Make srikumar as your homepage

< >


Please check "WHAT IS NEW?"  to see new pages we are adding. Enjoy

CAD Free stuff | NRI | Jobs | Home pages Education | Kids | Movies | Games | Music | Indian Music | A  to Z topics | Science| Translate |Type any language| What is New? |

 Engineering| Alumni | Health | Sports |Tourism |Computers | Business | Oman 123| 3D perspectives | Chat Free downloads |Shopping | Family | Comments
Articles| Advertising | Cooking | Humour | Interior Design| Marketing | Study Abroad |Toastmasters| Useful Tips | Subscribe Newsletter| Job Posting

Art of Living
Feng Shui
< >
Question papers
House plans
Interior Design

L.Srikumar Pai
B.Sc( Engg.), MIE, MIWWA, MICI
Civil Engineer & CAD Specialist
Web master

See my 3d perspectives using AutoCAD & 3DS Max.
3D Album

Shena Aggarwal tops UPSC civil services exams- 2011

Main Article page | Beauty articles | Health page | Computers| Diseases | Education | Entertainment | Family
Business |Fitness
Fruits and Vegetables |
Jobs | General | Personality| Technology | Tourism | Sports
Biography Page| Heroes & Incredible peoples | Inventions | Useful Tips
IAS Guidance | IAS Toppers | Over view of Exam | How to Prepare

Click: Civil Service examination 2012
Click: Civil service Exam 2012 : General studies get a makeover

Two top slots in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examinations 2011 have been achieved by women candidates. According to the results announced on Friday, Shena Aggarwal, who holds a Bachelor of Medicine and


Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the All India Institute of  Medical Sciences in New Delhi, has topped the examination. Whereas, Rukmani Riar, a Master of Arts (Social Entrepreneurship) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, has got second rank.

While the third position is bagged by Prince Dhawan, who had done Master of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2011 was conducted on June 12, 2011. As many as 4,72,290 candidates applied for this examination, out of which 2,43,003 wrote the test.

According to a release by the Department of Personnel and Training, 11,984 candidates were declared qualified for the main written examination held in October-November, 2011 out of which 2,417 candidates were selected for the personality test conducted in March-April, 2012.

Finally a total of 910 candidates -- 715 male and 195 female -- have been selected for appointments to various central services like the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.

The list of selected candidates includes 420 General (including 21 physically challenged), 255 Other Backward Classes (including 8 physically challenged), 157 Scheduled Castes (including four physically challenged) and 78 Scheduled Tribes candidates among others, it said.

The result also showcases the pan-Indian distribution of successful candidates in the examination. Among the top 25 candidates, there are candidates claiming domicile from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

The top 25 candidates include alumni from some of the premier educational institutions of the country, including AIIMS, IIM and IITs. "An alumnus of London School of Economics also figures in the top 25," it said.

The family background of top 25 candidates show diverse representation from all walks of the life which include farmer, teacher, businessman, army personnel, low and middle level government servants, doctors, advocate, professor and civil servants.

Among them, six have made it to the merit lift in their first attempt; seven in second attempt; nine in third attempt; and one each in fourth, fifth and sixth attempts. As many as 12 have already been recommended to services other than IAS on the basis of Civil Services Examinations of previous years.

Rank 1: Shena Aggarwal

Festivities broke out at her parents' Yamunanagar home as soon as the news of Shena's feat came on Friday. Her father Dr C.K. Aggarwal, a dentist, admitted they hadn't expected Shena to top the civil services exam.

"What can I say? We are delighted and humbled. She was always good at studies but topping such an exam was never expected," he said.

Currently training as an IRS probationer in Nagpur, Shena, whose optional subjects were medical science and psychology, had notched the 305th rank in the civil services exam last year.

Cracking tough exams comes naturally to her, it seems. She had topped the CBSE-PMT exam in 2004 and secured the second rank in the MBBS exam of AIIMS.

"She always dreamt of cracking the civil services. She has done all of us proud," her father said.

Shena's academic talent was apparent since her school days and she needed little prodding to excel in her studies.

She fetched over 95 per cent marks in Class X and over 92 per cent in Class XII.

The family's neighbour said: "We always encouraged our children to seek guidance from Shena. She wanted to make it big, so she set her goals and worked to achieve them."

- Kumar Rakesh

Rank 2: Rukmani Riar

She cleared the tough exam in her first attempt and grabbed the second position.

Rukmani, hailing from Punjab's Hoshiarpur, has brought laurels to her family. "Her hard work and the blessings of god helped her succeed in the exam," her father G.S. Riar said.

The 25-year-old studied at Chandigarh's New Public School before shifting to Sacred Heart School in Dalhousie. She graduated in BSc (honours) from Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) in Amritsar.

Rukmani then studied social entrepreneurship at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. She is a merit certificate holder for outstanding academic performance throughout her school years.

She was also awarded a dual honours degree in political science and sociology and presented a gold medal at GNDU for securing the first position all three years in the university.

Among her achievements is penning down awareness papers such as 'Struggle with Reality: Women and their working conditions' and 'Skewed Sex Ratio in India: a cause of immediate concern'.

Rukmani intends to help the needy and being a part of the civil services would make that possible for her. "It is a dream come true," she said.

- Vikas Kahol/Chandigarh

Rank 3: Prince Dhawan

This Chandigarh-resident also cleared the civil services exam in his first attempt and managed to secure the third spot.

When asked why he wanted to join the public services, he said: "I always wanted to contribute meaningfully to society."

This is not a one-time honour for Prince, who is the son of the Income Tax commissioner in Chandigarh. He was always an intelligent student, having earned two medals from IIT -for scoring the highest GPA and for being the best all-round student.

Prince's preparation for the civil services exam was different - he never burnt the midnight oil. "He studied in the day but never at night," his roommate pointed out.

Prince's uncle, Sarwant Singh, praised his cool attitude. "He never worried about the results; in fact he never worries about anything," he said.

His mother Indu revealed that Prince was confident about making it to the top. "After the exam, my son was sure that he will figure in the top three," she said proudly.

Asked about how he plans to contribute to the society, Prince replied: "By doing all the work they assign me; and doing it with efficiency and sincerity."

Prince, who stuck to a timetable for the exam, advised the other aspirants - "work hard but with intelligence and patience".

- By Narinder Kapur

( Courtesy:, )

Related articles


Useful articles
Real Estate 
< >
Free MP3
AutoCAD Blocks
3D Max textures
Printer Drivers
Entrance Test
IAS Topper
Public Speaking
Study Abroad
Type any language
Useful articles
Useful Tips
What is New?
Admission tests
Courses & careers
Religious talk
GSB & Konkani



About us | Submit your site |Suggestions | A to Z topics |Advertising | Auctions | Alumni | Arts | Astrology | Animals | BusinessCooking CAD| Computers | Disabled People
Environment | Education | Engineering | Family | Festivals | Freebies | Fun | Games | Health | India | Jobs | Jokes |Kerala | Kids | NRI News |   Movies | Music | Medicine 
Photography | Religion Science | Shopping | Sports | Tenders | Tourism | Vaastu shastra | Women Zoo
Copyright 2009-2010