UPSC Cut Off 2019: Cut Offs for EWS Lower Than OBC Candidates

UPSC IAS Cut Off 2019: Cut Offs for EWS Lower Than OBC Candidates

Union Public Service Commission released the final result for Civil services examination 2019 where a total of 829 candidates have been recommended for the final selection to IAS, IPS, IRS and various group A and B central posts. UPSC Civil Services 2019 Written Test was conducted in September 2019 and the interviews for Personality Test were held in February-August, 2020. UPSC has now released the cut off for Preliminary, Mains and final IAS examination where the cut-offs for EWS candidates were found to be lower than OBC candidates. Candidates can check the complete UPSC cut off 2019 along with the analysis of Previous years cut off in detail.

UPSC CSE Cut Off 2019 

As depicted by the table given below, the preliminary cut off for General category was 98 marks out of 200 as compared to 95.34 and 90 marks for OBC and EWS category respectively. This is the first time that UPSC included EWS category in its list and it seems that EWS candidates have not been able to make it without the quota looking at the cut-offs given below. Check out the UPSC CSE cut off 2019 given below.

Category IAS Prelims 2019 cut off IAS Mains 2019 cut off IAS Final cut off 2019
General 98.00 751 961
EWS 90.00 696 909
OBC 95.34 718 925
SC 82.00 706 898
ST 77.34 699 893


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UPSC IAS Previous Year Cutoffs

What is the cut off of UPSC IAS Preliminary, Mains and Final after the interview over the years? The previous years cut off provides a detailed analysis and gives you an insight into the minimum score you must get to surpass your competitors. Check out the UPSC IAS Cut off over the years of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Check out the past 5 years cut off of the UPSC IAS exam with detailed analysis.

UPSC Prelim Cut Off Marks (Previous Years)

The preliminary exam consists of 2 papers but the marks scored in Paper 1 are only considered to decide the cut-off. Paper 2 is only qualifying with 33% marks. The cut-off marks of Paper 1 out of 200 marks are given below:

UPSC IAS Preliminary Cut Off Over The Years
Category/Year 2014
(Out of 385)
(Out of 200)
(Out of 200)
(Out of 200)
(Out of 200)
General 205 107.34 116.00 105.34 98.00
OBC 204 106.00 110.66 102.66 96.66
SC 182 94.00 99.34 88.66 84.00
ST 174 91.34 96.00 88.66 83.34


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UPSC IAS Mains Cut Off Marks (Previous Years)

The mains examination is subjective in nature and consists of 9 Papers in total out of which 2 are only qualifying. The 7 papers comprise of 1750 marks and candidates clearing the cut off are required to appear for the interview.

UPSC IAS Mains Cut Off Over The Years (Out of 1750)
Category/Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
General 678 676 787 809 774
OBC 631 630 745 770 732
SC 631 622 739 756 719
ST 619 617 730 749 719


UPSC IAS Final Cut Off Marks
(Previous Years)

The final cut off for UPSC IAS is declared after the final result by adding up the marks scored by the candidates in the interview. The final Cut off over the years is provided in the table given below:

UPSC IAS Final Cut Off Over The Years (Out of 2025)
Category/Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
General 889 877 988 1006 982
OBC 844 834 951 968 938
SC 830 810 937 944 912
ST 811 801 920 939 912


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