4 May : Results of the Civil Services (Main) Examination 2008 have been announced. Based on the results of the written part of the Examination, held by the Union Public Service Commission in October-November, 2008 and the interviews for Personality Test held in March-April, 2009, candidates have been recommended for appointment to the Indian Administrative Service; Indian Foreign Service; Indian Police Service and Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’. ( The result in order of merit is attached).
A total number of 791 candidates have been recommended for appointment including 364 General (including 13 Physically Challenged candidates), 236 Other Backward Classes (including 07 Physically Challenged candidates), 130 Scheduled Castes and 61 Scheduled Tribes candidates.
The number of vacancies reported by the Government for the Indian Administrative Service is 120 (60 General, 33 Other Backward Classes, 17 Scheduled Castes and 10 Scheduled Tribes); for the Indian Foreign Service is 26 (13 General, 08 Other Backward Classes, 04 Scheduled Castes and 01 Scheduled Tribe); for the Indian Police Service is 130 (65 General, 36 Other Backward Classes, 20 Scheduled Castes and 09 Scheduled Tribes); for the Central Services Group ‘A’ is 546 (282 General, 146 Other Backward Classes, 81 Scheduled Castes and 37 Scheduled Tribes) and for Central Services Group ‘B’ is 59 ( 34 General, 13 Other Backward Classes, 08 Scheduled Castes and 04 Scheduled Tribes). This includes 20 vacancies for Physically Challenged candidates.In accordance with Rule 16 (4) & (5) of the Civil Services Examination Rules 2008, the Commission is maintaining a consolidated Reserve List of 180 candidates which includes 90 General, 74 Other Backward Classes, 11 Scheduled Castes and 05 Scheduled Tribes candidates ranking in order of merit below the last recommended candidate under respective category.
UPSC has a “Facilitation Counter” near Examination Hall in its campus. Candidates can obtain any information / clarification regarding their examinations / recruitments during working hours in person or over telephone Nos. 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098543. Result is available on PIB website i.e www.pib.nic.in and also on the U.P.S.C. website i.e. www.upsc.gov.in.
Appointment to the various services will be made according to the number of vacancies available with due consideration to the provisions contained in Rules 2 and 19 of the Rules of the Examination and subject to the final decision of the Supreme Court / High Court / C.A.Ts. on the S.L.Ps. / R.As/ W.Ps. O.As. pending therein.
Important highlights of Civil Services Exam 2008 are:
A total number of 3,18,843 candidates applied for this examination. 1,67,035 candidates appeared for the Preliminary examination. 11,849 candidates qualified for the Main written examination held in October-November, 2008. 2140 candidates were selected for the Personality Test conducted in March-April, 2009. The successful candidates include 625 male and 166 female candidates.
Miss Shubhra Saxena (Roll No.159306), has topped the Examination. She has done B.Tech from IIT, Roorkeee. This is her 2nd attempt. The second ranker is Miss Sharandeep Kaur Brar (Roll No.307085). She has done M.A. from Punjab University.
Mr.Varinder Kumar Sharma (Roll No.170034), is the topper among male candidates. He has secured overall 4th rank. He has done B.E. from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. This is his first attempt. Incidentally, Shri Sharma is a physically challenged candidate.
The top 25 candidates include 15 males and 10 females. Educational qualification-wise they comprise of 12 candidates belonging to Commerce, Mangement, Humanities, Science & Social Sciences; 9 candidates belonging to Engineering and 4 candidates belonging to Medical Science background.
Of these, 22 took the Examination in English medium; 2 in Hindi medium and 1 in Punjab medium. Of the top 25 candidates, 11 appeared from Delhi; 3 each from Chandigarh and Chennai; 2 each from Bhopal and Hyderabad and 1 each from Kolkata, Jaipur, Jammu and Thiruvananthapuram centers.