Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the final result of the Civil Services Examination 2019. Pradeep Singh, hailing from Sonipat district of Haryana topped the CSE 2019 exam. The second place is grabbed by Jatin Kishore of Delhi and Pratibha Verma of Sultanpur, UP got the third place in the list. A total of 829 candidates have been selected. There are 304 candidates from General category, 78 from EWS, 251 from OBC, 129 from SC and 67 from ST categories. The marks of the candidates will be released after 15 days. UPSC has placed 182 candidates in the reserve list. These include 91 General, 9 EWS, 71 OBC, 8 SC, 3 ST categories. There are 11 candidates whose results have been put on hold.
Toppers’ list :
2- Jatin Kishore
3- Pratibha Verma
4- Himanshu Jain
5- Jayadev C. S.
6- Vishakha Yadav
7-Ganesh Kumar Bhaskar
Pradeep Singh told a news agency on the phone from Sonepat, “It is like a dream come true. It is a pleasant surprise. I always wanted to become an IAS officer. I would like to work for the weaker sections of the society.” Singh, 29-year-old, a 2019 batch officer of the Indian Revenue Service, is currently under probation at the National Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics Academy in Faridabad. He said that his emphasis will be on improving education and agriculture sector as he will become part of the Indian Administrative Service. Singh said, “I have chosen my home state Haryana as the state cadre for the IAS. I am happy that I will get an opportunity to work for my state. He took leave to prepare for the exam.
Jatin Kishore, who finished second in the UPSC examination, is a 2018 batch officer of the Indian Economic Service (IES) and currently holds the post of Assistant Director in the Ministry of Rural Development. “This was my second attempt for the Civil Services Examination,” he told the news agency Bhasha. “I am happy that I got second place,” he added. The 26-year old said that education and environment would be his main focussed areas.
At the same time, Pratibha Verma, an Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) officer and third in the list, said that she wanted to become an IAS officer since childhood. She said, “I am very impressed by the way IAS officers respond first in any crisis. They are always on the front in difficult situations. That is why I then decided to prepare for the exam (after being selected in the IRS).” Verma had secured 489th rank in the 2018 examination of UPSC. She said that she would like to work on women empowerment and children related subjects and especially in her home state Uttar Pradesh. Verma, a resident of Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh, said that her parents played an important role in motivating her for civil service.
Total 2304 candidates were successful in UPSC mains examination. The interview process for them started on 17 February 2020. But the interviews were postponed in March due to the lockdown. The interviews were then held between 20 July and 30 July. For this, the commission decided to reimburse the fare of the aircraft to and fro of the candidates. The decision was taken as the train service was not fully operational due to COVID-19.
Selected candidates will be appointed on the basis of vacancy provided by the government.
If any candidate has to ask any question related to the examination or recruitment, he can go to the UPSC campus on working day to get information between 10 am to 5 pm. Apart from this, information can also be obtained by calling 23385271/23381125/23098543 between 10 am and 5 pm.
Every year, lakhs of candidates who aspire to become IAS, IPS officers appear for the UPSC Civil Services Examination. This exam is considered to be one of the most challenging competitive examinations in the country. UPSC Civil Services Examination is conducted in three stages – Preliminary, Main Examination and Interview. Final merit list is released on the basis of performance in the main examination and interview.