HYDERABAD/NEW DELHI:Women candidates have bagged all the three top slots in the prestigious Civil Services examination to select IAS and IPS officers among others. Hyderabad had plenty to cheer about. If the topper Ira Singhal, a native of Meerut, has a Hyderabadi connect, several Telugu civils aspirants made it to the top list of nation’s premier competitive examination for administrative services.
A total of 1,236 candidates have been recommended for appointment to IAS, IFS, IPS and central services in the results announced on Saturday afternoon. 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.
Ira and Nidhi are Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) officers whereas, Renu Raj is a doctor by profession. She hails from Kerala.
“I am really very happy. I can’t believe this. I just prepared for the examination,” Ira said.
Ira topped the exam in general category despite being physically handicapped. “I want to be an IAS officer. I want to do something for the benefit of physically-handicapped people,” she said.
Renu Raj got the second rank in her first attempt. “I am extremely happy to know the result. I have been preparing for the exam for the last one year,” she told reporters from Thiruvananthapuram. Renu Raj, who works in a hospital in Kollam in Kerala, hails from Kottayam.
Third rank holder Nidhi said it is a proud moment for her to get selected in the examination. “It is really a proud moment. I put in lot of hard work and finally it paid,” she said. Nidhi is presently assistant commissioner of customs and central excise.
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.
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.
Top ranks secured by Telugu candidates include Saketa Musinipally (14), CM Saikanth Varma (18), Lakshmikanth Reddy G (21), Muhammad Abdaal Akhtar (35), Rajagopala Sunkara (49), and Veditha Reddy (71) etc.