The results of the state services main examination-2012 announced by the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) on Monday showed most of the posts being grabbed by male candidates apparently due to a poor showing by their female counterparts,who had considerable number of posts reserved for them.
The new examination pattern had made it mandatory for candidates to pass in each of the six papers of mains examination with 45 per cent marks (40 per cent for reserved category).
Meanwhile,Amit Shedge,an alumnus of Agriculture College,Pune,who is already serving as Naib-tehsildar in Konkan region of Maharashtra,has topped the MPSC-2012 examinations.
Satish Shitole (rank III),Shivaji Jagtap (rank V) and Sachin Ghagare (rank IX) are among the candidates from Pune district who have come out with flying colours.
The news of success in MPSC examination came as a bonus for Shitole as this BAMS graduate also cleared UPSC examination recently. The 29-year-old belongs to a a farmers family from Daund taluka of Pune district.
Ghagare,an engineering graduate,said he aspired to join the government sector and lead the lifestyle of his parents,who retired as top government officials.
Speaking to Newsline,Malhar Patil,head of the Unique Academy coaching institute,said only 37 female candidates could crack the MPSC examinations even as they had more than 120 seats reserved for them under the 33 per cent quota.
The MPSC had to allot certain reserved posts to male candidates due to poor performance by female candidates, he said.
Avinash Dharmadhikari,founder of Chanakya Mandalcoaching institute ,said MPSC will have to explain reasons behind female candidates poor performance.
MPSC chairman Sudhir Thakre said posts reserved for female candidates that could not be claimed have been transferred to male candidates as per the government rules.