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UPSC Exam - Cut Off marks

Cut - off marks for 2019 Prelims:

General Category - 98 marks
OBC - 96.66 marks
SC - 84 marks
ST - 83.34 marks
PwBD1 - 73.34 marks
PwBD2 - 53.34 marks
PwBD3 - 40 marks
PwBD5 - 45.34 marks

Wherever two or more candidates secured equal aggregate marks in CSE Exam, the tie(s) are been resolved in accordance with the principles approved by the Commission, viz.

      (i) Candidate securing more marks in the Compulsory Papers and the Personality Test put together is to be ranked higher;
      (ii) In case where the marks mentioned at (i) above are equal, the candidate senior in age is to be ranked higher; and
      (iii) In case where the (i) and (ii) above are same, then the candidate getting more marks in the compulsory papers is to be ranked highe

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Marks Distribution prelims 2019

The cut off score is a score determined by the Union Public Service Commission, which a candidate must obtain to qualify various stages of Civil Services Examination. Candidates who have qualified the Preliminary examination will be eligible for the Mains examination.

How cut off marks are decided?

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) decides Cut Off marks based on several factors like total number of vacancies, total number of candidates in each stage, level of difficulty, reservation norms based on various categories, marking allotment scheme and last year cut off trends.

Cut off Marks for Civil Service Exam 2016

In the Prelim exam 2016 the cut off marks for general category was 116, for OBC 110.66, for SC- 96, for ST 96, for physically handicapped 1 - 75.34, physically handicapped 2 - 72.66 physically handicapped 3- 40. This was out of 200 marks scored in General studies paper I. The GS paper II was only qualifying in nature with 33% or 666.66 marks

In the Mains exam 2016 the cut off marks for general category was 787, for OBC 745, for SC, 739 for ST 730, for physically handicapped 1 - 713, physically handicapped 2 - 740, physically handicapped 3- 545. This was out of 1750 marks scored in 7 written papers. Marks of English and Language are not counted in the total tally of marks for the written exam.

So the total of the Mains exam is 1750 Marks Only.

In the Civil Services Final exam 2016 the cut off marks for general category was 988, for OBC 951, for SC, 937 for ST 920 for physically handicapped 1 - 927, physically handicapped 2 - 951, physically handicapped 3- 817. This was out of 2-2025 marks which include marks of the written exam 1750 plus the interview which is of 275 marks.

Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3
CS (Prelim)* 116.00  110.66 99.34 96.00 75.34 72.66 40.00
CS (Main)# 787 745 739 730 713 740 545
CS(Final) 988 951 937 920 927 951 817

Cut off Marks for Civil Service Prelim Exam 2015

The cut off marks of the Civil Services Prelim exams in 2015 was 107.34. This was out of 200 marks scored in General studies paper 1. Overall, General Studies Paper-I in 2015 was slightly easier than previous year's paper.

Please note the GS Paper-II (aptitude test) was only a qualifying paper in 2015. The marks scored in this paper was not counted towards the cut-offs for eligibility to write the Mains exam.

In 2015, about 4.65 lakh aspirants appeared for the preliminary examination which was an increase from 4.51 lakh candidates who took the test in 2014.

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Cut off Marks in 2015

We are giving here the minimum qualifying marks secured by the last recommended candidate in various categories at various stages of the exam (prelims, mains and interview) for the Civil Services Examination, 2015.

Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3 Maximum Marks
CS (Prelim)* 107.34  106.00 94.00 91.34 90.66 76.66 40.00 200
CS (Main)# 676 630 622 617 580 627 504 1750
CS(Final) 877 834 810 801 802 830 697 2025

Subject to 10% marks in each of the seven competitive papers i.e. Essay, GS‐I, GS‐II, GS‐III, GS‐IV, Optional‐I and Optional‐II.

Comparative Analysis of cut off marks in Mains exam 2015

In 2015, out of 1750, the cut off marks for the Mains was 678 for the general category, which is 38.74 per cent.

In 2014, the cut off for the general category was 678 out of 1750 that is 38.74 per cent.

This was sharp increase from 2013 when the cut off marks was 562 out of 1750 that is 32.1 per cent.

Comparative Analysis of cut off marks in Mains + interview 2015

In 2015, out of 2025, the cut off marks for the Mains plus interview was 877 for the general category, which is 43.30 per cent.

In 2014, the cut off for the general category for the Mains plus interview was 889 out of 2025 that is 43.90 per cent.

In 2013, the cut off for the general category for the Mains plus interview was 775 out of 2025 that is 38.27 per cent.

General Category Toppers Merit List & Marks in CS EXAM- 2015

ROLL_NO Approx Rank* NAME PH Written Interview Total
0256747 1 TINA DABI 0 868 195 1063
0058239 2 ATHAR AAMIR UL SHAFI KHAN 0 825 193 1018
0010512 3 JASMEET SINGH SANDHU 0 824 190 1014
0000123 4 ARTIKA SHUKLA 0 827 173 1000
0015876 5 SHASHANK TRIPATHI 0 824 172 996
0105343 6 ASHISH TIWARI 0 827 168 995
0575838 7 SHARANYA ARI 0 818 165 983
0708525 8 KUMBHEJKAR YOGESH VIJAY 0 845 138 983
0147086 9 KARN SATYARTHI 0 776 206 982
0636176 10 ANUPAM SHUKLA 0 798 182 980