Minimum Qualifying Marks Civil Services Exam 2021

Minimum Qualifying Marks Civil Services Exam 2021

Admin Last Update on: 03 Jul 2022

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While formulating preparation strategies, candidates look for a vital information about the minimum qualifying marks required by candidates in previous examinations.

Cut-off marks released by UPSC after completion of Civil Services Examination 2021 give a rough idea about the current trends at various stages of the examination.
Before commencing preparation for Civil Services Examination, majority of candidates keeps an eye on Cut-off for current as well as previous years that helps them understand the level they need to cross to stay afloat.
Minimum Qualifying Marks (Cut-off marks) for Civil Services Examination 2021 have been released by Union Public Service Commission.
It indicates the cut-off for various stages of the examination i.e. Preliminary Examination, Main Examination (Written) and the Final cut-off for various categories.
The aspirants for forthcoming Civil Services Examination would be immensely benefited with this information as it clearly gives an idea about the minimum qualifying standards/Marks secured by the last recommended candidate in various categories at various stages of the examination.
The minimum qualifying marks* at various stages for various communities have been as under:
Exam General EWS OBC SC ST PwBD-1 PwBD-2 PwBD-3 PwBD-5
CS Prelims* 87.54 80.14 84.85 75.41 70.71 68.02 67.33 43.09 45.80
CS Mains ** 745 713 707 700 700 668 712 388 560
CS Final 953 916 910 886 883 892 932 689 701
PwBD : Persons with Benchmark Disability
*Cut off marks on the basis of GS Paper-I only.  GS Paper-II was of qualifying nature with 33% marks as per Rule-15 of Civil Services Examination, 2021.  
** Subject to 10% marks in each of the seven competitive papers i.e. Essay, GS-I, GS-II, GS-III, GS-IV, Optional-I and Optional-II.

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