Civil Services Examination trend of Previous Years Cut off Marks

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Civil Services Examination trend of Previous Years Cut off Marks


Cut off is applied at all three stages, known as prelims, mains and personal interview. If score of any candidate is less than the cutoff marks, he/she shall not be entitled for the next round of recruitment process.  

  • Preliminary – the candidates who qualify in prelims exam go for mains examination.
  • Mains Exam  – the candidates who qualify in mains exam go for personal interview.
  • Final Stage – the candidates who qualify at final stage will be selected for recruitment for the services.

There are several factors which decides  the cut off marks are – number of candidates appeared , number of posts available, question paper difficulty level, marking pattern followed (inside issue) and reservation.

Cut off Marks in 2015

In 2015, a  total of 4,65,882 candidates took the civil services preliminary examination as compared to 4,51,602 examinees last year, an increase by 14,280.

In the Civil Services Examination, 2015 the minimum qualifying standards (marks)/marks secured by the last recommended candidate in various categories at various stages are as under :

Exam

General

OBC

SC

ST

PH-1

PH-2

PH-3

Total Marks

CS (Prelim)*

107.34 

106.00

94.00

91.34

90.66

76.66

40.00

200

CS (Main)#

676

630

622

617

580

627

504

1750

CS (Final)

877

834

810

801

802

830

697

2025

*  Cut off marks on the basis of GS Paper-I only.  However, GS Paper-II was qualifying with 33% (66.66) marks(Rule 15 of Civil Services Examination, 2015).

# 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.

PRELIMS EXAM 2015 GENERAL STUDIES QUESTION PAPER ANALYSIS

General Studies (Paper - 1):

Topic Name

Questions Asked

Art and Culture

 3

Environment

9

Polity

13

GK

15

History

11

Geography

15

Economy

13

General Science

 7

Current

 14

CSAT Paper -2:

Topic Name

Questions Asked

Reading Comprehension

30

Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability

18

Numerical Ability

32

Cut off Marks in Civil Services Examination 2014

The minimum qualifying marks for various communities at various stages are as under:-

Exam

General

OBC

SC

ST

PH-1

PH-2

PH-3

Maximum Marks

CS (Prelim)*

205

204

182

174

167

113

115

385

CS (Main)#

678

631

631

619

609

575

449

1750

CS(Final)

889

844

830

811

816

778

713

2025

*Subject to minimum of 40 marks in Paper-I and 70 marks in Paper-II

#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 in Civil Services Examination 2013

The minimum qualifying marks for various communities have been as under:-

Exam

General

OBC

SC

ST

PH-1

PH-2

PH-3

Total Marks

CS (Prelim)*

241

222

207

201

199

184

163

400

CS (Main)#

564

534

518

510

510

502

410

1750

CS(Final)

775

742

719

707

725

718

613

2025

*Subject to minimum of 30 marks in Paper-I and 70 marks in Paper-II.

#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

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