UPSC uploads Marksheet of CSAT Prelims and Mains examination of 2013, file RTI to get your mains answercopies

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  1. UPSC 2013 Prelims and Mains score available
  2. RTI for Photocopy of Mains Answersheet

UPSC 2013 Prelims and Mains score available

UPSC has uploaded the marksheets of prelims and mains exams for every candidate (irrespective of pass / fail)

To check prelim score

http://upscdaf.nic.in/DAF/csp_2013/login.php

Mains marksheet (those who failed in mains)

http://upscdaf.nic.in/DAF/csm_nq_marks_2013/login.php

Mains + interview marksheet (those who cleared mains)

http://upscdaf.nic.in/DAF/csm_q_marks_2013/login.php

Cutoffs for Civil Service 2013 Exam

Already posted in previous article but putting here again for quick reference:

ExamCS (Prelim)*CS (Main)#CS(Final)
General241564775
OBC222534742
SC207518719
ST201510707
PH-1 Ortho199510725
PH-2 Visual184502718
PH-3 Hearing163410613
Total40017502025

RTI for Photocopy of Mains Answersheet

In a recent ruling CIC (in June 2014) had ordered UPSC to give the photocopy of the mains answersheet to a candidate. So you can demand yours as well. Only then you can know where and why did good / bad marks.

Possible to file RTI online: https://rtionline.gov.in or via post

Drafting is pretty simply, copy paste following text

Your name
Address
Email:

To,
CPIO,
Union Public Service Commission
Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road
New Delhi-110069

Sub: Application under Right to information Act. Seeking my evaluated papers of Civil Service Mains 2013 Exam.

Respected Sir,
My name:
My roll number:

Kindly provide me the copies of my answersheets from Civil Service (Mains) examination 2013 for following papers:

  1. General Studies paper 1 to 4
  2. Optional subject paper I and paper II
  3. English language paper
  4. Indian language paper
  5. Essay

As per the order of Hon’ble Chief Information Commissioner Shri Rajiv Mathur in CIC/SM/A/2013/001282/RM, dated June 3, 2014, he has held that every candidate has right to inspect / obtain a photocopy of his evaluated answer sheet in the civil service exam. Therefore, the said information cannot be denied / withheld under Section 8 of RTI.

RTI application charges

  • With this application, I’ve added the requisite Rs.10 application fees via Netbanking / DD / Indian postal order drawn in favor of “Accounts officer,UPSC
  • I seek the information in paper format / electronic (CD) format
  • Let me know additional charges for getting the requisite information.

Thanking you in anticipation

Sincerely

DONOT FORGET TO SIGN AND DATE

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Mrunal notes:

  1. Legally, you can demand the information in CD/DVD format by giving Rs.50, but UPSC babus never give CD/DVD and don’t even return 50 rupees. So don’t send additional money in advance right now. At this stage only Rs. 10 as fees for filing the RTI application.
  2. After recieving your application, he’ll write back to you asking for additional money for the photocopy/CD charges. Only then you send money.
  3. if you’re filing online and donot get conformation even after successful payment via netbanking, THEN DONOT Worry. you’ll get notified in 1-2 days that your application has been accepted. (happened with me in past, so don’t apply again in that case, one application sufficient.)
  4. if you’re filling online, you may also attach a PDF copy of your hallticket (as proof that it’s you and not some third party.)
  5. Legally information within 30 days. But UPSC babus deliberately reply the letter on the very last day before deadline. So assume 35 days.
  6. other than that, request all mains players to put their optional subject marks.

Some Toppermarksheets

following interviews coming soon, but they’ve shared the marksheets with me in the meantime:

Rank 18 Dr. Roman Saini (Medical Science), First Attempt

Prelim= 125.34 GS +183.33 Aptitude= 309

Mains
Essay 145
GS I to IV: 97, 61, 108, 98,
Medical Science: 109, 112
Written 730 + Interview 154 : Total 884

Rank 50 Ms. Nima Arora (Public Administration)

Prelim GS 88 +  Aptitude 160 = 249

Mains
GS1 to 4: 55, 67, 88, 112

Public Administration optional: 110, 86
(three digits score in pub.ad= *RESPECT*)

Written: 648+ interview 206 = total 854

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So far 538 Comments posted

  1. jatin yadav

    @Mrunal..Upsc babu are denying to provide answer sheets and replied the same as been replied to other applicants.So please help us and guide us to get our answer sheets.

  2. devil

    Regarding evaluated answer sheets of Civil Services (Main) Examination

    One(those only who have written mains ) should use aditya bandopadhyay vs cbse

    http://rti.drdo.gov.in/CIC%20decisions/cbse.pdf

    Where
    Conclusion was In view of the foregoing, the order of the High Court directing the examining bodies to permit examinees to have inspection of their answer books is affirmed, subject to the clarifications regarding the scope of the RTIAct and the safeguards and conditions subject to which ‘information’ should be furnished. The appeals are disposed of accordingly.

    Section 8(1)(d) of the RTI Act, 2005 says
    information including commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of a third party, unless the competent authority is satisfied that larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information

  3. Munir

    Bhai UPSC Denied mains answer sheet. Suggest what to do next… their reply is as under….
    Dear Applicant,
    With reference to your online RTI application, it is informed that Public Authority is of the considered view that the evaluation of answer sheets of Civil Services (Main) Examination comes under the core functioning of their working. Hence Section 8(1)(d) of the RTI Act, 2005 is invoked to deny your evaluated answer sheets of Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2013, Public Authority being the affected third party.

    2. Shri Sanjay Mehrishi, Joint Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, 114, Ayog Sachivalaya Building, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi -110069 is the Appellate Authority under Section 19(1) of the RTI Act, 2005.

    Yours faithfully,

    (Dr. Kulbir Singh)
    Joint Director & Central Public Information Officer

  4. Munir Azam Khan

    Bhai UPSC Denied mains answer sheet. Suggest what to do next… their reply is as under….
    Dear Applicant,
    With reference to your online RTI application, it is informed that Public Authority is of the considered view that the evaluation of answer sheets of Civil Services (Main) Examination comes under the core functioning of their working. Hence Section 8(1)(d) of the RTI Act, 2005 is invoked to deny your evaluated answer sheets of Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2013, Public Authority being the affected third party.

    2. Shri Sanjay Mehrishi, Joint Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, 114, Ayog Sachivalaya Building, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi -110069 is the Appellate Authority under Section 19(1) of the RTI Act, 2005.

  5. Kanchan

    I also got the same answer from UPSC and was denied the answer sheets

  6. Ravi

    Mrunal ji,
    What We have to do next for this reply? What the matter we need to add in first appeal?
    Pls guide us.

    Dear Applicant,
    With reference to your online RTI application, it is informed that Public Authority is of the considered view that the evaluation of answer sheets of Civil Services (Main) Examination comes under the core functioning of their working. Hence Section 8(1)(d) of the RTI Act, 2005 is invoked to deny your evaluated answer sheets of Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2013, Public Authority being the affected third party.

    2. Shri Sanjay Mehrishi, Joint Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, 114, Ayog Sachivalaya Building, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi -110069 is the Appellate Authority under Section 19(1) of the RTI Act, 2005.

    Yours faithfully,

    (Dr. Kulbir Singh)
    Joint Director & Central Public Information Officer

  7. Ani

    Dear Mrunal, Could you please devote some time to finding out a one-size-fits-all strategy to extract the photocopies of Mains examination for UPSC. It seems everyone is handed over the same one-size-fits-all denial in clear violation of every former judicial decisons in this regard. UPSC as usual loves to continue with its babudom as their prized relic of colonial legacy. I’s time to show them the Modern India. Lets do it ASAP .

  8. anil

    dear mrunal, filed the rti on june 20th, got confirmation mail, but havent received a rply since then, kindly advise how to proceed

  9. Nanda

    I had filed a first appeal for my answer sheets after UPSC denied them and here is the reply I got from them.

    Reply :- I have gone through the contents of the appeal, reply furnished by the CPIO, UPSC to the Appellant, the facts and comments offered by the officers concerned of the UPSC on the appeal and the provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005. I note that the reply given by the CPIO, UPSC is appropriate. However, it is informed that the matter pertaining to providing the evaluated answersheets of Civil Services Examination to the applicants is sub-judice with the Honble Supreme Court vide WP No.37734/2010 CPIO, UPSC v/s TR Rajesh, therefore the same cannot be provided till the outcome of the above case. The view of the UPSC has also been supported by Honble CIC vide its decision No. CIC/SM/A/2013/001261/RM dated 17.07.2014.

    1. Vikas

      Same here..I am filing the first appeal

  10. Saquib

    Mrunal bhai kuch update karoooooooo

  11. Vignesh K

    Section 8(1)(d) of the RTI Act, 2005 is invoked to deny your evaluated answer sheets of Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2013

  12. Vignesh K

    I have got this reply from PIO, UPSC, “Section 8(1)(d) of the RTI Act, 2005 is invoked to deny your evaluated answer sheets of Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2013”

  13. dev upadhyay

    hi mrunal sir, I have received reply of upsc with the same excuse. so i am filing first appeal so that the copies may not be disposed of by upsc. please guide me in this regard

    1. dev upadhyay

      first appeal filed, though ill drafted, mostly copy-pasted from mrunal sir matter which is as follows-

      To,
      First appeal Officer concerned
      Union Public Service Commission
      Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road
      New Delhi-110069

      Sub: First appeal in reply of denial to provide information by CPIO , UPSC as per the provisions under Right to information Act for getting my evaluated papers of Civil Service Mains 2013 Exam.

      Respected Sir,
      My name: Devendra Upadhyay
      My roll number: 112173

      I have filed an request for providing me the copies of my answersheets from Civil Service (Mains) examination 2013 for following papers:

      General Studies paper 1 to 4
      Optional subject paper I and paper II
      English language paper
      Indian language paper
      Essay

      But i have been denied by CPIO, UPSC to provide the same by invoking section 8(1)(d) of RTI Act which includes –
      (a) information including commercial confidence
      (b) trade secrets or intellectual property
      (c) the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of a third party, unless the competent authority is satisfied that larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information.

      As per the order of Honble Chief Information Commissioner Shri Rajiv Mathur in CIC/SM/A/2013/001282/RM, dated June 3, 2014, he has held that every candidate has right to inspect / obtain a photocopy of his evaluated answer sheet in the civil service exam. Therefore, the said information cannot be denied / withheld under Section 8 of RTI.

      Further I have come to know about the fact that this matter is sub-judice with the Honble Supreme Court vide WP No.37734/2010 CPIO, UPSC v/s TR Rajesh, therefore the same cannot be provided till the outcome of the above case.

      My appeal to First Appeal Authority is, that to order UPSC not to destroy my answersheets and releated records despite having a provision of the same, until the honourable supreme court gives its verdict on the case above mentioned and to provide me the copies demanded in my request after the verdict given by honourable Supreme Court if it allows to do so..

      RTI application charges

      With this application, Ive added the requisite Rs.10 application fees via Netbanking and Fees is not required for filing first appeal as per provisions of RTI ACT 2005.
      I seek the information in paper format.
      Let me know additional charges for getting the requisite information.
      Thanking you in anticipation

      Sincerely
      Devendra Upadhyay

  14. mohit

    Mrunal can we see our answer sheets of mains 2013 at UPSC offices if not its photocopies?? As upsc denied photocopies due to above said reasons. Pls Reply at the earliest as in that case i will file related RTI to upsc.

  15. Ashik Ali

    Sir
    I have filed a RTI for photocopy of aswer sheet of conventional paper I & II for IES 2014.
    they said ,they can’t provide information under section 8(1)(d) 8(1)(g) and 7(9) of RTI act 2005.
    Can file to get information by filing First appeal by giving reference of the order of Hon’ble Chief Information Commissioner Shri Rajiv Mathur in CIC/SM/A/2013/001282/RM, dated June 3, 2014
    thanking you
    Ashik Ali

  16. shri

    @ Mrunal, please share the answersheet of student/students who have got it through RTI.. It will be helpful to all of us who are preparing as UPSC is now denying to give it

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