UPSC Cutoff Marks 2020 - UPSC Cutoff for Prelims and Mains | Career Launcher

UUPSC conducts Civil Services Exam every year to shortlist candidates for recruitment in various services including IAS, IPS, IFS and other allied services. Candidates have to qualify three stages in order to get finally selected. In each stage, the UPSC cutoff score is declared after the commission releases the PDF containing the roll numbers of the qualified candidates. Each round is an elimination round. Only those candidates who qualify the UPSC cutoff score for Prelims will get a chance to appear for Prelims; subsequently, only those candidates who qualify the UPSC cutoff score for Mains gets a chance to appear for the Mains.

In this article, we will give you an insight into the previous years’ cutoffs of both the stages viz Prelims and Mains. Knowing the UPSC cutoff score for previous years will help you in assessing your score in mock tests.

UPSC Cutoff For Civil Services 2019 - Prelims and Mains

UPSC Cut Off – IAS Prelims & Mains2019
Category UPSC Cut Off - Prelims UPSC Cutoff- Mains
General 98 751
EWS 90 696
OBC 95.34 718
SC 82 706
ST 77.34 699
PwBD-1 53.34 663
PwBD-2 44.66 698
PwBD-3 40.66 374
PwBD-4 61.34 561

Note: The cutoff score for Prelims is determined by the score of General Studies Paper-1 only as the CSAT paper is qualifying in nature.

UPSC Cutoff Score For Civil Services 2018

The category-wise UPSC cutoff score for all three stages of the exams are mentioned below:

Category UPSC Prelims Cutoff Marks(out of 200) UPSC Mains Cutoff Score (Out of 1750 marks) Final Cutoff After Interview (Out of 2025 marks)
General 98 774 982
OBC 96.66 732 938
SC 84 719 912
ST 83.34 719 912
PwBD – 1 73.34 711 899
PwBD – 2 53.34 696 908
PwBD – 3 40 520 754
PwBD – 5 45.34 460 718

UPSC Cutoff Score For Civil Services Examination (2017-2015)

These are the UPSC cutoff scores from 2017-2015 for general category students. The cutoff scores for reserved categories are subsequently lower than these:

Year Prelims (Out of 200) Mains (Out of 1750) Final (Out of 2025)
2017 105.34 809 1006
2016 116 787 988
2015 107.34 676 877

UPSC Cutoff Score For Civil Services Examination (2014-2011)


Year Prelims  Mains  Final 
2014 205 678/1750 889/2025
2013 241 562/1750 775/2025
2012 209 700/2000 936/2300
2011 198 842/2000 1090/2300

How is UPSC cutoff calculated?

The Commission announces the Civil Services cut off score after the declaration of the final results i.e., interview. It prepares the IAS cut off score based on multiple factors including the number of candidates who had appeared, the number of vacancies announced, reservation a prescribed for category students, etc. The cutoff score, therefore, is the marks of the last candidate that got shortlisted by the commission for that particular stage. Those candidates who obtain marks below the cutoff score are not selected by the commission.

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