Success Ratio in UPSC 2010

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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

Most Popular Optionals

  • History (opted by 35 %)
  • Geography (opted by 30 %)
  • Pub Ad (opted by 15 %)

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