UPSC 2016 Results: Final Marks of the Candidates Revealed

IAS toppers marks list/2016 IAS topper marks

USPC 2016-17 results were announced by the commission on May 31st. A few days ago, it also revealed the total marks obtained by the candidates who made it to the final merit list. Read on for more.

2016 IAS topper Nandini K.R. secured 927 marks in the written exam and 193 marks in the personality test a.k.a UPSC interview, which makes it a total of 1120 out of 2025 marks. This gives Nandini 55.3%. Second rank holder Anmol Sher Singh Bedi obtained 1105 marks, i.e., 54.5 %. Gopalakrishna Ronanki who bagged the third rank secured 1101 marks giving him 54.37%.

The close marks of the candidates and the fact that the topper secured only around 55% only goes to show the very tough nature of the UPSC civil services exam. Tina Dabi, last year’s topper had secured 1063 marks which is 52.49%. This year a total of 1099 people were selected to various services across the country. The first rank holder said she would opt for the Indian Administrative Service whereas the second rank holder said he would opt for the Indian Foreign Service.

Every year, lakhs of people from various corners of the country try their hand at the civil services which is considered the highest government job in the country. But the exam is infamous for its very demanding syllabus and format, not to mention the stiff competition aspirants have to ward off.

The following table gives the marks of the first ten rank holders in the UPSC CSE 2016.

Rank

Name

Written exam marks

Interview marks

Total marks

1

Nandini K.R.

927

193

1120

2

Anmol Sher Singh Bedi

899

206

1105

3

Gopalakrishna Ronanki

936

165

1101

4

Saumya Pandey

911

184

1095

5

Abhilash Mishra

908

184

1092

6

Kothamasu Dinesh Kumar

912

179

1091

7

Anand Vardhan

920

168

1088

8

Shweta Chauhan

923

165

1088

9

Suman Sourav Mohanty

917

168

1085

10

Bilal Mohi Ud Din Bhat

896

182

1078

 

The UPSC CSE is conducted in three stages:

  1. UPSC Prelims
  2. UPSC Mains Written
  3. UPSC Personality Test (Board Interview)

The candidates in the merit list all come from diverse backgrounds and there are many inspiring stories of bravery, hard work and determination buried under those names. Nandini K.R. was an IRS officer who was giving her fourth attempt whereas Anmol Bedi cracked the exam in his maiden attempt. Gopalakrishna Ronanki had to battle poverty and a language barrier before achieving the commendable AIR 3. Bilal Mohi Ud Din Bhat who bagged rank 10 hails from the Kashmir valley and will no doubt be an inspiration to others from his state which faces violence and strife.

If you wish to serve the nation by entering the civil services, you too can take the UPSC exam next year. With the right mix of guidance, motivation and determination, you can find your name in the merit list in 2018!

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