The UPSC Prelims 2020 was conducted on October 4, 2020, and the cut off marks for the same shall be released soon by the conducting body. In this article, discussed are a few tips to estimate the cut off for the upcoming recruitment and prepare yourself accordingly.
The cutoff expected for UPSC Prelims 2020 would be in the range of 95 to 98 (+ to – 3) for general category. However, there is more clarity on the cutoff for UPSC Prelims 2019, General category – 98, Other Backward Class (OBC) – 95.35, SC – 82, ST – 77.34. For physically handicapped candidates the cutoff ranged from 44.66 to 61.34. The cutoff for UPSC Mains 2018 are listed below.
- General category – 774
- OBC – 732
- SC – 719
- ST – 719
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How UPSC Cutoff is Calculated?
UPSC uses the word minimum qualifying mark instead of cutoff. The minimum qualifying mark is nothing but the mark obtained by the last qualifying candidate in the merit list prepared by the UPSC. Usually UPSC calls approximately 12 to 13 times the number of vacancies for the year. Moreover, candidates must score a minimum of 33% in the CSAT paper.
What Happens after Failing in the UPSC Interview?
Candidates who failed to clear the UPSC interview may still have the possibility of getting jobs with Government agencies and ministries if the recommendations of UPSC are accepted by the Government.
Which Stream is best for the IAS Exam?
It is a very subjective question because candidates should not only check which subjects have higher probability of clearing the exam but also see whether they would be interested in the subject. Interest is a critical factor because at an advanced stage of preparations candidates should not have second thoughts about the chosen optional subject due to lack of interest. Some of the subjects candidates can explore are given below.
- Political Science
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