Roopa Mishra tops Civil Services exam

Roopa Mishra tops Civil Services exam
New Delhi, May 7 (PTI) Roopa Mishra, an MBA from Utkal University in Bhubaneshwar, has topped this year's Civil Services examination while Ashima Garg from Delhi University stood second out of 413 selected candidates, it was officially announced today.

This was the first attempt for Mishra. Among the first twenty in the merit for 2003 batch, seven are women.

In all 316326 candidates had applied for the exams out of which 160788 actually appeared for the premiliminary test. 5973 qualified for the main exam and 1179 were called for interview for final selection.

Of the 413 candidates recommended for appointment to Government jobs, 184 belong to the general category, 129 to the Other Backward Classes, 67 to the Scheduled Castes and 33 to the Scheduled Tribes.

They would be drafted into the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Central Services Group 'A' and 'B'.

There are four candiates with physical disability selected this time.

The written exams were conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in May last year and interview and personality tests were held in April-May this year.

Following is the list of 20 successful candidates in the order of merit: Roopa Mishra, Ashima Garg, Arshdeep Singh, Shurbir Singh, Anamika Singh, Haritash Gulshan, Prashant Kumar, Bhaskar Katamneni, Sanjay Bansal, Arindam Bhattacharyya, J. Kumaragurubaran, Priyanka Chauhan, Pradeep Singh Rajpurohit, Vishal R, D Vijay Kumar, Palka Sahni, Ajay Nagabhushan MN, Amit Kataria, Vasantha Kumar N and Mamta.

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