Women rule the roost in Civil Services Exam 2010

Posted By: Biswajeet Panda
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New Delhi, May 12: In a first of its kind, two women have topped the Civil Services results for 2010. The women S Divyadharshini (Rank 1) and Sweta Mohanty (Rank 2) have indeed demonstrated that the most-sought after jobs in India is no longer men's fiefdom.

The Civil services results this year boasts five women in the top 25.

Out of the 547.698 candidates who appeared for the preliminary exams, a total of 920 - 717 men and 203 women have made the cut and will be inducted in the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service and Indian Foreign Service along with a jost of other Central government services.

In yet another sign of the growing influence of Engineering studies and the decline of other streams, particularly humanities, of the top 25, 15 are of engineering background while five are from medicine.

There are 151 vacancies for IAS, 35 for IFS and 150 for IPS.

28 physically handicapped candidates, 148 Scheduled caste candidates, 74 Scheduled tribe candidates and 270 OBC candidates have also made the cut in to the prestigious Civil Services merit list.

The results can be accessed on the website of the Union Public Service Commission.

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