Pune: Shruti Vinod Shrikhande, a Pune student, has emerged as the national topper among girls in the Combined Defence Services (CDS) examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
The final results of the CDS Examination (I) written examination and interview for entry to the Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, were released by the UPSC on Friday on its website upsc.Gov.In.
Shruti, daughter of Brigadier Vinod Shrikhande, is a law student at ILS, Pune and an alumnus of the Army Public School, Pune.
The exam was held for admission to the OTA 107th short service commission course (for men) and 21st short service commission for women (non-technical) course, commencing in April 2018.
Overall, 232 candidates across the country have qualified in the final exam, an official said.
Among boys, Nipurn Datta has topped the exam, he added.