Saswat Singhdeo

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) today declared the results of civil services final examination for the year 2018. According to sources, Anya Das, who secured an all India rank of 60, is the topper from Odisha.

"I studied for 10 to 12 hours a day. I will focus on the development of quality education," said Anya.

As per reports, more than 12 candidates from Odisha have come out with flying colours in the UPSC examinations. The successful candidates will be inducted into Indian Administrative Service(IAS), Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service(IPS), and as Group A & B officers of Central Services.

Kanishak Kataria, a B.Tech from IIT Bombay, has topped the civil services final examination, while Srushti Jayant Deshmukh is the topper among women candidates securing an overall fifth rank.

In a statement, the UPSC said a total of 759 candidates (577 men and 182 women) have been recommended by the Commission for appointment to various services like IAS, IPS, IFS etc.

Kataria belongs to SC category and qualified the examination with mathematics as his optional subject. He is a B.Tech (Computer Science and Engineering).

Deshmukh, a B.E.(Chemical Engineering) from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, is the topper among the women candidates securing an overall fifth rank, the statement said.

(With PTI inputs)