Waseem Ahmad Bhat from South Kashmir becomes UPSC topper with AIR 7, aims to empower Kashmiri youth

NEW DELHI : Ishita Kishore has topped the Union Public Service Commission examinations, results of which were announced on Tuesday.

Interestingly, all the top four ranks in the examination have been bagged by women.

AS per UPSC, this time, a total of 933 candidates have been recommended for appointment, of which 183 are chosen as IAS officers.

Of the 933, 345 are from general category, 99 from Economic Weaker Sections, 263 from OBC, 154 from Scheduled Caste and 72 from Scheduled Tribe category.

Ishita Kishore topped the exam followed by Garima Lohia who secured second rank, Uma Harathi (third), Smriti Mishra (fourth), Mayur Hazarika (fifth), Gahna Navya James (sixth), Waseemm Ahmed Bhatt (seventh), Aniruddh Yadav (eighth), Kanika Goyal (ninth) and Rahul Shrivastava (tenth).

Waseem Ahmad Bhat, hailing from the picturesque region of Anantnag in South Kashmir, has made his mark by securing the 7th rank in the UPSC CSE 2022.

In an exclusive interview with Aaj Tak, Waseem expressed his elation at achieving such a significant rank in the All India Rankings (AIR) of the UPSC. He mentioned that while he had attempted the examination before, he had not secured such a high rank.

How many marks the candidates have secured in the exams will be announced after 15 days.

The commission has also prepared a reserve list of 178 candidates. For appointment for IAS posts, 180 candidates have been shortlisted.

It had conducted interviews in three phases for 2,589 candidates.

The third and final phase of the interview was conducted on May 18.

The commission had announced vacancies for 1,011 posts in civil services. ( With IANS inputs )

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