UPSC IAS Cut Off 2022, Check Out The Expected And Previous Year Cut Off!

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Mon, 05 Dec 2022 11:05 AM IST


Get to know UPSC IAS Cut Off 2022 here with Safalta. Check Out The Expected And Previous Year Cut Off!

UPSC IAS Cut Off 2022: Every year, the UPSC organizes the Civil Services Exam to select candidates for various services including IAS, IPS, IFS, and other associated services. Which is famously known as the IAS Exam. Candidates must qualify in three stages to be selected. The UPSC IAS  cutoff is declared for each round. Following that, the commission issues a PDF with the roll numbers of the qualifying candidates. Each round is a round of elimination. Only those applicants who qualify with a score higher than the UPSC IAS cutoff for Prelims will be eligible to take the UPSC Mains Exam; consequently, only those candidates who qualify with a score higher than the UPSC IAS cutoff for Mains will be eligible to take the Interview.

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UPSC Cut-Off Score 2022: Expected Cut-off

We have listed the expected minimum qualifying standards/ marks in various category stages. 
Categories Expected Cutoff
General 88
EWS 84
OBC 80
SC 72
ST 68
PwBD-1 66-76
PwBD-2 48-58
PwBD- 3 35-45
PwBD- 5 48-58

To know more read here.

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UPSC IAS Cutoff 2022: Factors Affecting the Cutoff

The cut-off released by any organisation can be affected by certain factors. For the UPSC IAS cut off, the following factors can be responsible:
  • The total number of available positions for the UPSC IAS.
  • The number of applicants who enrolled for and took the test.
  • Any additional criteria are determined by the Commission at the time the outcome is released.
  • The exam's level of difficulty.
  • The number of students that qualify for each group is also a consideration.

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UPSC IAS Cut-Off Prelims - 2021

Below are the category wise UPSC Prelims and Mains cut off-
UPSC Cut Off – IAS Prelims & Mains 2020


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UPSC Cut Off: IAS Final 2020

UPSC Cut Off 2020: Category-wise Minimum Qualifying Marks

Exam General EWS OBC SC ST PwBD-1 PwBD-2 PwBD-3 PwBD-5
CS (Prelim) 92.51 77.55 89.12 74.84 68.71 70.06 63.94 40.82 42.86
CS (Main) 736 687 698 680 682 648 699 425 300
CS (Final) 944 894 907 875 876 867 910 675 465

UPSC Prelims Result 2021 : IAS Result Released

UPSC IAS Cut off - 2019 

The category-wise UPSC cutoff score for all three stages of the exams are mentioned below:

UPSC Cut Off – IAS Prelims 2019

Category UPSC Cut Off
General 98
EWS 90
OBC 95.34
SC 82
ST 77.34
PwBD-1 53.34
PwBD-2 44.66
PwBD-3 54.66
PwBD-4 61.34


UPSC IAS Cutoff-  2018

The category-wise UPSC cutoff score for all three stages of the exams are mentioned below:
Category UPSC Prelims Cutoff Marks(out of 200) UPSC Mains Cutoff Score (Out of 1750 marks) Final Cutoff After Interview (Out of 2025 marks)
General 98 774 982
OBC 96.66 732 938
SC 84 719 912
ST 83.34 719 912
PwBD – 1 73.34 711 899
PwBD – 2 53.34 696 908
PwBD – 3 40 520 754
PwBD – 5 45.34 460 718

UPSC Cutoff Score For Civil Services Examination (2017-2015)

These are the UPSC cutoff scores from 2017-2015 for general category students. The cutoff scores for reserved categories are subsequently lower than these:

Year Prelims (Out of 200) Mains (Out of 1750) Final (Out of 2025)
2017 105.34 809 1006
2016 116 787 988
2015 107.34 676 877


How is the UPSC IAS cutoff calculated?

Following the announcement of the final results, i.e., the interview, the Commission announces the UPSC IAS cut-off score. It calculates the IAS cut-off score based on a variety of parameters such as the number of applicants who applied, the number of vacancies declared, the number of reservations mandated for category students, and so on.

Candidates that receive less than the cutoff score are not chosen by the commission. Furthermore, only the GS-I paper is included while calculating the UPSC cutoff because the GS-II paper is qualifying in nature and is not counted for merit.

The UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) is commonly regarded as one of the most difficult exams to pass, owing to the small number of openings and a large number of applications. Real competition, on the other hand, is far less. Furthermore, UPSC CSE is a low-scoring game. Any serious applicant who prepares strategically by combining knowledge with the appropriate tactics will easily pass the UPSC Civil Services Exam. You only need to work hard and be smart.

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What is the cutoff for Clearing UPSC Prelims?

The UPSC (IAS) Prelims cutoff for 2021 will be declared after the exam is conducted. The cutoff marks vary every year depending on various criteria. The last year's cutoff marks for IAS prelims were 95-105 out of 200.

What is the cutoff for SC/ST candidates in an IAS exam?

The cutoff marks for SC/ST are less than the general category and will be declared after the exam. Candidates can refer to the above article for detailed IAS cutoff marks in the previous few years

How to check UPSC Prelims marks?

The UPSC Prelims Marks are announced on the UPSC official website. Each candidate can log in with their registered username/registration number and download the Prelims marks after the release.

What rank should one get to get into IAS?

To be sure of qualifying the IAS, a candidate must achieve a rank within the top 100.

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