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Analysis of Last Year UPSC Final Marks and Attached Marks List : By Ghanshyam

Ghanshyam from Target IAS community in Orkut has carried out an analysis of the number of selected candidates from each of the optionals. The same list is arranged in descending order of the number of candidates. Since every candidate has two optionals the total would come to double the number of candidates selected.

Subject - No Of Successful Candidates with this as one of their optional

Public Administration - 336
Geography - 236
History - 211
Psychology - 116
Sociology - 89
Philosophy - 84
Political Science & Intnl. Rel. - 84
Lit. of Hindi Language - 56
Agriculture - 41
Anthropology - 37
Economics - 37
Lit. of Tamil Language - 29
Law - 19
Lit. of Pali Language - 18
Zoology - 18
Medical Science - 16
Physics - 16
Commerce & Accountancy - 15
Botany - 14
Lit. of Kanada Language - 14
Lit. of Sanskarit Language - 10
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science - 8
Lit. of Telugu Language - 8
Mathematics - 8
Chemistry - 7
Lit. of Gujarati Language - 7
Lit. of Marathi Language - 7
Lit. of English Language - 6
Lit. of Malyalam Language - 5
Lit. of Punjabi Language - 5
Mechanical Engineering - 5
Electrical Engineering - 4
Lit. of Urdu Language - 4
Geology - 2
Lit. of Assamese Language - 2
Civil Engineering - 1
Lit. of Maithili Language - 1
Lit. of Manipuri Language - 1
Management - 1

Pub Ad has really been very successful this year.

Following is an analysis of Final Marks of those selected the 791 Candidates selected this year. The highlights are:

Average Marks in Interview (Category Wise) are:

General Category - 177
Other Backward Classes - 167
Scheduled Caste - 163
Scheduled Tribe - 168
Overall Average - 171

Average Marks in Essay - 111.5
Average Marks in General Studies - 285

The average marks in some popular optionals (breakup with those having the particular subject as their first & second optional) are

Geography First Optional 295
Second Optional 299

Public Administration First Optional 330
Second Optional 324

History First Optional 321
Second Optional 329

Psychology First Optional 318
Second Optional 306

Commerce First Optional 310

Sociology First Optional 307.7
Second Optional 314

It seems Geography & General studies have been a drag in general. Public Administration & History have showered in good marks.

DOWNLOAD the full marklist of the successful candidates in UPSC 2008

courtesy: Posts in Target IAS Orkut community by Ghanshyam


Saptarshi said...

Excellent analysis.Thanks

ram said...

You are welcome ....

Ankur said...

Very useful analysis, Thanks a lot Ram,Excellent analysis and a very informative blog...Keep it up

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Anonymous said...

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prahlad kumar said...

these things r really verry useful 4 the people who r not able to take any coaching

Anonymous said...

correct me if i am wrong...incomplete analysis i think cauz u r not considering the rest of people...this just shows the marks of people who are hav cracked it means who hav got good marks in their obtionals..this doesnt give us the idea about how the overall scoring has been for different subjects..

amrapali nanda said...

I am a rookie to upsc prep

could you tell me the books and other sources and the path to crack GS


Anonymous said...

Hi Ghanshyam ,

I was looking fr this info fr a long long time..
unfortunately I 'm not been able to download this file,....
can u pls mail me the same file to my emailId.. .
I 'll be highy grateful to you and u'r efforts..

Deepu !! said...

The link does not work anymore, please mail me at


Anonymous said...

great job dude..

Anonymous said...


great work sir!. the link is not working. Can u please send the file to

Best regards

Anonymous said...

plz send the file to
i shall be greatful to you.
with Regards..

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Anonymous said...

Is it possible to get the Final Mark Sheet for UPSC 2009 too? It would be extremely helpful.

raj said...

please mail full marklist of the successful candidates in UPSC 2009 too, if avialable, on my id
thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

@ raj

no man the list can only be formed after the marks from all recommended candidates are revealed by upsc ... it will take time...abe abhi to marks aane de dakkan iitb ke ...

Anonymous said...

can anybody mail full marks list on my id
I will be highly grateful.

Anonymous said...

thanks, u help me to overcome confusion that has bothering me....

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