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UPSC Prelims 2023, Mains 2023, Interview 2023–Cut off Trends 2005-2021

The Civil Services Examination comprises two successive stages:

  1. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Civil Services (Main) Examination; and
  2. Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview/Personality Test) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts.

The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type(multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks in the subjects set out insub-section (A) of Section II.

This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of candidates to be admitted to the CivilServices (Main) Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this Examination. Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination.

Note I : The Commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Civil Services (Main) Examination based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks of 33% in General StudiesPaper-II of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and total qualifying marks of General StudiesPaper-I of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination as may be determined by the Commission.

UPSC Prelims Cut-off Marks – Over the Years

Year Cut-off Marks Percentage
2005 284/450 63.11
2006 282/450 62.66
2007 256/450 56.88
2008 244/450 54.22
2009 250/450 55.55
2010 248/450 55.11
2011 198/400 49.5
2012 209/400 52.25
2013 241/400 60.25
2014 205/400 51.25
2015 107.34/200 53.67
2016 116.00/200 58.00
2017 105.34/200 52.67
2018 98/200 49.00
2019 98/200 49.00
2020 92.5/200 46.61
2021 87.54/200 43.77

UPSC Mains Cut-off Marks – Over the Years

Year Cut-off Marks Percentage
2005 986/2000 49.3
2006 975/2000 48.75
2007 1005/2000 50.25
2008 954/2000 47.7
2009 899/2000 44.95
2010 904/2000 45.2
2011 842/2000 42.1
2012 700/2000 35
2013 562/1750 32.1
2014 678/1750 38.74
2015 676/1750 38.62
2016 787/1750 44.97
2017 809/1750 46.22
2018 774/1750 44.22
2019 751/1750 42.91
2020 736/1750 42.05
2021 745/1750 42.57

UPSC Mains+Interview Cut-off Marks – Over the Years

Year Cut-off Marks Mains+Interview Percentage
2005 1203/2300 52.3
2006 1179/2300 51.26
2007 1210/2300 52.6
2008 1161/2300 50.47
2009 1127/2300 49
2010 1134/2300 49.3
2011 1090/2300 47.39
2012 936/2300 40.69
2013 775/2025 38.27
2014 889/2025 43.90
2015 877/2025 43.30
2016 988/2025 48.79
2017 1006/2025 49.67
2018 982/2025 48.49
2019 961/2025 47.45
2020 944/2025 46.61
2021 953/2025 47.06