UPSC announces Civil Services 2017 marks, topper Durishetty Anudeep scores 55.60 per cent

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Almost a week after the final results for Civil Services Exam 2017 were declared, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Sunday released the marks of the examination. The commission had made the results available on April 27 at the official website, which is www.upsconline.nic.in.

Durishetty Anudeep, who topped the Civil Services Exam 2017, has secured 55.60 per cent marks, reflecting the tough standards of the test.

According to UPSC, the 28-year old Indian Revenue Service Officer scored 1,126 marks - 950 in the written test and 176 in the interview, out of 2,025.

"I am really happy to get this result today. I am grateful to all the people who supported me throughout. It wasn't an easy journey, but i am happy to be here," Anudeep was quoted earlier.

The main exam is of 1,750 marks and the interview 275.

Anu Kumari, who stood second, secured 55.50 per cent or 1,124 marks (937 in written and 187 in interview).

Sachin Gupta, who ranked third, got 55.40 per cent marks -- 946 in the written exam and 176 in the interview.

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Himankshi Bharadwaj, who got the 990th rank, got 40.98 per cent marks - 830 (687 in written and 143 in interview).

A total of 990 candidates - 750 men and 240 women, have made it for the Civil Services this year.

The civil services examination is conducted annually by the UPSC in three stages - preliminary, main and interview, to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.

The civil services (preliminary) examination, 2017 was conducted on June 18, 2017. As many as 9,57,590 candidates had applied for the same. Out of them only 4,56,625 actually appeared for the examination.

Around 13,366 candidates cleared the written (main) examination, which took place in October-November, 2017.

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Of them, 2,568 candidates were selected for the personality test or interview conducted in February-April, 2018.

The 2016 exam topper Nandini K R had got 55.3 % or 1,120 (927 in main and 193 in interview) marks out of 2,025. The civil services topper of 2015, Tina Dabi, had scored 52.49 per cent or 1,063 marks.

(With inputs from PTI)

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