NEW DELHI: Shruti Sharma, a scholar of historical past, has topped the civil companies examination 2021, with the primary three rank holders being ladies in outcomes introduced by the Union Public Service Fee (UPSC) on Monday.

Ankita Agarwal and Gamini Singla have secured the second and third rank respectively. A complete of 685 candidates – 508 males and 177 ladies – have certified and their names have been beneficial by the Fee for appointment to varied central companies, the UPSC stated.

“Among the many lastly certified candidates, prime three are ladies candidates,” the Fee stated.


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Sharma, who has graduated in Historical past (Hons.) from the College of Delhi, topped the examination with historical past as her non-compulsory topic.

Agarwal, a graduate in economics (Hons.) from the College of Delhi, secured the second rank with political science and worldwide relations as her non-compulsory topic.

Singla, a Bachelor of Know-how (BTech) in laptop science, stood third within the rank with sociology as her non-compulsory topic, the UPSC stated.

Aishwarya Verma secured the fourth place and Utkarsh Dwivedi achieved the fifth rank, it stated.

The highest 25 candidates comprise 15 males and 10 ladies.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the profitable candidates and had phrases of encouragement for individuals who couldn’t clear the examination.

“Congratulations to all those that have cleared the Civil Providers (Major) Examination, 2021. My finest needs to those kids who’re embarking on their administrative careers at an vital time of India’s growth journey, after we are marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

“I absolutely perceive the frustration of those that could not clear the Civil Providers Examination however I additionally know that these are excellent kids who will make a mark in any area they pursue and make India proud. My finest needs to them,” the prime minister tweeted.

Instructional {qualifications} of the highest 25 profitable candidates vary from commencement in engineering; humanities; commerce and medical science from premier establishments of the nation similar to IIT, AIIMS, VIT, PEC, College of Mumbai, College of Delhi, GB Pant College, and so forth., the UPSC stated.

“High 25 profitable candidates have opted for topics like anthropology, economics, geography, Hindi literature, historical past, arithmetic, medical science, political science & worldwide relations, public administration, sociology and zoology as their non-compulsory selection within the written (primary) examination,” it stated.

The beneficial candidates additionally embody 25 individuals with benchmark incapacity (seven orthopedically handicapped; 5 visually challenged, eight listening to impaired & 5 with a number of disabilities), the Fee stated.

Of the profitable candidates, 244 are from the Common class, 73 from Economically Weaker Sections, 203 of Different Backward Courses, 105 from Scheduled Castes and 60 from the Scheduled Tribes.

The civil companies examination is performed yearly by the UPSC in three phases – preliminary, primary and interview – to pick officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Overseas Service (IFS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS) amongst others.

The civil companies (preliminary) examination, 2021 was performed on October tenth, 2021.

A complete of 10,93,984 candidates utilized for this examination, out of which 5,08,619 candidates appeared within the examination, the UPSC stated.

As many as 9,214 candidates certified for look within the written (primary) examination which was held in January 2022.

A complete of 1,824 candidates certified for the persona take a look at of the examination, it added.

The candidature of 80 candidates is provisional, whereas the results of one candidate has been withheld.

“UPSC has a ‘facilitation counter’ close to the examination corridor on its campus. Candidates can receive any info/clarification concerning their examinations/recruitment on the working days between 10:00 hours to 17:00 hours in individual or over phone nos. 23385271/23381125 /23098543,” the Fee stated.

Outcomes are additionally obtainable on the UPSC’s web site —

“Marks will likely be obtainable on the web site inside 15 days from the date of declaration of consequence,” it stated.

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