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Latest UPSC Cut off marks of Civil Services Exam is available here. UPSC Cut off marks are released for Prelims, Mains Exam, Final All India Ranking separately. Collect UPSC Cut off marks for various categories viz General, OBC, SC, ST here. Explore new updates on UPSC Cut off marks for Prelims, Mains and Final, immediately in this page.

UPSC Cut off Marks

UPSC Civil Services Examination Cut off marks are decided by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to fix an only certain number of candidates for next round of Civil Services selection process. UPSC releases official Cut off marks for Prelims, Main - written Exam and Final Ranking after the declaration of Final UPSC Result. UPSC Civil Services Cut off Marks are different for each phase ie., Prelims, Main written Exam and Final Ranking. These UPSC cutoff marks may vary according to candidate’s category like General, OBC, SC, ST, PWD. In the page, you can grab latest updates on UPSC CSE Prelims Cut off marks, Mains written Exam Cut off marks and Final Cut off marks for All India Ranking.

UPSC Cut off - Important Dates

UPSC Cut off for various stages like Prelims, Mains - written Exam and Overall Final Listing will be officially announced as per the following UPSC Civil Services Exam Schedule.
S. No Events Tentative Schedule
1 UPSC CSE Prelims Exam Date June 18, 2017
2 UPSC CSE Mains written Exam Date October 28, 2017
3 Interview Date February or March 2018
4 UPSC Civil Services Prelims, Mains, Final Cut Off marks availability May - June 2018
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UPSC Cut off Marks - Influencing Factors

Civil Services Cut off marks decided by UPSC are based on various factors, some are granted below:
  • Total Number of vacancies
  • Total Number of candidates participating in each stage
  • Level of Difficulty of Questions
  • Marking scheme
  • Reservation norms
  • Last year cut-off trends

UPSC Cut off Stages

To appoint suitable candidates in Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Central Services - Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) officially announces cut off marks for three stages of Civil Services Examination (CSE) viz
  • UPSC CS Prelims,
  • CS Mains -written Exam,
  • CS Final Ranking

UPSC Cut off of IAS Prelims Exam - Overview

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination is the first step of the Selection process for various Civil Services. UPSC Preliminary Examination of Civil Services consists of two compulsory papers namely: General Studies Paper-I (GS Paper I), General Studies Paper-II (GS Paper II) which is often referred as Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT). Know the exact UPSC Exam Pattern for both Prelims and Mains Exam now.
  • General Studies Paper I is of qualifying nature for Mains Written Exam. The marks obtained in this paper is considered for shortlisting to Mains Exam. UPSC decides to cut off marks for this paper.
  • But in General Studies paper II, candidates compulsorily score minimum qualifying marks i.e. 66 marks which are 33% of 200 marks. Cut off marks is not applicable to this paper.
  • For shortlisting candidates to UPSC Civil Services Mains - written Examination, UPSC considers marks obtained by the candidates in GS Paper I and qualifying marks in GS Paper II.

UPSC Cut off Marks of IAS Prelims Exam

Based on the Civil Services Prelims cut off marks decided by UPSC, the number of candidates to be shortlisted for UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination is around 12 to 13 times the total number of Vacancies to be filled through this year’s UPSC Civil Services Exam.
Category CS Prelims cutoff
2016 2015 2014
General 116 107.34 205
OBC 110.66 106 204
SC 99.34 94 182
ST 96 91.34 174
PH 1 75.34 90.66 167
PH 2 72.66 76.66 113
PH 3 40 40 115

UPSC Cut off of IAS Mains written Exam - Overview

UPSC Mains written Examination is the second step of UPSC Civil Services Selection process. UPSC Mains Examination consists of nine papers of conventional essay type, out of which two are qualifying papers (Paper A - Indian Language, Paper B - English) each of 300 marks and seven other papers (paper I to Paper VII) are compulsory with each of 250 marks and are to be counted for merit.
  • Candidates who secured cut off marks (as decided by UPSC) in Civil Services Prelims Exam is allowed to attend Paper A and Paper B of Mains - written Examination.
  • Candidates need to obtain at least 25% marks in qualifying papers (Paper A and Paper B) to appear next 7 papers of UPSC Civil Services Mains examination.
  • The cutoff of UPSC Civil Services Mains written exam is calculated on basis of minimum 10% marks in each of the competitive papers i.e., Essay paper, GS-I,  GS-II,  GS-III,  GS-IV and Optional paper-I and Optional paper-II.
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UPSC Cut off Marks of IAS Mains Written Exam

Based on the Civil Services Mains Written Exam cut off marks decided by UPSC, the number of candidates to be shortlisted for Interview is twice the total number of Vacancies to be filled through this year’s UPSC Civil Services Exam.
Category CS Mains Written cutoff
2016 2015 2014
General 787 676 678
OBC 745 630 631
SC 739 622 631
ST 730 617 619
PH 1 713 580 609
PH 2 740 627 575
PH 3 545 504 449

UPSC Cut off of IAS Interview

The Interview or personality tests for UPSC Civil Services is conducted for a total of 275 marks.  There is no minimum qualifying marks for UPSC Civil Services Interview.

UPSC Cut off for Final Ranking - Overview

UPSC releases Final cut off marks for various civil services posts after completion of Interview. This Civil Services Final cut off is based on UPSC CSE Mains - Written Exam (7 Compulsory Papers) marks and Interview marks secured by last recommended candidates. UPSC releases All India Rank (AIR) of candidates, which aggregates the marks obtained in all 7 Compulsory Papers of Mains written exam and Interview.
  • Total marks of UPSC Mains Written Exam considered for Final Ranking = 7 compulsory papers (Paper I  to Paper VII) x 250 marks = 1,750 marks.
  • Total marks for Final Ranking = Marks of 7 compulsory papers in Mains Written Exam (out of 1,750 marks) + Interview marks (out of 275 marks)
Candidates who secured cut off marks for Final Ranking will be allotted to the various civil services like IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, etc, keeping in view their All India Rank in the UPSC exam and preferences expressed by them for the various services and posts.

UPSC Cut off for Final Ranking

UPSC Civil Services cut off marks for Final Ranking of last three years is provided below.
Category CS Final cutoff
2016 2015 2014
General 988 877 889
OBC 951 834 844
SC 937 810 830
ST 920 801 811
PH 1 927 802 816
PH 2 951 830 778
PH 3 817 697 713

Previous Year UPSC Cut off of Civil Services Examination

In the previous year Civil Services Examination, the minimum qualifying marks secured by the last recommended candidate in various categories at various stages are provided below.
Civil Services Exam Stages Category wise Cut off marks
General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3
CS Prelims 116.00 110.66 99.34 96.00 75.34 72.66 40.00
CS Mains 787 745 739 730 713 740 545
CS Final 988 951 937 920 927 951 817
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