Madrassa graduate Shahid Raza cracks the prestigious civil services exam

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New Delhi: Maulana Shahid Raza Khan, an Islamic theology graduate has cleared the UPSC Civil Services Exam with a national rank of 751.

Cracking the prestigious civil services exam, has made Shahid a role model for many Madarsa going students. Khan said after passing Class X from Bihar Board, he by choice opted for education at Al Jamaitul Ashrafia in Azamgarh.

After completion of Alimiyyah degree from Al-Jamiatul Ashrafia, an Islamic seminary in Mubarakpur, Uttar Pradesh, Shahid pursued his M.Phil in West Asian Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

When the UPSC announced the result of civil services exam 2018 on Friday then to the delight of Khan and Jamia’s Centre for Career Coaching also known as Residential Coaching Academy his name was also there with other 40 students who were coached at Jamia.

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‘I give the credit of my sucesss to Madarsa education which put a lot of confidence in me, increased my belief, developed my sincerity and made me a committed person, Shahid told to Muslim Mirror.

Khan, who from Aminabad village in Bihar’s  Gaya, completed his graduation in Arabic and MA in the same subject from JNU and currently doing PhD in West Asian Studies.

‘If you have confidence, commitment and sincerity to pursue your goal nothing is impossible, he added.

The UPSC exams held in September-October, 2018 declared the results on Friday evening and a total of 759 candidates have been recommended for the appointment.

A total number of 759 candidates (577 men and 182 women) were recommended for appointment in Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service, and Central Services.

Out of the 759 successful candidates, 30 Muslims have cracked the examination with Junaid Ahmad of Uttar Pradesh secured the third rank in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination. Last year, 52 Muslim candidates were successful in the UPSC exam out of the 990 who qualified.

The final ranks were announced based on the results of the written part of Civil Services Examination, 2018 held by the UPSC in September-October, 2018 and the interviews for Personality Test held in February-March, 2019.

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