[Cut-offs] UPSC declares official cutoffs for Prelims CSAT 2012 for SC, ST,OBC,PH and General category

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  1. Cutoffs for UPSC CSAT-2012 Preliminary Exam
  2. Comparison of Cutoffs: 2011 vs 2012

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Marks scored in preliminary exam are not counted in final merit list.

Cutoffs for UPSC CSAT-2012 Preliminary Exam

CategoryPreliminary Exam (CSAT2012)Final (Mains+interview)

anyways, let’s compare this with cutoffs from 2011’s exam. (obtained via R.T.I)

Comparison of Cutoffs: 2011 vs 2012

CategoryPrelims(CSAT) out of 400Final (Mains+interview)

As you can see, from 2011 to 2012, the cutoffs for prelims have increased while final scores have decreased.

chart-cse prelims 2011 vs 12 marks
chart-cse final 2011 vs 12 marks

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So far 180 Comments posted

  1. Saurabh

    Hi Mrunal Sir,

    I found, cut off of PH2 category is higher than general category (936 for General & 942 for PH2 category). how does it possible? why candidate will use PH2 category? is there any different evaluation scheme for PH to General candidates?
    I found only 4 candidates are selected in PH2 while 20 in PH1 & 10 in PH3. is there any policy applied in selection process to select only 4 in PH2?
    Do you have any idea for about the ratio of final selection ratio to no. of appearance in PH2 candidate?

    Sorry for numerous questions but i really need to know these information.
    Thanks in Advance.
    Pls. reply

    1. :)

      hello friend,
      as per my observation…reservation for PH category is horizontal in nature, it mean that if ph category candidate gets a rank in general merit list (for eg. rank 1 or 2), then also seat will be allotted to him on basis of his ph category merit list, that is he will not be counted in general category. its not like a vertical reservation( which is available to OBC, SC,ST) in which if one gets a rank in general merit then seat will be allotted to him in an unreserved category that is he will be counted in a general category merit list. this is the reason that cut off of PH2 category is higher than general category.

      and only 4 candidates are selected in PH 4 because there are only 4 vacancy for them and these number of vacancy is decided by a process in which every dept. and states send their number of vacancy in a respective category that is PH 1,2,3.

  2. shamshad alam

    sir how much handicap student was give ias exam in year 2012 and how much ph student appeared any other facilities in ias for ph condidate please just reply.

  3. shamshad alam

    sir physically handicaped ko railway exam me kitna preference milta kya sir railway group d ki cutt off category wise share kar sakte h jus reply

  4. nirupama

    Sir I have more220bt I havenot qualified 2013uppcs pre,sir please tellme what is the last female merit this year.


    Hi, i wrote the civil service exam (prelim) (2013), but i did not selected. But i want to know my score. how to check my score? please send me any link you are found to my mail id. registration no: 11314011414, roll no: 227233.

  6. mona

    Sir im from a small town & in astate govt. Job . please guide making me a good strategy
    4 upsc with my job & family

  7. Sailusha

    Hi Mrunal,
    Can a person with disability apply for CSAT under GEN category? Will there be any objection from commission if there is no objection from candidate to apply under GEN category? Iam a person with OH disability but I dont want to apply in PH category. Can I apply in GEN category? Will it be a problem further?
    Could you please clarify this?

  8. ajay

    sailusha, surely you can apply under gen cat. ,just dont mention about your disability in the application form and u are done. upsc will treat you as gen category candidate

  9. Charan

    Sir ,

    What is the cut of marks for BC-A in 2011 , cs ?

  10. Dileep

    Sir ,
    I , A.S.N.Dileep Kumar , caste BC-A(5). In which category i will be in , either General or OBC ???

    tQ .

  11. lalit

    what is ph-1,ph-2 and ph-3 . and what is diiference in between them?

  12. deepak

    sir plz can you tell me what is the age limit of civil service exam and attempt for gen , obc,sc/st 2015

  13. Parveen Yadav

    sir i am student of national institutes of technology ,kuruksthetra in 3 rd year i belong from haryana and my category is obc but i am 100 % physically handicapped for both ear and my aim is making a IAS officer plzz sir suggest me something about it my number is 08398855374 and can i apply in ias exam and how get minimum and maximum marks in ias exam for physically handicapped student and plzz sir suggest which subject i chosen fot it
    plz sir answer me sonn
    am waiting your answer

  14. avdhesh ojha

    sir these comparisons are of 2011 and 2012 and since preliminary paper is same for ifs too so things have been changed in recent years so could u plz provide some recent comparisons i meant comparison btw 2013& 2014 or 2o15 pre…with ur valuble comments
    we wud be very grateful to you thanku

  15. kajal

    sir i dont know upsc exam’s paper in which language give.i am not sure but i think english and hindi.plz give me ans. sir

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