[RTI] UPSC destroys mains answersheets, shows prelim marks of Prince Dhawan, keeps lid on Nigvekar Committee & Optional Subject removal

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  1. Scores of Toppers in Civil Service (Mains)-2011
  2. Categorywise Highest scores in CSAT paper I and  II?
  3. Highest scores in Mains Exam of 2011
  4. Topper Scores in CSAT 2011 (GS+Aptitude)
  5. Mains Answersheets of toppers in CSM 2011
  6. Optional subject removal, Nigavenkar Committee Report
  7. Answerkeys for truckload of allied exams
  8. Indian Forest Service (IFS)
  9. Epilogue

Scores of Toppers in Civil Service (Mains)-2011

Q6. Please give the breakup of the marks scored by the candidates of the final merit list of the CSM Exam 2011, including the names of the optionals they had taken, and the marks scored in each written paper.

UPSC replies: Subject wise marks of the candidates is information personal to them, hence exempted under Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act is invoked. Moreover, no public interest is apparent. However, written, total/PT/final marks of the recommended candidates could be provided. For that, the Information seeker needs to be deposit Rs.42/- as the information comprises 21 pages.

Mrunal Comments

  • Public interest is totally apparent. What is ‘personal’ about subjectwise marks of toppers!

Categorywise Highest scores in CSAT paper I and  II?

Q7 What was the categorywise Highest mark scored in each Paper I and Paper II of Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2011 (CSE (Preliminary) 2011)

UPSC replies
There were no separate cut off for individual papers and the cut off marks were based on the aggregate marks obtained in both the papers put together. Data regarding highest marks obtained by any candidate in Paper-land Paper-ii is not compiled.

Mrunal comments: That doesn’t mean the data is not ‘available’ in your files.

Highest scores in Mains Exam of 2011

Q8. What was the categorywise highest mark scored in each paper of CSM 2011?

UPSC replies: Category wise highest marks scored in each paper of CS(M) Exam, 2011 cannot be provided as same is not available in a compiled form.

Topper Scores in CSAT 2011 (GS+Aptitude)

Q9. Provide the Marks scored by following candidates in CSE (Preliminary) 2011 (Mrunal to readers: these people are top 3 rankers in CSE-2011, I wanted to know their scores in prelims)

CSE (Preliminary) 2011
Name Roll No. Paper I (GS) Paper II (Aptitude)
Shena Aggarwal  233541
Rukmani Riar  27895
Prince Dhawan  1804

UPSC replies

CSE (Preliminary) 2011 Total (Rounded Off)
Name Roll No. Paper I (GS) Paper II (Aptitude)
Shena Aggarwal (Rank 1)  233541 110 156.68 267
Rukmani Riar (Rank 2)  27895 69.34 130 199
Prince Dhawan (Rank 3)  1804 95.34 146.68 242

Mrunal comments

Wait a minute, why are you (UPSC) giving this information to me? Afterall if Subject wise marks of the candidates is information personal to them, hence exempted under Section 8/1/j of R.T.I (like you said in previous question), then these CSAT marks of each paper, should also be personal to them, because you make prelims cut off list after combining the marks!

Mains Answersheets of toppers (2011)

Q10. Please provide me the answer scripts of the top 5 candidates of the select list of Civil Service Mains (CSM-2011).

UPSC replies
The information cannot be provided as Answer Sheets of Civil Service (main) have already been weeded out as per the Record Retention Schedule approved by the Commission.

Mrunal comments: Too bad. These toppers’ answersheets could have served as lighthouse for future aspirants (especially since UPSC refused to give ‘model-answerkeys for mains exam’ in my previous R.T.I application.

Optional subject removal, Nigavekar Committee

Q11. Please furnish information on the status of the Nigavekar Committee appointed by the UPSC, including the copy of the mandate setting up the committee, and the copies of mandates giving extensions to the said committee, if any. However, if the Committee has submitted its report, please give a copy of the report. Has UPSC given any deadline/ time limit to that committee to frame its report?

UPSC replies
It is informed that Prof. Nigavekar Committee Report has been received by the Commission on 30.8.2012 and the recommendations of the Committee, after due consideration of the Commission have been forwarded to Govt. of India on 31.10.2012 and their response is awaited.

It is further informed that the copy of the report/recommendations have not been made available to Public Information Officer by the Public Authority. Thus, Seaion 8(1)(d) of the RTI Act, 2005 is invoked, Public Authority being affected third Party.

Mrunal Comments:
Well, I already knew that a week before (thanks to Mr.Partho). Seems UPSC is going to do everything to protect the Top Secret information related to optional subject removal, disregarding the fact that many candidates are in limbo and coaching factories are making a killing due to this uncertainty.

Answerkeys for truckload of allied exams

Q12. Please provide the official answer keys/ model answers, category wise cutoffs, mark sheets of the candidates securing the first and last ranks in his/her category of the following exams: Combined Defence Services (I) Exam, 2011; National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam (I), 2011; Engineering Services Exam, 2011; Indian Forest Service Exam, 2011; National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam (II), 2011; Combined Defence Services (II) Exam, 2011; Central Police Force (Assistant Commandant) Exam, 2011.

UPSC replies

  • Information in respect of CDS & NDA cannot be provided since the final selection of candidates is made by the Ministry of Defence.
  • Regarding CPF (Asstt. Commandant), it is that since the examination process is not yet completely over, the marks secured by the last recommended candidates cannot be disdosed.

(Mrunal edit- they only gave cut off marks of IFS exam)

Indian Forest Service (IFS)

CATEGORY Marks obtained by last selected candidate
GEN 832
OBC 773
SC 731
ST 709


I’m not satisfied with most of the answers given by the CPIO. Therefore, I’m going to file an appeal to the FAA, after consulting my R.T.I expert friend
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155 Comments on “[RTI] UPSC destroys mains answersheets, shows prelim marks of Prince Dhawan, keeps lid on Nigvekar Committee & Optional Subject removal”

  1. Mrunal Ji

    Why there is no cut off for IFS EXAMS PH(Locomoter) category,is there restriction of ph category in certain upsc services.

  2. Mrunal,(On negative comments on your blog)

    I wonder how people criticize people even if they clear CSE with AIR-2. They should know that preliminary round is meant only for qualifying, it wouldn’t matter even if you score 300/400.And Mr.raman and neha, you think that Rukmani Riar could not make a good administrator because she got 70/200 in Paper-1!!! Am sure you must not even be capable of clearing even a bank clerical exam as such criticism comes only from incapable guys(Like: heard many idiots saying how sachin should play, his wrong choice of shots even though he is the greatest batsman in the world and you don’t know even how to even hold a bat).

    It’s better to ignore such comments though, and Mrunal should delete such comments by ‘neha’ and ‘raman’.

  3. is upsc selecting in subject wise? eg, if most of the candidate are opting for public administration say 70%.
    the rest 30% were other subject.is there any advantage for candidate opting for other subject?

  4. hi
    i filed an rti with upsc to provide me with photocopies of my evaluated answersheets of csm 2012. but upsc has denied it citing section 8(1)d of rti act 2005. kindly advise me as to how i should proceed further.

  5. Hi,
    I m posting this here because it is realted to Govt. policy, In SSC CGL exam 2012 for the post of examiner Central excise & customs recruited 18 examiners out of which 17 were from General cat. and 1 from SC, is it possible because the General Cat. cannot exceed 50% of total vacancies, also in this case it is almost 90% seats for General Cat., Sir pls suggest me somthing, I tried to get info. on this through RTI but excise dept. is sending my RTI from 1 section to other or one city to another. Do u know some NGOs for OBC(in Delhi) that can help me in the process of getting justice on the reservation issue( I m an OBC cand., had there been 1 seat for OBC i would have been selected for examiner, pls someone rply soon

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  7. I heard from upsc board that mains result will be announced on Monday (10Th march) . Any idea it’s true ?

    1. No speculations pls.. Have heard atleast a 20 dates since february saying that results will come on that day. Ultimately making a month which was unproductive. Anyway, let’s hope they won’t delay it any more.. :)

  8. Hello Sir,
    Please let me know that is there separate cut off marks for both (G.S. & CSAT) papers of PT or jointly set by the UPSC and also tell me the minimum qualifying marks in each of the two paper.

  9. i have applied for upsc 2014 exam , its the first time im going attending it … so can anyone guide me….pls

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