Success in IAS/IPS-2010

Hi Friends

As war date has been announced by UPSC, I am sure all of you also started to burn ur midnight oil :-)

All of you must be curious to know about your chances in IAS-2010 ;-)

Here is some interesting data about success rate in this exam-

Data is based upon the study of UPSC Annual Reports-

Total Applicants-                            3.5 Lakhs – 4 Lakhs

Appeared in Prelims-                    50% [50% out of them are reappearing]

Cleared Prelims-                             2.5% – 3% of applicatns

Appeared in Mains-                        2% – 2.5% of applicats

Cleared Mains-                                 0.25% – 0.3% of applicatns

Final success rate-                          0.01% [1 out of every 10,000 applicants]

Candidates get IAS-                        0.0025%

Optional with best success rate-

Psychology [12% – 14%] followed by Medical Science

Most popular Optionals-

History                                                [opted by 35%]

Geography                                         [opted by 30%]

Pub Ad                                                 [opted by 15%]

Medium Popularity-

English Medium                              [55%]

Hindi Medium                                  [42%]

Others                                                  [3%]

Success rate via stream-

Medical Science [AIIMS] followed by Engineering [IIT] and Arts

Gender wise success rate-

Males                                                    7% – 8%

Females                                               15% – 20% [Almost Double]

Success rate via number of attempts-

Successful in 1st Attempt             7% – 8%

Successful in 2nd Attempt           40% – 45%

Success rate via institute-

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Civil Services Exam considered as one of the toughest exam in world. Best minds/hard workers of India compete for this prestigious exam every year. Due to global economic strain and less jobs in corporate sector Civil Services once again becomes the top priority among available career options. Hence competition in IAS-2010 will be much more as compare to competition faced by aspirants during IAS-2008 and IAS-2009

We wish success to all dedicated aspirants this year

Data is based upon the study of UPSC Annual Reports-

Total Applicants-                            3.5 Lakhs – 4 Lakhs

Appeared in Prelims-                    50% [50% out of them are reappearing]

Cleared Prelims-                             2.5% – 3% of applicatns

Appeared in Mains-                        2% – 2.5% of applicats

Cleared Mains-                                 0.25% – 0.3% of applicatns

Final success rate-                          0.01% [1 out of every 10,000 applicants]

Candidates get IAS-                        0.0025%

Optional with best success rate-

Psychology [12% – 14%] followed by Medical Science

Most popular Optionals-

History                                                [opted by 35%]

Geography                                         [opted by 30%]

Pub Ad                                                 [opted by 15%]

Medium Popularity-

English Medium                              [55%]

Hindi Medium                                  [42%]

Others                                                  [3%]

Success rate via stream-

Medical Science [AIIMS] followed by Engineering [IIT] and Arts

Gender wise success rate-

Males                                                    7% – 8%

Females                                               15% – 20% [Almost Double]

Success rate via number of attempts-

Successful in 1st Attempt             7% – 8%

Successful in 2nd Attempt           40% – 45%

Success rate via institute-

DU follwed by JNU

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49 responses to “Success in IAS/IPS-2010

  1. Deepak

    Vikas,

    I have one query and would be thankful to you if you could help me figure out the answer for that…!!!

    I belong to SC community and want to know the number of applicants and success rate for SC candidates…!!!

    Do you have the answer for this or can you point me in right direction…???

  2. Soumya

    Dear Vikas,

    I would like to get the answer for Deepak’s question regarding success rate for SC candidate..

  3. Soumya

    Dear Vikas

    Please mail me the reply of Deepak’s question that I too would like to know..??

    • Hi Soumya

      Here is what i replied to Deepak

      Deepak Asked-

      Hi Vikas,

      During google search, I came across your blog and I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for putting up such a nice blog…
      You have some really good posts and information which is not available elsewhere…

      I have one query and would be grateful to you if you could help me figure out the answer for that..
      I belong to SC community and want to know the number of applicants and success rate for SC candidates..

      Do you have the answer for this or can you point me in right direction…

      Thanks a lot,
      Deepak

      My reply-

      Hi Deepak

      Thanks 4 ur encouraging words

      Dude i do’t have precise figure about SC Applicants and Success rate

      But i can assure you that you can conquer the battle with little less efforts than a general candidate

      I mean cut-off for general category always remains 15-20 marks more than cut-off for SC category

      This can give you an advantage over other candidates but you have to be best among SC category

      All the best to you Deepak

      Thanks and Keep visiting us

      Deepak’s next query-

      VIkas,

      Thanks a lot for your reply…
      I really appreciate you doing such a nice work for community..

      At present I am working in US but want to prepare for IAS and work for my country.
      I am trying to figure out what are the chances of cracking the exam.
      I think I will to file RTI to get this kind of information. I dont want to leave my job and later find out the I cant clear the exam.
      So just trying to calculate my odds.

      Anyways thanks again and good luck..

      Best Regards,
      Deepak

      My reply-

      Hey Deepak

      Nice to hear that young generation wanna do something 4 India

      Anyways Deepak only you can do the all precise calculations [as a lot of factors involved in it] regarding taking your chances

      But i would like you say that before taking any decision plz take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk

      All the Best to you Deepak

      Hope you would love to serve ur motherland rather than USA

  4. Soumya

    Hi Vikas,

    Thanks a lot for yor reply…

    Soumya

  5. Aakriti

    Hey Hii,

    I am thinking of taking psychology as my optional subject in IAS-prelims. Plz guide me about its pros and cons and the best choice to be taken
    plz reply soon!!

    • Hi Aakriti

      If you are from science background, this subject can do wonders 4 u

      Subject is performing very well since last 5 years

      Quality study material as well as coaching is also available 4 this subject

      Just consider ur interest in science before opting Psychology b’coz its nothing but science of mind & human behaviour

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  7. Admin

    Hello Friend,

    In fact you are doing very good work. Your blog is very helpful for the IAS exam. You can improve this blog more.

    Add some more information on your blog, it will be helpful

    Anyway This blog is good. keep it up

  8. Mahesh

    Hello Sir

    I m planning to write civils

    and i want to take maths as optional

    can u plz suggest about pros and cons–?????

    I came to know that due to scaling very less number qualify through it

    can u provide me with any statistics u have–??

    Thanks in advance

  9. Mahesh

    But Sir, i was informed in some website that maths can be scoring to engineering graduates

    Can u plz clear my doubt sir..???

    • Of-Course Math is a scoring subject if you are crystal clear about basics

      Actually Math falls under science subjects category and more suitable 4 Engineering background students (Reason why math can be scoring 4 Engg Graduates)

      If you are fond of maths & have interest in subject go 4 it (No Prob)

      Just have a glimpse at math’s syllabus and opt 4 it, if u feel u are familiar with concepts and can do better in maths rather than other subjects

  10. Abhijeet

    Sir,

    I would like to know if history and sociology would be a best bet at cse..??

    or i should take electrical engineering which is my background…??

    • @ Abhi

      It depends upon ur interest..!!!

      Ask urself do I love to read about Social Science or Physical Science..????

      Subjects are not best bet..!!! Its ur interest choosed subjects

  11. Abhisek

    Thanks for putting up such an insightful blog…!!!

    I would like to know the pros and cons of taking Economics paper as optional

    Also , tell me if studying arts or commerce will be a good option than studying engineering or medical..???

  12. May i plz know what is the cut off of medical science prelims….???????????

    • Hi Aprajita

      You can assume it somewhere between 80-85 as there is less scope 4 subjectivity in subjects of Medical Science and Doctor’s memory generally observed sound when it comes to lengthy terms of biology & allied fields (i mean they are full of facts). So 80-85 is reasonable here which further depends upon several other factors like nature of question paper in a particular year and number of aspirants opted 4 same subject etc

  13. Thank u so much sir but how is it related to no of candidates, like if very few candidates apply..???

  14. Udit Singh

    I am having a total score of 142 with (Maths+GS), will I be able to get through, also I appeared in prelims with SC category
    Can I make it to the mains ? kindly reply

  15. Guru

    I got 200 in psychology and 55 in gs. will i clear-?

  16. Sunil

    I belong to SC community and a engg. student want to know the number of applicants and success rate for SC candidates with math

  17. Hi i am a B. Tech student (IT-BHU)

    I want to know if success rate of electrical engineering

  18. Ajaypal Singh

    Hi Vikas
    I m engg garduate (ece). I have opted for public adm. As my fist optional…i have confusion 4 2nd option i.e b/w electrical engg Nd psychology..i want to know that out of these 2 which 1 is more scoring in mains? what is success rate of these 2 subjects? nd also i want to ask 1 thing that if i opted for psychology then out pub adm. Nd psycho… Which 1 is better for pre if there is optional paper in cse-2011..? sumbody told me that psycho is not scoring subj..is it right ?

  19. Lakshmi,

    Hii,

    I got 63 in GS and 53 in PAdmn.
    I am an OBC candidate.
    What are my chances for mains?

    Lakshmi

  20. om prakash markam

    sir, i am a medical student and preparing for ias with subject medical science and psychology (optional). May i know the best ias coaching institute at new delhi for good guidence for ths subjects along with general studies… Thank you

  21. Rajesh

    Hello Sir

    I am currently in the last year of Int. MSc in maths at an IIT. I am going to prepare for UPSC this year. As my Hindi is very good compared to my english. I just wanted to ask how does medium of writing the exam affect the result..?. Secondly, what optionals would be good for me to choose as I do not want to choose maths because of its lengthy syllabus

    Please Reply

    Thanx

  22. Hi..
    This is Eswar..presently pursuing B.Tech in Civil Engg
    I would be completing my graduation this may and i am planning to prepare for civil services-2012. I want to start my preparation from now onwards Please help me choosing the optional among Geography, Pub. Adm., Botany, Zoology or Psychology
    Actually i am interested in biology related subjects

  23. Hi,

    I am an engineering student and i want to prepare for civil services

    I am b.tech. in Civil Engg. and i feel that my inclination or interest is towards science or logical subjects

    So please tell me that in maths or in geography which could be my other optional. i think i can handle any one of them

    But you tell from past sucess review and scaling point of view

    Thank you

  24. Richa Raghuwanshi

    Hello,

    I am an electronics engineer and worked as software engineer for 2 and a half years…I also run my business of Astro consultancy…wanted to know one thing as I am more interested in subjects like human behavior and meta physics related subjects …so planning to choose Public administration and Psychology for 2012….but wanted to confirm that are we tested on our graduation subjects at any level-? as after working for so long n completely different interest nw i hardly remember anything of graduation….so do i need to prepare for my graduation subjects as well-?

  25. Manoj

    Dear Sir,

    I am working since 5 year as a Asst. Manager in a private ltd. company and now I want to do something for my country and thinking of writing the civil exam in 2012 and want to opt commerce and sociology as my subjects and I belong to SC community

    Please guide me on which are the best institute for coaching of these subjects in Delhi and what are the chances of a SC candidate

    Thanks/Warm Regards…
    Awaiting for Kind Reply..
    Manoj

  26. Pradip Singh Yadav

    What is the success rate of Civil Engg..?

    Civil Engg. Subject is difficult rather den othrs..ppl says

    Is it so..?

  27. Suraj

    Hello,

    I am graduating in May 2013 so can i attempt the 2012 prelims..?…coz the final interview results are declared in April 2013 nearly the time of graduation

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