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Civil services exam topper Nandini KR scored 55.3%, UPSC discloses marks of candidates

Civil services exam topper Nandini KR scored 55.3%, UPSC discloses marks of candidates
Karnataka's Nandini K R (c) topped the Civil Services Exams 2016 with 55.3%. (PTI)

BENGALURU: Tough standards adopted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in conducting the civil services exam has meant that topper Nandini K R has managed to secure only 55.3%.

The marks of the successful candidates of the civil services examination 2016 have been disclosed by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

The examination is conducted annually in three stages — preliminary, main and interview — to select candidates for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

Nandini, an officer of Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), has topped the examination, the result of which was declared on May 31.

She got 1,120 marks (927 in main and 193 in interview) out of 2,025, taking her percentage to 55.3.

Second rank achiever Anmol Sher Singh Bedi got 1,105 marks (54.56%) and third rank holder Gopalakrishna Ronanki secured 1,101 marks (54.37%), the UPSC said.

Civil services topper of 2015, Tina Dabi, had got 1,063 marks (52.49%).

A total of 1,099 candidates (846 men and 253 women), including 500 in general category, 347 belonging to Other Backward Class, 163 from Scheduled Caste and 89 from Scheduled Tribe, have been recommended for appointment to various Central government services on the basis of the 2016 civil services exam results.

Among the successful candidates, the one with the lowest marks is Abhishek Srivastava, with rank 1,099. He has secured a total of 817 marks, or 40.34%.

All of these candidates will be appointed to the Central government services.

“The marks of the successful candidates show the tough standard followed by the commission in selecting the country’s bureaucrats,” said a senior official in the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), nodal authority for the UPSC.

PTI