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Muslims just around 3% in UPSC list, not single in first 100

JAMMU: The number of Muslim candidates qualifying for the All India Civil Services exam, the result of which was declared by the Union Public Service Commission on Monday, has further declined to a little over three percent with not a single figuring in the first hundred.

The UPSC on Monday morning declared 685 candidates successful in the Civil Services Exam 2021. Of the 685, 244 are in a general category, 73 from the Economically Weaker Sections, 203 from Economically Weaker Sections, 105 from the Scheduled Castes, and 60 from the Scheduled Tribes.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated those who have qualified and reached out with empathy to those who could not make it to the elite civil services list. “Congratulations to all those who have cleared the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2021. My best wishes to these youngsters who are embarking on their administrative careers at an important time of India’s development journey, when we are marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, said the Prime Minister on microblogging site twitter.

In another tweet, the Prime Minister said, “I fully understand the disappointment of those who could not clear Civil Sercices Exam but I also know these outstanding youngsters who will make a mark in any feild they pursue and make India proud. My best wishes to them”.

There are only 22 Muslims figuring in the list of 685 who have qualified for India’s elite administrative services. The Muslim count in the All India Civil Services has further declined to around three percent with not a single figuring in first 100. This is the worst performance of Muslim candidates in over a decade.
Last year 31 Muslims, making 4.07% of all had made it to the Civil Services list.

Following is the full list of Muslim candidates who qualified for the latest batch of Civil Services. Their ranks are mentioned against their names:
1: Areeba Noman, 109
2: Mohammad Saboor Khan, 125
3: Syed Mustafa Hashmi, 162
4: Afnan Abdus Samad, 274
5: Arshad Mohammad, 276
6: Mohammad Saqib Alam, 279
7: Asrar Ahmed Kitchloo, 287
8: Mohammad Abdul Rauf Shaiq, 309
9: Nazish Umar Ansari, 344
10: Faisal Khan, 364
11: Shumaila Choudhary, 368
12: Mavis Tak, 386
13: Mohammad Qamar ud Din Khan, 414
14: Mohammad Shabir 419
15: Faisal Raza, 441
16: Masoom Raza Khan, 457
17: Ashif A, 464
18: Tahseenbanu Dawadi, 483
19: Shaik Mohammad Zaib Zakir, 496
20: Mohammad Sidiq Sharief, 516
21: Mohammad Shaukhat Azeem, 545
22: Anwar Hussain, 600

In 2020, a total of 31 Muslims candidates had passed the Civil Services Exam out of the total 761.
In 2019, 42 Muslims had cracked the exam whereas in 2018 just 27 Muslims had made it to the final result.
The years 2016 and 2017 were the brightest period for Muslim candidates. In 2016, 52 Muslims figured in the list of successful candidates whereas in 2017 their tally was 50.

In 2015, 34 Muslims were among the 1,078 candidates recommended by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) whereas 38 Muslims were in the list of total 1,236 candidates in 2014.

In 2013, a total of 34 Muslims had cleared the exam, whereas in 2012, 30 Muslims were among the successful candidates, four of them were among top 100. In 2012, 30 Muslims were among the successful candidates and in 2011, 31 Muslims were among the 920 selected for the civil services. In 2010 among the 875 successful candidates 21 were Muslims with Dr. Shah Faisal of Kashmir topping the exam at the national level. In 2009, a total of 31 Muslims were in the list of 791 successful candidates.


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