TDN World Desk: The final results of he Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) civil services exam 2019 has been declared on Tuesday.

Pradeep Singh from Sonipat, Haryana has topped the exam. Pratibha Verma has emerged to be topper among the women candidates.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has forwarded his congratulatory words to the successful candidates and wished them a ‘satisfying career of public service’.

There are 45 Muslims, in the list of 829 successful UPSC candidates, who have been selected for various civil service posts.

Among the toatl candidates who have cleared the UPSC civil services exam, 304 belong to general category, 78 to EWS (Economic Weaker Sections), 251 to OBC, 129 to SC and 67 candidates have been selected from ST category.

This year 45 candidates (two candidates yet to confirm as UPSC does not publish result in terms of religion) hailing from the Muslim community have cleared the examination. The presence of the selected Muslim candidates in the UPSC exam stands out to be 5.42 percent.

In 2018, among a total of 759 selected candidates, 30 had been from the Muslim community, which amounts to 3.95 percent.