UPSC made public the final
marks of all successful candidates who were recently recommended for
appointment to IAS, IFS, IPS and other key central services
For the first time in the history of the elite civil services
examination, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Thursday made public the
final marks of all successful candidates who were recently recommended for
appointment to IAS, IFS, IPS and other key central services.
Interestingly, only four of them, including two women, obtained more than 50%
marks in the exam which is considered one of the toughest in the country. Three
of the four are from Kerala.
The move to display final marks on the UPSC website came
following a direction from the Central Information Commission (CIC). Earlier,
UPSC used to send the marks to all candidates individually. The absence of final
marks of successful candidates in the public domain had seen a number of people
moving the CIC, seeking a direction to the UPSC.
The list for this year shows that the topper, Haritha V Kumar, a woman
engineer from Kerala, scored 53% marks (1193 out of 2250).
It also shows that 'general' category candidates who got
between 48% and 50% marks got selected for the top three services - IAS, IFS and
IPS — indicating that it is tough to score high marks for even those candidates
who opt for science or engineering subjects.
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.
Courtesy: The Times of India