Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the marks of the candidates who have cleared the Civil Services Exam 2017. The total of 990 candidates (750 men and 240 women) have been selected for 1058 vacancies for appointment to Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service(IPS) and Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’.
Topper, Durishetty Anudeep from Hyderabad scored 1,126 marks - 950 in the written test and 176 in the interview. This sets the tough marking standard of the exam according to UPSC. In an interview, he said "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".
The Civil Services Examination is a nationwide competitive exam conducted by the UPSC every year in three stages i.e. preliminary, main and interview for the recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India, including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) among others. In Civil Services Exam 2017, the total of 9,57,590 had registered for the exam of which of 4,56,625 aspirants actually appeared in it. As many as 13,366 candidates qualified for appearing in the main examination held in October-November, 2017 and out of them, 2,568 candidates qualified for the personality test or interview conducted in February-April, 2018.