New Delhi: The Delhi girl Tina Dabi, who topped the 2015 civil services examination, on Tuesday said she wanted to be an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from the Haryana cadre as it was very challenging.
Expressing happiness, 22-year-old Tina, who graduated from Lady Shri Ram College said she wanted to be a role model for girls aspiring to clear UPSC at first attempt.
Dabi who topped the Civil Services exam said, “ I am very happy and feel very ecstatic, can't express in words.”
Meanwhile, Tina's jubilant father said, he was both surprised and proud of his 22-year old daughter, who cleared the country's most prestigious exams in first attempt.
The first position was secured by Tina Dabi (roll no 0256747), followed by Aamir Ul Shari Khan Akthar (0058239) and Jasmeet Singh Sandhu (00105512) in second and third positions respectively.
A total of 1,078 candidates, including 499 in General category, 314 belonging to Other Backward Class, 176 from Scheduled Caste and 89 from Scheduled Tribe, have been recommended for appointment to various central government services, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) said.
There are 172 other candidates in the waiting list.
The civil services examination is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages-- preliminary,mains and interview-- to select candidates for the elite Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.