UPPSC Cut Off: PCS Prelims And Mains Cut Off

UPPSC Cut Off 

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission released the PCS notification 2020 inviting applications from eligible citizens. Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria and willing to apply must go through the UPPSC Cut off of previous years. The cut off will help you determine the possibility to crack the exam. The UPPSC Cut off marks for preliminary and mains are released after the declaration of results. Check out the cut off marks for all category provided below.

UPPSC Official Notification

UPPSC PCS Cut Off For Prelims

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam 

The preliminary exam consists of 2 papers with General Studies and CSAT consisting of a total of 400 marks.

Paper Total Questions Marks Duration
Paper-1 – General Studies I 150 200 marks 2 Hours
Paper-2 – General Studies II (CSAT) Qualifying in Nature 100 200 marks 2 Hours


  • The preliminary exam consists of objective type MCQs.
  • Paper-II of the Preliminary Examination is a qualifying paper and the minimum qualifying marks are fixed at 33%.
  • The merit of the Candidates will be determined on the basis of marks obtained in Paper-I of the Preliminary Examination.

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UPPSC PCS Prelims Cut Off 2018

The preliminary uppsc cut off 2018 exam has been mentioned below for the executive group and  Assistant Conservator of Forest / Range Forest Officer Services Examination.

Category Cut Off For
Executive Group
Cut off For
Unreserved 126 136
SC of UP 112 123
ST of UP 90 136
OBC of UP 126
Women of UP 116 126


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Factors Affecting the UPPSC Preliminary Cut off

The UPPSC cut off depends on various factors. All the factors must be taken into consideration to clear the cut off:

  1. The number of vacancies to be filled in the examination
  2. The difficulty level of exam
  3. Paper 1 exam as the marks scored in only Paper 1 will be counted
  4. Number of students appearing in the exam increasing the competition
  5. Whether applying for the executive group or ACF/RFO posts
  6. Your category

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How many questions do you need to attempt to clear the Prelims Cut off?

Candidates must look at the previous year’s Uppsc cut off carefully. After going through it, you must go through the previous year’s paper. It will give you an idea of the level of exam and questions asked in the exam. Your attempts will depend on the difficulty level. You can set a basic target based on previous year papers. Mock test will surely help you with good attempts.

UPPSC PCS Mains Cut Off

The mains examination is conducted for the candidates qualifying the cut off for the preliminary exam. The mains exam is descriptive and you need to qualify it to appear for the next round i.e. difficulty level. The mains cut off will also depend on factors such as difficulty level, candidates etc.

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UPPSC PCS Mains Exam 

The UPPSC PCS mains exam is descriptive in nature. You need to write the answers by a conventional method. The subjects asked in the Mains exam are as follows:

Paper Name Marks Time Duration
General Hindi 150 3 Hours
Essay 150 3 Hours
General Studies – I 200 3 Hours
General Studies – II 200 3 Hours
General Studies – III 200 3 Hours
General Studies – IV 200 3 Hours
Optional Subject – Paper I 200 3 Hours
Optional Subject – Paper II 200 3 Hours

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