UPSC Prelim Cutoff is lowest in last 3 years, but stays ~50% while Mains cutoff highest in last 3 years

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  1. Civil Services Examination-2017
  2. Civil Services Examination-2016
  3. Civil Services Examination-2015
  4. Civil Services Examination, 2014
  5. Civil Services Examination, 2013

Civil Services Examination-2017

  • On the 6th day of after final result declaration, UPSC has uploaded the cutoff marks for the civil services exam (CSE-2017)
  • Prelim Paper-II marks were not counted in Mains-selection
Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3
CS(Prelim)* 105.34 102.66 88.66 88.66 85.34 61.34 40.00
CS(Main)# 809 770 756 749 734 745 578
CS(Final) 1006 968 944 939 923 948 830

*Cut off marks on the basis of GS Paper-I only.  GS Paper-II was of qualifying nature with 33% marks as per Rule-15 of Civil Services Examination, 2017.
# 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.

UPSC Prelim Cutoff IAS/IPS
Mrunal observes:

  • Prelim cutoff is lowest in last three years (2015, 2016, 2017), due to tough GS Paper in Prelim-2017 where guessmastergiriTM had less utility than in previous two years.
  • From 2011 to 2014, Prelim Paper –II (Aptitude) marks were also counted in the preparation of prelim result, so they’ve high cutoffs. It’ll be irrational to compare those years, with last three prelims.
  •  Mains-2017 has highest cutoff (gen.cat) in last three years, on account of relatively easier papers than past.

Civil Services Examination-2016

  • Prelim Paper-II marks were not counted in Mains-selection.
  • In the Civil Services Examination 2016, the minimum qualifying standards/marks secured by the last recommended candidate in various categories at various stages are as under:-
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 on the basis of GS Paper-I only.  However, GS Paper-II was qualifying with 33% marks (Rule-15 of Civil Services Examination, 2016)
  • #  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.

Civil Services Examination-2015

  • in an unprecedented display of efficiency and transparency, just a day after UPSC declared the final result of Civil services exam 2015, now they’ve uploaded the cutoff marks as well.
  • Prelim Paper-II marks were not counted in Mains-selection.
  • In the Civil Services Examination, 2015 the minimum qualifying standards (marks)/marks secured by the last recommended candidate in various categories at various stages are as under:
Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3
CS(Prel.) 107.34 106.00 94.00 91.34 90.66 76.66 40.00
CS(Main)# 676 630 622 617 580 627 504
CS(Final) 877 834 810 801 802 830 697

# 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.

Civil Services Examination, 2014

Prelim Paper-II marks were counted in Mains-selection, hence cutoff looks very high.

 

Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3
CS(Prelim)* 205 204 182 174 167 113 115 385
CS(Main)# 678 631 631 619 609 575 449 1750
CS(Final) 889 844 830 811 816 778 713 2025

*Subject to minimum of 40 marks in Paper-I and 70 marks in Paper-II
# 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.

Civil Services Examination, 2013

Prelim Paper-II marks were counted in Mains-selection, hence cutoff looks very high.

Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3
CS (Prelim)* 241 222 207 201 199 184 163 400
CS (Main)# 564 534 518 510 510 502 410 1750
CS(Final) 775 742 719 707 725 718 613 2025

*Subject to minimum of 30 marks in Paper-I and 70 marks in Paper-II.
#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.

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5 Comments on “UPSC Prelim Cutoff is lowest in last 3 years, but stays ~50% while Mains cutoff highest in last 3 years”

  1. Sir this means, we have to be very intelligent in guessmastergiri also..

  2. Thanks a lot for your valuable article……..keep writing of this type helpful post.

  3. Abki cut off aur giregi kynki Mrunal Sir ke video nahi ae aur economics sankat Mein aa gai

  4. I think most of confusing question were cancelled that’s why this times cut off come lowest.

  5. Very Useful Information. Please Keep sharing these such god articles.

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