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UPSC 2021: 25 Muslims crack civil services; here is the list

June 2, 2022

New Delhi: Twenty-five Muslim candidates have cracked the civil services exam this year.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Monday declared the result of the civil services exam 2021. A total of 685 candidates qualified for the examination. Of them 25 are Muslims. Areeba Nomaan with AIR 109 is the top-ranking Muslim candidate this year.

List of Muslim candidates who cleared UPSC

Candidate name               All India Rank

Areeba Nomaan               109

Mohd Suboor Khan         125

Syed Mustafa Hashmi    162

Afnan Abdu Samed         274

Arshad Muhammed       276

Mohd Saquib Alam          279

Asrar Ahmad Kichloo      287

Ashik Ali               305

Mohammed Abdul Rawoof Shaik             309

Nazish Umar Ansari         344

Faisal Khan          364

Shumaila Choudhary      368

Mavis Tak            386

Md Qamaruddin Khan   414

Mohd Shabir      419

Faisal Raza           441

Masoom Raja Khan         457

Ashif A  464

Muskan Dagar   474

Tahseenbanu Dawadi    482

Shaikh Mohd Zaib Zakir 496

Mohammed Siddiq Shariff           516

Mohammed Shaukath Azeem   545

Makakmayum Hosni Mubarak   575

Anwar Hussain  600

In UPSC CSE 2020, 31 out of 761 selected candidates were Muslims. In 2019, the number of Muslim candidates who cleared the exam was 42.

Year       Number of Muslim candidates who cracked UPSC CSE

2009       31

2010       21

2011       31

2012       30

2013       34

2014       38

2015       34

2016       52

2017       50

2018       27

2019       42

2020       31

2021       25

Out of the total candidates who have qualified for the UPSC CSE 2021, 508 are men whereas, 117 are women. All three toppers are women.

Shruti Sharma secured the first position, while Ankita Agarwal came second and Gamini Singla got the third rank.

Shruti Sharma, who became the topper this year, could not pass the UPSC in her last attempt. She said she got big support from the Residential Coaching Academy (RCA) of Jamia Millia Islamia.

The top 25 candidates comprise 15 men and 10 women. Their educational qualifications range from graduation in Engineering; Humanities; Commerce and Medical Science from premier Institutions of the country such as IIT, AIIMS, VIT, PEC, University of Mumbai, University of Delhi, GB Pant University, etc.


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