UPPSC PCS Cut Off Marks - Expected PCS Prelims, Mains & Final Cut Off

UPPSC PCS cut off marks are officially announced by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission – UPPSC. The UPPSC Cut off are released stage-wise and category-wise on the official website. The official UPPSC PCS cut off marks will be released by the commission once the exams are finally conducted.

To know in detail about the UPPSC PCS exam, visit the given link.

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Facts About UPPSC Cut Off Marks 

  1. The UPPSC prelims cut-off marks are based on General Studies I only. The General Studies II or the CSAT paper is not counted for merit ranking and is only qualifying in nature. The GS II paper requires candidates to score at least 33% in it to be eligible for the mains.
  2. The UPPSC cut off marks indicate the marks of the last candidate who was selected based on the number of vacancies in a particular category. The UPPSC releases the cut off marks for both Prelims and Mains only after the final result of the PCS Exam for that specific year is declared.
  3. UPPSC considers the following factors to determine the PCS cut off marks.
    • A total number of vacancies for which the exam is being conducted.
    • A total number of applicants appeared in the exam.
    • The difficulty level of the exam.
    • Normalization process to maintain uniformity of the exam.
  4. UPPSC PCS qualifying marks are mandatory for candidates to obtain in order to qualify in the examination. All such candidates who score less marks than the prescribed minimum score shall stand disqualified. The UPPSC PCS minimum qualifying marks are set as under:
UPPSC PCS Qualifying Marks
Category PCS Prelims Qualifying Marks PCS Mains Qualifying Marks
SC/ST 35% 35%
Other Categories 40% 40%
  1. The criteria for the resolution of tie cases is specifically mentioned by the commission and if there are any cases of tie i.e. in situations where two or more candidates have secured the same sum of marks, the needful will be done by the concerned authorities. 

UPPSC PCS Prelims Cut-Off 2022 (Expected)

UPPSC conducted the PCS Prelims 2022 on June 12th. The UPPSC Result will be announced soon. The candidates who appeared for the examination can check the UPPSC PCS expected cut-off for Prelims Exam 2022 below for all the categories of candidates.

UPPSC PCS cut-off is the minimum marks that the applicants will have to score to get selected for the next round. The expected PCS cut off will help candidates to know whether they are sailing through the preliminary stage of the PCS exam smoothly or not.  

The cut off marks are calculated based on  the difficulty level of GS Paper – 1 and Paper – 2 (CSAT).

Given below are the UPPSC expected cut-off marks for the PCS 2022 preliminary exam. Remember that the actual cutoff might be different from the one given below –

UPPSC PCS Cut Off 2022 
Categories PCS Expected Cut-Off (Out of 200 Marks)
General 110 -120
EWS 105 -115
OBC 95 -105
SC 85 -95
ST 80 -90

UPPSC Cut Off Marks – Previous Years

The previous year UPPSC cut off marks are given for candidates to understand the trend followed-

UPPSC Cut Off 2020 – PCS Prelims [Executive Group]
Categories Marks of Last Selected Candidate (Out of 200) Number of Selected Candidates
Unreserved 110 1545
Scheduled Caste of UP 95 701
Scheduled Tribes of UP 77 52
OBC  110 1015
EWS  112 362
Dependant of Freedom Fighter  106 30
Female 104 653
Ex-Serviceman  100 39
Differently Abled Persons of Uttar Pradesh
OA 96 13
PB 81 27
PD 86 13
OA/OL/PB/PD/BA 108 13
OA/OL/PB/PD 109 13

UPPSC PCS Cut Off 2019 

UPPSC PCS Prelims Cut Off – 2019 [Executive Group]
Categories of UPPSC  PCS Previous Year Cut Off
Unreserved Category 117
Scheduled Castes (SC) of UP 99
Scheduled Tribes (ST) of UP 77
Other Backward Classes (OBC) of UP 116
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) 117

How To Check PCS Cut Off Marks?

The Candidates can check the UPPSC cut off marks by visiting the official website or can follow the below steps. 

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of UPPSC
  • Step 2: Click on the link ‘UPPSC PCS Cut off’ that will come up on your screen.
  • Step 3: A new window will open as the PDF file of UPPSC PCS cut off marks 2022
  • Step 4: Now you can check UPPSC PCS 2022 cut off category wise and post-wise
  • Step 5: You should remember to save the PDF file of UPPSC PCS cut off 2022 for ease and future reference.

Aspirants can check all the UPPSC PCS related links in the table below:

UPPSC Notification UPPSC PCS Admit Card
UPPSC Eligibility UPPSC Syllabus

Frequently Asked Questions – UPPSC PCS Cut Off


Q.1. What is the UPPSC PCS Cut Off Marks for 2023?

Ans. UPPSC PCS cut-off is the minimum marks that a candidate has to score to be able to move to the next stage of the selection process.

Q.2. When will the UPPSC commission release the final PCS cut off?

Ans. The final and official PCS Cut Off marks will be announced by the commission after the completion of the recruitment process for PCS exam.

Q.3. How do we calculate PCS expected cut off marks?

Ans. The expected PCS Cut off is calculated on the basis of previous year cut off marks trends, difficulty level of the questions, number of students enrolled, etc. 

Q.4. When will the UPPSC PCS Prelims Cut Off 2023 release?

Ans. The UPPSC PCS Prelims cut off 2023 will release within a month after the written examination is conducted.

Q 5. Does the UPPSC Prelims Paper 2 marks count in the calculation of the PCS cut off?

Ans. No, Only the marks scored by the candidate in PCS Paper 1 are used to calculate the UPPSC Prelims cut-off. The UPPSC Paper 2 (CSAT) is qualifying in nature. A candidate needs to score at least 33% of the total marks in the CSAT paper.

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