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Pradeep Singh, a farmer's son in Haryana's Sonepat district tops UPSC 2019

Pradeep Singh topped the civil services examination 2019, results of which were announced on Tuesday by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), according to an official statement. The civil services examination is conducted annually in three phases -- preliminary, main and interview -- to select candidates for the country's premier civil services.

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 04-08-2020 18:07 IST | Created: 04-08-2020 12:56 IST
Pradeep Singh, a farmer's son in Haryana's Sonepat district tops UPSC 2019
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Pradeep Singh topped the civil services examination 2019, results of which were announced on Tuesday by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), according to an official statement. A total of 829 candidates have been recommended for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among other civil services, it said.

Pradeep Singh from Sonipat, Haryana has topped the exam. Twenty-nine-year-old Singh, a 2019-batch Indian Revenue Service (customs and central excise) officer, is undergoing probation at the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) in Faridabad, cleared the exams in his fourth attempt.

Jatin Kishore and Pratibha Verma have secured second and third positions respectively, the Commission said without sharing further details of the toppers. The civil services examination is conducted annually in three phases -- preliminary, main, and interview -- to select candidates for the country's premier civil services.


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