Odisha-born Aditi Parida has topped the Combined Defense Services (CDS) II, 2019 examination (women). Official sources gave this information. A merit list of a total of 241 candidates has been released.
Aditi is the first woman from Odisha to top the CDS exam and has been selected for the training of a military officer.
Aditi completed her graduation in mass communication from Symbiosis College, Pune in the summer of this year and is also the topper of her batch 2017-2020. Parida, who is a combination of knowledge and art, is also a fine classical dancer of Odissi and Bharatanatyam.
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The daughter of a brigadier of the Indian Army, Aditi is also credited with being the champion of the National Debate Competition between Army schools in 2016. Sources said that she is a very good volleyball player, and has represented her university.