In previous years, percentage of Muslim becoming IAS officers ranged between 1 and 5 percent
The number of Muslim candidates successfully becoming IAS officers in India remains low year after year. This year too, maximum six Muslim candidates are likely to become IAS officers.
The UPSC recently released the list of recommended candidates based on the results of the Civil Services Examination for the year 2022, along with their marks in the written and personality tests.
Six Muslim candidates likely to become IAS office this year
Analyzing the service allocation data from the previous year’s Civil Services Examination, it is found that only six Muslim candidates are eligible to become IAS officers this year: They are
Waseem Ahmad Bhat (All India Rank-7) under general category
Naveed Ahsan Bhat (AIR-84) under general category
Asad Zuber (AIR-86) under OBC category
Aakip Khan (AIR-268) under OBC category
Moin Ahamd (AIR-296) under OBC category
Mohd Irfan (AIR-476) under ST category
Meanwhile in the year
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However, it is crucial to note that these numbers are subject to change based on the preferences specified by the recommended candidates and the fulfillment of service eligibility criteria.
Stages in UPSC Civil Services Exam
The UPSC Civil Services Exam comprises of three stages. They are prelims, main, and interview.
It is conducted annually for selecting officers for prestigious positions in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS),
the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), the Indian Police Service (IPS), and other esteemed government roles.
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