New Delhi, June 1: The UPSC Results 2016 was released on Wednesday and for the first time records of several years were broken, as 50 Muslims this year cleared the prestigious examination for the top position of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Services (IFS) and India Police Services (IPS). But this year records of past several years were broken as nine out of 50 Muslims who cleared IAS exams secured their position in top 100 ranks.

These nine toppers include, Bilal Mohiuddin Bhat from Kashmir who secured 10th position, Muzammil Khan (22nd rank), Shaikh Tanveer Asif (25th rank), Hamna Mariyam (28th rank), Zaffar Iqbal (39th rank), Rizwan Basha Shaikh (48th rank), Sheikh Abdul Rahman (62nd rank), Arif Ahsan (74th rank) and Syed Fakhruddin Hamid (86th rank).

Out of total 1,099 successful candidates in the final list of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examinations, 50 Muslims have made it to this year’s result, with Bilal Mohiuddin on 10th rank. The number of Muslim candidates this year has eventually increased than last few years.

In 2016, 36 Muslims had cleared the prestigious exams, while the number stood at 38 in 2015, 34 in 2014 and 30 in 2013. The increase in the number is a positive sign for the Muslim community.

The selected UPSC candidates are recommended for various high-level government posts which include IAS, IFS and IPS and several other allied services.

In India, Muslims comprise 13.4 per cent of the total population but they are dismally represented in the top government services, often due to lack of education and unavailability of resources. Some reports suggest that the representation of Muslims are only 2 per cent in the civil services.

On Wednesday evening, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) declared the final result of the 2016 civil services examinations and like the previous year, this year too a woman Nandini KR, emerged as a topper. Others who secured their position in the top five lists are Anmol Sher Singh, Gopala Krishna, Saumya Pandey and Abhilash Mishra.

Full list of Muslims who cleared UPSC 2016 exams:

Name UPSC Rank
1. BILAL MOHI UD DIN BHAT 10
2. MUZAMMIL KHAN 22
3. SHAIKH TANVEER ASIF 25
4. HAMNA MARIYAM B A 28
5. ZAFFAR IQBAL 39
6. RIZWANBASHA SHAIK 48
7. SHEIK ABDUL RAHAMAN S 62
8. ARIF AHSAN 74
9. SYEED FAKHRUDIN HAMID 86
10. BISMA QAZI 115
11. SUHAIL QASIM MIR 125
12. S M QASIM ABIDI 177
13. RAZEEM K 191
14. GAUSH ALAM 206
15. NAHAS ALI 359
16. MD ADIL ASHRAF 435
17. PATHAN ADEEB DAULAT KHAN 450
18. SAQIB YOUSUF 472
19. HASEEN ZAHERA RIZVI 509
20. JABEEN FATHIMA J 525
21. ANAM SIDDIQUI 538
22. SHEIKH SAMI UR RAHMAN 554
23. MOHAMMAD ARSHAD 556
24. MINHAJ UDDIN NIZAMI 584
25. SHAIK SHAHABAAZ HANOOR 603
26. INABAT KHALIQ 604
27. FAISAL JAVAID 610
28. HARIS BIN ZAMAN 646
29. IRAJ RAJA 674
30. EZAZ AHMED 697
31. EHJAS ASLAM S 704
32. REHNA R 735
33. MANER NASIR IQBAL 753
34. ABDUL RAHEEM A 755
35. NASEEF ABDUL KADER 781
36. MUHAMMED SHABEER K 805
37. ANAYAT ALI CHOWDHARY 808
38. DANISH AGASTAM 814
39. JABBAR 822
40. TASLEEM AHMED 827
41. SHARDUL 828
42. MD MUSTAQUE 836
43. RENA JAMIL 882
44. SHUHAIB T 885
45 SHAHANSHA K S 897
46 MUHAMMED HANEEF 898
47 MD SARFARAZ ALAM 904
48 MD SARFARAJ ALAM 1028
49 Sajjad Bashir 1042
50 Amir Bashir 1087