Scores of civil services exam made public by UPSC for the first time
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 16 May 13, for the first time in the history of the elite civil services examination, made public the final marks of all successful candidates who were recently recommended for appointment to IAS, IFS, IPS and other key central services. Out of the total score of 2250, interestingly, only four of them, including two women, obtained more than 50% marks; clearly indicating how tough Civil Service Exam was. Three of those four are from Kerala. UPSC made public the final marks following a direction from the Central Information Commission (CIC). Normally UPSC used to send the marks to all candidates individually.
* List published shows, first rank holder, Haritha V Kumar from Kerala, scored 53% marks (1193 out of 2250).
Written Total- 1013
In the 'general' category, the minimum cut-off was 42% while in other categories, it went as low as 35%. However, a number of SC, ST and OBC candidates scored much higher marks which put them in the bracket of toppers along with 'general' category candidates. The marks of successful candidates, which were a closely guarded secret for long, were made public is believed to bring in transparency to the civil services examination which is conducted in three stages - preliminary test, mains examination and personality test.
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