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 Kashmir boy tops civil services exam

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Shah Faesal, a doctor from Srinagar, has topped the civil services examination 2009, it was announced Thursday.

A total of 875 candidates - 680 male and 195 female - have been recommended for appointment to the prestigious Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other central services, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) said.


Faesal, who has done his MBBS from Srinagar, cleared the examination in his first attempt.


Prakash Rajpurohit, B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, has bagged the second position while Iva Sahay from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has secured the third position. Sahay is the topper among female candidates.


The top 25 candidates comprise 15 males and 10 females, it said.


A total of 409,110 candidates applied for the civil services examination in 2009. As many as 193,091 candidates appeared for the preliminary examination and 12,026 candidates qualified for the main examination.


A total of 2,432 candidates were shortlisted for the personality test conducted in March-April 2010.

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