Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the successful civil services examination candidates on Saturday.
"Congratulations to all those who successfully cleared the Civil Services exams and my best wishes as you begin the journey to serve the nation," the prime minister said.
"To those who didn't clear the exam-such moments are a part of life. This must not deter you from your future endeavours. My best wishes," he added.
Women achieved the top four ranks in the civil services exam results declared by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) on Saturday.
According to the UPSC, a total of 1,236 candidates have been recommended for appointment to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and Central Services Group 'A' and Group 'B'.