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UPSC IAS Prelims 2019: Expected Cut Off Marks GS Paper-I & CSAT Minimum Qualifying Marks

Expected Cut Off marks IAS Prelims 2019: In this article, we are going to provide you a guesstimate of UPSC IAS Prelims 2019 Exam Cut-Off marks which will be required for qualifying for the IAS Mains Exam 2019. So, let’s have a look at the Expected Cut-Off Marks for UPSC IAS Prelims 2019 Exam held on 2nd June 2019.

Jun 17, 2019 17:38 IST
    UPSC IAS Prelims 2019: GS Paper-I Expected Cut Off Marks & CSAT Minimum Qualifying Marks
    UPSC IAS Prelims 2019: GS Paper-I Expected Cut Off Marks & CSAT Minimum Qualifying Marks

    Candidates who have appeared for the UPSC Civil Cervices IAS Prelims 2019 Exam on 2nd June 2019 can check the expected cut-off marks for GS Paper-I and minimum qualifying marks for CSAT here. Based on the difficulty level of GS Paper-I and Paper-II (CSAT), we have guestimated the Cut-Off Marks of UPSC IAS Prelims 2019 Exam. This year UPSC has announced total 896 vacancies including 39 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category.

    Click here to know the IAS Prelims GS Paper-I 2019 Exam Analysis (Difficulty Level & Good Attempts)

    UPSC IAS Prelims 2019 Exam Pattern – 2nd June 2019

    IAS Prelims 2019 Exam consisted of two papers – GS Paper-I and GS Paper-II (CSAT) for total 400 marks. GS Paper-I consisted of questions of 100 Questions of 2 marks each in the Objective MCQ Format. GS Paper-II (CSAT) consisted of questions of 80 Questions of 2.5 marks each in the Objective MCQ Format. Questions asked in the exam were of Moderate to Difficult Level. Also, there was negative marking of 1/3rd marks for wrong answers. IAS Prelims 2019 Exam is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

    IAS Prelims 2019 Exam Pattern

    Subjects

    Number of Objective Multiple Questions (Marks)

    Duration

    GS Paper-I

    100 Questions of 2 marks

    2 Hours

    GS paper-II (Qualifying nature)

    80 Questions of 2.5 marks

    2 Hours

    Total

    180 Questions of 400 marks


     Click here for IAS Prelims CSAT Paper-II 2019 Answer Keys

    Expected Cut-Off for UPSC IAS Prelims 2019 Exam

    Questions asked in the IAS Prelims 2019 Exam were of Moderate to Difficult Level. Also, there is negative marking of 1/3rd marks for wrong answers.  Let’s have a look at the Expected Cut-Off for IAS Prelims 2019 Exam:

    Expected Cut-Off IAS Prelims 2019 Exam

    Category

    Expected Cut-Off GS Paper-I (Out of 200 Marks)

    General

    95-105

    EWS

    95-100

    OBC

    90-100

    SC

    85-95

    ST

    80-90

    Previous Minimum Qualifying Marks for IAS Prelims GS Paper –II (CSAT) 2019 (Out of 200 Marks)

    Minimum Percentage of Marks

    33%

     Click here for IAS Prelims 2019 GS Paper-I Answer Key

    Previous Year Cut-Off for UPSC IAS Prelims 2019 Exam

    Let’s look at the previous year cut off marks for UPSC IAS Prelims Exam:

    Previous Year Cut-Off Marks for IAS Prelims GS Paper-I (Out of 200 marks)

    Category

    2018

    2017

    2016

    2015

    General

    98.00

    105.34

    116

    107.34

    OBC

    96.66

    102.66

    110.66

    106

    SC

    84.00

    88.66

    99.34

    94

    ST

    83.34

    88.66

    96

    91.34

    PwBD - 1

    73.34

    85.34

    75.34

    90.66

    PwBD - 2

    53.34

    61.34

    72.66

    76.66

    PwBD- 3

    40

    40

    40

    40

    Previous Minimum Qualifying Marks for IAS Prelims GS Paper –II (CSAT) 2018

    Minimum Percentage of Marks

    33%

    Current Affairs Questions with Answer Key for UPSC GS Paper 1

    After clearing the cut-off marks, students are advised to look at the below points for further selection procedures:

    IAS Mains Exam: The Candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination will have to apply online again and submit on-line Detailed Application Form-I [DAF-I] along with scanned documents/certificates in support of date of birth, category {viz. SC/ST/ OBC(without OBC Annexure) /EWS [Economically Weaker Sections] (without EWS Annexure) /PwBD / Ex-Serviceman} and educational qualification with required Examination Fee.

    IAS Interview Round: The candidates who are declared to have qualified Civil Services (Main) Examination will be required to mandatorily indicate order of preferences only for those services participating in the Civil Services Examination for the year, for which he is interested to be allocated to, in the on-line Detailed Application Form-II [DAF-II], before the commencement of Personality Tests (Interviews) of the examination.

    Click here for IAS Prelims CSAT 2019 Exam Analysis

    Further, the candidates who wish to indicate IAS/IPS as their Service preference are advised to indicate all the Zones and Cadres in the order of preference in their on-line DAF-II as per the extant Cadre Allocation Policy applicable for the Civil Services Examination, 2019. With this DAF-II, a candidate will also be required to upload documents/certificates for higher education, achievements in different fields, service experience, OBC Annexure (for OBC category only), EWS Annexure [for EWS Category only], etc.

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