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UPSC Civil Services Result: PM Modi lauds 'stupendous' efforts of successful candidates, wishes them luck for future

Lauding ''stupendous efforts" of the youngsters, PM Modi also wished them luck for the future ahead.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: April 28, 2018 19:52 IST ]
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated candidates who cleared the 2017 Civil Services Examination, results of which were announced yesterday. 

Lauding ''stupendous efforts" of the youngsters, PM Modi also wished them luck for the future ahead.

"Congratulations to all those successful in the Civil Services Examination, 2017. Their stupendous efforts have led to this success. Good luck to these youngsters as they immerse themselves in public service," Modi said in a tweet. 

"I fully understand the disappointment of those young friends who were unable to clear the Civil Services Examination, 2017. However, I am sure this will motivate them to work even harder. My best wishes for their future endeavours. I have full faith in their skills and talent," the prime minister added. 

The Union Public Service Commission on Friday evening declared the final result of Civil Services Exam 2017 on its official website. Hyderabad candidate Anudeep Durishetty topped the list breaking a three-year streak of female candidates bagging the top spot. 

Anu Kumari and Sachin Gupta made it to the second and third position respectively. 

Anudeep, an OBC candidate from Metpally in Telangana, is posted in Hyderabad as an Assistant Commissioner. 

Candidates who appeared for the written examination last year can check the details and the results by logging on the official site of UPSC at upsc.gov.in.

As many as 990 names were recommended for the appointment to  (i) Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’. This was based on the results of the written part held by the Union Public Service Commission in October-November, 2017 and the interviews for Personality Test held in February-April, 2018

Of the candidates recommended for appointment, 476 are from the general category, 275 from OBC, 165 from scheduled caste and 74 from scheduled tribes category. 

"The recommended candidates also include 29 physically disabled persons (9 orthopedically handicapped; 8 visually challenged and 12 hearing impaired)," UPSC said in a statement. 

Saumya Sharma, a physically disabled candidate, with hearing impairment, secured an overall ninth rank, the UPSC said. 

An officer of IRS (Customs and Central Excise) of 2014 batch, Anudeep qualified the examination with Anthropology as his optional subject. 

Anudeep has graduated with BE (Electronics & Instrumentation) degree from BITS, Pilani. 

Anu Kumari, the topper among the female candidates, has graduated with BSc (Hons) in Physics from the Delhi University and has done an MBA (Finance and Marketing) from IMT, Nagpur. 

Nandini K R, Tina Dabi and Ira Singhal had topped the civil services examination 2016, 2015 and 2014, respectively. 

A total of 1058 vacancies were to be filled through Civil Services Examination, 2017, which included 29 vacancies for physically handicapped candidates, the statement said. 

The UPSC Main exam was conducted on October 28, 2017.

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