Srinagar: Fazlul Haseeb Peer has bagged the 36th position in the examination, said the results declared on Friday.
Haseeb did his schooling from Burnhall School and engineering degree from a Jammu college in 2014. He had qualified the preliminary stage in 2015 and 2016.
Pir is a son of Dr Farooq Pir, who is the Director (Academics) in the Board of School Education. The next rank is that of Abhishek Shmara who is at rank 69. He is a Junior Engineer (civil) at Jammu & Kashmir Irrigation & Flood Control Department. He is a son of Suresh Sharma of Kishtwar.
“Congratulations to all those who made it to the list and for those who haven’t made this, I have been there, twice, and I know, it’s very difficult,” Sharma wrote on his wall. “Now, what you need to do is tomorrow onwards till prelims, just focus on pre and don’t waste time in repenting. After the Mark sheet comes, analyse and improvise. That’s the secret. Keep on working and there is a thing called LUCK. Have patience.”
Rahul Bhat from Jammu also qualified the UPSC exam with 68th rank.
Akshay Labroo is at rank 104, Syed Imran Masoodi is at rank 198 and Shalesh Jain is at rank 259. Inabat Khaliq from Srinagar also qualified the UPSC exam with 378th rank. She is the daughter of a rheumatologist at Government Medical College Srinagar and had qualified the exam last year as well with 605 th rank. This year she improved her position.
Sudarshan Bhat is at rank 434, Haris Rasheed from Srinagar is at rank 487, Amir Bashir from Mendhar, Poonch is at rank 843, Engineer Atul Choudhary from Samba is at rank 896, Shashank Bharadwaj at rank 907, Mohammad Farooq Choudhary from Reasi is at rank 939, Sheetal Angral from Greater Kailash Jammu at rank 945 and Vivek Bhaghat from Jammu at rank 967.
“It is one of the most mediocre performances of the Jammu and Kashmir,” a senior IAS officer told Kashmir Life. “There are quite a few in the first 200 which does not offer a clear idea about the capacity of the students from the state.”
One of the factors, another IAS officer said, could be that the UPSC examinations and the Combined Competitive Examination were having a clash of dates. “Most of the students remained busy with the CCE and could not chase their UPSC dreams,” the officer said. “The state government may have to see how to manage this clash in the schedules in the CCE so that our share in the all India service is not compromised.”
The other interesting facet of the results was that the Kashmiri Pandits who had literally stopped being part of all India services have started their return/ There are various candidates from the community who have actually made it to the list.