Civil services exam results: Haryana’s Pradeep Singh tops; 829 candidates qualify

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Tuesday declared the results of the Civil Services examination 2019, with Haryana’s Pradeep Singh topping the list of 829 successful candidates for various services including the IAS, the IPS and the IFS among others, officials said.

According to an official statement issued by the UPSC, the second and third positions have been bagged by Jatin Kishore and Pratibha Verma, respectively. Verma, who hails from Uttar Pradesh is the topper among women successful candidates.

A total of 829 candidates had been recommended for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS) among other civil services, it said.

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Of the total qualified candidates, 304 are from the General category, 78 from the Economically Weaker Section (EWS), 251 from the Other Backward Classes (OBC), 129 from the Scheduled Castes (SC) and 67 from the Scheduled Tribes (ST) category, according to the statement.

A total of 182 other candidates have been put in the reserve list.

The selection has been made against 927 vacancies reported by the government, as the results of 11 candidates have been kept withheld, it said.

The civil services examination is conducted annually in three phases — preliminary, main and interview — to select candidates for the country’s premier civil services.

In a statement, the UPSC said: “Candidates can obtain any information/clarification regarding their examinations/recruitment on the working days between 10:00 hours and 17:00 hours in person or over telephone numbers 011- 23385271/23381125/23098543.”

“The UPSC has a facilitation counter near examination hall on its campus here,” it added.