Yep, the official cut-offs for CSAT-2012 (preliminary exam) are now available (without having to file RTI!) Because UPSC has revamped their result-PDF generating script. So now whenever you download your prelim mark sheet (2012), it’ll appends cut offs at the bottom of every PDF (Click me for screenshot).
Similarly, mains mark sheet also contains the marks of last candidate recommended for service. (click me for screenshot)
@To the new players:
- There is no separate cut off in preliminary exam. UPSC combines marks scored in both papers (GS+Aptitude) and from that combined score, candidates are selected for mains exam.
- Marks scored in preliminary exam are not counted in final merit list.
|Category||Preliminary Exam (CSAT2012)||Final (Mains+interview)|
anyways, let’s compare this with cutoffs from 2011’s exam. (obtained via R.T.I)
|Category||Prelims(CSAT) out of 400||Final (Mains+interview)|
As you can see, from 2011 to 2012, the cutoffs for prelims have increased while final scores have decreased.