Nine from Northeast India Crack UPSC Exams 2021


The results for the much eagerly awaited and coveted Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination is out. In a first, this year, the top four all India toppers are girls. Candidates from all over the country sit for these exams but only a handful succeed to achieve their goals. 

Meghalaya’s Ankur Das with an all-India rank of 52 has topped the list of nine from the northeast who have cracked UPSC civil services (main) examination, the results of which were declared on Monday. Three other candidates are from Assam, two each from Manipur and Nagaland one from Arunachal Pradesh.

While Wairokpam Punshiba Singh of Manipur bagged an all-India rank of 238, another candidate from Manipur, Makakmayum Hosni Mubarak, was ranked 575.

Shilpa Khanikar (506), Debjyoti Barman (639) and Ayushi Kalwar (618) from Assam and Tenzin Chonzom (584) from Arunachal Pradesh brought laurels to their respective states. Shilpa was elated at her performance and shared her relentless efforts before the media persons at her Guwahati residence. 

“I started preparations way back in 2018. This was my third attempt. Before this, I appeared in UPSC prelims twice but could not qualify,” she said. An electrical engineering graduate from NIT Silchar, Shilpa took coaching in Delhi. She left her job to prepare for the civil services exam.

From Nagaland, Viku L Achumi, ranked 567, and Imsennaro Walling shined in the exam with 585th rank


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