than 60 candidates from across Maharashtra have qualified for the Union Public
Service Commission (UPSC) this year. The result of the prestigious civil
services exam was declared on Wednesday. Rahul Rekhawar, a resident of Nanded,
is the highest ranker from the state with an all India rank of 15. In Pune,
Ayush Oak got an all India rank of 42 and in Thane, Rugred Thakur was ranked at
A total of 920 candidates, including 203 women, were selected for the civil
services. A total of 2,69,036 candidates appeared for the preliminary
examination, which was conducted on May 23, 2010. Of these, 12,491 candidates
qualified for the written examination held in October- November 2010.
“I was expecting a rank, but not 42. I will easily qualify for IAS. This was
my third attempt. In the earlier two attempts, I cleared the main exams but did
not qualify in the interview,” said Oak, an engineer from the Maharashtra
Institute of Technology (MIT), Pune.