UPSC declares Civil Services 2023 results, Aditya Srivastava secures top rank

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New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Tuesday announced the results for the Civil Services Exam 2023 with Aditya Srivastava clinching the top position.

Animesh Pradhan and Donuru Ananya Reddy secured the second and third ranks respectively.

An official said that based on the result of the written part of the Civil Services Examination, 2023 held by the UPSC in September 2023 and the interviews for the Personality Test held in January-April, 2024, a total of 1,016 candidates have been recommended for appointment based on their performance in the examination.

However, it is worth noting that the candidature of 355 recommended candidates remains provisional, subject to further verification and scrutiny.

According to UPSC, a total of 180 candidates have been selected for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), 200 candidates for the Indian Police Service (IPC) and 37 for the Indian Foreign Service (IFS).

Through these examinations, 613 candidates have been selected for various Grade A posts of the Central government while 113 candidates have been selected for Grade B posts.

A total of more than 2,800 candidates appeared in the interviews conducted in different stages from January to April.

The Civil Services mains examination took place in a subjective mode across two shifts spanning from September 15 to September 24.

Ranked 4th in Civil Services, IPS trainee from Kerala kept it a secret

The parents of P.K. Sidharth Ramkumar, who has been ranked fourth in the UPSC Civil Services results, had no clue about their son appearing for the examination this time.

“We never knew that he appeared for the exam this time, cleared the exam and then appeared for the interview. It was only when his name was flashed on the TV that we came to know about it. And then he also called briefly to inform us,” said his mother.

She said he would leave IPS and take up IAS.

Ramkumar is presently undergoing training at the IPS Academy in Hyderabad.

He initially joined the Indian Telecommunication Service, after which he was selected as IPS. Last year he improved his rank but he continued to be in the IPS.

“He had kept it a secret and even though he came here and wrote the examination, he never told us anything,” added his mother.

His father, who is a teacher, could not hide his happiness and said they never expected this.

“And when things like this come unexpectedly the happiness is more,” said Ramkumar's father.

Ramkumar’s elder brother, who practices at the High Court, said he is an all-rounder.

“He plays cricket, is an extrovert and is engaged in multiple things,” said his brother.