The final results for the UPSC Civil Services 2017 exam were declared on Friday by the Union Public Service Commission, which also revealed names of the top rankers in the Civil Services exam. A total of 990 candidates were recommended for various central government positions.
Anudeep Durishetty, an officer from Indian Revenue Services posted in Hyderabad and originally from Metpally, Telangana, has bagged the top position in the UPSC Civil Services examination. Anu Kumari secured second rank and Sachin Gupta took third spot.
Out of the 990 candidates recommended, 476 are from the general category and 275 from other backward classes. A total of 165 candidates from Scheduled Caste and 74 from Scheduled Tribes have been recommended. Among the recommended candidates, 29 candidates are differently-abled.
IPSC Civil Services 2017 exam topper Anudeep graduated from BITS, Pilani with a BE in Electronics and Instrumentation. Anu Kumari has a graduate degree - a BSc in physics - from the Delhi University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from IMT Nagpur.
The UPSC Civil Services 2017 exam aimed to fill 1,098 Central Government positions of Grade 1 and 2, which include positions in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Indian Police Service (IPS), and the Indian Foreign Service (IFS).
A total of 9,57,590 candidates had applied for the 2017 exam, with 4,56,625 candidates appearing for the preliminary examination which was held on June 18, 2017. For the UPSC Civil Services Main exam held in October-November 2017, 13,366 had qualified, while for the personality test conducted in February-April 2018, 2,568 candidates qualified.
The UPSC Civil Services 2018 Preliminary examination is scheduled for June 3rd, 2018 and the last date to apply for the 2018 exam was March 6th.