List Of The First Woman In Civil Service Of India

First Woman In Civil Service

Last Updated: 2 February 2023

Do You know who is the Father Of Civil Service in India?

Lord Charles Cornwallis is known as the Father Of Civil Service in India.

The present Civil Services of India (CSE) are mainly based on the pattern of the former Indian Civil Service of British India. The 4 Most Popular Civil Service Jobs in India are  Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Forest Service (IFoS), and the Indian Foreign Service (IFS).

The Civil Service Exam had been very popular in India nowadays. Every year more than 1.5 million people apply for Prelims and only 1% of students get selected.

UPSC Exam is known as the toughest exam to crack in India. All being said, Indian Woman has also been improving their number of selection in recent years. Let us have a look at the First Woman who cracked this exam and has held many important roles.

First Woman In Indian Civil Service

1First woman Indian Administrative Service Officer (IAS) 1951Anna Rajam Malhotra
2First Woman Indian Police Service Officer (IPS) 1975Kiran Bedi
3First woman Indian Foreign Service Officer (IFS) 1949Chonira Belliappa Muthamma
4First Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (1973)Nirupama Rao
5First Female President of the United Nations General AssemblyVijaya Lakshmi Pandit
6First Woman Director General of Police (DGP)S Sundari Nanda
7First Female IPS Officer of Uttar Pradesh Cadre (1973)Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
8First Female IPS Officer of Maharashtra Cadre (1981)Meera Borwankar
9Nation’s First Woman Joint Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)Archana Ramasundaram
10First lady IAS Officer to be appointed to the Chief Minister’s Office (2001)Smita Sabharwal
11First woman collector of Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan Mugdha Sinha
12First Female Indian Administrative Services officer of British IndiaIsha Basant Joshi
13First Woman IAS officer from Kashmir (2013)Dr. Ruveda Salam
14First Physically Challenged Woman to crack the Civil Service Exam (IAS) in the general category (2014)Ira Singhal


  • The success rate of Female Candidates is more than that of Male Candidates.
  • Geography is the most preferred optional subject, followed by Public Administration and Sociology.
  • The most successful candidates are from Engineering, Humanities, and Medical Science.
  • The Highest Number of Successful Candidates belonged to the age group of 26–28 Years then comes 24–26 Years and so on.
  • Political Science is the highest-scoring subject.
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