IIT Bombay alumnus Shubham Kumar tops UPSC CSE 2020

NEW DELHI: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Friday declared the final result of the civil services examination of the year 2020. The candidates who appeared for the CSE personality test can check the results through the website: upsc.gov.in.

Shubham Kumar has secured AIR 1. He has graduated in B Tech (Civil Engineering) from IIT Bombay, followed by Jagriti Awasthi at AIR 2. She has graduated in B Tech (Electrical Engineering) from MANIT Bhopal.

A resident of Katihar district,Shubham Kumar had first cracked the exam in 2019 and is undergoing training as an Indian Defence Accounts Service probationer in Pune.

Meanwhile,Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar congratulated Shubham Kumar on Twitter.

Shubham Kumar on Friday said his dream to become an IAS officer and to serve the underprivileged has been realised.

Kumar said areas like poverty alleviation and development of villages and people would be his focus area while in the service. “There are lots of areas in which we all can work to uplift the underprivileged and bring positive changes,” he said.

Kumar also said he got a lot of support from his father and the academy, especially his director, in preparing for the examination. “My father used to motivate me a lot and helped me in maintaining a positive attitude that helped me in clearing the exam,said Kumar,adding that his father works as a bank manager in Bihar.

A total of 761 candidates have been recommended for appointment. The top 25 candidates include 13 men and 12 women. The recommended candidates also include 25 persons with Benchmark Disability.

The recruitment examination is conducted annually in three stages named as preliminary, mains and interview to select candidates for administrative positions in different All-India Services and central civil services including IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, and IRTS.

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