A total of 13 candidates from Assam cleared the UPSC civil services examination, 2017, the results of which were declared on Friday.
The successful candidates are Bipasha Kalita (41th), Swapnonil Paul (64th), Mrigakshi Deka (126th), Nahar Pranay Prakash (199th), Aaranyak Saikia (148th), Purno Bora (149th), Monalika Borgohain (230th) Mamoni Doley (593rd), Sobhojit Bhuyan (645th), Partha Pratim Das (738th), Manoj Swargiyori, (795th) , Dipjoy Das (855th) and Josodhara Das (894 th).
Bipasa and Partha Pratim also cleared the Assam State Public Service Commission (APSC) examinations last year. Bipasa, who hails from Guwahati, is now working as EAC in Nagaon while Partha Pratim, who hails from Jorhat, is currently serving as Sivasagar Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP).
Partham Pratim, who also worked in Axis Bank, cleared the civil service examinations in his first attempt. “We are very happy to hear the news. It is a proud moment for us,” Partha’s father Mitu Das told Northeast Now.
148th rank holder Aaranyak Saikia is the son of newly appointed DGP and author Kula Saikia and Senior Railway official and novelist Leena Sarma.
Hyderabad candidate Anudeep Durishetty topped the list. The UPSC Main exam was conducted on October 28, 2017.
The UPSC examination was held to recruit 980 posts of Indian nationals in Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Central Services (Group A and Group B) and various other government departments.
Out of 980 posts, 54 posts are reserved for reserved categories. The IAS PRE (CSAT) Exam was held on June 18, 2017.