UPSC Official Source
NANDINI K R is First Rank
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Wednesday declared results of the prestigious civil services examination. Nandini K R, an officer of the Indian Revenue Service, is at present undergoing training at the National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics in Faridabad.
Anmol Sher Singh Bedi is the topper among male candidates securing overall second rank. He is an engineering graduate in computer science from BITS, Pilani. The top 25 candidates comprise 18 men and 7 women.
Nandini, who hails from Karnataka, said being an IAS officer was always her dream. “It is like a dream come true. I always wanted to be an IAS officer,” she told PTI. This was her fourth attempt.
She had cracked the 2014 civil services exam and was alloted the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise). Nandini belongs to the Other Backward Class (OBC) category.
Holding a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree from the M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, her optional subject was Kannada literature.
A total of 1,099 candidates (846 men and 253 women), including 500 in General category, 347 belonging to Other Backward Class, 163 from Scheduled Caste and 89 from Scheduled Tribe, have been recommended for appointment to various central government services, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) said.
They include 44 physically handicapped candidates (22 orthopedically handicapped; seven visually challenged and 15 hearing impaired). TOI.