Minimum Qualifying Marks CSE 2019 and Cut-Off Marks Analysis CSE 2015-19
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Minimum Qualifying Marks CSE 2019 and Cut-Off Marks Analysis CSE 2015-19

Atul Kapoor Last Update on: 11 Aug 2020

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 2019 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 2019 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**

98

90

95.34

82

77.34

53.34

44.66

40.66

61.34

CS Mains #

751

696

718

 706  

699

663

698

374

561

CS Final

961

909

925

898

893

861

890

653

708

PwBD : Persons with Benchmark Disability

Cut-off marks are subject to changes, as may be necessitated by the orders that may be passed by the Hon’ble Courts in matters pending before them. Category-wise recommendations details shall also be uploaded after conclusion of pending court cases.

**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, 2019.  

# 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.

Cut-Off Marks Analysis CSE 2015-19

Minimum qualifying marks for General category for Preliminary Examination in CSE 2019 have remain identical to last year and are lowest in last five years CSE 2015-2019.

In CSE 2015 Preliminary Examination General Studies Paper 2 was made qualifying.

Minimum qualifying marks for Preliminary Examination

Preliminary Examination Cut Off

CSE 2019

98

CSE 2018

98

CSE 2017

105.34

CSE 2016

116

CSE 2015

107.34

While minimum qualifying marks for Main Examination had gone up marginally in CSE 2017; now, in CSE 2018 these saw a significant drop of 35 marks.

In CSE 2019, it has further come down by 23 marks. 

Minimum qualifying marks for Main Examination

Main Examination Cut Off

CSE 2019

751

CSE 2018

774

CSE 2017

809

CSE 2016

787

CSE 2015

676

The Cut-off for final selection in Civil Services Examination 2018 had come down a little to 982 marks from 1006 marks in CSE 2017.

In CSE 2019, again mirroring a trend shown in Main Examination marks it stands at 961 i.e. 21 marks less than last year.

Minimum qualifying marks for Final Selection

Final Cut-Off

CSE 2019

961

CSE 2018

982

CSE 2017

1006

CSE 2016

988

CSE 2015

877

For General category candidates it stood at 988 in CSE 2016 and 877 in CSE 2015.

 




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