Civil Services exam 2019 results are declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Pradeep Singh from Sonipat, Haryana came out as the topper of the exam. Pratibha Verma happens to be the topper among women candidates.
Pradeep Singh, an IRS officer by profession, is a resident of Haryana, while Ms Verma resides in Uttar Pradesh.
“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,” Mr Singh, son of a farmer, told PTI.
A twenty-nine year old Singh, a 2019-batch Indian Revenue Service (customs and central excise) officer, is on probationary period at the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) in Faridabad, passed the exams with flying colours in his fourth attempt.
A total of 829 candidates have been chosen to various Civil Services posts through the 2019 edition of the exam. The final result can be accessed on the official website of UPSC.
The UPSC has announced the final list of selection of potential candidates based on the result of the written test of Civil Services Examination, 2019 held in September, 2019 and the interviews or Personality Test conducted in February-August, 2020.
Amid those who had made use of the EWS quota, executed in the Civil Services Exam for the first time in 2019, 78 candidates have been picked up. The result of 11 candidates are yet to be announced.
UPSC conducts the Civil Services exam every year for potential candidates to secure employment in Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and Other Central Services.
The Civil Services exam 2020 was set to take place on May 31. The exam has been rescheduled to October 4 due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.