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Expected Cut Off Marks for UPSC CSE Prelims 2019 – An expert analysis to predict UPSC Prelims Cut off Marks

What would be the expected cut-off mark for UPSC Prelims 2019? Every candidate must be searching an answer for this question after preliminary examination conducted on June 2, 2019. The results for this year’s prelims are expected to announce in July. However, the UPSC has not published any official information regarding the results.

It might be quite relaxing to hear that the cut-off scores will be lower. However, the analysis of cut-offs will be valid until the day of the results. IASSolution.com is not going to provide a temporary reassurance to the candidates. For instance, more than 55% of questions asked in UPSC prelims2019 were covered in our mock tests (iasexamsolutions.com). In other words, those who have approached the UPSC examination in a serious manner have nothing to worry about the cut-off marks.

Although the examination was moderate to difficult level, cut-off marks are expected to show an upward trend.

What is UPSC Prelims Cut-Off?

The UPSC Civil Service Cut off score is the minimum marks scored by the last candidate who made an entry for mains.

Expected Cut-Off  Mark – UPSC Prelims 2019

Apart from moderate to difficult level of examinations, there is also negative marking for each wrong answer.1/3rd marks would be lost for each wrong answer. IAS Prelims examination 2019 is projected to show an upward trend, making more than 100 marks for the General Category.

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Here is the category wise analysis of predicted cut-off for IAS Exam 2019. This analysis is only for GS paper 1. Marks are out of 200. CSAT is only qualifying in nature.

 

Category Expected Cut-Off
General 100-110
EWS 97-108
OBC 96-107
SC 85-95
ST 80-90
PwD 75-85

 

Previous Years UPSC Prelims Cut-offs (Out of 200)

Category 2018 2017 2016 2015
General 98.00 105.34 116.00 107.34
SC 84.00 88.66 99.34 94
ST 83.34 88.66 96.00 91.34
OBC 96.66 102.66 110.66 106
PwD 1 73.34 85.34 75.34 90.66
PwD 2 53.34 61.34 72.66 76.66
PwD 3 40.00 40.00 40.00 40

 

How UPSC Calculates the Cut Off Scores?

UPSC decides cut-off scores on various factors such as the total number of vacancies, the difficulty level of exam, number of candidates who attend each stage of exam, reservation norms, previous year’s cut-off and marking scheme.

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