New Delhi: Union Public Service Commission on Tuesday declared the finals results of Civil Services Examination 2015 with Tina Dabi securing the first rank. The second and third ranks have been bagged by Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan and Jasmeet Singh Sandhu respectively.
While Tina Dabi is from Delhi, Athar Khan belong to Jammu and Kashmir. Athar belongs to a modest village of Devipora in South Kashmir's Anantnag district. He is the youngest boy, 22, to crack the exam from the valley.
The results are important for Jammu and Kashmir as before Athar Khan, Dr Shah Faisal had topped the UPSC Civil Service exams in 2010.
Ansar Shaikh of Jalna in Maharashtra is another candidate who has cracked the exam at the age of 22.
A total number of 1078 successful candidates have been recommended for appointment to Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Central Services, Group 'A' and Group 'B'.
The successful candidates include 499 from the General category, 314 other backwards castes, 176 Scheduled Castes and 89 Scheduled Tribes.
Also among the succesful are 17 candidates of Zakat Foundation of India (ZFI) - a charity organisation running free coaching for Civil Services Exams.
There are 180 vacancies in IAS, 45 in IFS, 150 in IPS, 728 in Central Services Group 'A' and 61 in Group 'B' Services. This includes 46 vacancies for the physically handicapped.