(News) Rajasthan emerges as second Highest producers of IAS after U.P.

(News) Rajasthan emerges as second Highest producers of IAS after U.P.

Traditional wisdom has it that most of India's civil servants are either from Uttar Pradesh or Bihar. But this perception may not hold for long with candidates like Tina Dabi of Delhi and Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan of Jammu and Kashmir bagging the first and the second ranks in the civil services examination (CSE) 2015.

In fact, in the CSE 2014, three out of the top four Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers were from Delhi. The topper was Delhi's Ira Singhal. The person who came second belonged to Kerala. In CSE 2013, the second rank holder was from the national capital.

The CSE is held every year to fill vacancies in the IAS, Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and other Group A and Group B services. IAS is the most sought after as its officers sit at the top of the bureaucratic pyramid.

The CSE exam is held in two parts - preliminary and mains - followed by an interview. The successful candidates are allotted their batch next year, meaning those who took the CSE 2015 were allotted the 2016 batch. A record 1 million students appeared for this exam in 2015.

India's most populous state Uttar Pradesh continues to be the biggest contributor to the IAS pool with 118 successful candidates in the past five years. Tamil Nadu continued its stellar performance, producing 18 IAS officers on an average every year. Its total score between 2011 and 2015 was 90.

Rajasthan replaces Bihar as second-biggest contributor to IAS pool The state that sprung a surprise was Rajasthan. Its contribution was 97 IAS officers, second only to Uttar Pradesh. Rajasthan is among the bottom three states in terms of literacy and is better known for its private institutes imparting coaching to students for engineering and medical entrance exams.

Bihar and Andhra Pradesh are the other two big contributors with 68 and 61 IAS officers, respectively, in the past five years. Though there is no set pattern for Bihar, the number of IAS officers from Andhra Pradesh has halved since 2011.


Courtesy: Business Standard