Two Bangaloreans made it to the top 100 as the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) announced the results on Friday.
They are Yashas R. who stood at 75, followed closely by Snehal R. at 77.
Ms. Snehal (28) saw a dramatic swing in fortunes from her 2011 rank of 789 to break into the top 100. Though she was not accessible as she is presently training in Kashmir (she was allotted the Indian Post and Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service based on her 2011 rank), her father A.S. Rayamane, professor of Geography, Bangalore University, said she would change her cadre now.
Ms. Snehal, a postgraduate in psychology from Bangalore University, also taught the subject at Maharani’s Arts and Commerce College. This was her fifth shot at the exam.
Nationally, it was a ‘woman’s world’ at the top with the first and third rank going to them, and several women from Karnataka made it to the coveted list.
In fact, all the top positions in the general, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes categories have been secured by female candidates. Varied backgrounds
According to the Press Information Bureau, the top 25 candidates are domiciles of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. The family backgrounds of these candidates include those whose parents are farmers, teachers, businessman, government servants, doctors, advocates, professors and civil servants.
Others from State
Suman D. Pennekar, an ayurvedic doctor from Beedi in Belgaum, secured rank 126.
“I always wanted to pursue something that is service-oriented, which is why I chose to be a doctor. But I realised that the civil services offer greater scope for it. My main goal is to improve the situation of rural India, which I have experienced first hand,” said the 28-year-old daughter of a retired primary school teacher.
There were several others from the State who secured ranks this time: Preeth Ganapathy (161), Amit Kumar (266), Shilpa Nag (434), Varun BR (590), and Lohiteshwar J. (783), among others.