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UPSC CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION CUT OFF ANLYSIS YEAR WISE

UPSC CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION CUT-OFF ANALYSIS YEAR-WISE

 
 
 
 
UPSC releases the cut-off marks for all the stages, the Preliminary, the Mains, and the final cut-off, only after the declaration of the result every year.
 
 
UPSC Preliminary Cut-off Analysis

UPSC prelims cut-off marks are considered for General Studies I only. The General Studies II paper is only qualifying in nature and thus is not counted for merit ranking. The GS II paper requires candidates to score a minimum 33% for qualifying it.
 
 
Category UPSC Cut off 2022 (out of 200) UPSC Cut off 2021 (out of 200) UPSC Cut off 2020 (out of 200) UPSC Cut off 2019 (out of 200) UPSC Cut off 2018 (out of 200)
General 88.22 87.54  92.51 98 98
EWS 82.83  80.14 77.55 90 -
OBC 87.54 84.85 89.12 95.34 96.66
SC 74.08 75.41 74.84 82 84
ST 69.35 70.71  68.71 77.34 83.34
PwBD-1 49.84 68.02 70.06 53.34 73.34
PwBD-2 58.59  67.33  63.94 44.66 53.34
PwBD-3 40.40  43.09 40.82 54.66 40
PwBD-5 41.76 45.80 42.86 61.34 45.34
 
 
 
UPSC Mains Cut-off Analysis
 
 
Category UPSC Cut off 2022 (out of 1750) UPSC Cut off 2021 (out of 1750) UPSC Cut off 2020 (out of 1750) UPSC Cut off 2019 (out of 1750) UPSC Cut off 2018 (out of 1750)
General 748  745 736 751 774
EWS 715 713  687 696 -
OBC 714 707  698 718 732
SC 699 700 680 706 719
ST 706 700 682 699 719
PwBD-1 677 668 648 663 711
PwBD-2 706 712  699 698 696
PwBD-3 351  388  425 374 520
PwBD-5 419  560  300 561 460
 
 
 
UPSC Final Cut-off Analysis
 
 
 
Category UPSC Cut off 2022 (out of 2025) UPSC Cut off 2021 (out of 2025) UPSC Cut off 2020 (out of 2025) UPSC Cut off 2019 (out of 2025) UPSC Cut off 2018 (out of 2025)
General 960 953 944 961 982
EWS 926  916  894 909 -
OBC 923  910 907 925 938
SC 893  886 875 898 912
ST 900  883 876 893 912
PwBD-1 879  892 867 861 899
PwBD-2 913 932 910 890 908
PwBD-3 632 689 675 653 754
PwBD-5 590 701  465 708 718
 
 

UPSC Cut Off: Factors Determining the Minimum Marks

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) has a cut-off system that determines the minimum marks a candidate needs to qualify for the next stage. Several factors influence this cut-off, which varies across the Preliminary, Mains, and Final stages.

Key Influences on UPSC Cut-Offs

  • Difficulty Level of the Exam: Harder exams tend to have lower cut-offs as fewer candidates score high marks. Conversely, easier exams may have higher cut-offs due to more candidates achieving good scores.
  • Number of Vacancies: More vacancies generally lead to a lower cut-off because there are more positions to fill.
  • Reservation Policy: The UPSC follows a reservation system for categories like General, OBC, SC, and ST. Cut-offs for each category can vary depending on the number of applicants and reserved seats.
  • Candidate Performance: Exceptional overall performance by a large number of candidates can raise the cut-off. Conversely, an average performance may lead to a lower cut-off.
  • Normalization Procedure (Prelims Only): The UPSC employs a normalization procedure to ensure fairness when calculating the Prelims cut-off. This adjusts scores across different question paper sets with varying difficulty levels.
  • Overall Competition: The level of competition and candidate quality in a given year can also influence the cut-off. Higher competition may result in a higher cut-off.
 

UPSC Cut Off: Tie-Breaking Rules

In cases where candidates achieve the same aggregate marks, the UPSC uses a "Tie-breaking" principle to determine their relative merit:

  1. Priority: Candidates with higher marks in the combined Compulsory Papers and Personality Test are ranked higher.
  2. Age: If the aforementioned criteria yield equal scores, the older candidate is ranked higher.

This "Tie-breaking" principle ensures fairness and transparency in the ranking process, providing a systematic method to differentiate candidates with identical overall marks.

 


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