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

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

  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?

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