The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has recently announced the list of candidates who have been selected for the Civil services based on the Civil Services Main Examination. The Civil Services Examination is the most important and prestigious examination amongst various examinations that are conducted by the UPSC.
The candidates who have been selected for the civil services have been recommended for appointment to the Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Foreign Services (IFS), Indian Police Services (IPS) and Central Services (Group 'A' and Group 'B').The total number of candidates who have been recommended for the services is 920.
A total number of 5,47,698 candidates applied for the examination for the year 2011 and 2,69,036 candidates appeared for the Preliminary examination, which was conducted on 23 May, 2010.
The number of candidates who had qualified for the main written examination that was held ion October-November 2010 was 12,491 out of which 2589 candidates had been
shortlisted for the Personality Test that was conducted this year in March-April.
This year, S. Divyadharshini has topped the Civil Services Examination. Divyadharshini has done her B.A., B.L.(Hons.) from Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai. This was her second attempt at the prestigious examinations.The second ranker is also a female candidate, Sweta Mohanty. Sweta has done her B.Tech (Computer Science) from Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology of the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Hyderabad. This was her third attempt.R.V. Varun Kumar is the topper among male candidates and has secured the third rank overall. He has done his BDS from Ragas Dental College in Chennai. This was his third attempt.
The top 25 candidates this year comprise of 20 males and 5 females. Out of these 25, 15 candidates are from an engineering background, 5 candidates are from commerce, management, humanities, science and social sciences and the rest 5 are from medical science background.8 candidates among the top 25 have succeeded in making it to the list in their first attempt itself. 4 candidates from the 25 have succeeded in their second attempt, 9 in their third attempt, 3 in their fourth attempt and 1 in the fifth attempt.