7 May : 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 Thursday.
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.