Tough standards adopted by the Union Public Service Commission in conducting the civil services exam has meant that topper Nandini KR has scored only 55.3%.
The marks of qualified candidates of the civil services examination 2016 have been disclosed by the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC).
The 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.
Nandini KR, an officer of Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), has topped the examination, the result of which was declared on May 31.
She got 1,120 marks (927 in main and 193 in interview) out of 2,025, taking her percentage to 55.3.
Second rank Anmol Sher Singh Bedi scored 1,105(54.56%) and third rank holder Gopalkrishna Ronanki secured 1,101 marks(54.37%), the UPSC said.
A total of 1,099 candidates (846 men and 253 women), including 500 in general category, 347 belonging to OBC, 163 from SC and 89 from ST, have been recommended for appointment to various Central government services on the basis of the 2016 civil services exam results.
“The marks of the successful candidates show the tough standard followed by the commission in selecting the country’s bureaucrats,” said a senior official in the Department of Personnel and Training, nodal authority for the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC).