Jyoti Sharma, 25, who secured third place in the 2018 PCS exam, says her “ultimate goal is to become an IAS officer by passing the public service exam.”
As the daughter of a senior police officer, it was Isabella Thoburn College Alumna’s second attempt at the PCS exam, which she completed in early 2017 and who is now working as a block development officer in Ayodhya.
The results of the 2018 Exam for Combined Government / Subordinate Services (General / Special Hiring), commonly known as the PCS exam, were announced on Friday.
“I was on a field visit. My mentor called me on the phone to let me know that I had secured third place. I was incredulous. But then I checked my result online. It was incredible that I was in the top three, ”she said.
“I have become an associate collector and will soon get a position as an SDM,” she said.
Determined to pass the UPSC exam, she said, “I had appeared in the public service (UPSC) twice but failed.”
Her father Devendra Sharma is stationed as police chief in Sitapur. “My younger sister Kirti Sharma is a scientist with ONGC in Chennai and younger brother Deepak Sharma is a national volleyball player,” she said.
Women secure the first three places in PCS-2018
Panipat’s Anuj Nehra first, Gurugram’s Sangeeta Raghav second, and Mathuras Jyoti Sharma third
Women have taken three of the top five spots in the PCS 2018 exams, the results of which were announced on Friday by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC).
Anuj Nehra from Panipat (Haryana) took first place, Sangeeta Raghav from Gurugram (Haryana) took second place and Jyoti Sharma from Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) took third place according to the results.
Vipin Kumar Shivhare from Jalaun (Uttar Pradesh) and Karamveer Keshav from Patna (Bihar) took fourth and fifth place respectively.
A total of 976 candidates were declared successful against 988 positions. Candidates can review their results by visiting the commission’s official website at uppsc.up.nic.in, said UPPSC exam director Arvind Kumar Mishra.
The others in the top 10 are Farhan Ahmad Khan, Shweta, Arun Kumar, Arun Dixit and Ashwani Kumar Singh.
In terms of jobs, PCS-2018 was one of the largest recruitment reviews of its kind carried out by the Commission to date, with 988 posts of 40 different types including 119 assistant collector posts and 94 assistant SP posts. There have been fewer vacancies in the last 10 PCS exams, officials said.