New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday declared the final results of the prestigious civil services examination 2012.

For the third consecutive year, a woman has topped the examination. Haritha V Kumar, a probationer of Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) 2011 batch, has made it to the top slot of the coveted exam.

UPSC has published the merit list of successful candidates online. Candidates can visit the official website of UPSC to download the UPSC final result.

The top position in General, Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Scheduled Caste (SC) have also been secured by women candidates.

Kumar is a BTech student from Kerala University and this was her 4th attempt with Sriram V and Stuti Charan coming second and third respectively.

The other candidates in the top 10 are Alby John Varghese (rank 4), Ruchika Katyal (rank 5), Arun Thamburaj A (rank 6), T Prabhushankar (rank 7), Vandana (rank 8), Chandni Singh (rank 9) and Ashish Gupta (rank 10).

As many as 998 candidates - 753 male and 245 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, according to a release by the Department of Personnel and Training.

Of these 998 successful candidates, 457 are in General (including 23 physically challenged) category, 295 Other Backward Classes (including nine Physically challenged), 169 Scheduled Castes (including two physically challenged) and 77 Scheduled Tribes.

There were 1,091 advertised vacancies - 550 General, 295 Other Backward Classes, 169 Scheduled Castes and 77 Scheduled Tribes- for Civil Service Examination 2012.

The written part of the main examination was held in October 2012 and the interview of successful candidates was conducted by the UPSC in March-April 2013.

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