Minimum Qualifying Marks CSE 2018 and Cut-Off Marks Analysis CSE 2015-18

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 2018 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 2018 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

PwBD-1

PwBD -2

PwBD -3

PwBD-5

CS Prelims*

98

96.66

84

83.34

73.34

53.34

40.00

45.34

CS Mains #

774

732

 719  

719

711

696

520

460

CS Final

982

938

912

912

899

908

754

718

PwBD : Persons with Benchmark Disability

* 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.

Cut-Off Marks Analysis CSE 2015-18

Minimum qualifying marks for Preliminary Examination have come down in CSE 2018 and are lowest in last four years CSE 2015-2018.

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

Minimum qualifying marks for Preliminary Examination

Preliminary Examination Cut Off

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 have come down by 35 marks and that is a significant drop.

Minimum qualifying marks for Main Examination

Main Examination Cut Off

CSE 2018

774

CSE 2017

809

CSE 2016

787

CSE 2015

676

The Cut-off for final selection in Civil Services Examination 2018 has come down a little and stands at 982 marks again mirroring a trend shown in Main Examination marks.

For General category candidates it stood at 1006 against 988 shown in CSE 2016 and 877 in CSE 2015.

Minimum qualifying marks for Final Selection

Final Cut Off

CSE 2018

982

CSE 2017

1006

CSE 2016

988

CSE 2015

877

 

Also Read:

Civil Services Examination 2017: Minimum Qualifying Marks (Cut-Off Marks Analysis)

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

Civil Services Examination 2015: Cut-Off marks Analysis

On Saturday 8th June 2019     

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