Thiruvananthapuram: Malini S emerged topper in the first stream while Nandana S Pillai clinched the second rank with Gopika Udayan and Athira S V in the third and fourth positions respectively, PSC Chairman M K Sakeer told reporters.
Akhika Chacko and Anoop Kumar were the toppers in the second and third streams respectively, he said.
According to PSC, the ‘stream 1’ consists of graduate candidates belonging to the age group of 21-32 years who are directly recruited. While the ‘stream 2’ consists of non-gazetted government employees up to the age of 40, the ‘stream 3’ comprises gazetted employees of the same age category, it said.
A total of 5.77 lakh applications were received across the three streams when the notification for the KAS Junior Officers was issued in November 2019.
As many as 3,713 were shortlisted for the main exam and of them, 582 qualified for the interview held in September this year.
A total of 533 candidates were included in the ranklist of the three streams and the list would be valid for one year.
Sakeer said the KAS is a significant step towards moulding a new generation of middle-level employees in the State civil service.