Nagpur: On July 4, 2015, the results of of Civil Services examinations were declared. Women candidates have bagged all the three top slots in the prestigious Civil Services examination to select IAS and IPS officers among others.
Maharashtra too has its share of toppers.
First five toppers from Maharashtra in UPSC examinations are:
1) Aboli Naravane who has secured 78th rank.
2) Swapnil Thembhe who has secured 84th rank.
3) Abhijit Shevale who has secured 90th rank.
4) Aniket Patankar who has secured 92nd rank.
5) Sandip Ghuge who has secured 105th rank.
Ira Singhal has topped the examination followed by Renu Raj and Nidhi Gupta, who have secured second and third positions respectively, according to the results announced by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
A total number of 1,236 candidates, including 590 in General category, 354 belonging to Other Backward Class, 194 from Scheduled Caste and 98 from Scheduled Tribe, have been recommended for appointment to various central government services, the UPSC said.
A total of 1,364 posts are to be filled through the civil services examination. There are 254 other candidates in the waiting list. It is the first time that the Commission has declared the final results on the fourth day of the closing date for the personality tests or interviews, a senior UPSC official said.
The civil services examination is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages, i.e. 1. Preliminary, 2. Mains and 3. Interviews to select candidates for the elite Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.
The civil services preliminary examination was conducted on August 24 last year at 2,137 venues in 59 centres across the country. About 9.45 lakhs candidates had applied for it but approximately 4.51 lakhs appeared for the examination.
Of these, 16,933 were declared qualified for the main examination, the official said. The main examination was held in December last year and, out of the 16,933 candidates, 16,286 appeared for it, he said.
The result of civil services main examination was declared on March 13, this year. 3,308 candidates were declared qualified for the personality test. Of these, 3,303 appeared for the personality test which were held from April 27 to June 30, 2015.
In terms of the number of candidates and number of centres or sub-centres, this was the biggest examination ever conducted by the Commission an official.