Union Public Service Commission on Tuesday declared the finals results of Civil Services Examination 2015 with Tina Dabi securing the first rank. The second and third ranks have been bagged by Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan and Jasmeet Singh Sandhu respectively.
While Tina is from Delhi, Khan belongs to Jammu and Kashmir.
Topping the list in her first attempt, a beaming 22-year-old Tina, who graduated from Lady Shri Ram College, said, "It is indeed a proud moment for me".
23-year-old Athar, who hails from Anantnag in South Kashmir, got through the test in his second attempt. In his first attempt in 2014, he had got Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) and is presently undergoing training in Indian Railways Institute of Transport Management, Lucknow.
It is a dream come true," an elated Athar said, adding, "I will not leave any stone unturned to work for the betterment of people".
"I have opted for Jammu and Kashmir cadre also. I will be happy in case I get chance to work there. I think there is a lot of scope to fulfil aspirations of people of my state," he said.
Jasmeet, whose father works in Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) here, thanked his parents and teachers for his success.
"It is all because of my family, friends and Mukul Pathak sir (who runs a coaching class) that I could secure third rank in the exam," he said.
Jasmeet was also selected in 2014 civil services exam and had got Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise). He is undergoing training at National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics in Faridabad. This was his fourth attempt.
Artika Shukla, Shashank Tripathi, Ashish Tiwari, Sharanya Rai, Kunbhejkar Yogesh Vijay, Karn Satyarthi and Anupam Shukla complete the list of top 10 candidates.
A total number of 1078 successful candidates have been recommended for appointment to Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Central Services, Group 'A' and Group 'B'.
The successful candidates include 499 from the General category, 314 other backwards castes, 176 Scheduled Castes and 89 Scheduled Tribes.
There are 180 vacancies in IAS, 45 in IFS, 150 in IPS, 728 in Central Services Group 'A' and 61 in Group 'B' Services. This includes 46 vacancies for the physically handicapped.