UPSC Cut Off Analysis

Every year, the UPSC conducts the prestigious Civil Services Exam, opening doors to a plethora of career opportunities in esteemed services such as IAS, IPS, IFS, and more. This comprehensive selection process comprises three challenging stages, where candidates must surpass specified cutoff scores to secure their place. The UPSC diligently publishes a PDF document, featuring the roll numbers of successful candidates after each round, marking the culmination of their hard work and dedication. With each stage acting as an exhilarating elimination round, only those who surpass the UPSC cut-off score for Prelims are granted the coveted opportunity to progress to the UPSC Mains Exam. Subsequently, those who meet the UPSC cut-off score for Mains are granted the prestigious chance to participate in the Interview, shaping their path towards success.

Prepare to unlock valuable insights into the captivating world of UPSC examinations! Within this enlightening article, we shall delve into the captivating realm of the previous years’ cutoff scores for both the exhilarating Prelims and Mains stages. Brace yourself for a thrilling adventure as we not only equip you with the tools to assess your progress through mock tests but also empower you to strategize your preparation in harmony with the ever-evolving cutoff trends. Behold, for we present to you a comprehensive compilation of the UPSC cutoff scores spanning the past decade, serving as a beacon of clarity and understanding on your path to triumph.

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UPSC Prelims Cut-off Marks (2005-22) GEN Category

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

2022

88.22/200

44.11

UPSC Mains Cut-off Marks (2005-22) GEN Category

 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

2022

748/1750

42.74

UPSC Mains + Interview Cut-off Marks (2005-22) GEN Category

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

2022

960/2025

47.4

Category-wise UPSC Prelims Cut off (2015-2022)

Cut off Marks out of 200.

Category

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

General

88.22

87.54

92.51

98

98.00

105.34

116.00

107.34

EWS

82.83

80.14

77.55

90

OBC

87.54

84.85

89.12

95.34

96.66

102.66

110.66

106.00

SC

74.08

75.41

74.84

82

84.00

88.66

99.34

94.00

ST

69.35

70.71

68.71

77.34

83.34

88.66

96.00

91.34

Category-Wise UPSC Mains Cut off (2017-2022)

Cut off Marks out of 1750

Category

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

General

748

745

736

751

774

809

EWS

715

713

687

696

OBC

714

707

698

718

732

770

SC

699

700

680

706

719

756

ST

706

700

682

699

719

749

Upon closer examination, it becomes evident that the cutoff scores have witnessed a gradual decline over the years. While the unpredictable nature of this examination remains a defining characteristic, aiming for a score of 800 puts you in close proximity to the cutoff threshold (adjustments may be necessary based on individual category considerations).

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