Civil Service Examination 2017

  • On the 6thday of after final result declaration, UPSC has uploaded the cutoff marks for the civil services exam (CSE-2017). Prelim Paper-II marks were not counted in Mains-selection
Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3
CS(Prelim)* 105.34 102.66 88.66 88.66 85.34 61.34 40.00
CS(Main)# 809 770 756 749 734 745 578
CS(Final) 1006 968 944 939 923 948 830

What we observed / Analysis

  1. Prelims Cut off is Lowest in last Three Years (2015, 2016, 2017) due to Tough GS paper in Prelims 2017.
  2. From 2011 – 2014 Prelims Paper 2 Aptitude arks were also counted in the preparations of prelims result, so they have high cut off. I will be irrational to compare those years, with last three prelims
  3. Mains 2017 – Has highest Cut off (Gen Category in last three years, on account of relatively easier papers than past.

Civil Service Examination – 2016

  • Prelim Paper-II marks were not counted in Mains-selection.
  • In the Civil Services Examination 2016, the minimum qualifying standards/marks secured by the last recommended candidate in various categories at various stages are as under:-
Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3
CS(Prelim)* 116.00 110.66 99.34 96.00 75.34 72.66 40.00
CS(Main)# 787 745 739 730 713 740 545
CS(Final) 988 951 937 920 927 951 817
  • Cut off marks on the basis of GS Paper-I only.  However, GS Paper-II was qualifying with 33% marks (Rule-15 of Civil Services Examination, 2016)
  • # 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.

Civil Service Examination -2015

  • In an unprecedented display of efficiency and transparency, just a day after UPSC declared the final result of Civil services exam 2015, now they’ve uploaded the cutoff marks as well.
  • Prelim Paper-II marks was not counted in Mains-selection.
  • In the Civil Services Examination, 2015 the minimum qualifying standards (marks)/marks secured by the last recommended candidate in various categories at various stages are as under:
Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3
CS(Prel.) 107.34 106.00 94.00 91.34 90.66 76.66 40.00
CS(Main)# 676 630 622 617 580 627 504
CS(Final) 877 834 810 801 802 830 697

# 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.

Civil Service Examination – 2014

Prelim Paper-II marks were counted in Mains-selection, hence cutoff looks very high.

Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3
CS(Prelim)* 205 204 182 174 167 113 115 385
CS(Main)# 678 631 631 619 609 575 449 1750
CS(Final) 889 844 830 811 816 778 713 2025

*Subject to a minimum of 40 marks in Paper-I and 70 marks in Paper-II
# 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.

Civil Service Examination 2013

Prelim Paper-II marks were counted in Mains-selection, hence cutoff looks very high.

Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3
CS (Prelim)* 241 222 207 201 199 184 163 400
CS (Main)# 564 534 518 510 510 502 410 1750
CS(Final) 775 742 719 707 725 718 613 2025

*Subject to a minimum of 30 marks in Paper-I and 70 marks in Paper-II.
#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.