11 from J&K qualify UPSC exam; JKCCE-2022 topper Anmol gets AIR 7th

Sinha wishes successful candidates

Bivek Mathur

JAMMU, Apr 16: Against 16 candidates who cracked the prestigious Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Examination-2022, a total of 11 candidates from Jammu and Kashmir have been declared qualified for the UPSC-2023, the result of which was declared today.
As per a statement issued by the Commission, a total of 1016 candidates qualified in the most coveted examination of the country, with Aditya Srivastava from Uttar Pradesh topping the examination followed by Animesh Pradhan from Odisha securing the second spot and Donuru Ananya Reddy from Telangana declared as the third topper.
Srivastava has done his graduation (Bachelor of Technology) in electrical engineering from IIT Kanpur. He has qualified for the examination with electrical engineering as the optional subject.
Animesh Pradhan is BTech in Computer Science from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela, and Donuru Ananya Reddy possesses Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Geography from Miranda House, Delhi University.

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Anmol Rathore (24) from Udrana Village of Bhaderwah town in Doda District of Jammu and Kashmir also figured among the top 10 candidates as she got an impressive 7th rank.
She has formerly topped the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Service Examination (JKCCE)-2022 and is currently undergoing revenue training at Revenue Training Institute, Gole Gujral, Jammu.
Anmol qualified for the UPSC Civil Service Examination in her third attempt with Law as an optional subject.
Daughter of retired J&K Bank Manager Rajiv Rathore and incumbent Principal Jyoti Rathore, Anmol received her early education at New Era Public High School Kishtwar and further schooling at GD Goenka School in Jammu.
After successfully passing the CLAT examination in 2016, Rathore pursued her BA LLB degree at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat, completing it in 2021.
Elated over the impressive result in the UPSC examination, Anmol said, “I had never imagined that my name would figure in the top 10. But then there is a term called ‘hard work’ that always pays you back.”
She credited her success to Almighty, her parents, peers, and digital platforms, which she used rigorously to achieve the feat.
“With the blessings of Almighty, my parents never let me down. They created a support-system for my entire preparation. Without them, it wouldn’t have been possible,” said Anmol. She said she did her studies from her home, except some mock tests and Mains test series, she attended in Delhi. “Otherwise, I have prepared on my own using the material available online,” she said.
Regarding her message to aspiring civil servants from Jammu and Kashmir, she said, “I’d say the youth of this region have huge potential provided their energy is channelled in the right direction.”
“Our youth can achieve anything, but they need to remain focused and committed in their mission by staying away from social evils like drugs that have become a concern for the entire society nowadays,” said Anmol.
Her father, Rajiv Rathore, said he is elated to see her daughter’s name among the top 10 candidates of the country. “I don’t think there is any other way a daughter or a son can make her/his parents proud with. My daughter has been constantly making me, her mother, the entire family, and our region proud,” he said.
Son of Dr Chander Shekhar Gupta and Bandana Gupta, Arjun Gupta, a resident of Ramkote Tehsil in Kathua District, is among the other candidates who have made their region proud with an impressive All India Rank (AIR) 32 in the UPSC examination. He had formerly topped the Indian Economic Services (IES) examination in the year 2022.
Resident of Srinagar District, Manan Bhat, a former UPSC qualifier with All India Rank 231, has secured All Indian Rank (AIR) 88 this year. Currently allotted the Telangana cadre of the IPS, Manan is also the qualifier of the Jammu and Kashmir Combined Competitive Examination.
Resident of Jammu District Harnit Singh Sudan is another candidate from Jammu and Kashmir with AIR 177, Mohammad Haris Mir with AIR 345, Mohammad Farhan Seh with AIR 369, Aparajita Aryan from Jammu District with AIR 381, Dr Ghulam Maya Din from Gambhir Mughlan, Rajouri with AIR 388, Suvan Sharma from Maheshpura, Bakshi Nagar, with AIR 412, Seerat Baji with AIR 516, and Dinash Kumar with AIR 1003.
Resident of Dooru area of Anantnag District, Mohammad Farhan Seh, an engineering graduate, is a JKPS officer, who is currently serving as a DySP in the CID wing of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, and Seerat Baji, daughter of Baji Mushtaq of Kotranka, Rajouri, is also an under-training JKPS officer Suvan Sharma is son of Dr T.R Raina, Former HoD Blood Bank GMC Jammu & Nirmal Sharma, Retired IAS Officer. He is under-training JKPS officer as DySP. Earlier, he qualified the exam of Assitant Registrar. Lieutenant Governor of Manoj Sinha has congratulated Anmol Rathore and all other successful candidates from Jammu and Kashmir for qualifying in the prestigious examination conducted by the UPSC.
He took to the micro blogging site X, formerly Twitter, to write, “Heartiest congratulations to Anmol Rathore (AIR 7) and all aspirants from J&K who have cleared UPSC CSE-2023. Your remarkable achievements will inspire youth of J&K. Best wishes to all the successful candidates.
The Commission has kept provisional the candidature of 355 other Candidates.