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UPSC IAS Cutoff 2019 Released

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official Cutoff marks of the UPSC Civil Services (IAS) Exam 2019. In the recent notification issued by the UPSC, the detail cutoff marks for each category were released. IAS Cutoff 2019 will be an guiding force for the IAS preparation 2020. It can be the best source of official scores required to clear the IAS Exam.

There were around 8 lakh candidates who applied in the IAS Exam 2019. Out of those only 829 were finally recommended by UPSC in the recently announced final result of Civil Services (IAS) Exam 2019.

Pradeep Singh secured 1st rank among all and Pratibha Verma became the topper in the female category.

Civil Services Examination, 2019 - minimum qualifying marks*

In the Civil Services Examination 2019, 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(Prelim)** 98.00 90.00 95.34 82.00 77.34 53.34 44.66 40.66 61.34
CS(Main)# 751 696 718 706 699 663 698 374 561
CS(Final) 961 909 925 898 893 861 890 653 708

*Cut-off marks are subject to changes, as may be necessitated by the orders that may be passed by the Hon’ble Courts in matters pending before them. Category-wise recommendations details shall also be uploaded after conclusion of pending court cases

**Cut off marks on the basis of GS Paper-I only. GS Paper-II was of qualifying nature with 33% marks as per Rule-15 of Civil Services Examination, 2019.

#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.

***Wherever two or more candidates have secured equal aggregate marks in CSE Exam, 2019, the tie(s) have been resolved in accordance with the principles approved by the Commission, viz.
  • Candidate securing more marks in the Compulsory Papers and the Personality Test put together is to be ranked higher;

  • In case where the marks mentioned at (i) above are equal, the candidate senior in age is to be ranked higher; and

  • In case where the (i) and (ii) above are same, then the candidate getting more marks in the compulsory papers is to be ranked higher.

UPSC IAS Cutoff 2018 Released

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official Cutoff marks of the UPSC Civil Services (IAS) Exam 2018. In the recent notification issued by the UPSC, the detail cutoff marks for each category were released. IAS Cutoff 2018 will be an guiding force for the IAS preparation 2020. It can be the best source of official scores required to clear the IAS Exam.

There were around 5 lakh candidates who appeared in the IAS Exam 2018. Out of those only 759 were finally recommended by UPSC in the recently announced final result of Civil Services (IAS) Exam 2018.

Kanishka Kataria secured 1st rank among all and Srushti Jayant Deshmukh became the topper in the female category.

One important consideration also came to light that the UPSC had 812 vacancies under the Civil Services Exam 2018 but against that number only 759 were recommended. All the vacancies were not filled and the reason is unknown or best known to UPSC.

Category Minimum Qualifying Standards [CS(P)] Out Of 200 Vacancy Recommendation Of PwBD Candidates Vacancy After Recommendation of PwBD Candidates Recommendations Of Candidates (Non-PwBD)
General 98 424 28 - 333
OBC 96.66 209 05 204 204
SC 84 128 02 126 126
ST 83.34 62 01 60 60
Total - 812 36 776 723

Cut off marks on the basis of GS Paper - I only. However, GS Paper-II was of qualifying nature with 33% marks as per Rule 15 of Civil Services Examination,2018.

In 2018, the cutoff marks for the IAS Prelims was declined to new Low of 98 marks for the General Category. It is further reduced each of the other categories. The lowest was for the Physically Disabled category that is 45 for the PwB D-5.

In 2017, the IAS Prelims cutoff was 105.34. for the general category. IN 2016, the IAS Prelims Cutoff was 116 marks for the general category. There is a continuous decline in the IAS Prelims Cutoff and this shows that the IAS Prelims questions paper is becoming more and more difficult in each passing year. So we can say that for clearing the IAS Prelims Exam, the IAS aspirants need to score above 50% marks in the IAS Prelims Exam.

The IAS Main Exam 2018 cutoff was also released with the IAS Prelims Cutoff 2018. The IAS Main 2018 cutoff was 774 Marks for the General category out of 1750 marks. It means that getting selected for the IAS Interview required only a score of 44 % marks in the IAS Main (written) Exam.

Another interesting fact which came to light was the final marks. The final cutoff for the IAS Exam 2018 was 992 out of 2025. It means that 49% marks are required to be selected in the covenant Civil Services Exam. It does not mean that the candidate will get the IAS but surely he or she will be selected in the Civil Services Exam.

Category Minimum Qualifying Standards [Written Exam] (Out Of 1750) Vacancy Recommendation Of PwBD Candidates Vacancy After Recommendation of PwBD Candidates Recommendations Of Candidates (Non-PwBD) Marks Secured By The Last Recommended Candidate [Final Stage] (Out Of 2025)
General 774 414 28 386 333 982
OBC 732 209 05 204 204 938
SC 719 128 02 126 126 912
ST 719 61 01 60 60 912
Total - 812 36 776 723 -