New Delhi: Delhi’s Shruti Sharma, a resident of Basta in Bijnor district, ranked first in the civil service examination this year. Soon after, Shruti Sharma dominated social media and fake social media accounts of top UPSC exam candidate appeared on Twitter. In results announced on Monday, 25-year-old Shruti Sharma was found to top the UPSC. According to the Commission, three of the final qualified applicants are women. Shruti Sharma of Sardar Patel Vidyalaya and St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi topped the declared results of UPSC. The list of best is followed by Ankita Agarwal, Gamini Singla and Aishwarya Verma.
In an interview with The Times of India, Shruti Sharma said her preparation for the exam was bittersweet.
She achieved this feat after giving away two attempts. Shruti’s mother, Rachna Sharma, said while filling the form last year, Shruti mistakenly filled in Hindi instead of English in the language. If she had scored so well in the absence of her chosen language, Shruti was sure that if she had taken the exam in English, she would have passed out for sure.
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“Credit goes to everyone involved in my journey, especially my parents. They were extremely supportive and friends guided me,” she said.
Sharma completed her postgraduate studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and has been studying civil service for four years as a student at the Residential Coaching Academy of Jamia Millia Islamia.
Ankita Agarwal and Gamini Singla took second and third place respectively. A total of 685 candidates – 508 men and 177 women – qualified and were recommended by the Commission for appointment to various central services, the UPSC said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the successful candidates and sent words of encouragement to those who did not pass the exam.
“Congratulations to all who have passed the Civil Service (Main) Examination, 2021. My best wishes to those young people who are embarking on their administrative careers at an important time in India’s development journey, when we mark Azadi KaAmrit Mahotsav.
“I fully understand the disappointment of those who were unable to pass the civil service exam, but I also know that these are exceptional young people who will make their mark in any field they pursue and will make the pride of India. My best wishes to them,” the Prime Minister said. tweeted the minister.
According to the Commission, 244 of the successful candidates belong to the general category, 73 to the economically weak sections, 203 to the other backward classes, 105 to the scheduled castes and 60 to the scheduled tribes.
Netizens posted how several stories of this year’s top Shruti Sharma grew overnight:
Shortly after Shruti Sharma dominated UPSC, People started creating fake accounts in her name. You must beware! 👇🏽 https://t.co/X4vZ9jNRdv
— Mohammad Zubair (@zoo_bear) May 30, 2022
Beware of these fake pages and report them 🙏. pic.twitter.com/3BPLDJgnSZ
— Sunny Nehra (@sunnynehrabro) May 30, 2022
— Reshav Sharma 🇮🇳 (@reshav_shxrma) May 30, 2022
Typical stuff! Now you will see hundreds of fake IDs on behalf of UPSC toppers! This one has already thanked people. Report. https://t.co/U3G6sL5eG1
— Prashant Kumar (@scribe_prashant) May 30, 2022
#UPSC The results of the CSE 2021 are out. Congratulations to all rank holders as they set foot to strengthen the steel frame.
It’s also that time of year when fake topper social media accounts surface and gain traction for a few days, especially on Twitter.
— Ansuman Rath 🇮🇳 (@_AnsumanRath) May 30, 2022
When real UPSC toppers come to create social media accounts, they won’t find any usernames. 😀
— Somesh Upadhyay, IAS (@Somesh_IAS) August 6, 2020