The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) recently announced the final results of the civil services examination for the year 2022. Out of the 933 candidates who have been declared successful in UPSC CSE 2022, only 29 belong to the Muslim community.
Analysis of the result revealed that the performance of Muslim candidates in the UPSC Civil Services Exam was low. Upon scrutinizing the results in the previous years, it becomes evident that the percentage of Muslim candidates among the successful candidates has been consistently low.
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Percentage of Muslims in UPSC CSE 2022 results:
In 2022, Muslim candidates constituted only 3.1 percent of the total successful candidates, a decline from 3.64 percent in 2021. Even in previous years, the percentage ranged between 2 and 6 percent, which is significantly lower than the Muslim population percentage in India, estimated at 17.22 percent as per the 2011 census.
|Year||Number of Muslim candidates in the selection list||Total number of candidates in the selection list||Percentage of Muslim candidates in the selection list|
List of Muslim candidate UPSC topper:
In the list of top 10 UPSC toppers, one Muslim candidate has secured a place. The list is topped by Waseem Ahmad Bhat who secured AIR 7.
Following is the list of UPSC CSE 2022 Muslim toppers:
- Waseem Ahmad Bhat (All India Rank-7)
- Naveed Ahsan Bhat (AIR-84)
- Asad Zuber (AIR-86)
- Aamir Khan (AIR-154)
- Ruhani (AIR-159)
- Ayasha Fatima (AIR-184)
- Shaik Habeebulla (AIR-189)
- Zufishan Haque (AIR-193)
- Manan Bhat (AIR-231)
- Aakip Khan (AIR-268)
- Moin Ahamd (AIR-296)
- Mohammad Idul Ahmed (AIR-298)
- Arshad Muhammed (AIR-350)
- Rashida Khatoon (AIR-354)
- Aiman Rizwan (AIR-398)
- Mohamed Riswin (AIR-441)
- Mohd Irfan (AIR-476)
- Sayed Mohammed Husain (AIR-570)
- Qazi Ayesha Ibrahim (AIR-586)
- Muhammed Afzel (AIR-599)
- S Mohammed Yakub (AIR-612)
- Mohd Shada (AIR-642)
- Taskeen Khan (AIR-736)
- Mohammed Siddiq Shariff (AIR-745)
- Akhila B S (AIR-760)
- Md Burhan Zaman (AIR-768)
- Fathima Haris (AIR-774)
- Iram Choudhary (AIR-852)
- Sherin Shahana T K (AIR-913)
The top three ranks in the UPSC CSE 2022 have been secured by talented women. Ishita Kishore has emerged as the topper, followed by Garima Lohia in the second position and Uma Harithi N in the third position.
The Journey of a UPSC Aspirant:
The journey to becoming a successful UPSC CSE candidate begins with the preliminary examination. Held on June 5, 2022, the preliminary exam acts as a screening test, enabling candidates to proceed to the subsequent stages of the selection process. The results of the preliminary examination were announced on June 22, paving the way for qualified candidates to move forward.
The main examination, conducted from September 16 to 25, represents the second stage of the UPSC CSE. This stage comprises a comprehensive written examination that tests candidates’ knowledge and understanding of various subjects.
Following the evaluation of the main examination papers, the results were declared on December 6. Candidates who successfully cleared the main examination became eligible for the final stage – the interview round.
After the interview process, which concluded on May 18, the Union Public Service Commission has finally released the highly awaited final results of the Civil Services Examination 2022 on 24th May 2023.
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Stages in UPSC Civil Services Exam:
The UPSC Civil Services Exam is conducted annually in three stages: prelims, main, and interview. The exam serves as a gateway to select officers for prestigious positions in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), the Indian Police Service (IPS), and other esteemed government roles.
The competition is fierce, with lakhs of aspirants vying for a limited number of vacancies.
The preliminary examination is the first hurdle for aspiring civil servants. Though, it is a qualifying exam, only a few thousand students manage to clear it out of the large pool of candidates who appear each year.
The underrepresentation of Muslim candidates in the UPSC CSE is a matter of concern that needs to be addressed not only by the government but also by civil society organizations.
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