Six Keralites figure in the list of toppers in the civil services exam, the results for which have been announced by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) today (4 July).
While Renu Raj has secured the second position, K Nitish has been ranked eighth in the list.
Other Keralites in the list are Mercy Ramya IS (32nd rank), Arunraj S (34th rank), Asha Ajith (40th rank) and Prasanth MS (47th rank).
Other Kerala rank holders within 1000 include, Geromic George (72), Roshni Thomson (98), Chaitra Teresa John (111), Safeer karim (112), Sakthya Krishnan KP (116), Sushma J (119), K Aarif Hafeez (135), Simi Mariam George (154), Reghu M (162), Dhanya K (170), Deepthi A (179), Ravi Kumar (184), Sarayu KM (220), Ronnie E Spurgeon (233), Bhavika Mangalanandan (249), Sreevisakh RK (264), Rachel Kurian Modayil (320), Satheesh V Menon (342), Sujith Das S (679).
Four of the top five toppers this year are women.
Ira Singhal has been ranked first in the prestigious examination, which was conducted in December 2014.
A total number of 1,236 candidates have entered the rank list published on Saturday.
The civil services exam to recruit IAS, IPS and IFS officers is conducted annually by the UPSC in three stages — preliminary, mains and interview.