Indian Revenue Service officer Durishetty Anudeep has topped the coveted civil services 2017 examination, breaking a three-year streak of female candidates bagging the top spot.
An officer of IRS (Customs and Central Excise) of 2014 batch, Anudeep qualified the examination with Anthropology as his optional subject. Anudeep has graduated with BE (Electronics & Instrumentation) degree from BITS, Pilani. Anudeep is from Metpally in Telangana, is posted in Hyderabad as an Assistant Commissioner.
Anu Kumari, the topper among the female candidates, has graduated with BSc (Hons) in Physics from the Delhi University and has done an MBA (Finance and Marketing) from IMT, Nagpur.
Sachin Gupta stood third.
A total of 990 candidates — 750 men and 240 women — have been recommended by the Commission for appointment to various central government services, UPSC said in a statement here.
Of the candidates recommended for appointment, 476 are from the general category, 275 from OBC, 165 from scheduled caste and 74 from scheduled tribes category.
“The recommended candidates also include 29 physically disabled persons (9 orthopedically handicapped; 8 visually challenged and 12 hearing impaired),” it said.
Nandini K.R., Tina Dabi and Ira Singhal had topped the civil services examination 2016, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
Total candidates appeared
The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2017 was conducted on 18 June 2017. 9,57,590 candidates applied for this examination, out of which 4,56,625 candidates actually appeared. 13,366 candidates qualified for appearance in the written (Mains) examination held in October-November, 2017. Of them, 2,568 candidates qualified for the Personality Test conducted in February-April, 2018.
(Adapted from Livemint)