On 3rd May 2013, UPSC declared the final result of the Civil Services Examination 2012 interview for which was held in March-April 2013. 998 candidates have made it through to the merit list from about 2674 candidates called for interview. The total number of vacancies was 1091, which is higher than the 1037 vacancies originally announced in the 2012 notification. Selection of 92 candidates is provisional. Of the 998 selected, 34 are physically challenged candidates. A brief overview of the result is presented below.
Women again outshone men in the IAS exam for the 3rd year straight. Haritha V Kumar from Kerala topped the list followed by V Sriram and Stuti Charan respectively. Interestingly, Engineers and Doctors again bagged the top ranks in the 2012 IAS exam.
753 Male and 245 Female candidates have been selected in the 2012 civil services exam. Of the top 25 positions, there are 13 male and 12 female candidates. Thus it is clear that although final selection of females is less than half that of male candidates, women are doing really well by getting the top rankings consistently each year.
Haritha Kumar, B.Tech, topped the list in her 4th attempt. She was previously selected for the Indian Revenue Service (IRS). V Sriram, also from Kerala, is a Doctor and cleared the IAS exam in only his second attempt. Stuti Charan, despite being an MBA, chose Agriculture and Botany as her Mains optional subjects.