Women have outshined men in the MP Public Service Commission (MPPSC) 2010 examination which was declared on August 29.
At 55 %, the success rate of woman candidates is far above the mandatory 30% seats reserved for women. The success was also marginally higher compared to 46% success rate of women candidates in the 2009 MPPSC examination, according to commission sources.
However, the commission says it is unable to tell exact increase in the success rate, as it has no such record. But, unofficial sources said more women got through the PSC in 2010 than the previous year.
"We will have to tally with previous results to check if there is an increase in number of selected woman candidates but definitely number is higher than the 30% reserved seats for women, " MPPSC secretary Madhu Khare told dna.
Ironically, some woman candidates had cried gender bias in evaluation of PSC examination.
They had alleged that the commission called male candidates with less marks than woman candidates for interview round.
This forced the commission to furnish different cutoff scores for man and woman candidates.