16 candidates from J-K crack UPSC exam 2022

UPSC Civil Services Exam

SRINAGAR — Nearly sixteen candidates from Jammu and Kashmir have cracked the prestigious Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination, the results of which were announced on Tuesday.

The candidates who cracked the exams include Waseem Ahmad Bhat (rank 7), Parsenjeet Kaur (rank 11), Nitin Singh (rank 32), Naveed Ahsan Bhat (rank 84), Ambika Raina (rank 164), Navneet Singh (rank 191), Manan Bhat (rank 231), Arjun Gupta (rank 228), Manil Bejotra (rank 314), Dwarika Gandhi (rank 505), Irfan Choudhary (rank 476), Anjeet Singh (rank 565), Abhinandan Singh (rank 749), Nimranshu Hans (rank 811), Iram Choudhary (rank 852) and Aadesh Basnotra (rank 888).

Speaking to the news agency KNO, Waseem Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Bragram village of Dooru-Shahbad in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, said his hard work and dedication yielded results. “I am very happy with my performance. My aim is to serve the public because we are public servants,” he said over the phone.

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Bhat dedicated the achievement to all those who supported him unconditionally. In 2015, he cracked the Joint Entrance Examination and got admission to the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar. In 2019, Bhat graduated from NIT as a civil engineer while in 2021, Bhat secured 225 overall rank in the UPSC Civil Services exam.

Parshanjeet Kour from Poonch said that she relied on self-studies with no coaching at all. “Hard work, dedication and motivational support by the family are my success catalysts,” the 23-year-old UPSC qualifier said.

“I had high hopes of qualifying for this prestigious exam but was not sure about such a good rank,” she said.

Parshanjeet also qualified for Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Services this year at the 11th mark. She had her basic schooling from Poonch and completed her graduation from Poonch Degree College; then pursued Masters from the University of Jammu.

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Similarly, Dr Iram, a student of medical studies and a pass-out of MBBS in 2000, left her medical profession to become a civil servant. She originally hails from the remote Leeran village of Darhal tehsil in the Rajouri district but the family presently lives in Jammu.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) held the main examination for the Civil Services in September 2022 and Personal Interviews between January and May 2023. A total of 933 candidates have been recommended for IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, and other civil services posts.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has congratulated Waseem Ahmad Bhat, Parsanjeet Kour and others for the feat.

“Congratulations Waseem Ahmad Bhat and Parsanjeet Kour. With 7th and 11th rank respectively in UPSC Civil Services examination, you have done us really proud. Your achievements will inspire all the youth of J&K. Best wishes to all those who successfully cleared the exam,” the LG tweeted.

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