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Previous Years Prelims Cut Off marks - Comparison

It includes the IAS Prelims Exam, IAS Main Exam, and the final cutoff for the selection in IAS Exam. Here we will be analyzing the IAS Exam previous year cut off marks for each category so that the IAS aspirants can ascertain the level of competition and magnitude of effort for selection in India’s Premiere Exam – Civil Services (IAS) Exam

In a first – UPSC has given the details about the category wise vacancies and the recommendations done against it. In the previous years, only cutoff marks were given for each category for IAS Prelims Exam, IAS Main Exam and the Final Cut off for the Civil Services Exam. This year, UPSC has established a new benchmark of transparency as it has given all the details related to the number of vacancies under each category and the selection done for each category against the number of vacancies notified. Only for the General Category the selections done were less than the vacancies notified.


Here we will be analysing the IAS Prelims Exam previous year cut off marks for all the categories. The IAS Prelims Exam previous year cut off marks are given out of 200 marks because the IAS Prelims Exam General Studies Paper II - Aptitude paper is qualifying only and only 33% marks needs to be scored from it in order to qualify. But before the year 2015 it was counted for the IAS Prelims Merit List. The important things to remind here is that the IAS Prelims Marks is not counted in the Final Merit List of Civil Services Exam.

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