“Delhi is the mecca of IAS coaching.” This is an oft-heard line in IAS coaching circles. Delhi is the place where most IAS aspirants go to. Lakhs of candidates go to Delhi for their IAS coaching and turn out successful as well. For reasons like many coaching institutes, easy availability of good study material and notes, etc., Delhi is the preferred choice for most aspirants. Of course, these days, with the advent and sweeping reach of the internet, many successful aspirants are those who stayed in their home states only.
|State/UT/Institute||No. of Candidates Interviewed||No. of Candidates Selected|
|University of Delhi||6436||743|
|Jammu & Kashmir||312||57|
As you can see from the above table, the maximum number of selected candidates (total number from 2002 to 2012) is from the state of Delhi. Also, institutes in Delhi like Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), DU (University of Delhi) and IIT-Delhi send a lot of candidates to the UPSC.
Uttar Pradesh sent the maximum number of candidates to the interview level. This could be because it is the most populous state in India. Also, traditionally a lot of people aspire to be IAS officers from this state. In terms of selected candidates, UP is second in place next to Delhi.
Despite its relatively smaller population (compared to states), Delhi bagged the first place showing that a lot of aspirants travel to Delhi to try their hand at the UPSC civil services. Whatever the figures say, the decision to move out of your home town is a personal one and ought to be well-thought out by the aspirant.
States’ Performance in 2011-2015 – UPSC CSE
The UPSC CSE exam is held annually to recruit for Group A and Group B posts in the Indian government. Out of the 22 services, the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is perhaps the most prestigious service. Let’s see how the states fare in producing IAS officers.
|State||No of selected IAS Officers during 2011-2015|
UP continues to be on top, however, the arid state of Rajasthan is surprisingly second in the whole country when it comes to producing IAS officers. The NCT of Delhi also demonstrates good numbers while much larger states like MP, Karnataka and West Bengal lag behind.
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