New Delhi: The UPSC has declared the final list of selected candidates based on the result of the written part of Civil Services Examination, 2019 held in September, 2019 and the interviews or Personality Test held in February-August, 2020.
Among those selected there are as many as 42 Muslim candidates from various parts of the country.
Safna Nazarudeen, who ranked 45, has secured the highest rank among Muslim candidates and is the only one from the community among the top 100.
The number of Muslim candidates picked last year was 28, or 4 per cent of the 759 candidates recruited.
For the 2016 batch, for the first time in history, 50 Muslims were selected through the UPSC, with 10 making it to the top 100. In the 2017 batch, too, 50 Muslims were selected through the exam.
Among those who had availed the EWS quota, which was implemented in the Civil Services
Exam for the first time in 2019, 78 candidates have been selected. UPSC conducts the Civil Services exam every year for selection of candidates to Indian
Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and Other Central Service However, the result of 11 candidates has been kept withheld.