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IIT Bombay Techie Kanishak Kataria Tops UPSC 2018 Exams, Anya Das Odisha Topper

05 April 2019


Bhubaneswar: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the results of the Civil Services Examination 2018. A total of 759 candidates have been recommended for appointment.

The topper this year is Kanishak Kataria, who is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Akshat Jain and Junaid Ahmed ranked second and third respectively in the coveted list. Srushti Jayant Deshmukh is the topper among women candidates securing an overall fifth rank.

Kanishak Kataria belongs to Jaipur, Rajasthan. A qualified B. Tech in Computer Science & Engineering, Kataria belongs to SC category and has qualified with mathematics as his optional subject.

A UPSC statement said a total of 759 candidates (577 men and 182 women) have been recommended by the Commission for appointment to various central services like IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS, etc.

Srushti Deshmukh, is a B.E.(Chemical Engineering) from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, has topped among the women candidates securing an overall fifth rank, the UPSC said.

According to sources, Anya Das who secured an All India Rank of 60, has topped from Odisha. Other successful candidates from Odisha are:

Soumya Ranjan Rout - 118, Upasana Mohapatra - 119, Jubin Mohapatra - 235, Saurabh Mishra - 357, Prashant Mishra - 367, Somalin Subhadarsini - 478, Sanjay Sahu - 526 and Rakesh Kumar Sahoo - 627.

Considered the toughest examination in the country, the test was held in September-October 2018 and the interviews for personality test were held in February-March 2019. About 800,000 candidates had appeared for the preliminary examination in 2018.

(with inputs from IANS)