Civil Services Examination 2016: Minimum Qualifying Marks (Cut-Off Marks)

As a part of preparation strategy, Cut-off marks 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 in formulating preparation-plan.

 


On Thursday 8th June 2017

Minimum Qualifying Marks (Cut-off marks) for Civil Services Examination 2016 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

OBC

SC

ST

PH-1

PH-2

PH-3

CS Prelims*

116.00

110.66

99.34

96

75.34

72.66

40.00

CS Mains #

787

745

739

730

713

740

545

CS Final

988

951

937

920

927

951

817

* Cut off marks on the basis of GS Paper-I only. However, GS Paper-II was qualifying with 33% (66.66 marks)

# 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.

The Cut-off for final selection in Civil Services Examination 2016 has witnessed a steep surge. For General category candidates it stood at 988 showing an increase of 111 marks over CSE 2015 Cut-off (877).

Even, minimum qualifying marks for Preliminary as well as Main Examination have also gone up.

Last Update Thursday 8th June 2017

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