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UPSC latest Report on Success Rate Factors Like Optional Subject, Age, Qualification etc

UPSC has released the latest data of Success Rate in Civil Services Examination 2017.

This data displayed here is according to the latest report released by the commission recently. You can check here Optional Subject Success Rate, Qualification based and other parameters.

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Community Appeared Interviewed Recommended
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
Scheduled Castes 1780 264 2044 326 71 397 121 45 166
Scheduled Tribes 798 90 888 153 23 176 62 13 75
Other Backward Classes 3130 316 3446 701 114 815 242 49 291
General 5711 971 6682 917 259 1176 377 147 524
Total 11419 1641 13060 2097 467 2564 802 254 1056

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Disciplines –Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2017

Educational Qualification Number of Candidates Success Rate (Percent)
Interviewed Recommended
I Bachelor Degrees 1996 821 41.0%
(i) Humanities 241 106 44.0%
(ii) Science 74 31 41.9%
(iii) Medical Science 145 47 32.4%
(iv) Engineering 1536 637 41.3%
II Higher Degrees 568 235 41.5%
(i) Humanities 308 124 40.3%
(ii) Science 86 37 43.0%
(iii) Medical Science 19 12 63.2%
(iv) Engineering 155 62 40.0%
Total 2564 1056 41.2%

Distribution of Candidates who Appeared vis-à-vis Recommended by Optional Subjects – Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2017

Sl. No. Optional Subject Number of Candidates Success Rate (Percent)
Appeared Recommended
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
1. Agriculture 89 11 12.4%
2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science 23 2 8.7%
3. Anthropology 880 85 9.7%
4. Botany 44 5 11.4%
5. Chemistry 126 11 8.7%
6. Civil Engineering 124 11 8.9%
7. Commerce and Accountancy 224 28 12.5%
8. Economics 233 16 6.9%
9. Electrical Engineering 193 19 9.8%
10. Geography 2669 147 5.5%
11. Geology 37 2 5.4%
12. History 1074 59 5.5%
13. Law 304 43 14.1%
14. Literature of Assamese Language 3 0 0.0%
15. Literature of Bengali Language 3 0 0.0%
16. Literature of Bodo Language 1 1 100.0%
17. Literature of English Language 21 2 9.5%
18. Literature of Gujarati Language 101 8 7.9%
19. Literature of Hindi Language 267 19 7.1%
20. Literature of Kannada Language 115 4 3.5%
21. Literature of Maithili Language 78 5 6.4%
22. Literature of Malayalam Language 111 8 7.2%
23. Literature of Manipuri Language 13 1 7.7%
24. Literature of Marathi Language 17 0 0.0%
25. Literature of Nepali Language 1 0 0.0%
26. Literature of Oriya Language 5 0 0.0%
27. Literature of Punjabi Language 39 6 15.4%
28. Literature of Sanskrit Language 70 5 7.1%
29. Literature of Sindhi (Devanagari Script) Language 2 1 50.0%
30. Literature of Tamil Language 107 5 4.7%
31. Literature of Telugu Language 72 1 1.4%
32. Literature of Urdu Language 26 5 19.2%
33. Management 86 7 8.1%
34. Mathematics 441 26 5.9%
35. Mechanical Engineering 170 19 11.2%
36. Medical Science 313 32 10.2%
37. Philosophy 755 53 7.0%
38. Physics 140 14 10.0%
39. Political Science and International Relations 1246 117 9.4%
40. Psychology 193 21 10.9%
41. Public Administration 1165 119 10.2%
42. Sociology 1421 137 9.6%
43. Statistics 3 0 0.0%
44. Zoology 55 1 1.8%
  1. Geography was the most preferred subject among the optional subjects chosen by the candidates, followed by Sociology and Political Science and International Relations.
  2. Amongst the subjects opted by 100 or more candidates, the highest percentage of successful candidates had opted for Law (14.1 percent) followed by Commerce and Accountancy (12.5 percent) and Mechanical Engineering (11.2 percent).
  3. As far as academic backgrounds of the recommended candidates are concerned, 66.2% were from Engineering, followed by 21.8%, 6.4% and 5.6% from Humanities, Science and Medical Science respectively. However, 85.5% of optional subjects opt- ed by the recommended candidates were related to Humanities (including the literature of languages), followed by 6.6%, 4.7% and 3.2% related to Science, Engineering and Medical Science respectively. This shows that most of the candidates have made a cross-domain shift from their original stream (i.e., Engineering, Science and Medical Science) to humanities.

Community, Age and Gender-wise Distribution of Candidates Appeared Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2017.

Community Appeared Candidates Age – Group
21-24 years 24-26 years 26-28 years 28-30 years 30 years & above
M F T M F M F M F M F M F
  SC 78551 25973 104524 19077 8103 16058 6224 14038 4500 10469 2878 18909 4268
75.2% 24.8% 100% 24.3% 31.2% 20.4% 24.0% 17.9% 17.3% 13.3% 11.1% 24.1% 16.4%
  ST 28099 9526 37625 6915 2950 6329 2448 5378 1747 3664 1110 5813 1271
74.7% 25.3% 100% 24.6% 31.0% 22.5% 25.7% 19.1% 18.3% 13.1% 11.7% 20.7% 13.3%
  OBC 94052 31763 125815 24472 11665 20179 7526 16928 4960 12530 3089 19943 4523
74.8% 25.2% 100% 26.0% 36.7% 21.5% 23.7% 18.0% 15.6% 13.3% 9.7% 21.2% 14.3%
  General 130028 58633 188661 33348 20141 30333 14920 27231 10899 21309 7248 17807 5425
68.9% 31.1% 100% 25.7% 34.4% 23.3% 25.4% 20.9% 18.6% 16.4% 12.4% 13.7% 9.2%
  Total 330730 125895 456625 83812 42859 72899 31118 63575 22106 47972 14325 62472 15487
72.4% 27.6% 100% 25.4% 34.0% 22.0% 24.7% 19.2% 17.6% 14.5% 11.4% 18.9% 12.3%

Community, Age and Gender-wise Distribution of Candidates Appeared Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2017

Community Appeared Candidates Age – Group
21-24 years 24-26 years 26-28 years 28-30 years 30 years & above
M F T M F M F M F M F M F
SC 1780 264 2044 153 33 393 77 402 77 341 36 491 41
87.1% 12.9% 100.00% 8.6% 12.5% 22.1% 29.2% 22.6% 29.2% 19.1% 13.6% 27.6% 15.5%
ST 798 90 888 101 9 155 24 203 25 133 21 206 11
89.9% 10.1% 100.00% 12.7% 10.0% 19.4% 26.7% 25.4% 27.8% 16.7% 23.3% 25.8% 12.2%
OBC 3130 316 3446 365 50 799 102 775 86 556 39 635 39
90.8% 9.2% 100.00% 11.7% 15.8% 25.5% 32.3% 24.7% 27.2% 17.8% 12.3% 20.3% 12.4%
General 5711 971 6682 731 157 1575 320 1588 281 1098 130 719 83
85.5% 14.5% 100.00% 12.8% 16.2% 27.6% 33.0% 27.8% 28.9% 19.2% 13.4% 12.6% 8.5%
Total 11419 1641 13060 1350 249 2922 523 2968 469 2128 226 2051 174
87.4% 12.6% 100.00% 11.8% 15.2% 25.6% 31.8% 26.0% 28.6% 18.6% 13.8% 18.0% 10.6%

Community, Age and Gender-wise Distribution of Candidates Recommended – Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2017

Community Recommended Candidates Age – Group
21-24 years 24-26 years 26-28 years 28-30 years 30 years & above
M F T M F M F M F M F M F
SC 121 45 166 16 7 33 15 29 16 23 6 20 1
72.9% 27.1% 100% 13.2% 15.6% 27.3% 33.3% 24.0% 35.6% 19.0% 13.3% 16.5% 2.2%
ST 62 13 75 14 3 9 2 24 6 7 0 8 2
82.7% 17.3% 100% 22.6% 23.1% 14.5% 15.4% 38.7% 46.1% 11.3% 0.0% 12.9% 15.4%
OBC 242 49 291 37 6 78 20 68 10 34 7 25 6
83.2% 16.8% 100% 15.3% 12.3% 32.2% 40.8% 28.1% 20.4% 14.1% 14.3% 10.3% 12.2%
General 377 147 524 63 39 134 47 99 35 55 16 26 10
71.9% 28.1% 100% 16.7% 26.5% 35.5% 32.0% 26.3% 23.8% 14.6% 10.9% 6.9% 6.8%
Total 802 254 1056 130 55 254 84 220 67 119 29 79 19
75.9% 24.1% 100% 16.2% 21.6% 31.7% 33.1% 27.4% 26.4% 14.8% 11.4% 9.9% 7.5%

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