[Update] UPSC Civil Services 2020 Official Cut-Off Marks Released

Dear Friends,

UPSC has released UPSC Civil Services 2020 official Cut-off marks. Cut-off marks are minimum qualifying standards/marks secured by the last recommended candidate in various categories. Cut-off marks of Prelims are provided on the basis of GS Paper-I only. GS Paper-II was of qualifying nature with 33% marks as per Rule-15 of Civil Services Examination, 2020. You can also download the official UPSC documents from the link.

UPSC Civil Services 2020 Cut off

ExamGeneralEWSOBCSCSTPwBD-1PwBD-2PwBD-3
CS (Prelims)92.5177.5589.1274.8468.7170.0663.9440.82
CS (Mains)736687698680682648699425
CS (Final)944894907875876867910675
Download – UPSC Civil services 2020 cut off

Analysis of UPSC Civil Services Cut-off since 2016

Exam2020

(Gen. | OBC | SC | ST | EWS)

2019

(Gen. | OBC | SC | ST | EWS)

2018

(Gen. | OBC | SC | ST)

2017

(Gen. | OBC | SC | ST)

2016

(Gen. | OBC | SC | ST)

CS(Prel.)92 | 89 | 74 | 68 | 7798 | 95 | 82 | 77 | 9098 | 96 | 84 | 83105 | 102 | 88 | 88116 | 110 | 99 | 96
CS(Main)736 | 698 | 680 | 682 | 687751 | 718 | 706 | 699 | 696774 | 732 | 719 719809 | 770 | 756 | 749787 | 745 | 739 | 730
CS(Final)944 | 907 | 875 | 876 | 894961 | 925 | 898 | 893 | 909982 | 938 | 912 | 9121006 | 968 | 944 | 939988 | 951 | 937 | 920

*Note: We have round off some figures due to space crunch.

Key Takeaways:

  • The cut-off for Civil Services Prelims is consistently reducing since 2016. It signifies the increasing difficulty level of the UPSC Prelims Questions.
  • For Civil Services mains the cut-off jumped once in 2017, however, it is also decreasing after that.
  • Further, with the increasing availability of study material, and the number of candidates, the cut-off is not increasing. It means that the majority of the candidates are not able to solve the UPSC question papers from the available material, otherwise, the cut-off would have been much higher.
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