The Union Public Service Commission on Tuesday cleared 829 candidates to hitch the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and different civil companies after three rounds of evaluation in 2019-2020.
The preliminary and foremost examinations have been held June and September final yr, respectively. After the candidates cleared the exams, few of the interviews have been carried out in March, however as a consequence of Covid-19 pandemic and the next nationwide lockdown imposed on March 24, the Commission had determined to reschedule the interviews and medical examinations from July 21 to August 4. To ease the difficulty of the candidates, as Hindustan Times had reported earlier, the Commission had determined to reimburse airfare for the candidates showing for interviews.
Last yr, 759 candidates had cleared the UPSC. In the final class, 304 college students have cleared the examination whereas 78 candidates have made it by way of on the EWS quota. In the OBC class 251 candidates have been chosen, 129 within the SC class and 67 within the ST.
The candidature of 66 candidates is provisional and that of 11 is stored withheld.
According to the notification launched by the federal government, there are a complete of 927 vacancies that have to be stuffed. There are 180 vacancies for the IAS, of which 72 are for these from the final class, 18 from EWS, 52 for OBC, 25 for SC and 13 for ST classes.
The Foreign Service has 24 vacancies, with 12 for normal class aspirants, 2 for EWS, 6 for OBC, 3 for SC and 1 for ST class aspirants.
There are 150 vacancies within the IPS, 60 for normal class, 15 for EWS, 42 for OBC, 23 for SC and 10 for ST.
The examination has been topped by Pradeep Singh from Haryana who’s presently below coaching as an Indian Revenue Service Officer in Faridabad, Punjab.
“I was quite confident I will get through, but I never expected the first rank,” Singh advised Hindustan Times. “This is unbelievable, my parents are ecstatic.” Singh’s first preference is the Administrative Services.
Jatin Kishore from Delhi has secured the second rank, whereas Pratibha Verma from Uttar Pradesh has secured the third rank. Kishore remained unavailable for a remark.
“I’m shocked and super excited,” stated Verma. “I have not been able to put down my phone and my family is pouring in from all over to congratulate me. This was very unexpected.”
The daughter of two lecturers (her father retired not too long ago and her mom continues to show the first faculty) Verma is a resident of Sultanpur, UP, and has chosen IAS as her first preference as nicely. Like Singh, she too had cleared the IRS final yr however whereas she had joined the service she had taken depart to arrange for her examination.
“My optional subject was physics,” stated Verma. “My teacher in Rajendra Nagar, Vajpayee sir, was integral in making me understand all the concepts.”