UPSC Mains Cut-Off

The cut-off marks for each stage of the Civil Services examination is released after the entire process is over, and after the final results have been declared. The Civil Services Examination has three stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview. The UPSC CSE (Main) Cut-off marks are 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. 

The aspirants who are preparing for IAS Exam will find this article useful as it has information related to minimum qualifying marks or cut-off marks to be scored by the aspirants in the Civil Services (Main) Examination. 

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UPSC Cut Off for IAS Mains 2021

The UPSC Mains has been conducted on 7th, 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th January 2022. After the Main (Written) examination results are out, the Interview/Personality test will be conducted. The UPSC Mains cut-off score for 2021 will be released after the entire recruitment process is completed. 

The official Mains Cut off marks for the year 2021 has not yet been released by the UPSC. Once it is released, it will be updated here. 

Previous Years’ UPSC Cut Off for IAS Mains 

The candidates can check out the tables below to find out the previous year trends in the Mains cut-off marks. Therefore, the minimum qualifying standards/marks secured by the last recommended candidate in various categories at Civil Services (Main) exam are as under:

UPSC Mains Cut Off 2020

The cut-off marks of UPSC Mains 2020 for different categories are given below:

UPSC IAS Mains 2020 Cut off Marks (out of 1750)
Category Cut off Marks
General  736 
EWS 687
OBC 698
SC 680
ST 682
PwBD-1 648
PwBD-2 699
PwBD-3 425
PwBD-5 300 

UPSC Mains Cut Off 2019

The cut-off marks of UPSC Mains 2019 for different categories are given below:

UPSC Mains 2019 Cut off Marks (out of 1750)
Category Cut-off Marks
General  751
EWS 696
OBC 718
SC 706
ST 699
PwBD-1 663
PwBD-2 698
PwBD-3 374
PwBD-5 561

UPSC Mains Cut Off 2018

The cut-off marks of UPSC Mains 2018 for different categories are given below:

UPSC Mains 2018 Cut off Marks (out of 1750)
Category Cut-off Marks
General  774
OBC 732
SC 719 
ST 719
PwBD-1 711 
PwBD-2 696 
PwBD-3 520 
PwBD-5 460 

UPSC Mains Cut Off 2017

The cut-off marks of UPSC Mains 2017 for different categories are given below:

UPSC Mains 2017 Cut off Marks (out of 1750)
Category Cut-off Marks
General  809
OBC 770
SC 756 
ST 749
PwBD-1 734
PwBD-2 745
PwBD-3 578

UPSC Mains Cut Off 2016

The cut-off marks of UPSC Mains 2016 for different categories are given below:

UPSC Mains 2016 Cut off Marks (out of 1750)
Category Cut-off Marks
General  787
OBC 745
SC 739
ST 730
PwBD-1 713
PwBD-2 740
PwBD-3 545

Note:

Wherever two or more candidates have secured equal aggregate marks in the Civil Services Examination, the tie(s) have been resolved in accordance with the principles approved by the Commission, viz.

  • The candidate securing more marks in the Compulsory Papers* and the Personality Test put together is to be ranked higher; and
  • In case where the marks mentioned at the above point are equal, the candidate senior in age is to be ranked higher.

*Compulsory papers include Essay, General Studies-I, General Studies-II, General Studies-III and General Studies-IV. 

To know more about the UPSC Cut Off Marks of other stages, candidates are advised to check the linked article. 

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