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UPSC Civil Services 2021: Three women top the exam, results of Muslims worst in a decade

While three women have topped the exam, the overall performance of Muslim candidates in the civil services 2021 exams is worse than that over the past 12 years

Sabrangindia 30 May 2022

Result
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Continuing the tradition of girls outperforming boys in examinations, this year Shruti Sharma has topped the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam, while Ankita Agarwal, Gamini Singla and Aiswarya Verma have secured the 2nd, 3rd and 4th rank respectively. However, the performance of Muslim candidates in Civil Services 2021 exams is the worst in over a decade.

UPSC results were declared on Monday May 30, 2022 and a total of 685 candidates were recommended. Of these only 19 are Muslims, none figured in the list of top 100. The best performer among Muslims is that of a Muslim woman, Areeba Nomaan who has secured the 109th rank.

The list of successful candidates may be viewed here.

The UPSC conducted personal interviews of the Civil Services aspirants from the year 2021 batch from April 05 to May 25, 2022. A total of 68 Muslims had appeared for the Personal Interviews after cracking the Civil Services Main exam 2021. Of these 19 have cleared the final hurdle. The UPSC announced the final result of the Civil Services exam based on CSE Main exam held in January 2022 and Personal Interviews conducted in April/May 2022. "The result of 01 candidate has been kept withheld", the UPSC said while declaring the result on its official website upsc.gov.in.

In 2020, a total number of 761 candidates had cracked the UPSC Civil Services final examination. Out of the total 761 who had cleared the CSE 2020 exams, 545 were men and 216 were women. Shubham Kumar was then an all-India topper whereas Jagrati Awasthi and Ankita Jain were 2nd and 3rd rank holders in the 2020 examination.

According to Siasat, upon analysing the results, Muslim candidates constituted 4.07 per cent of the total successful candidates, a drop from 5.3 % in 2019.

The List of Muslims in UPSC 2021

1) Areeba Nomaan (Rank 109), 2) Mohd Suboor Khan (Rank 125), 3) Syed Mustafa Hashm (Rank 162), 4) Afnan Abdu Samed (Rank 274), 5) Arshad Muhammed (Rank 276), 6) Mohd Saquib Alam (Rank 279), 7) Asrar Ahmad Kichloo (Rank 287), 8) Mohammed Abdul Rawoof Shaik (Rank 309), 9) Nazish Umar Ansari (Rank 344), 10) Faisal Khan (Rank 364), 11) Md Qamaruddin Khan (Rank 414), 12) Mohd Shabir (Rank 419), 13) Faisal Raza (Rank 441), 14) Masoom Raja Khan (Rank 457), 15) Ashif A (Rank 464), 16) Shaikh Mohd Zaib Zakir (Rank 496), 17) Mohammed Siddiq Shariff (Rank 516), 18) Mohammed Shaukath Azeem (Rank 545) and 19) Anwar Hussain (Rank 600).

Muslims in UPSC – Previous Years Result

A look at results from the  last few years, shows that a total of 31 Muslims cracked the Civil Services Exam (CSE), also known as IAS exam, in 2020 when UPSC had recommended 761 candidates for the top CS posts.

Three years ago, in 2019, as many as 42 Muslims had cracked the exam whereas a year before that, in 2018, just 27 Muslims had made it to the final result. The years 2016 and 2017 were the brightest period for Muslim candidates. Then, in 2016, 52 Muslims figured in the list of successful candidates whereas a year after, in 2017, their tally was 50.

Thirty-four Muslims were among the 1,078 candidates recommended by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in 2015 whereas 38 Muslims were in the list of total 1,236 candidates in 2014.

A total of 34 Muslims had cleared the exam in 2013, whereas in 2012, 30 Muslims were among the successful candidates, four of them were among top 100.

In 2012, a total of 30 Muslims were among the successful candidates and a year before, in 2011, as many as 31 Muslims were among the 920 selected for the civil services.

Likewise, in 2010 among the 875 successful candidates 21 were Muslims with Dr Shah Faisal, of Kashmir topping the exam at the national level. A total of 31 Muslims were in the list of 791 successful candidates in 2009.

The entire list of question papers used in the UPSC exams may be read here.

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UPSC Civil Services 2021: Three women top the exam, results of Muslims worst in a decade

While three women have topped the exam, the overall performance of Muslim candidates in the civil services 2021 exams is worse than that over the past 12 years

Result
Image Courtesy:ummid.com

Continuing the tradition of girls outperforming boys in examinations, this year Shruti Sharma has topped the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam, while Ankita Agarwal, Gamini Singla and Aiswarya Verma have secured the 2nd, 3rd and 4th rank respectively. However, the performance of Muslim candidates in Civil Services 2021 exams is the worst in over a decade.

UPSC results were declared on Monday May 30, 2022 and a total of 685 candidates were recommended. Of these only 19 are Muslims, none figured in the list of top 100. The best performer among Muslims is that of a Muslim woman, Areeba Nomaan who has secured the 109th rank.

The list of successful candidates may be viewed here.

The UPSC conducted personal interviews of the Civil Services aspirants from the year 2021 batch from April 05 to May 25, 2022. A total of 68 Muslims had appeared for the Personal Interviews after cracking the Civil Services Main exam 2021. Of these 19 have cleared the final hurdle. The UPSC announced the final result of the Civil Services exam based on CSE Main exam held in January 2022 and Personal Interviews conducted in April/May 2022. "The result of 01 candidate has been kept withheld", the UPSC said while declaring the result on its official website upsc.gov.in.

In 2020, a total number of 761 candidates had cracked the UPSC Civil Services final examination. Out of the total 761 who had cleared the CSE 2020 exams, 545 were men and 216 were women. Shubham Kumar was then an all-India topper whereas Jagrati Awasthi and Ankita Jain were 2nd and 3rd rank holders in the 2020 examination.

According to Siasat, upon analysing the results, Muslim candidates constituted 4.07 per cent of the total successful candidates, a drop from 5.3 % in 2019.

The List of Muslims in UPSC 2021

1) Areeba Nomaan (Rank 109), 2) Mohd Suboor Khan (Rank 125), 3) Syed Mustafa Hashm (Rank 162), 4) Afnan Abdu Samed (Rank 274), 5) Arshad Muhammed (Rank 276), 6) Mohd Saquib Alam (Rank 279), 7) Asrar Ahmad Kichloo (Rank 287), 8) Mohammed Abdul Rawoof Shaik (Rank 309), 9) Nazish Umar Ansari (Rank 344), 10) Faisal Khan (Rank 364), 11) Md Qamaruddin Khan (Rank 414), 12) Mohd Shabir (Rank 419), 13) Faisal Raza (Rank 441), 14) Masoom Raja Khan (Rank 457), 15) Ashif A (Rank 464), 16) Shaikh Mohd Zaib Zakir (Rank 496), 17) Mohammed Siddiq Shariff (Rank 516), 18) Mohammed Shaukath Azeem (Rank 545) and 19) Anwar Hussain (Rank 600).

Muslims in UPSC – Previous Years Result

A look at results from the  last few years, shows that a total of 31 Muslims cracked the Civil Services Exam (CSE), also known as IAS exam, in 2020 when UPSC had recommended 761 candidates for the top CS posts.

Three years ago, in 2019, as many as 42 Muslims had cracked the exam whereas a year before that, in 2018, just 27 Muslims had made it to the final result. The years 2016 and 2017 were the brightest period for Muslim candidates. Then, in 2016, 52 Muslims figured in the list of successful candidates whereas a year after, in 2017, their tally was 50.

Thirty-four Muslims were among the 1,078 candidates recommended by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in 2015 whereas 38 Muslims were in the list of total 1,236 candidates in 2014.

A total of 34 Muslims had cleared the exam in 2013, whereas in 2012, 30 Muslims were among the successful candidates, four of them were among top 100.

In 2012, a total of 30 Muslims were among the successful candidates and a year before, in 2011, as many as 31 Muslims were among the 920 selected for the civil services.

Likewise, in 2010 among the 875 successful candidates 21 were Muslims with Dr Shah Faisal, of Kashmir topping the exam at the national level. A total of 31 Muslims were in the list of 791 successful candidates in 2009.

The entire list of question papers used in the UPSC exams may be read here.

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