Women candidates perform poorly, quota seats go to male counterparts
Ashwini Bijwe tops MPSC exam in Nagpur. she cleared the examination and got 103rd rank in Maharastra.
The new examination pattern had made it mandatory for candidates to pass in each of the six papers of mains examination with 45 per cent marks (40 per cent for reserved category).
The prelims of the examination was conducted in June 2012, while the mains were held in September 2012 and the interviews in March this year. Over 2.28 lakh candidates appeared for the exam and the recommendation list for around 359 posts was declared.
This year only 37 female candidates could crack the MPSC examinations even as they had more than 120 seats reserved for them under the 33 per cent quota.
The news of success in MPSC examination came as a bonus for Shitole as this BAMS graduate also cleared UPSC examination recently. The 29-year-old belongs to a a farmers’ family from Daund taluka of Pune district.