SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission finally made public the selection list of the KAS 2018. This is the KAS batch the selection of which took a long time – in comparison to earlier batches – even after the Jammu and Kashmir state ceased to exist.
Malik Kamila Mushtaq topped the list followed by Mir Dawar Habib at the second position and Diksha Raina at No 3.
The 70 candidates were selected from 194 candidates who were called for the interviews. The 70 vacant positions have been referred to the PSC in May 2018. As many as 25188 candidates had written their preliminary examinations on September 16, 2018. Of the 1750 candidates who were declared successful in the preliminary examinations, 1703 appeared for main examinations. Eventually, 229 candidates were declared successful. Of them, 194 appeared in the interview.
Of the 70 selected, one is a Buddhist, 31 are Hindus and 38 are Muslims.