Debasis Sarangi of Odisha tops in CDS-2017 exam

KalingaTV News Network

Bhubaneswar: It is a matter of great pride for Odisha as Debasis Sarangi from the state has topped in Combined Defence Service (CDS II) – 2017 examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission in November 2017, results of which was announced yesterday.

While Debasis Sarangi stood second for Indian Military Academy, he topped for both Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy.

Toppers for CDS (II) for Indian Naval Academy 

  1. Debasis Sarangi
  2. Ashish Rai
  3. Manish Rana

Toppers for CDS (II) for Air Force Academy

  1. Debasis Sarangi
  2. Ashish Rai
  3. Regatte Sai Kiran Reddy

Toppers for CDS (II) for Indian Military Academy

  1. Vivek Tharkoti
  2. Debasis Sarangi
  3. Ashish Rai

The results were published on the official website of UPSC –

A total of 3701 candidates had qualified in the written test for admission to the Indian Military Academy, 2248 for Indian Naval Academy and 914 for Air Force Academy respectively. However, only 192 (103+69+20) candidates successfully cleared the written and SSB interviews held by Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence.

The exams were held for admission to the 145th course of Indian Military Academy, Dehradun; Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala and Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course i.e. No. 204 F(P) Course. 2.

However, marks of the candidates will be available on the website after declaration of final result of Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) for Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2017.

Notably, the CDS exams are held twice a year, in February (CDS-1) and November (CDS-2).

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