With 24 of the 180 students chosen in the IAS in the Civil Service Examination (CSE-21) coming from Rajasthan, the state has now surpassed Uttar Pradesh in producing civil servants.
Experts credit the state’s strong performance to excellent coaching resources and rising awareness among the youth to take the exam. Rajasthan has given 84 IAS officers in the last four years, according to Department of Personnel and Training figures, and the year-on-year graph has been on a continuous rise in the last three years.
A total of 16 candidates having domicile in Rajasthan state were selected in the civil service examination, 2019 conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). In the CSE-2020, 22 candidates were selected and this figure increased to 24 in the CSE-2021.
While 24 Rajasthan candidates were chosen for IAS in CSE-2021, 19 Uttar Pradesh candidates, 16 Delhi candidates, 14 Bihar candidates, 13 Maharashtra candidates, and 12 Madhya Pradesh candidates were chosen for administrative service. Gaurav Budania, who finished 13th overall in the CSE-2020 examination, is now the Assistant Collector of Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district.
The high ranking of Rajasthan students in the CSE is inspiring other groups to take the exam as well. In addition, the coaching service, which was previously limited to Delhi, is now available throughout the state.