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UPSC exam results: Youth from Anantnag secures 7th rank; girl from Poonch 11th

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Srinagar: A youth from Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag has secured the seventh rank and a girl from Poonch eleventh rank in the prestigious UPSC civil services examination, the results of which were declared on Tuesday.

The candidates who cracked the exams include Waseem Ahmad Bhat (rank 07) Parsenjeet Kaur (rank 11), Nittin 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).

Waseem Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Dooru area of Anantnag in south Kashmir, had secured the 225th rank last year.

“My son had qualified for the exam last year. Previously, his rank was 225 but now it is seven. I am delighted. It is inspiring and happy news for Anantnag as well as Kashmir. We are all very thankful to God,” Waseem Ahmad Bhat’s father, Mohammad Yusuf Bhat, said.

He said the family always wanted him to become an IAS officer.

“Today, God has fulfilled all our wishes,” Mohammad Yusuf Bhat said.

He asserted that his son worked very hard for the exams and excelled even though the family’s financial condition is not sound.

“His hard work and dedication helped him achieve success,” the father said.

Poonch resident, Parsanjeet Kour, has secured the 11th rank; and as the news of her success spread, the town burst into jubilation.

“We knew she would qualify, but to score such a good rank is amazing,” her uncle Uncle Prathipal Singh said. “Poonch is very happy.”

Kour, a daughter of pharmacist Nirmal Singh and Darshan Kour, expressed her desire to serve the people of Jammu and Kashmir with a particular focus on the healthcare and education sectors.

“I will choose to become an IAS officer and work for the betterment of the people in Jammu and Kashmir. There are numerous challenges in the healthcare and education sectors in Poonch, and I am determined to address them,” she said.

She expressed immense happiness about her success. “We are all overjoyed. There are no bounds to our happiness. My family is extremely proud as well.”

Kour completed her education up to graduation in Poonch and obtained her Masters from Jammu University. She attributed her success to self-study. “I relied on self-study and joined a test series. Hard work, consistency, and patience were crucial factors in my journey,” she added.

Acknowledging the support of her family throughout her preparation, Kour said, “I had hoped to clear the examination, but I didn’t expect to secure such a high rank. Examinations are unpredictable.”

Previously, Kour cracked the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service (JKAS) examination in 2021 and is currently undergoing training in the summer capital, Srinagar.

Kour emphasised the importance of dedicating 7 to 8 hours per day for studying. “My teachers are pleased with my dedication,” she shared.

As the UPSC declared the results this afternoon, hundreds of people including her neighbours and kin thronged to her house in the radio station area to greet the family.

Her father still can’t believe what her daughter has achieved. “We never expected her to score the 11th rank in the civil examination, although we were confident she would crack this examination. I can’t say how happy we all are,” he told reporters here. “We are all proud of her.”

Political parties, including the National Conference (NC) and Apni Party, congratulated both.

“We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Waseem Ahmad Bhat from Anantnag district for securing the 7th rank, and to Prasanjeet Kour from Poonch district for securing the 11th rank in the UPSC CSE 2022 Final Result,” the NC said on Twitter.

It also wished luck to those who could not make it to the final list.

“To those who were unable to achieve their desired outcome, we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavour’s and trust that they will find success in whatever path life unfolds before them,” the NC said.

Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari said it was a proud moment for Jammu and Kashmir.

“I extend my heartiest greetings to the UPSC aspirants from J&K for qualifying for the exam with flying colours. Many Many congratulations to Prasanjeet Kour from Poonch and Waseem Ahmad Bhat from Anantnag for qualifying the UPSC exam as it is a proud moment for us,” he said. 

Pertinently, as many as 933 candidates — 613 men and 320 women — have qualified the civil services examination 2022, the UPSC said. The top 25 candidates comprise 14 women and 11 men, it said.

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

LG Tweeted:

“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”.


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