History has been made in this year’s civil services’ exam results, with women bagging the top two ranks.
Topper S Divyadharshini is an alumnus of Dr Ambedkar Law University in Chennai. Sweta Mohanty, who did her BTech in computer science from Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology (GRIET), Hyderabad, has come second. The merit list boasts of five women candidates in the top 25.
R V Varun Kumar, a student of Chennai’s Ragas Dental College, has topped among the male candidates. Overall, he came third.
Of the 547,698 candidates who appeared for the preliminary exam held in May 2010, 920 — 717 men and 203 women — made the grade. Now, they will be inducted in the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service and Indian Police Service along with other Central services.
Of the top 25, 15 had an engineering background, followed by medicine (five). Eight made the cut in their first attempt. Four, including Divyadharshini, did so in the second attempt. Nine, including the second and third in the merit list, got through in their third attempts. Results out, marks in a fortnight
The top two slots in the Civil Services Examination 2011 have gone to women: S Divyadharshini and Sweta Mohanty. Of the 547,698 candidates who appeared for the preliminary exam held in May 2010, 920 made the grade.
There are 151 vacancies for IAS, IFS (35) and IPS (150). The result of two candidates has been withheld, and candidature of 39 candidates has been declared provisional. The consolidated reserve list includes 242 candidates.
Twenty eight physically challenged, 14 orthopaedically challenged, five visually impaired and nine hearing impaired got selected. While,148 are from the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes (74) and other backward classes (270). The list can be accessed on the websites of Press Information Bureau and Union Public Service Commission. The marks are expected to be published within a fortnight.