UPSC Civil Services Cut-Off Prelims 2021: Check Expected Cut-Off & Official Marks of Gen, OBC, SC, ST, EWS in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

UPSC Prelims Cut-Off 2021: Here's Category-wise UPSC Cut off (General, OBC, SC, ST, EWS etc ) Expected in this year's exam  & Official marks obtained by candidates in the UPSC CSE 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017. Check experts prediction of UPSC IAS 2021 prelims cut-offs and the previous year cut-offs.

UPSC Civil Services Cut off 2021
UPSC Civil Services Cut off 2021

UPSC 2021 Expected Cut-off for SC, ST, OBC, General, EWS  categories is discussed in the article below.  The UPSC Prelims Result 2021 has been declared on Check here the UPSC Prelims category-wise official cut off of 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and other years. The candidates who appeared for UPSC Prelims 2021 can get an idea of the marks they need to score to qualify for the exam through this article.  

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Here's what experts have to say about the UPSC Cut off marks 2021. Also, it would be explained below how UPSC calculates the marks and gives ranking to the successful applicants. These applicants become the future IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS, IRTS etc of India. 

UPSC Prelims 2021 Cut-off: UPSC Civil Services Cut-off marks

UPSC CSE Exam is conducted every year in three parts. The Preliminary exam has two papers that are Paper 1 of GS and CSAT. The candidates who are appearing for the exams must know that the score depends on the factors like: 

  • Difficulty level of the questions in the exam
  • Qualification exam passing
  • Number of seats available

Any candidate who prepares for the exam tries to give it his fullest but many times it is just not enough effort by him as others are making more efforts to succeed. Tina Dabi, the well known IAS officer said that one needs to make efforts thinking of oneself as a topper of the exam. Only then the effort would be fruitful. 

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Take a look at the expected cut off this year by the experts:


UPSC (CSE) Prelims Cut off  2021( Expected)


100.44 ± 5


90 ± 5


98.22 ± 5


84.88 ± 5


83.11 ± 5


71.34 ± 5


53.11 ± 5


40.22 ± 5


53.34 ± 5

The Prelims exam consists of CSAT which is qualifying in nature and the students who cannot clear 33% of that paper are not even judged by the commission for Paper 1. So the aspirants must pay special attention to CSAT as well.

The combined marks of Mains and Interview or Personality Test make the total score of the candidate. Depending on the final score the candidates ranking is done.  

UPSC Prelims 2021 Cut-off(Expected): Comparative study of previous year preliminary exam scores

The comparative study below provides a look into the marking and the performance of the aspirants in three years. The above expected cut off calculation is done by the experts based on the previous years cut offs only. 

























PwBD-1 /PH1




PwBD-2 / PH2




PwBD-3 / PH3








The aspirants must know that their final results make the preliminary exam a qualifying exam. The UPSC Prelims is an objective exam while the UPSC CSE Mains is a subjective exam. The candidates who are to appear this year can take a look at revision topics for Polity by clicking the link here.  

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When will UPSC Prelims Result 2021 be declared?

UPSC Prelims Results 2021 will be declared within 2 months of the Preliminary exam that is by November 2021 mid-end.

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Yes, UPSC exam is considered to be one of the toughest exams of not only India but also the world.

How to check Official Cut off of UPSC 2021?

UPSC 2021 Official Cut off can be checked after the final results are released on the official website. The process of checking the cut off can be checked through the article above.

Where can UPSC Prelims 2021 admit card be downloaded from

UPSC Prelims Admit card 2021 can be downloaded from the official website

What is the expected cut off of UPSC 2021?

The expected cut off of UPSC 2021 is 100+-5 for General, 95+-5 for OBC, 82+-5 for EWS, 78+-5 for SC.

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