Mumbai : The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) on Saturday announced its civil services exam results with the top four ranks being secured by women. Ira Singhal, a physically challenged IRS officer from Delhi, topped the civil services examination in the general category followed by Renu Raj, Nidhi Gupta who secured second and third positions respectively. From the State, Aboli Narwane stood first (78th rank in the country) among 98 candidates who cleared this very difficult examination.

Other successful candidates from Maharashtra include Swapnil Tembhe, Abhijit Shewale, Aniket Patankar, Sandip Ghuge and others.

The civil services preliminary examination was conducted

on August 24 last. About 9.45 lakh candidates had applied for it but approximately 4.51 lakh appeared for the examination. Of these, 16,933 were declared qualified for the main examination which was held in December last year and, out of the 16,933 candidates 16,286 appeared for it.

A total of 1,364 posts are to be filled through the civil

services examination. A total number of 1,236 candidates have been recommended for appointment to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and Central Services Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’, the UPSC said.

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