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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla's daughter Anjali Birla has cleared the Civil Services Exam (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Anjali, who studied political science (honours) from Ramjas College in New Delhi, was one among the 89 candidates who were recommended by the UPSC this year. She cleared the competitive exam in her first attempt.

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"I am very happy to get selected in this exam. I wanted to join the civil services to do something for the society as I always saw my father's commitment towards the people of the country," she told PTI on Tuesday.

Anjali said her elder sister Akansha, a chartered accountant, helped her immensely with the examination.

"The credit for my success especially goes to my elder sister. She helped me a lot in preparing for the main examination," she said.

The civil services examination is conducted annually by the commission in three stages -- preliminary, main and interview -- to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.

The result of the 2019 civil services examination was declared on August 4, 2020, recommending 829 candidates in order of merit for appointment to IAS, IFS, IPS and other Group 'A' and Group 'B' central services against 927 vacancies.

The commission had on Monday recommended 89 candidates, includng Anjali, for different civil services from its reserve list drawn on the basis of the 2019 civil services examination.

With inputs from agencies.

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