Shubham Kumar has topped the prestigious civil services examination 2020, results of which were declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday.

Jagrati Awasthi and Ankita Jain have got second and third ranks respectively.

A total of 761 candidates — 545 men and 216 women — have cleared the examination. Candidates can check their scores on the official UPSC website at upsc.gov.in. Kumar graduated in B Tech (Civil Engineering) from IIT Bombay. Jagrati Awasthi, who is the topper among women, graduated in B Tech (Electrical Engineering) from MANIT Bhopal. 

“The top 25 candidates comprise 13 men and 12 women. The recommended candidates also include 25 persons with Benchmark Disability (07 Orthopedically Handicapped, 04 Visually Challenged, 10 Hearing Impaired & 04 Multiple Disabilities),” UPSC said. 

Ria Dabi, sister of Tina Dabi scored rank 15 in the civil service exams. Tina Dabi had bagged AIR 1 in 2015 UPSC exam. 

A total of 180 candidates will be shortlisted for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) post, 36 for Indian Foreign Service (IFS), 200 for Indian Police Service (IPS) posts. The recommendations will be made to the IAS, IFS, IPS and Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’. 

As per UPSC notification, “Appointment to the various services will be made according to the number of vacancies available with due consideration to the provisions contained in the rules for the examination.” 

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