New Delhi: Kanishak Kataria has topped the civil services exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), results of which were announced by the UPSC on Friday.

Currently, a data scientist at qplum, Bengaluru, Kataria is also the son of an IAS (Indian Administrative Services) officer. He had topped the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced in schedule caste (SC) category in 2010 and had pursued Computer Science engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.

While Kataria topped the CSE examination, Srushti Jayant Deshmukh is the topper among women candidates.

Deshmukh, a B.E.(Chemical Engineering) from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, has overall secured the fifth rank.

In a statement, the UPSC said a total of 759 candidates (577 men and 182 women) have been recommended by the Commission for appointment to various services like IAS, IPS, IFS etc.

"It's a very surprising moment. I never expected to get the 1st rank. I thank my parents, sister & my girlfriend for help & moral support. People will expect me to be a good administrator & that's exactly my intention," said Kanishak.

With inputs from PTI