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UPSC Cutoff 2021 marks for IAS Prelims for all categories

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official Cutoff marks of the UPSC Civil Services (IAS) Exam 2021. In the recent notification issued by the UPSC, the detail cut-off marks for each category were released. IAS Cutoff 2021 will be an guiding force for the IAS preparation 2022. It can be the best source of official scores required to clear the IAS Exam.

There were 10,93,984 candidates who applied in the IAS Exam 2020. Out of those only 685 were finally recommended by UPSC in the recently announced final result of Civil Services (IAS) Exam 2021.

Shruti Sharma secured 1st rank among all and Aishwarya Verma became the topper in the male category.

Civil Services Examination, 2021 - minimum qualifying marks*
In the Civil Services Examination 2021, the minimum qualifying standards/marks secured by the last recommended candidate in various categories at various stages are as under:-

Exam General EWS OBC SC ST PwBD-1 PwBD-2 PwBD-3 PwBD-5
CS(Prelims) 87.54 80.14 84.85 74.41 70.71 68.02 67.33 43.09 45.80
CS(Mains) 745 713 707 700 700 668 712 365 560
CS(Final) 953 916 910 886 883 892 932 689 701

UPSC Cut Off Facts

The following points should dispel any concerns about how the UPSC Cut Off is calculated:
  1. The UPSC prelim cut-off marks are determined solely by General Studies I. The General Studies II or CSAT paper is just for qualifying purposes and is not counted for merit ranking. To be eligible for the mains, candidates must score at least 33% on the GS II paper. To learn more about how the UPSC decides the cutoff for the UPSC Prelims Exam, visit How Does the UPSC Decide the Cutoff for the UPSC Prelims Exam?
  2. The UPSC cut-off marks are the scores of the last candidate chosen depending on the number of vacancies in a given category.
  3. The UPSC announces the cut-off marks for both the Preliminary and Mains examinations only after the final result of the Civil Services Exam for that year is announced.
  4. The UPSC has clarified a few points about the selection of applicants based on cut off:
    • Case 1 - If two candidates earn equal aggregate marks in the Civil Services Examination, the Commission breaks the tie by granting a higher rank to the applicant who receives more marks in both mandatory papers and the IAS Interview.
    • Case 2 - If two applicants score the same in both obligatory papers and UPSC personality exams, the candidate who is older will be given a higher rank.
    • Case 3 - If two candidates score equally in both obligatory papers and the UPSC CSE Interview, and are also the same age, the applicant who scored higher in solely compulsory papers will be assigned a higher rank.
UPSC Cutoff For Civil Services 2020 - Prelims and Mains
UPSC announced the Civil Service exam 2020 result on 24 September 2021. Shubham Kumar hailed from Bihar and Topped the Civil Service exam. Mr Shubham completed his graduation from IIT Bombay in Civil Engineering. Jagruti Awasthi (Girls Topper) from Bhopal secured 2nd rank, and she completed her Bachelor of (Technology) Engineering from MANIT (Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology).
UPSC Cut Off IAS Prelims 2020
UPSC Cut Off - Prelims
UPSC Cutoff- Mains
Sc 74.84
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