Rashmi Rekha Das

The results of Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination 2022 were released by the commission on Monday. UPSC aspirants from Kerala have registered an impressive performance. According to a list released by the Kerala State Civil Services Academy, 25 candidates from the state cleared the examination of whom three figured in the top 100. 

When it comes to the nation’s capital, Shruti Sharma from Delhi has secured the first rank in the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2021 results.

Sharma completed her schooling at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, graduated from St Stephen’s College of Delhi University (DU) and joined Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for her post-graduation. She later dropped out of the JNU and joined the Delhi School of Economics at DU to pursue her post-graduate degree. She prepared for the Civil Services exam at Jamia Millia Islamia Residential Coaching Academy (RCA) in the last two years. Delhi is ahead of many larger states if its performance is viewed in last four years. 

However, ten from Odisha have cleared the Civil Services Examination, 2021. The number of students appearing for the civil services exam is not satisfactory compared to other states. Karthik Panigrahi from Odisha secured 63rd rank in the Civil Services Examinations 2021.

Other qualified candidates who made it to the merit list were Puja Sahu with 199th rank, Durga Prasad Adhikary (205), Mayank Mishra (228), Biswa Bisruta Tripathy (232), Samir Kumar Jena (273), Soumyaranjan Pradhan (306), Manas Ranjan Sahu (513) and Nayan Ranjan Das (614).
Explaining the reason behind the dwindling number of Odisha students appearing for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination, Higher Education Minister Arun Sahu on Tuesday said “The state government has initiated many reforms in the education sector. But we cannot deny the fact that a large number of students from Odisha have created their own identities in foreign countries.” 

Sahu continues: “It is students’ own choice in which field they want to make their careers. However, we always try our best to impart quality education. However, when it comes to recruitment, it is solely their own choice in which field they want to see themselves in future.”

It is learnt that a total of 685 candidates have been recommended for appointment for Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’. The written part of the Civil Services Examination, 2021 was conducted by the UPSC in January, 2022 and the interviews for Personality Test were held in April-May, 2022.