, Pilani. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics & Instrumentation) from the prestigious institution. He qualified the examination with Anthropology as his optional subject. He seems to be a fan of the English football club Arsenal FC and claims to be emotionally invested in tennis great Roger Federer.
28-year-old Anudeep has served as an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer for two years, bagged the first rank in the civil services examination, preliminary examination for which was conducted on June 18 last year.
AnusdeepDurishetty belongs to other backward classes (OBC) category. He qualified the examination with Anthropology as his optional subject.
The second rank was bagged by AnuKumari, who is also the highest ranked woman in the examination. She is a graduate of Delhi University and IMT, Nagpur. She holds a BSc (Honors) in Physics and an MBA (Finance & Marketing).
She also expressed her contentment with the success she had achieved. With the determination to tackle matters related to the safety of women in the country, AnuKumari wants to stay in India and serve the nation. Talking about the days of her preparations for the UPSC exam, she said she used to study for 10-12 hours a day.
Sachin Gupta, who bagged 3rd rank in UPSC completed his mechanical engineering degree from Thapar University, Patiala. After completing his engineering studies, Gupta worked at a private company in Gurugram. He explained how he consistently focused on paying attention only to the resources he wanted to study. In this age of the Internet, we all get confused with the online availability of an immense number of reading material. One should stick to only a handful to stay determined with unwavering confidence.
A total of 1,099 candidates (846 men and 253 women), including 500 in General category, 347 belonging to Other Backward Class, 163 from Scheduled Caste and 89 from Scheduled Tribe, have been recommended for appointment to various central government services.
They include 44 physically handicapped candidates (22 orthopedically handicapped; seven visually challenged and 15 hearing impaired.)
For UPSC, over 456,625 candidates took the exam for the preliminary examination. Of them 13,366 qualified for the writer (main) examination conducted in October 2017. For the present year, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the Civil Services Examination on June 3, 2018.
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