New Delhi, September 24: Shubham Kumar has topped the prestigious civil services examination 2020, results of which were declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday.

Jagrati Awasthi and Ankita Jain have got second and third ranks respectively. Also Read | UPSC Civil Services Examination 2020 Result Declared; 761 Candidates Recommended For Appointment; Check Complete List Here.

A total of 761 candidates -- 545 men and 216 women -- have cleared the examination. Also Read | Maharashtra Schools to Reopen From October 4 For Classes 5 to 12, Says Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad.

The civil services examination is conducted annually by the UPSC in three stages -- preliminary, main and interview -- to select officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

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