New Delhi: 51 Muslims have cleared Civil Service examinations 2017 which was conducted in the month of June. Saad Miya Khan topped the rank among Muslims bagging the twenty-fifth rank overall.
A total of 990 candidates (750 men and 240 women) have been recommended by the Union Public Service Commission for appointment to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’).
The Mains exam was conducted from October 28 to November 3, 2017 and the personality test started from February onwards.
Saad Miya Khan had earlier went through coaching at Jamia Millia Islamia Residential Coaching Academy. As compare to last year, this year saw the consistent performance of successful Muslim candidates but fared better in comparison to last few years results.
In 2017, 51 Muslims had cleared the exams, in 2016, 36, while the number stood at 38 in 2015, 34 in 2014 and 30 in 2013.
Although Muslims comprise 13.4% of the total population, they are dismally represented in the top government services, often due to lack of education and unavailability of resources. They account for about 2% in the civil services.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) declared the final result of the 2017 civil services examinations on Friday afternoon. Hyderabad’s Durishetty Anudeep who belongs to OBC category has topped the exam. Others in the top five are Anu Kumari, Sachin Gupta, Atul Prakash and Pratham Kaushik.
Out of 990 selected candidates, 476 belong to general category, 275 to OBC while 165 and 74 to SC and ST category respectively.
Every year, over 11 lakh candidates appear for the prestigious exams.