news Saturday, July 04, 2015 - 05:30
As more details emerge, the Union Public Services Commission results released on Saturday, held several welcome surprises – four of the top five rank holders of the 2014 exams are women, and one of them is physically challenged. Ira Singhal, who secured the first rank, is a physically challenged woman. Renu Raj, Nishi Gupta and Vandana Rao secured the third, fourth and fifth ranks respectively. According to an NDTV report, Singhal, an Indian Revenue Service officer from Delhi, opted for the general category. She told PTI: “I want to be an IAS officer. I want to do something for the benefit of physically-handicapped people.” CNN-IBN reported that holder of the 184th rank, Ravi Kumar, is a young man who was works in the canteen of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Acadey of Education in Mussoorie. The results have been announced for the Civil Services Exam held in December 2014 and include interviews of the personality test held in April-June 2015. For the first time, the results have been announced within four days of the conclusion of the latter. A total number of 1,236 candidates have been recommended for appointment to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and Central Services Group 'A' and Group 'B', the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) said. With IANS  

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