UPSC Cut Off

UPSC CUT OFF 2019 according to the latest official announcement is provided here and this page contains the official links to check the UPSC CUT OFF 2019 that will give you a fair idea about the trends in UPSC CUT OFF 2019. Here you can find the Category wise as well as paper wise, subject wise latest UPSC CUT OFF accurately. From this page, Candidates can refer to the Cut off from the previous years to get an idea of what to score in the upcoming exam.

Last Updated:July 17,2018

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UPSC Cut off 2018, Expected Marks:

Expected Cut off marks of UPSC Civil Services Preliminary examination has been released, after UPSC announces the Civil Services Prelims 2018 result on July 14, 2018. UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2018 Exam was conducted on June 3, 2018. The expected Cut off marks for the Prelims Exam are provided here along with Mains and Final Merit Listing expected cut off marks. In 2017, UPSC set cut off marks for Prelims Exam as 105.34 for general category candidates, and 102.66 for OBC candidates. This year, it is expected that UPSC Civil Services 2018 cutoff marks will drop when compared to previous year cut off marks, because level of difficulty of questions asked in Prelims exam has increased.

Expected Cutoff of UPSC Civil Services 2018 Exam:






150 – 200

665 – 679

850 – 889


140 – 201

602 – 631

810 – 845


101 – 185

615 – 633

815 – 835


103 – 180

610 – 620

800 – 815


101 – 170

550 – 615

800 – 820

PH 2

80 – 120

550 – 630

780 – 835


60 – 125

450 – 515

690 – 726

UPSC Cut off Marks Overview:

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 2018 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 3, 2018
2 UPSC CSE Prelims Result July 14, 2018
3 UPSC CSE Mains written Exam Date September 28 to October 7, 2018
4 UPSC CSE Mains Result December, 2018
5 Interview Date January 2019
6 UPSC Civil Services Prelims, Mains, Final Cut Off marks availability March/April, 2019

What are the  Influencing Factors of UPSC Cut off Marks 2018?

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

What are the stages in UPSC Cut off 2018?

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 2018 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.

What are the previous years UPSC Cut off Marks for 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 2018 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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What are the previous years UPSC Cut off Marks for 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

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 2018 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.

Previous Year's 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 2017:

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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