Kanishak Kataria

Kanishak Kataria, a B. Tech graduate from IIT Bombay has topped the civil services exam 2018 securing Rank 1, UPSC declared final result of Civil Service Exam 2018. As per UPSC Official Mr. Kataria, who belongs to the SC Category, qualified the examination with Mathematics as his optional subject. Marks of recommended candidates will publish soon at the official website of UPSC.

Srushti Jayant Deshmukh

Srushti Jayant Deshmukh is topper among women. She secured the fifth rank overall. Ms Deshmukh has graduated with B.E.(Chemical Engineering) from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal.

Sreedhanya Suresh

Sreedhanya Suresh from the district has cleared the Civil Services Examination - 2019, becoming the first person from the Scheduled Tribes (ST) in the district to achieve the feat.

Daughter of Suresh and Kamala of the Ambalakkolly tribal settlement at Achooranam, near Pozhuthana in the district, Sreedhanya secured 410th rank in the examination.

759 candidates, comprising 577 men and 182 women, have been recommended for appointment to Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and Central Services, Group 'A' and Group 'B'.

The top 25 candidates have graduated in subjects like Engineering; Sciences; Economics; Law; Mathematics; History; Political Science; Public administration and Commerce from premier institutions of the country such as IITs, NIT, NLU, BITS Pilani, DU, Mumbai University, Anna University, Pune University.

The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination was conducted in June 2018. Though over 10 lakh candidates applied for this examination only about 5 lakh candidates appeared for it. Of these, 10,468 candidates qualified for the Written (Main) Examination which was held in September- October, 2018.

Optional subjects of the top 25 candidates in the examination ranged from Anthropology, Chemistry, Commerce & Accountancy, Geography, Law, Maths, History, Political Science and International Relations, Public Administration, Psychology, Sociology, and English Literature, the press statement by UPSC said.