Tina Dabi, the topper of civil services examination, secured just little over 52 per cent marks, reflecting the strict evaluation yardstick adopted by the UPSC in conduct of the prestigious test to select the country’s top bureaucrats.
The civil services 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.
22-year-old Tina, a graduate from Delhi’s Lady Shri Ram College, topped the 2015 civil services exam securing 1,063 marks (52.49 per cent) out of a total of 2,025–comprising 1,750 of main and 275 of interview.
Second ranked Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan from Jammu and Kashmir, got 1,018 marks (50.27 per cent) and third rank holder Jasmeet Singh Sandhu secured 1,014 marks (50.07 per cent), the UPSC said.
Khan was an Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officer, while Sandhu an Indian Revenue Service (customs and Central Excise) officer. Both were undergoing training before making it to the top.
A total of 1,078 candidates, including 499 in General category, 314 belonging to Other Backward Class, 176 from Scheduled Castes and 89 from Scheduled Tribes, have been recommended for appointment to various central government services on the basis of civil services 2015 examination results declared on May 6.
There are 172 candidates on the waiting list. Of these, the one with the lowest marks is Shish Ram. He has secured a total of 697 marks, or 34.41 per cent.
“The marks reflect the strict pattern maintained by UPSC while selecting country’s top bureaucrat,” said a senior official in the Department of Personnel and Training, which acts as nodal authority for the UPSC.