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(IAS PLANNER) General Trend of Marks

General Trend of Marks

The general marks is not any standard format it varies from year to year, it all depends on the vacancies in the particular year and standard of questions which has asked in that year. Apart from this the marks also vary from optional to optional. It is known that the first stage of the exam i.e. Prelims doesn’t carry any marks it is only to screen the candidate and select those who are eligible for the next stage i.e. Mains. Mains comprise of Written Test and Personality Test which carries total 2300 marks. The following data about the marks and the ranks will give a general idea about the efforts that are required.

Preliminary Marks

Trend of Qualifying Scores for Prelims with Negative Marking :

Category

Marks

General

200-220

OBC

190-210

SC

190-200

ST

180-185

The scores for the mains are in the range of 50-55%. Usually, a score of above 1000 is better to ensure a place in the final list.

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Mains Marks

Trend of Cut-off Scores for Interview Call:

Category

Marks

eneral

950

OBC

925-935

SC

910-920

ST

910-915

In the final stage i.e. interview, around 140-170 marks is a normal. Some aspirants get even 220-240 marks. The interview carries 300 marks. One has to keep an eye on the interview as it is one of the stages where final selection depends on. Interview is all about your personality so it makes personality development as part of your preparation. One should keep in mind that the final rank is very much depending on the interview marks.

Final Marks

General Trends of Final Scores for Selection

Category

Marks

Top 20 ranks

~1200

Top 100 ranks

~1100

Top 200 ranks

950-1000

Top 500 ranks

900-100

The actual final ranks and the service allocation of successful candidates can be obtained from the personnel ministry.

Courtesy: persmin.nic.in

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