Marks secured by First Rankers in Civil Services Examination in past Five Years 2013-2017

A glance at the marks secured by 1st rankers reveal their performance and gives a fair idea about the marks they secured in Mains (Written) as well as at Interview stage.


The marks obtained by successful candidates at top most rank at various stages of examination depict the complete picture about their performance in Civil Services Examination.

The biggest take away is that after initial blip with CSE 2013, toppers marks gives an indication that now, candidates are having fair idea about the new pattern and now it has more or less become stable particularly in last two years.

Look at the Cut-off, final cut-off for CSE 2017 is 1006 marks, a little more than CSE 2016 (988 marks). Mains (Written) cut-off is constantly increasing every year (CSE 2017 - 809 marks and CSE 2016 – 787 marks).   

Looking at data for last five years (with new Main Examination pattern), Durishetty Anudeep (AIR 1; CSE 2017) has secured 55.6 percent that is in line with marks secured last year by Nandini K R (AIR 1; CSE 2016).

Although Ira’s written marks were the highest score in Main Examination (Written) 2014, the same is not relevant for Durishetty Anudeep as there are many other candidates who have scored higher.

As far as Gaurav Agrawal’s written marks are concerned, you can’t take it lightly as he topped the examination that was with completely new pattern for Main Examination. Yes, in Civil Services Examination 2013, there was lot of uncertainty and perplexity among candidates.

The significance of Interview marks is clearly visible in result of Gaurav Agrawal, Tina Dabi and Nandini K R. Their Personality Test marks are much above the average that helped them in securing first rank.

However, dominance of marks obtained in Main Examination (Written) is evident in Durishetty Anudeep and Ira Singhal’s result.

Year of Exam

Name of the

First Ranker

Marks secured

Written Total
Marks (1750)

Marks (275)

Total Marks (2025)

CSE 2017

Durishetty Anudeep



1126 (55.60%)

CSE 2016

Nandini K R



1120 (55.31%)

CSE 2015

Tina Dabi



1063 (52.49%)

CSE 2014

Ira Singhal



1082 (53.43%)

CSE 2013

Gaurav Agrawal



975 (48.15%)

Keeping in mind cut-off, Tina and Nandini’s score are a balanced one; while in Ira Singhal’s case it was Main Examination (Written) marks that helped her top and something similar is witnessed with Durishetty Anudeep.

No doubt, high interview marks worked wonders in Gaurav Agrawal’s result.

Last Update Thursday 6th December 2018     

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