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UPSC results: Meet the toppers

Last updated on: April 06, 2019 08:42 IST
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In the results announced Friday, April 5, as many as 759 candidates including 577 men and 182 women have been selected.

Kanishak Kataria tops UPSC 2019

IMAGE: Kanishak Kataria, a BTech student from IIT-Bombay has topped the exam. Photograph: Kanishak Kataria/Twitter

The Union Public Service Commission announced the results of Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2018 on Friday, April 5.

According to the statement released by the UPSC, 759 candidates including 577 men and 182 women have been recommended to various positions.

Kanishak Kataria, a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has topped the exam and secured All India Rank 1 followed by Akshit Jain and Junaid Ahmad at second and third positions.

"It's a very surprising moment. I never expected to get the 1st rank. I thank my parents, sister and my girlfriend Sonal who is in Japan for the help and moral support," Kataria said.

"People will expect me to be a good administrator and that's exactly my intention," he told ANI.

Kataria hails from Jaipur, Rajasthan and had previously topped the state in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination in 2010.

Srushti Deshmukh

IMAGE: Srushti Jayant Deshmukh, All India Rank 5 cracked the exam in her first attempt. Photograph: ANI

Among female candidates, Srushti Jayant Deshmukh from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh has topped the exam.

Deshmukh is a bachelor in chemical engineering from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal. The All India Rank 5 holder celebrated her success with her family.

"It was my childhood dream and I was consistent in preparing for the exam," Deshmukh revealed in an interview to ANI.

"UPSC exam is a long journey where you are committed for 1 to 1.5 years. My parents, family, friends and teachers supported me, so the credit goes to them. I had decided that my first attempt is my last attempt and I was determined to clear it in one attempt," the female topper added.

WATCH the video below to see the toppers share their study secrets and celebrate with family.

Video: ANI

Over 8 lakh candidates appeared for the UPSC preliminary examination in 2018 out of which 10,500 qualified for the Main paper.

The selected candidates who cleared the UPSC CSE will take up positions in the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service and Indian Revenue Service.

With inputs from AGENCIES

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