Did Three Sisters from Rajasthan Clear IAS Exams? Here’s the Truth
A picture of three sisters from Rajasthan, with their mother, recently went viral on the social media, with the girls being lauded for successfully passing the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) examinations together.
The truth however, is a little different. The sisters did not appear for the IAS exams, but the RAS, which is a state-level examination in Rajasthan, reported Social Media Hoax Slayer.
Praise was being showered upon the sisters, as IAS officers are recruited from among candidates appearing for the highly competitive and challenging Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination. The RAS is not nearly as competitive.
Here are some of the Twitter posts carrying the fake news:
As claimed in social media posts, the examination ranks of the three sisters – 32, 64, and 128 – could not be verified, and no mainstream news organisation has carried this piece of news.
A Hindi news website The Lallantop claims that the mother of the three girls, Mira Devi told them that it wasn’t easy to educate her three daughters, as she was mocked by people for not getting them married, despite them being of marriageable age.
Mira Devi had gotten her two other daughters Prem and Manju married earlier, but didn’t do the same with Kamla, Geeta and Mamata (who cleared the RAS exams) as they wanted to pursue higher studies.
The family now wants the three sisters to appear for the IAS exams too.
(With inputs from SM Hoax Slayer)
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