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Srinagar Doctor Tops Civil Service 2009

 A doctor from Srinagar has topped the Civil Service Exams 2009 as 875 candidates qualified the test conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), the results of which were announced on . Shah Faesal, an
PTI May 07, 2010 15:38 IST
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 A doctor from Srinagar has topped the Civil Service Exams 2009 as 875 candidates qualified the test conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), the results of which were announced on .

Shah Faesal, an MBBS degree holder from Srinagar, topped the prestigious examination in his maiden attempt.

A total of 875 candidates, including 680 men and 195 women, have been recommended for appointment to IAS, IFS, IPS and other central services, the UPSC said in a statement.

A total of 4,09,110 candidates applied for the test while 1,93,091 appeared in the preliminary examination. Of them, 12,026 candidates qualified for the main written test while 2432 candidates were shortlisted for personality test which was conducted in March and April, 2010.

Prakash Rajpurohit, a B Tech holder from IIT, Delhi, came at the second spot while Iva Sahay, MA (Geography) from JNU, secured the third rank. While Rajpurohit made it in the second attempt, Sahay got success in her first attempt.

The top 25 rank holders comprise 15 male candidates and 10 female candidates, the UPSC said.

In terms of subject of studies, the top 25 candidates include 13 from Engineering, nine from Commerce, Management, Humanities, Science and Social Sciences and three from Medical Science background. Of them, 21 took the examination in English medium while four appeared in Hindi.

Six of the top 25 candidates could make to the merit list in their first attempt, while four got success in second attempt and 11 in their third attempt. Fifteen of the top 25 candidates appeared in the test from Delhi.

The 875 successful candidates include 30 physically challenged, 14 orthopaedically challenged, five visually impaired and 11 hearing impaired candidates.

The rank holders include 399 General, 273 OBC, 127 SC and 76 ST candidates.

Appointment to the various services will be made according to the number of vacancies available, the UPSC said. 

 The government has reported that the number of vacancies for IPS is 150, followed by IAS (131) and Indian Foreign Service (30). There are 582 vacancies in the Central Services Group A and 96 in Central Services Group B.

UPSC has a facilitation counter from where candidates can obtain any information or clarification regarding their examinations and recruitments. PTI