Civil Services exam 2019 results have been announced by the Union Public Service Commission. Pradeep Singh from Sonipat, Haryana has topped the exam. Pratibha Verma is the topper among women candidates.
Pradeep Singh, an IRS officer, is a resident of Haryana, while Ms Verma hails from Uttar Pradesh.
Mr Singh, son of a farmer, told PTI “It is like a dream come true. It is a pleasant surprise for me. I always wanted to be an IAS officer. I would like to work for the deprived sections of society,” .
Twenty-nine-year-old Singh, a 2019-batch Indian Revenue Service (customs and central excise) officer, is undergoing probation at the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) in Faridabad.
It is to be noted that he cleared the exams in his fourth attempt.
This time a total of 829 candidates have been selected to various Civil Services through the 2019 edition of the exam.
The final result is available on the official website of UPSC.
PM Narendra Modi expressed his best wishes for all the selected candidates on Twitter. He also encouraged others who could not clear the exam.
Congratulations to all the bright youngsters who have successfully cleared the Civil Services Examination, 2019! An exciting and satisfying career of public service awaits you. My best wishes!
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 4, 2020
Among those who had availed the EWS quota, which was implemented in the Civil Services Exam for the first time in 2019, 78 candidates have been selected.
What is Civil Service Exam?
UPSC conducts the Civil Services exam every year for selection of candidates to Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and Other Central Services.