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474 candidates qualify for civil services
May 14, 2007 - 8:18:02 PM

New Delhi, May 14 - A total of 474 candidates have qualified this year after cracking the prestigious civil services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission -, it was announced here Monday.

Mutyalaraju Revu from West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh topped the examination, while Anindita Mitra, ranked eighth, was first among the woman candidates.

They were among some 200,000 applicants who appeared for the tests - a selection rate of a mere 0.237 percent. Of the 474 selected candidates 373 are males and 101 females.

The list of the successful candidates includes 214 general category aspirants, 144 from other backward classes -, 80 scheduled castes candidates and 36 from the scheduled tribes.

A total of 18 physically challenged candidates qualified the October-November, 2006 Main examination and the April-May, 2007 personality test, and they include 13 general category candidates, three OBCs and two scheduled caste members.

The successful candidates generally get appointment in the four categories of services - the Indian Administrative Service -, Indian Foreign Service -, Indian Police Service - and Central Services Group A and B.

'Appointment to the various Services will be made according to the number of vacancies available,' the UPSC said in a statement.

The number of vacancies reported by the government is 89 for the IAS, 20 for the IFS, 103 for the IPS and 294 and 27 respectively for Group A and Group B of central services.

Apart from Revu, others who made it to the top 10 of the merit list are: Amit Saini, Alok Tiwari, Prasanth N., Shashank Misra, Vyasan R., Anish Rajan, Anindita Mitra, Aravind Agrawal and Juhi Mukherjee.

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