marks of all candidates who had appeared for the civil services examinations 2014, the results of which were out on July 4. And here is the scorecard of the first three toppers.
Ira Singhal (Rank 1): 1,082 marks (920 in written, 162 in interview) out of a total of 2,025. In Percentage: 53.43%
Renu Raj (Rank 2): 1,056 marks (858 in written, 198 in interview) out of a total of 2,025. In Percentage: 52.14%
Nidhi Gupta (Rank 3): 1,025 marks (846 in written, 179 in interview) out of a total of 2,025. In Percentage: 50.61% (There is one more Nidhi Gupta in the list with 278th rank)
For those who are not so familiar with this examination, considered to be the toughest in India, here are some key facts.
The examination is a mix of prelims, mains (1,750 marks) and then interview (275). Prelims is just qualifying, but marks in mains (which is written) and interview are added to get the final score.
Any graduate can apply for this examination. So, it’s a competition among graduates and post-graduates from Delhi University, JNU, IITs, IIMs, AIIMs just to name a few.
No of candidates applied for the examination: 9.45 lakh
No of candidates appeared for the examination: 4.51 lakh
Preliminary examinations held: August 24, 2014
Main Examination held: December 2014
16,933 were short-listed to appear for the main examination, but only 16,286 appeared
3,308 candidates were short-listed for the third stage, i.e. personality test or interview.
Mains results were declared on March 13, 2015.
Held between April 27 to June 30, 2015
3,303 candidates (out of 3,308 shortlisted) appeared for the interview.
1,236 candidates were selected for various services like IAS, IFS, IPS etc.
Out of them,
General category: 590
Scheduled Caste: 194
Scheduled Tribe: 98
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