(News) Eleven candidates from Gujarat have cleared the UPSC Civil Services Examination

Eleven candidates from Gujarat have cleared the UPSC civil services examination

Eleven candidates from Gujarat have cleared the UPSC civil services examination. The result was declared Friday.

The lucky eleven include two IIM graduates, one MD doctor, two MBBS graduates and three engineers.

In 2009, 15 candidates from the state had made it to civil services sparking a trend which caught the imagination of many young students.

Sagili Shan Mohan, IIM-A graduate is the topper from the state with an All India rank of 132.

With the All India rank of 591, Komal Ganatra of Amreli is the woman topper in the state. Nine men and two women candidates have made it to the final list from the state.

Interestingly, out of 11 candidates, eight candidates had taken Gujarati Literature as their subject.

Recently, UPSC had announced that from 2013, the candidates appearing for Civil Services would have no option to write the papers in their regional language.

However, the decision was later scrapped. Some of the students even wrote their main paper in Gujarati.

"I attempted my Medical Science paper in Gujarati only", said Dr. Aniruddh Ambaliya who believes that writing in your mother tongue is of great help.

"I studied till 12th in Gujarati, and then why write the biggest exam of my life in some other language", said Vyomesh Sheth of Karamsad, who secured All India rank of 587.

"I am thrilled with the result, though I was expecting at least 15 candidates to qualify", said Jaswant Acharya, former director of the Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA).

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Courtesy: Times of India