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UPSC EXAM 2021: Odisha Topper, Kartik Panigrahi Ranked 63rd In The UPSC List 

Kartik Panigrahi from Odisha has secured an all-India rank of 63 in the prestigious civil Service Examinations 2021 conducted by the Union Public Service Commission  (UPSC), results of which were published on Monday. 

“It was my third attempt, but I appeared for the main examination and interview for the first time this year,” Panigrahi, who is from Sonepur, explained. I’m relieved to have passed one of the toughest exams. I had not anticipated such a ranking, and the outcome was beyond my expectations. 

In total, ten students from Odisha passed the main exam. Another aspirant from Sundargarh, Gourab Kumar Agarwal, was ranked 86th. He had begun preparation for this exam in the year 2019. “It was my second try.” I’ve always aspired to overcome the difficulties and obstacles that ordinary people encounter. “It was my drive to study for this exam and join this service,” he continued. 

Other qualified candidates who made it to the merit list were Puja Sahu with 199th rank, Durga Prasad Adhikary (205), Mayank Mishra (228), Biswa Bisruta Tripathy (232), Samir Kumar Jena (273), Soumyaranjan Pradhan (306), Manas Ranjan Sahu (513) and Nayan Ranjan Jena (614). 

Women shone in the Civil Services Examination for the year 2021 as top four ranks were secured by them. Shruti Sharma topped the examination followed Ankita Agarwal, Gamini Singla and Aishwarya Verma. 

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the successful candidate from Odisha who cleared this UPSC exam. “ May they work with dedication and commitment to bring visible changes in people’s lives at the grassroots. Wish them bright careers ahead,” he added. 

The UPSC had conducted the Main exam in January and interviews for the Personality Test in April- May this year. As many as 685 candidates have been recommended for appointment. In order of merit, the candidates will get Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Central Services, group A and group B.  

Source: Times of India, Bhubaneswar


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