Previous Years Cut off give insights about how much effort is required to get your name in the list of all the three stages. UPSC declares the cut off for every stage at the end of every stage. So, people have to wait till final result declaration to know the cut off for prelims, mains and interview.
Civil Service Prelims Examination
There are two papers in Civil Service Prelims Examination. The questions are objective in nature.
- General Studies Paper 1 ( deals with subjects like History, Polity, Economics, current affairs etc)
- General Studies Paper 2 ( deals with subjects like Mental Ability, English Comprehension etc. ) This paper is popularly known as CSAT – Civil Services Aptitude Test). This is only qualifying in nature.
Civil Service Main Examination
The mains stage is subjective in nature as the answers have to be written on paper in a time bound manner. UPSC Civil Services Main Examination as per revised syllabus consists of 9 papers. Marks of 7 out of these 9 papers will be counted for final ranking, while 2 papers will be of qualifying nature.
Civil Service Interview
The interview is a face to face process which evaluates a candidate’s potential, commitment to society and calmness during stress. The interview is out of 275 marks.
Final ranks are calculated by adding Mains (Out of 1750) and Interview marks (Out of 275) and the rank list will be prepared based on marks scored out of 2025.
Here is the link of seeing the previous cut off for Civil Services Exam of every stage: