The Union Public Service Commission
(UPSC) on Saturday afternoon announced the results of its civil services exam.
A total of 1,236 candidates have been recommended for appointment to IAS, IFS, IPS and central services.
A total of 254 candidates have also been kept in a consolidated reserved list. Candidate Ira Singhal topped the examination, with Renu Raj and Nidhi Gupta coming second and third.
Meanwhile, the result of one candidate has been withheld. A total of 180 candidates have been recommended to IAS, with 32 to IFS, 150 to IPS, 710 to Central Services group 'A' and 292 to group 'B' services.
It is the first time that the final results are being declared within four days of the closing date for the interviews.
The civil services preliminary examination was conducted on August 24 last year at 2,137 venues in 59 centres across the country.
According to reports, a total of 1,364 posts are to be filled, for which about 4.51 lakh people appeared for the examination.
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.BANKING JOBS :IBPS invites online application for CWE PO/MT-V 2015
Of these, 16,933 were declared qualified for the main examination, the official said. The main examination was held in December last year and, out of the 16,933 candidates, 16,286 appeared for it, he added.
"The result of civil services main examination was declared on March 13 this year. 3,308 candidates were declared qualified for the personality test," the official said, adding that out of these, 3,303 appeared for the personality test, which were held from April 27 to June 30.MORE FROM RESULTS :CBSE announces JEE (main) ranks
"In terms of the number of candidates and number of centres or sub-centres, this was the biggest examination ever conducted by the Commission," the official said.
A total of 1,364 posts are to be filled through the civil services examination.
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