Success Ratio in UPSC 2010

UPSC Annual Reports Statistics

  • 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%

Medium Popularity

  • English Medium (55%)
  • Hindi Medium (42%)
  • Others (3%)

Success rate via stream

  • Medical Science
  • Engineering
  • 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%

Institution wise success percentage

  • DU
  • JNU

Optional with best success rate

  • Psychology (12%-14%)
  • Medical Science
  • History (opted by 35%)
  • Geography (opted by 30%)
  • Pub Ad (opted by 15%)