In a proud piece of news, 14 candidates from the Jammu and Kashmir state have passed the Union Public Service Commission 2016, UPSC 2016 examination whose result was declared on May 31 night. UPSC declared the results of the civil services examination on its officials website upsc.gov.in. This is for the first time that this many candidates from the J&K have qualified for the UPSC civil services 2016.
Among 14, 31-year-old Bilal Mohidin, who hails from Haripora Unisoo village in North Kashmir’s Langate area, has bagged the 10th position. Mohidin, an Indian Forest Service officer, is currently posted in Lucknow.
“Words can hardly describe my feelings. I feel on top of the world today,” Mohidin, an Indian Forest Officer at present based in Lucknow, told PTI over the phone.
“I believed in this quote — Try, try, try again. I have been trying from 2010,” Mohidin, who had appeared for the fourth time, added.
Interestingly, Mohidin came to know about the result after members on the J&K civil services WhatsApp group started congratulating him.
Soon the news of Mohidin’s success spread, social media sites including Facebook and Twitter were flooded with congratulatory messages. Union minister Jitendra Singh and former chief minister Omar Abdullah too congratulate Mohidin.
— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) May 31, 2017
Meanwhile, Karnataka girl Nandini KR topped the examination.
The civil services examination is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages – preliminary, main and interview – to select officers for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.