Civil Services examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission is considered to be most prestigious competitive examination held in India. UPSC Civil Services exam is conducted every year for some of the most respected positions in government office; civil service or engineering service. Every year around 6 to 7 lakh candidates appear for Civil Services prelims exam. With approximately 1200 seats available for Civil Service (IAS, IFS and IPS) every year, it shows the tremendous competition among aspirants.
UPSC Civil Services exam is conducted in three phases so as to select the best candidate who would become eligible for the particular job. Candidates had to appear for preliminary exam in order to go to the next stage. Those who qualify preliminary exam, appear for mains and out of them only few are called out for interview. Clearing all these three stages makes a candidate eligible for Civil service in India (IAS) and in abroad (IFS).
UPSC Civil Services 2014 result declared
As in year 2014, 9.45 lakh candidates applied for UPSC Civil Services exam out of which few thousands were able to qualify mains exam which was held during the month of December. And now with UPSC results declared, the Commission has announced Ira Singhal as topper of UPSC 2014 with 53 percent marks. She got 1,082 marks out of 2,025 marks and Renu Raj who stood second to Ira Singhal got 1,056 marks. The third rank holder is Nidhi Gupta with 50.6 percent and got 1,025 out of 2,025 marks.
According to UPSC, 1236 candidates were selected this year and are appointed to various branches of civil service. The results can be viewed in official website of UPSC (www.upsc.nic.in). All the candidates who qualified in the interview process can view their mark sheet in above mention website.
About Ms. Singhal
Ira Singhal is physically handicapped who is working as an officer in Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Excise Department) in Delhi. She is an engineering graduate as well as an MBA. As described to local news channel, Ms. Singhal expressed her feelings of serving the nation. And she even wants to bring change in mindset of people living in India who consider physically challenged people inferior to them.
Her priority as a civil service officer would be to help physically unbalanced people who all face difficulty in finding a position in our society. A developed attitude towards the physically challenged would help them to grab the real time success eliminating all the barriers.
She also expressed interest towards Honorable Prime Minister’s initiative ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao’. And she is eagerly looking forward to work in this project. Being the topper of UPSC exam, she has already become inspiration to many aspirants.