How Many Candidates Apply for UPSC Civil Services Exam, Check Complete Details

Safalta Expert Published by: Kirti Singh Updated Thu, 13 Oct 2022 09:31 AM IST


Know the number of candidates who appeared in the UPSC Civil services exam in the last few years in this article. Also, get all the details related to the number of selected candidates and its complete analysis.

The Union Public Service Commission conducts Civil Services Exam every year to recruit candidates for different prestigious Group A and B services such as IAS, IPS, IFS, and other allied services. Every year lakhs of candidates apply for this exam while only a few are selected. This exam is very competitive. Those preparing for this exam are often curious about the level of competition in this exam and how many candidates apply for it. Here we have provided all the information about Civil Services Exam and the number of candidates who apply for it. 
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Detailed Evaluation of Vacancies and Selection in UPSC Civil Services Exam

Every year the number of candidates passing the preliminary exam is 11 or 12 times the number of vacancies in the UPSC civil services exam.

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Moreover, the number of candidates selected for the final interviews is twice the total number of vacancies. Below is a detailed evaluation of how many candidates applied for UPSC Civil Services Exam, the total vacancies, and the number of candidates selected for the UPSC Civil Services Exam in different years:
                Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total Number of Candidates
383983   333680   325433   409110   547698   499120   550080   776604   947428   945908   1128262   969065   1065552   8 Lakh 
Total Number of candidates
who took Prelims
195803 161469 167035 193091 269036 243236 271442 324279 446623 465882 459659 462848 500484     _
Total Number of Students
qualified for Mains
7692 9158 11669 11894 12271 11837 12795 14800 16706 15008 15382 13300 10419 11845
Total Number of Candidates
who took Mains Exam
7496 8886 11330 11516 11865 11237 12190 14178 16286 15008 15149 13060 10246     _
Total Number of candidates who
appeared for Interview
1408 1883 2136 2431 2589 2415 2674 3001 3308 2797 2961 2564 1992 2034
Total Number of Candidates
553 734 881 989 965
999 998 1122 1236 1078      _ 1056      ­­_ 829
As you can see in the above chart, the number of candidates applying for the UPSC Civil Services exam is increasing day by day. But there is no such change in the number of selected candidates. It answers the question that how much competition has been increased for the UPSC Civil Services examination in a few years. But don't worry, if you are a serious aspirant then a proper strategy and guidance will help you to be "one in million".

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UPSC Civil Services Cut Off for Last 5 Years:

The marks required to pass the UPSC Civil Services Prelims and Mains have long been a source of debate and speculation. There are constantly rumors floating about, and many candidates are unsure how UPSC determines the bottom cut-off. As a result, in this piece, we've opted to discuss the UPSC Civil Services Exam Cut-Off Marks.
Year Cut Off Marks Percentage
2016 116.00/200 58.00
2017 105.34/200 52.67
2018 98/200 49.00
2019 98/200 49.00
2020 92.5 /200 46.61

How many candidates are selected for IAS every year?

Every year around 180 candidates are selected for IAS every year.

How many candidates cleared UPSC Mains in 2020?

There is a total of 761 candidates who cleared UPSC Mains in 2020.

How many candidates appeared UPSC 2021?

Around 9,70,000 candidates appeared in UPSC 2021.

What is the last rank for IAS?

The last rank of IAS is 594.

At which rank IAS is selected?

Below is the category wise ranking:
IAS 105 517
IFS 152 602
IPS 245 632
IRS(IT) 329 706

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