26 from Odisha clear UPSC Civil Service-2015

Bhubaneswar: As many as 26 from Odisha, including Divyajyoti Parida, ranked 26th in the country, cleared the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination-2015, the results of which were announced today.

Delhi girl Tina Dabi is the all-India topper while Aamir ul Shari Khan Akhtar and Jasmeet Singh Sandhu have secured second and third positions respectively.

Among the 26 successful candidates from Odisha are Divyajyoti Parida ( Rank 26), Anupam Mishra (81), Ashok Mishra (122), Khyama Mishra, Sagarika Nath (199), Amitabh Mishra (260), Smruti Mishra (269), Rahul Deo (279), Abhilash Mishra (341), Subhankar Mohapatra (367), Dhiman Barai (398), Suman Sourav Mohanty (413), Himadri Bhusan Biswal (516), Ashish Kumar Senapati (548), Kaustuva Dipta Pany (551), Aparajita Das (560), Pramod Nayak (779), Lingaraj Nayak (922), Sitikantha Das (946), Sridhara Das (974), Subhralin Das (993), Dipak Kumar Murmu (1031), Srikant Mantri (1048) and Indrajit Panda (1075).

A total of 1078 candidates cleared the ICS examinations of which 180 have qualified for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), 150 for Indian Police Service (IPS) and 45 for Indian Foreign Service (IFS). The remaining 703 candidates have qualified for Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’.

Out of a total of 1078 successful candidates, 499 candidates are from General Category, 314 OBCs, 76 SCs and 89 are from ST category.

The final merit list was prepared based on the written examinations, which were held in December 2015, while the interview for Personality Test was held in March-May 2016.

Congratulating the successful candidates, chief minister Naveen Patnaik wished them luck for their future endeavour.

“Odisha students have proved their talent at national level. I hope the successful candidates will prove as able administrators in the coming days,” he said.