8 from Jammu, 2 from Ladakh in UPSC list

SRINAGAR — 10 aspirants from J&K and Ladakh have made it to the civil service examination 2021, results of which were announced by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Monday.

As many as 685 candidates have qualified for the prestigious examination. Among those from J&K, all eight are from Jammu division while two are from Ladakh — Tenzin Chonzom and Anwar Hussain.

However, as per preliminary reports, none from Kashmir Valley has made it to the examination.

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Those selected from Jammu include Partha Gupta, Pankaj Yadav, Asrar Ahmad Kichloo (Kishtwar), Namneet Singh, Shivani Jerengal, Mohd Shabir (Poonch) and Anjeet Singh.

Of the total successful candidates, 244 are from the general category, 73 from Economically Weaker Sections, 203 of Other Backward Classes, 105 from Scheduled Caste and 60 from the Scheduled Tribe, the Commission said.

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

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