UPSC announces Civil Services Examination 2014 results; women bag top four positions

Ira Singhal has topped the Civil Services Examination 2014, results of which were announced by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Saturday.

UPSC announces Civil Services Examination 2014 results; women bag top four positions
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New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Saturday announced the results of Civil Services Examination 2014.

Women have once again outshone men, with top four positions being bagged by female candidates. The fifth rank has been claimed by a male candidate, Suharsha Bhagat.

The top four rankers are: Ira Singhal (Rank 1), Renu Raj (Rank 2), Nidhi Gupta (Rank 3), and Vandana Rao (Rank 4).

The UPSC has recommended a total number of 1,236 candidates for appointment. It is also maintaining a reserve list of 254 candidates.

Candidates can log on to the UPSC's official website to check complete list of results: upsc.gov.in

It is the first time that the Commission has declared the final results of the Civil Services Examination within four days of the closing date for the personality tests or interviews.

The civil services examination is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages -- preliminary, mains and interviews -- to select candidates for the elite Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

The civil services preliminary examination was conducted on August 24 last year at 2,137 venues in 59 centres across the country. 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. The main examination was held in December last year and out of the 16,933 candidates, 16,286 appeared for it.

The result of civil services main examination was declared on March 13 this year. 3,308 candidates were declared qualified for the personality test. Out of these, 3,303 appeared for the personality test, which were held from April 27 to June 30 this year.

(With Agency inputs)

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