UP’s IIT graduate topped the civil service test, while five TN graduates rank in the top 100

According to results released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Tuesday, applicants from Tamil Nadu scored better on the Civil Services Examination (CSE) than they did in the previous two years, with five of them ranking in the top 100.

Trainee Indian Police Service officer Aditya Srivastava took first place in the test, followed by Animesh Pradhan, Donuru Ananya Reddy, P K Sidharth Ramkumar, and Ruhani in second, third, fourth, and fifth place, in that order.

The top-ranked Srivastava (27), an Uttar Pradesh native from Lucknow, earned his BTech in electrical engineering from IIT-Kanpur.

A total of 1,016 applicants, 664 men and 352 women, passed the test and were recommended for appointments to different services by the UPSC.

At least 45 of the 1,016 successful candidates are from Tamil Nadu, according to data gathered by retired IAS officials and coaching centers, however state-by-state applicant statistics are still pending. They claimed that as TN hopefuls have also taken the test from locations outside the state, the numbers may increase. Not a single Tamil Nadu applicant placed in the top 100 last year.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the elected candidates and said that their work would influence the country’s direction in the years to come. The PM also expressed his sympathies to the failed candidates in his postings on X, telling them that there are still possibilities for them to flourish and that India is plenty of places where their abilities may be fully realized.

39 from the state passed last year’s UPSC test.

39 individuals from Tennessee passed the test the previous year, but the state’s best scorer came in at position 107. Just 27 applicants passed the test in 2021, and two of them were listed among the top 100.

Israel Jebasingh of Officer’s IAS Academy said, “Last year, we had one of the worst performances of the decade as not a single person from the state had bagged a rank within top 100.”

The numbers are quite promising, according to S Chandru, academic head of Shankar IAS Academy, given TN’s performance in the UPSC services has been steadily declining over the last several years.

According to him, “many more from the state write the exam whenever candidates from the state perform well in UPSC or any All India Services examination and their success stories are highlighted.”

He was certain that the state could have performed much better, however. He said that 119 applicants from Tamil Nadu made up the 1,126 individuals who passed the test in 2014.

Experts claim that the appeal of the civil services has diminished due to higher compensation and more lucrative employment prospects in the private sector, but students are once again focusing on the highly sought-after test. According to S Boominathan, managing director of KingMakers IAS Academy, a large number of applicants who have gained a spot this year are already employed, which has enabled them to demonstrate their skills more effectively.

TN best scorer is ranked 41st.

The winner of the state is T Bhuvaneshram, a Tiruvallur native who placed 41st. Bhuvaneshram, who is now working as an assistant manager at NABARD in Thiruvananthapuram, passed the test on his sixth try. Dr. S Prashanth, a 25-year-old who holds the record for graduating from MMC with 36 medals, passed the CSE on his first try.

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