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UPSC CSE Cutoff 2022: Check Expected & Previous Cutoff

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UPSC CSE Cutoff 2022: Every year, the UPSC conducts the All-India Civil Services Examination (CSE). The exam is organised into three sections: preliminary, main, and interview. To clear each level, aspirants must achieve marks higher than the UPSC CSE Cutoff set by the Commission. The UPSC Prelims 2022 were held on June 5, 2022. Candidates who appeared for the exam can check the expected UPSC Prelims cutoff on this page for reference.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) IAS cutoff marks are the minimum marks candidates need to qualify for the next selection stage. Furthermore, UPSC releases the cutoff marks separately for each category. Read this article to check the expected and previous year’s UPSC Prelims Cutoff, UPSC Mains Cutoff & UPSC Final Cutoff.

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UPSC CSE Cutoff 2022: Overview

Candidates need to obtain UPSC cutoff 2022 as per their category to qualify for the next stage. Before getting into the cutoff, let us have an overview of UPSC CSE below:

ParticularsDetails
Name of Recruitment UPSC Civil Services Examination
Commonly Known asUPSC CSE/ IAS Exam
Conducting AuthorityUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Exam LevelNational Level
Frequency of ExamOnce a year
Mode of ExaminationOffline (Pen-and-Paper Based)
Stages of UPSC cutoff 2022UPSC Prelims Cutoff
UPSC Mains Cutoff
PSC Final Cutoff
Job LocationAll over India
Official Websiteupsc.gov.in

UPSC Cutoff 2022 Dates

Aspirants can check below the important dates of the UPSC Cut off mark as released by the Commission:

EventIAS Exam Dates 2022
IAS Preliminary Exam Date 2022June 5, 2022
UPSC Prelims Cutoff 2022To be announced
UPSC IAS 2022 Mains exam dateSeptember 16, 2022
UPSC IAS Cutoff for Mains 2022To be announced

UPSC Cut Off Mark 2022 for IAS, IPS, IFS

The Union Public Service Commission releases the cutoff for the UPSC CSE exam after the announcement of the final result. To qualify for Mains, candidates must secure minimum qualifying marks in Prelims. The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be qualifying in nature, and candidates will have to get at least 33% marks. Scroll down to check the UPSC Prelims, Mains, and final cutoff scores.

Expected UPSC Prelims Cutoff 2022

Candidates who appeared for the IAS Prelims 2022 can check the expected UPSC Prelims Cutoff from the below table:

CategoriesUPSC Prelims Expected Cut Off 2022
General92-96
EWS90-14
OBC91-95
SC82-89
ST75-81
PwBD-152-62
PwBD-242-62
PwBD-357-67
PwBD-557-67

Factors Affecting UPSC IAS Cutoff 2022

The Commission considers some factors to determine the cutoff of the UPSC Civil Service examination. Candidates can check the factors that determine the cutoff scores below:

  • The difficulty level of the UPSC Civil Service Examination
  • Total number of vacancies
  • Total number of candidates appearing for the exam
  • The performance of candidates in the exam

How to Check UPSC IAS Cutoff Scores?

To check the cutoff marks of UPSC CSE4, candidates can follow these steps:

1st Step: Visit the official website at upsc.gov.in.
2nd Step: Click on the ‘Examination’ tab on the homepage.
3rd Step: Select the ‘Cutoff Marks’ tab from the drop-down menu.

upsc cut-off tab

4th Step: Now enter “Civil Service Examination” in the ‘Name of Examination’ field.
5th Step: Click on the “Apply” button.
6th Step: Now exam name and PDF download link will appear on the screen. Click on the year for which you have to view the cutoff marks, and UPSC Cutoff 2022 will be displayed on the screen.
7th Step: UPSC Cutoff 2022 PDF will appear on the screen. Click on the download icon to download cutoffs on your device.

Category-wise UPSC CSE Cutoff 2021

The Union Public Service Commission has published the cutoff scores for the Civil Services examination. Furthermore, they released the cutoff marks for Prelims, Mains, and final. Aspirants can check the table below to know the category-wise UPSC CSE Cutoff 2021:

CategoryUPSC Prelims CutoffUPSC Mains CutoffUPSC Final Cutoff
General87.54745953
EWS80.14713916
OBC84.85707910
SC75.41700886
ST70.71700883
PwBD-168.02668892
PwBD-267.33712932
PwBD-343.09388689
PwBD-545.80560701

UPSC Prelims Previous Year Cutoff

Candidates can check the UPSC IAS Prelims cutoff for 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016 below:

UPSC CSE Prelims Cutoff 2020

The UPSC IAS Prelims Cutoff 2020 is mentioned below:

CategoryUPSC Prelims Cutoff
General92.51
EWS77.55
OBC89.12
SC74.84
ST68.71
PwBD-170.06
PwBD-263.94
PwBD-340.82
PwBD-542.86

UPSC CSE Prelims Cutoff 2019 (Out of 200 marks)

The UPSC IAS Prelims Cutoff 2019 are mentioned below:

CategoryUPSC Prelims Cutoff 
General98
OBC 95.34
EWS90
ST77.34
SC82
PwBD – 153.34
PwBD – 244.66
PwBD – 361.34
PwBD – 561.34

UPSC CSE Prelims Cutoff 2018 (Out of 200 marks)

The UPSC IAS Prelims Cutoff 2018 is mentioned below:

CategoryUPSC Prelims Cutoff 
General98
OBC 96.66
ST83.34
SC84
PwBD – 173.34
PwBD – 253.34
PwBD – 340.00
PwBD – 545.34

UPSC CSE Prelims Cutoff 2017 (Out of 200 marks)

The UPSC IAS Prelims Cutoff 2017 is mentioned below:

CategoryUPSC Prelims Cutoff 
General105.34
OBC 102.66
ST88.66
SC88.66
PwBD – 185.34
PwBD – 261.34
PwBD – 340.00

UPSC CSE Prelims Cutoff 2016 (Out of 200 marks)

The UPSC IAS Prelims Cutoff 2016 is mentioned below:

CategoryUPSC Prelims Cutoff 
General116
OBC 110.66
ST96
SC99.34
PwBD – 175.34
PwBD – 272.66
PwBD – 340

Previous Year UPSC Mains Cutoff

Candidates three times the number of total vacancies are shortlisted for the Mains examination. UPSC CSE Mains exam will have a total of nine papers, and the total marks will be 1750. Also, English (Paper A and Paper B) and other Indian language papers will be qualifying in nature.

Candidates must secure at least 25% marks in these papers to get selected for the interview. Check below the UPSC CSE previous years’ Mains cutoff:

UPSC CSE Mains Cutoff 2020

The UPSC IAS Mains Cutoff 2020 is mentioned below:

CategoryUPSC Mains Cutoff
General736
EWS687
OBC698
SC680
ST682
PwBD-1648
PwBD-2699
PwBD-3425
PwBD-5300

UPSC CSE Mains Cutoff 2019

The UPSC IAS Mains Cutoff 2019 is mentioned below:

CategoryUPSC Mains Cutoff
General751
OBC 718
EWS696
ST699
SC706
PwBD – 1663
PwBD – 2698
PwBD – 3374
PwBD – 5561

UPSC CSE Mains Cutoff 2018

The UPSC IAS Mains Cutoff 2018 is mentioned below:

CategoryUPSC Mains Cutoff
General774
OBC 732
ST719
SC719
PwBD – 1711
PwBD – 2696
PwBD – 3520
PwBD – 5460

UPSC CSE Mains Cutoff 2017

The UPSC IAS Mains Cutoff 2017 is mentioned below:

CategoryUPSC Mains Cutoff
General809
OBC 770
ST749
SC756
PwBD – 1734
PwBD – 2745
PwBD – 3578

UPSC CSE Mains Cutoff 2016

The UPSC IAS Mains Cutoff 2016 is mentioned below:

CategoryUPSC Mains Cutoff
General787
OBC 745
ST730
SC739
PwBD – 1713
PwBD – 2740
PwBD – 3545

Previous Year UPSC Final Cutoff

Union Public Service Commission prepares the final cutoff of IAS based on the marks secured by the candidates in the main exam and interview. All those securing equal or more than the cutoff marks will be eligible to be recruited in various services. Check below the UPSC Civil Service cutoff for 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016:

UPSC CSE Final Cutoff 2020

The UPSC IAS Final Cutoff 2020 is mentioned below:

CategoryUPSC Final Cutoff
General944
EWS894
OBC907
SC875
ST876
PwBD-1867
PwBD-2910
PwBD-3675
PwBD-5465

UPSC CSE Final Cutoff 2019

The UPSC IAS Final Cutoff 2019 is mentioned below:

CategoryUPSC Final Cutoff
General961
OBC 925
EWS909
ST893
SC898
PwBD – 1861
PwBD – 2890
PwBD – 3653
PwBD – 5708

UPSC CSE Final Cutoff 2018

The UPSC IAS Final Cutoff 2018 is mentioned below:

CategoryUPSC Final Cutoff
General982
OBC 938
ST912
SC912
PwBD – 1899
PwBD – 2908
PwBD – 3754
PwBD – 5718

UPSC CSE Final Cutoff 2017

The UPSC IAS Final Cutoff 2017 is mentioned below:

CategoryUPSC Final Cutoff
General1006
OBC 968
ST939
SC944
PwBD – 1923
PwBD – 2948
PwBD – 3830

UPSC CSE Final Cutoff 2016

The UPSC IAS Final Cutoff 2016 is mentioned below:

CategoryUPSC Final Cutoff
General1006
OBC 968
ST939
SC944
PwBD – 1923
PwBD – 2948
PwBD – 3830

UPSC Result 2022

Union Public Service Commission releases the result of UPSC CSE prelims, mains, and interviews in online mode. The result for all three stages is released separately. The UPSC result will be available on the official website in the form of a PDF. The result will contain the roll numbers of all the qualified candidates. All the qualifying in the prelims exam will be eligible to appear for the mains.

The final UPSC CSE result is announced after the interview and medical examination. The final result is declared based on marks secured in the main exam and interview. All the finally selected candidates will be recruited to different services as per their ranks.

Candidates can also explore more here:

UPSC CSEUPSC CSE Answer Key
UPSC CSE EligibilityUPSC Notification
UPSC CalendarUPSC Marksheet

FAQs on UPSC IAS Cutoff 2022

Here, we have enlisted some of the important frequently asked questions related to the UPSC CSE Cutoff 2022. Candidates must read these questions and answers to clear out their doubts regarding the same subject.

Q.1: What if I fail to secure the minimum prescribed UPSC cutoff marks?
Ans:
In this case, you will not be eligible for the next stage of the selection procedure of the UPSC Civil Service Examination.

Q.2: How can I check the cutoff for UPSC IAS?
Ans:
To check the UPSC IAS cutoff, candidates will have to visit the official website and click on the cut-off tab. Also, the cutoff marks will be provided on this page once it is released.

Q.3: When will the UPSC CSE cutoff 2022 be released?
Ans:
The cutoff of UPSC CSE 2022 will be released after the declaration of the result.

Q.4: What is the minimum mark required to qualify in the UPSC CSE Prelims?
Ans:
Candidates will have to obtain 33% marks in the General Studies Paper 2 (CSAT) paper to qualify for Prelims. However, the merit will be decided from General Studies Paper 1.

Q.5: What are the factors on which cutoff marks of the UPSC Civil Service exam depend?
Ans:
Some of the factors are, number of candidates who appeared for the exam, the performance of candidates, vacancies, and the difficulty level of the exam.

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