UPSC CSE-2021: the Sacred Cutoffs of Prelims, Mains and Interview & the significance of accuracy

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Prelims- lowest cutoff in recent history

Prelims General EWS OBC SC ST PH (various categories) Total Marks
2021 87.54 80.14 84.85 75.41 70.71 43.09-68.02 200
2020 92.51 77.55 89.12 74.84 68.71 40.82-70.06 200
2019 98 90 95.34 82 77.34 40.66-53.34 200
2018 98 N/A 96.66 84 83.34 40 to 73.34 200
2017 105.34 N/A 102.66 88.66 88.66 40 to 85.34 200
2016 116 N/A 110.66 99.34 96 40 to 75.34 200
2015 107.34 N/A 106 94 91.34 40 to 90.66 200
2014 205 N/A 204 182 174 113 to 167 400*
2013 241 N/A 222 207 201 163 to 199 400*

Mains-Not lowest cutoff in recent history

Mains General EWS OBC SC ST PH (Various categories) Total Marks
2021 745 713 707 700 700 388-712 1750
2020 736 687 698 680 682 300-699 1750
2019 751 696 718 706 699 374-698 1750
2018 774 N/A 732 719 719 460-711 1750
2017 809 N/A 770 756 749 578 -734 1750
2016 787 N/A 745 739 730 545-740 1750
2015 676 N/A 630 622 617 504-627 1750
2014 678 N/A 631 631 619 449-609 1750
2013 564 N/A 534 518 510 410-510 1750

Final (Mains + Interview)

Final Selection General EWS OBC SC ST PH Total Marks
2021 953 916 910 886 883 689-932 2025
2020 944 894 907 875 876 465 to 910 2025
2019 961 909 925 898 893 653-890 2025
2018 982 N/A 938 912 912 718-908 2025
2017 1006 N/A 968 944 939 830-948 2025
2016 988 N/A 951 937 920 817-951 2025
2015 877 N/A 834 810 801 697-830 2025
2014 889 N/A 844 830 811 713-816 2025
2013 775 N/A 742 719 707 613-725 2025
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