Female candidates have once again dominated the final results of the prestigious 2022 Civil Services Exam, as declared today by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The coveted top spot, AIR 1, went to Ishita Kishore, while Garima Lohia and Uma Harathi N took second and third places, respectively.
For the second year in a row, the female candidates have demonstrated their exceptional abilities by taking top three places in one of India’s most sought-after exams, cementing their position as trailblazers and role models for aspiring civil servants.
Taken annually in three stages: Preliminaries, Principals and Interviews (personality test), the UPSC Civil Services Examination serves as a gateway to esteemed positions including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Administrative Service India External Service (IFS), the Indian Police Service (IPS), and other group A and B posts in the central services.
Who is Ishita Kishore?
Ishita Kishore 28 originally from Uttar Pradesh Greater Noida has emerged has emerged as the UPSC topper. Ishita Kishore graduated in economics, successfully completed her undergraduate studies at Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi in 2017. After successfully completing her studies, she embarked on her own career path by joining Ernst & Young, where she made valuable contributions to the risk advisory department.
In her academic and professional pursuits, Ishita has consistently demonstrated her abilities as a versatile athlete, excelling in various sports throughout her school years.
Despite facing initial challenges, Ella Ishita persevered and managed to crack the UPSC exam on her third try. This marked her first qualification for the interview round, which is the final stage of the UPSC examination process.
It is worth noting that in her first two attempts, she failed to pass the preliminary stage of the UPSC CSE exam.
During an interview with Aajtak, Ishita expressed that she has been receiving numerous phone calls following her success at UPSC. She mentioned that it was her third attempt and that she had put in a lot of effort, emphasizing that her journey had been long and challenging. When talking about her career achievements, Ishita emphasized the importance of perseverance and hard work.
Ishita actively participated in Millennium World Summit held
During her tenure as the Indochina Youth Delegate in 2017, Ishita actively participated in the Millennium World Summit held in Dubai. Throughout her academic career, Ishita prided herself on being a well-rounded student, and she believes there are three key benchmarks that contribute to becoming a well-rounded public servant.
The first and most important benchmark is the ability to function effectively as part of a team. Ishita recognizes the importance of collaboration and cooperation to achieve collective goals. As a public official, the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and stakeholders is crucial to the successful implementation of policies and initiatives.
The second benchmark involves her possessing strong leadership skills and the ability to make informed and timely decisions when considering various perspectives. Ishita understands the importance of taking charge when necessary and providing guidance to others.
The third benchmark focuses on excelling in a wide range of activities. Ishita stresses the need for public servants to be versatile and adaptable, capable of handling different responsibilities and challenges.
Coming from a family with a strong military background, Ishita’s passion for serving the nation was instilled by her father, an officer in the Indian Air Force. After gaining two years of work experience at Ernst and Young, she decided to shift her focus to the UPSC exams, reflecting her commitment to public service and determination to make an impact.
Family is the key
“I have a lot of gratitude for my family who supported me when I couldn’t pass the civil service exam in the first two attempts. They encouraged me a lot,” she said.
Kishore, the younger of two brothers, said she used to study at least eight or nine hours a day to prepare for the exam.
“Success is the result of my hard work,” she said.
Kishore’s father was an Air Force officer and her mother taught at a private school. Her older brother is a lawyer. “I have opted for the Indian Administrative Service. I have given my preference for the Uttar Pradesh cadre,” she said.
She expressed his preference for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and specifically chose Uttar Pradesh, her home state, as her desired cadre. She emphasized her commitment to promote women’s empowerment and uplift the marginalized once she becomes part of this prestigious administrative service.
Serving her country through the civil service is a cherished privilege, as it provides an important avenue to contribute to the betterment of the nation.
A sports star
Kishore, who has excelled as a soccer player at the national level, expressed her commitment to work for the empowerment of women and the upliftment of marginalized communities.
“I have represented nationally as a soccer player, having participated in the Copa Subroto soccer tournament in 2012,” she stated.
With her residence in nearby Greater Noida, Kishore successfully qualified for the political science and international relations exam as her chosen elective of hers.
Top four are women candidates
- Ishita Kishore (Roll No. 5809986) secured first place in the UPSC Civil Services Exam, 2022.
- Garima Lohia (Roll No. 1506175) secured second place. She graduated in Commerce from Kirorimal College, University of Delhi.
- Uma Harathi N (Roll No. 1019872) achieved third place. She has a BTech degree in civil engineering from IIT Hyderabad.
- Smriti Mishra (Roll No. 0858695) secured the fourth rank. She graduated from Miranda House College, University of Delhi with a BA.
Check top 20 list here
- ISHITA KISHORE
- GARIMA LOHIA
- UMA HARATHI N
- SMRITI MISHRA
- MAYUR HAZARIKA
- GAHANA NAVYA JAMES
- WASEEM AHMAD BHAT
- ANIRUDDH YADAV
- KANIKA GOYAL
- RAHUL SRIVASTAVA
- PARSANJEET KOUR
- ABHINAV SIWACH
- VIDUSHI SINGH
- KRITIKA GOYAL
- SWATI SHARMA
- SHISHIR KUMAR SINGH
- AVINASH KUMAR
- SIDDHARTH SHUKLA
- LAGHIMA TIWARI
- ANOUSHKA SHARMA
UPSC Civil Services Final Result 2022-23: How to download
- Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC – upsc.gov.in
- Step 2: Click on the notification link that reads ‘UPSC Civil Services Final Result 2022-23’ available on the home page
- Step 3: It will take you to a new PDF
- Step 4: Scroll down and check your name and roll number in the PDF
- Step 5: Save UPSC Civil Service Final Result 2023 for future reference
UPSC Civil Services Final Result 2022-23: Direct Link
- Direct link to check the UPSC Final Result 2022-23 – https://upsc.gov.in/FR-CSM-22-engl-230523.pdf
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