Indore: Tikamgarh resident Sateesh Kumar Rai topped the state civil service exam-2014, the final result of which was announced by Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission on Monday.
Previously, he had also topped PSC-2012, papers of which were leaked and results of the controversial exam were announced after the Madhya Pradesh High Court’s ordered for the same.
For total 491 vacant posts in different government departments, civil service main exams were conducted in February. Interview, which is the final stage of selection process, was held from February 29 to November 5.
On Monday, the MPPSC declared final results, post-wise. Rai, who has been selected for deputy registrar’s post, scored 982 marks. A woman candidate, Shreelekha Shrotriya, also scored 982 marks but she was allocated second position in the merit list.
Reason? Rai’s marks in main exams were more than that of Shrotriya. In the main exams, Rai had obtained 882 marks out of 1400 while Shrotriya secured 866 marks. In interview, Rai got 100 marks whereas Shrotriya received 116 marks. Therefore their total was equal. MPPSC secretary Renu Pant said that if total marks of two candidates are same then that candidates tops the merit list who have scored more marks in main exams.
Meanwhile, as many as 216 women candidates secured jobs in different government departments in the state through MPPSC-2014.
A closer look at the result list revealed that more number of seats than reserved for women was clinched by fairer sex.
As many as 491 seats were up for grab in state civil service exam of which 166 were reserved for fairer sex.
But women candidates clinched 50 more seats than reserved for them.