7 UPSC Facts You Wouldn’t Believe Are True

Aspirants preparing for UPSC exams get goose bumps soon after thinking about the entrance. Getting through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) entrance is not a cinch. Many of us are aware about the basic facts, but here we have brought some lesser known facts about the entrance exam.

Assamese Literature Rocks

The candidates with Assamese Literature had the highest rate of success in UPSC. The figures of 2008 Civil Service Exam show that among a total of 5 candidates who opted for Assamese Literature in their Mains, 2 were finally recommended. The success rate is defined on the total number of aspirants appeared for the mains opting for a specific subject against those who were finally recommended for selection at the end of the selection procedure.

Higher Intake in 2014

The year 2014 had witnessed the highest intake of candidates ever. Around 1,122 candidates were selected after exam while there were only 1,228 vacancies. Analysis says that the number of aspirants is increasing every year and the trend may continue in upcoming years also.

First Lady IAS Officer Appointed to CM’s Office

Smita Sabharwal (37) has become the nation’s first lady IAS officer to be appointed to the Chief Minister’s Office this year. Holdings the charge of Additional Secretary to Chief Minister of Telangana, Smita Sabharwal is an inspiration to all.

Hat Trick by the Girls

For the three consecutive years UPSC witnessed women toppers. The years 2010, 2011, and 2012 recorded an unforgettable mark in UPSC records. Unlike CAT, the UPSC has comparatively more ratio of selected female candidates.

Highest Applications

UPSC received the highest number of applications in the year 2014. Across the 2,137 centres in around 59 cities, nearly 4,51,602 candidates took the examination, whereas the number was about 1.27 lakh in 2013.

UP & Bihar Tops List of Selected Candidates

As believed by many, a good section of selected candidates in UPSC hails from either Uttar Pradesh or Bihar. Proving it right in 2009, the largest numbers of IAS officers were selected from these two north Indian States. Out of a total of 4572 selected Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, 1186 officers belonged to the UP and Bihar which was 26 per cent of the total.

Write in Any Language

Many of us are not aware of the facts that the civil service exams can be written in any of the Indian language mentioned in the constitution. There is no compulsion to write the exam in any particular language.

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