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UPSC IAS Exam Previous Year Cut Off Analysis

Recently IAS Cutoff was released by the Union Public Service Commission. The UPSC Notification related to the IAS Exam Cutoff was sufficient enough to present the clear picture of all the categories and for all the IAS Exam stages.

Apr 16, 2019 17:50 IST
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IAS Exam Previous Year Cut Off Marks Analysis
IAS Exam Previous Year Cut Off Marks Analysis

It includes the IAS Prelims Exam, IAS Main Exam, and the final cutoff for the selection in IAS Exam. Here we will be analysing the IAS Exam previous year cut off marks for each category so that the IAS aspirants can ascertain the level of competition and magnitude of effort for selection in India’s Premiere Exam – Civil Services (IAS) Exam

In a first – UPSC has given the details about the category wise vacancies and the recommendations done against it. In the previous years, only cutoff marks were given for each category for IAS Prelims Exam, IAS Main Exam and the Final Cut off for the Civil Services Exam. This year, UPSC has established a new benchmark of transparency as it has given all the details related to the number of vacanices under each category and the selection done for each category against the number of vacancies notified. Only for the General Cateory the selections doen were less than the vacancies notified.

                                    Vacancies       Selection

General Category            414                 333

There were only 333 selection done against the 414 notified vacancies for the General Category candidates. No reasoning was given by the UPSC for this. For rest of all the categories, the number of selections done were equal to the number of notified vacancies.

# 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.

OBC   209
SC      128
ST        61

Total 759 recommendations were done

IAS Prelims Exam Cutoff Analysis

Here we will be analysing the IAS Prelims Exam previous year cut off marks for all the categories. The IAS Prelims Exam previous year cut off marks are given out of 200 marks because the IAS Prelims Exam General Studies Paper II - Aptitude paper is qualifying only and only 33% marks needs to be scored from it in order to qualify. But before the year 2015 it was counted for the IAS Prelims Merit List. The important things to remind here is that the IAS Prelims Marks is not counted in the Final Merit List of Civil Services Exam.

General

2018 – 98.00       49%

2017 -  105.34     53%

2016 -  116          58%

2015 -  107.34     54%

2014 – 205/385   53% - Decision Making question was excluded and aptitude paper was made qualifying only

2013 -  241/400   60%

Other Backward Classes

2018 – 96.66       48%

2017 -  102.66     51%

2016 -  110.66     55%

2015 -  106          53%

2014 – 204/385   53% - Decision Making question was excluded and aptitude paper was made qualifying only

2013 -  222/400   55.5%

Scheduled Castes

2018 – 84.00  42%

2017 -  88.66  44%

2016 -  99.34  50%

2015 -  94.00  47%

2014 – 182/385 Decision Making question was excluded and aptitude paper was made qualifying only 47%

2013 -  207/400  51.75%

Scheduled Tribes

2018 – 83.34    42%

2017 -  88.66    44%

2016 -  96       48%

2015 -  91.34   46%

2014 – 174/385 Decision Making question was excluded and aptitude paper was made qualifying only 45%

2013 -  201/400 50%

UPSC IAS Main Exam Previous Year Cut Off Marks

The IAS Main(written) Exam is conducted in the month of September- October each year and the marks obtained in the IAS Main Exam is counted for the Final Merit list of the UPSC IAS Exam. The Maximum marks in the IAS Main (written) Exam is 1750 and the cut off marks and the percentage given here is also from the 1750 Marks.

General

IAS Main written 2018 – 774   44.2 %
IAS Main written 2017 – 809   46.2 %
IAS Main written 2016 – 787   44.9%

Other Backward Classes

IAS Main written 2018 – 732   41.82%
IAS Main written 2017 – 770   44 %
IAS Main Written 2016 – 745   43%

Scheduled Castes

IAS Main written 2018 -719   41%
IAS Main written 2017 -756  43%
IAS Main written 2016 -739  42%

Scheduled Tribes

IAS Main written 2018 – 719  41%
IAS Main written 2017 -  749 43%
IAS Main written 2016 – 730  42%

UPSC IAS Final Selection  Cut Off Marks

The IAS aspirants get the final marks after appearing in the Personlaity Test which is popularly called as the IAS Interview by the IAS aspirants. The difference of marks in the IAS Main(written) and Final Cut off is also shown so that the candidates can estimate that scoring those marks in the IAS Interview is very difficult and hence they have to score 50 to 100 more marks from the IAS Main(written) Exam so that they can get a service in the final merit list.

General

IAS Main written 2018 – 774
IAS Final Cutoff 2018  – 982  48%
Difference  - 208 Marks

IAS Main written 2017 -   809
IAS Final Cutoff 2017  –   1006 49%
Difference  - 197 Marks

IAS Main written 2016 – 787
IAS Final Cutoff 2016  –   988 49%
Difference – 201 Marks

Other Backward Classes

IAS Main written 2018 – 732
IAS Final Cutoff 2018 – 938 46%
Difference  - 206 Marks

IAS Main written 2017 – 770
IAS Final Cutoff 2017 –  968 48%
Difference - 198

IAS Main Written 2016 – 745
IAS Final Cutoff 2016 – 951 47%
Difference – 206

Scheduled Castes

IAS Main written 2018 -719
IAS Final Cutoff 2018 –  912 45%
Difference  - 193  Marks

IAS Main written 2017 -756
IAS Final Cutoff 2017–  944 46%
Difference  - 188 Marks

IAS Main Written 2016 -739
IAS Final Cutoff 2016–  937 46%
Difference  - 198 Marks

Scheduled Tribes

IAS Main written 2018 – 719
IAS Final Cutoff 2018–  912  Equal to SC  45%
Difference  - 188 Marks

IAS Main written 2017 -  749
IAS Main written 2017 – 939  46%
Difference  - 190 Marks

IAS Main written 2016 -  730
IAS Main written 2016 – 920   45%
Difference  - 190 Marks

So here we can say that the IAS aspirants need to score 50-51% marks in order to get All India Services that are Indian Administrative Services(IAS), Indian Police Services(IPS) and the top Central Civil Services such as Indian Foreign Services(IFS), Indian Revenue Services(IRS) and the likes.

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