IAS Helpful and crucial Facts

Summary from the annual reports published by UPSC-

Year/Details

Year 2007 − 08

Year 2008 − 09

Year 2009 − 10

Year 2010 − 11

Prelims Applied

Candidates 333680

Candidates 325433

Candidates 409110

Candidates 497187

Prelims Appeared

Appeared 161469

Appeared 167035

Appeared 193091

Appeared NA

Mains Applied

Applied 9158

Applied 11669

Applied 11894

Applied 11984

Mains Appeared

Applied 8886

Applied 11330

Applied 11516

Applied NA

Interviewed

Interviewed 1883

Interviewed 2136

Interviewed 2281

Interviewed NA

Selected

Selected 638

Selected 791

Selected 875

Selected 920

Year 2011 − 11: Around 19 − 20% (1: 5) of the candidates, who give the civil services main exam are invited for the interviews and at the end around 33 − 38% are recommended for appointment. As soon as a candidate passes the Preliminary stage his or her chances of getting selected enhance with each passing stage.