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Summary from the annual reports published by UPSC-

Year/DetailsYear 2007 − 08Year 2008 − 09Year 2009 − 10Year 2010 − 11
Prelims AppliedCandidates 333680Candidates 325433Candidates 409110Candidates 497187
Prelims AppearedAppeared 161469Appeared 167035Appeared 193091Appeared NA
Mains AppliedApplied 9158Applied 11669Applied 11894Applied 11984
Mains AppearedApplied 8886Applied 11330Applied 11516Applied NA
InterviewedInterviewed 1883Interviewed 2136Interviewed 2281Interviewed NA
SelectedSelected 638Selected 791Selected 875Selected 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.