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


Mains marksheet (those who failed in mains)


Mains + interview marksheet (those who cleared mains)


Cutoffs for Civil Service 2013 Exam

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

Exam CS (Prelim)* CS (Main)# CS(Final)
General 241 564 775
OBC 222 534 742
SC 207 518 719
ST 201 510 707
PH-1 Ortho 199 510 725
PH-2 Visual 184 502 718
PH-3 Hearing 163 410 613
Total 400 1750 2025

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

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




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

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

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