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    UPSC Results: Outstanding Performance by Women, Bags Top Three Positions

    UPSC results for the 2021 is out, and women took the top three spots in the Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) 2021 civil services exam, the results of which were announced on Monday. As many as 685 candidates qualified for the exams which took place in January 2022.

    Shruti Sharma of Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, took first place, with Ankita Agarwal of Kolkata and Gamini Singla of Chandigarh ranking second and third, respectively.

    The civil services examination is conducted annually by the UPSC in three stages preliminary, main and interview to select officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.

    The written or main part of the examination was conducted in January, 2022, and the interviews were held in April and May this year, it said. The candidature of 80 candidates is provisional while the result of one candidate has been kept withheld.

    Where to check the 2021 UPSC Results ?

    The Final Result for UPSC Civil Services 2021 exam has been released on upsc.gov.in. Download the UPSC Result 2021 pdf and check the list of candidates who have been selected for the IAS, IPS and other Group A posts in various departments. Check UPSC Toppers List 2021 here.

    Although there have been several instances of women topping UPSC exams in previous years, this is the first time since 2014 that the top three scorers are women, a source in the UPSC told.

    Both Shruti and Ankita are alumni of Delhi’s St Stephen’s College. Ankita joined a private firm after graduating in economics, only to quit within a year and start preparing for the civil services exam.

    Shruti enrolled in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for her postgraduation but later dropped out and joined the Delhi School of Economics.

    She prepared for the civil services examination at Jamia Millia Islamia’s Residential Coaching Academy (RCA), which offers free coaching to minorities, SCs, STs, and women candidates.

    In 2020, the academy was the subject of a controversial show that sought to project it as the fountainhead of so-called “UPSC jihad”, or an alleged conspiracy to push Muslims into the civil service.

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