Looks like ICAI has started to make it tough for IPC as well, well at least the percentage says that so, in its press release ICAI has announced the pass percentage of candidates appeared in IPC May 2013 exam which is presented below:

 

GROUP

No.of Candidates appeared

No. of Candidates Passed

Pass Percentage

Both

63,871

7,489

11.73%

Group-I

1,24,310

24,161

19.44%

Group-II

1,12,465

16,675

14.83%

All in all the pass percentage for both groups which was at 11.15% in November 2012 has marginally increased to 11.73% in this May 2013, whereas in case of Group-I and Group II which was 25.14% and 21.13% respectively in November 2012 came down drastically to 19.44% and 14.83% respectively.

 Source: Press Release – ICAI