How Many Candidates appeared in UPSC 2016?

Lakhs of candidates appear for UPSC Examination. The number of candidates registered for UPSC Prelims 2016 is approximately 11.36 lakh. Around 5 lakh candidates have appeared in the examination. “How many candidates appeared in UPSC 2016” might not be an important question, but how many of them successfully cleared should be the highlight. About 50% of a total number of candidates, those who registered for UPSC, would appear in the civil services prelims exam. Among these only, 5% succeed the prelims exam and appear in the mains exam. Approximately 15-20% of those who appear in mains qualifies and called for interview which will be held at Delhi. 40% of the candidate those who face the interview board qualify finally.

Civil Services IAS Exam is conducted by UPSC annually for recruiting officers to civil services under the government of India. This exam is one of the toughest competitive exams in India. Usually, UPSC conducts the exam in three stages called preliminary, mains and interview. UPSC has declared the date for UPSC Civil Services IAS Exam. It has released the dates for Prelims and mains exam. The timetable UPSC mains 2017 will be released after the UPSC 2017 prelims result.

Number of candidates appeared in UPSC 2016

According to the previous year report, approximately 11.36 lakhs aspirants from various part of the country had registered for UPSC Prelims examination. Roughly 5 -6 lakh people actually wrote the civil service prelims exam. From Ludhiana itself, 11,558 candidates appeared for Prelims exam. 3,818 aspirants appeared for the General studies Paper-I and 3,758 for General studies Paper II (CSAT) Exam.

UPSC number of applicants 2016: 11.36 lakhs

In 2015, nearly, 9.4 Lakh aspirants applied for the Civil services IAS Prelims Exam. Among them, 4.6 Lakh appeared for UPSC IAS prelims Exam. Some of the candidates those who appeared for General studies Paper I dropped General studies Paper II (CSAT). Almost 15008 aspirants qualified preliminary exam and appeared for the Civil services mains exam which is a written examination. From those candidates those appeared for the Mains exam, 2,797 shortlisted for interview/ Personality test. After medical test finally, 1078 candidates cracked UPSC IAS Exam and recommended for appointment in civil services under the government of India.

Quick last minute tips for UPSC Civil services IAS prelims Exam 2019

Stay fit

Aspirants are supposed to sleep properly before the exam day. Throughout their preparation, they are supposed to keep mentally and physically fit.


The aspirants should prepare for the exam very well. Before the exam, one should revise all the important topics.

Admit card and instructions

After receiving the admit card aspirants must read the instructions carefully. The aspirants must reach the center before time with their admit card, black ball pen, and other necessary items. Don’t carry any electronic devices and mobile phone and valuable to the exam hall.

Stay Focused

Aspirants should write the exam with full mind and try to complete the exam within the restricted time.

Negative Marking

The aspirants should aware of the negative marking. So mark the option only if you are totally sure about it. The wild guess and carelessness while taking examination may lead to mark wrong option, hence to cause negative marking.

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