Every year, the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Services Examination (CSE) to shortlist candidates for various services including All India Services (AIS), namely Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Forest Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS).
Candidates have to stand out in the three stages of the selection process to take up the service. The selection of the candidates will start with the screening round, i.e., Civil Services Preliminary (CSP). After taking the Preliminary examination, most of the candidates will be very eager regarding the probable cut off marks. One who secures the UPSC Cut off score in the Preliminary is only eligible for the Main Examination which will be held in September.
The UPSC will be announcing the IAS cut off score only after a year. Aspirants are a bit confused about whether to start the preparation for Main Exam or not before the release of the Preliminary result. Hence, we bring you the expected UPSC cut off marks for General Studies (Paper-I), which is only considered for merit.
|Category||Preliminary Cut Off (Expected)|
The UPSC will release the cut-off score after Civil Services personality test. The UPSC cutoff and final result will be released at a time. This year, the Commission likely to conduct the IAS interviews in July and release the final result in August/September. The UPSC personality tests were postponed due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.
After taking the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary exam, candidates need to assess their expected score with the help of the question booklet. If candidates feel that they are expecting a good UPSC cut off marks and stand above the previous years' cut off, they should start preparing for the UPSC Main Examination.
The Commission will release the UPSC Prelims result after a month from the exam date. Those who have qualified in the IAS Prelims need to submit an online Detailed Application Form-I (DAF-I) along with scanned documents for the UPSC Main Exam.
|PWD (Orthopedically Handicapped)||73.44||88.88||75.34|
|PWD (Visually Impaired)||53.34||61.34||72.66|
|PWD (Hearing Impaired)||40||40||40|
|PWD (Orthopedically Handicapped)||711||734||713|
|PWD (Visually Impaired)||696||745||740|
|PWD (Hearing Impaired)||520||578||545|
|PWD (Orthopedically Handicapped)||899||923||927|
|PWD (Visually Impaired)||908||948||951|
|PWD (Hearing Impaired)||754||830||817|
The Commission will announce the Civil Services cut off score after the declaration of the final results i.e., interview. It will prepare the IAS cut off score based on the factors such as the number of candidates who had appeared, the total number of vacancies, reservation and other details. Aspirants should note that the IAS Prelims cut off is the minimum mark one should obtain to attain eligibility to appear for the Main exam.
The UPSC releases the Indian Forest Service (IFS) cut off marks after declaring the final result and marks of recommended candidates. Aspirants are advised to check the IFS cut off marks which help them to get familiar with the marks required to qualify in each phase of the selection process. The cut off for IFS vary from year to year. One should note that the cut off is different for both IFS Prelims cut off and IFS Mains cut off. Aspirants are also advised to check the marks secured by the last recommended candidate (final stage) out of 1700 category-wise.
IFS Prelims (Out of 200)
Minimum Qualifying Standards
IFS Mains (Out of 1400)
Minimum Qualifying Standards
IFS Final Stage (Out of 1700)
Marks secured by the last recommended candidate
Note: The IFS Preliminary cut off marks will be based on the General Studies (Paper I) only because the GS Paper-II was of qualifying nature. Aspirants should obtain a minimum of 5% marks in each paper to qualify in the IFS Mains Examination.
Aspirants should note that whenever two or more candidates have secured equal aggregate marks in IFS Exam, the tie(s) will be considered with the principles approved by UPSC. Candidates who secure more marks in compulsory papers and the personality test (interview) put together will be ranked higher. In case the marks are equal, the senior in age will be ranked higher.
The UPSC will also release the cut-off score for various examinations that include CDS exam, CAPF, NDA, Combined Medical Service, Combined Geo-scientist and CISF exam. Candidates are advised to visit the official website of UPSC to check the cutoff scores.