UPSC Prelims 2019: Find out expected cut off for GS Paper-I; CSAT qualifying marks required

This year UPSC has announced 896 vacancies, including 39 reserved for persons with Benchmark Disability Category.

Published: 03rd June 2019 01:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd June 2019 05:24 PM   |  A+A-

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By Online Desk

Candidates who appeared for the UPSC civil services IAS prelims exam on June 2, 2019 can check the guesstimate marks needed to clear the exam, so as to qualify for the mains exam here. 

On the basis of the level of difficulty of GS Paper-I and Paper-II, Jagran Josh has come up with the estimate cut-off marks of UPSC IAS Prelims 2019 exam.

This year, UPSC has also announced 896 vacancies, including 39 reserved for persons with Benchmark Disability Category.

Pattern of the exam: A total of 180 questions of 400 marks constitute the prelims exam including subjects like- 

GS Paper-I consisting of 100 objective multiple choice questions of 2 marks each, the duration for which was two hours.

GS Paper-II would consist of 80 questions of qualifying nature, carrying 2.5 marks each, the duration for which will was also two hours.

Expected Cut-Off for UPSC IAS Prelims 2019: Questions asked in the exam were of moderate to difficult Level. There was also a negative marking of 1/3rd marks per wrong answer.  

For the general category, the expected cut-off (out of 200 marks) for GS Paper-I can be between 95-105 marks. For Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) among the general category, the cut-off can be between 95-100 marks, meanwhile, for Other Backward Classes (OBC) it can be between 90-marks, while for the Schedule Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe, (SC) it can be between 85-95 and 80-90 marks respectively.

Meanwhile, the previous minimum qualifying marks percentage for IAS Prelims GS Paper-II (CSAT) 2019 was 33 per cent.

Cut-off for UPSC Prelims exam GS Paper-I (out of 200 marks) over previous years' for all categories:

General category cut-off: (2018- 98 marks), (2017- 105.34 marks), (2016- 116 marks) and (2015- 107.34 marks).

OBC cut-off: (2018- 96.66 marks), (2017-102.66 marks), (2016- 110.66 marks) and (2015- 106 marks).

SC cut-off: (2018- 84 marks), (2017- 88.66 marks), (2016- 99.34 marks) and (2015- 94 marks).

ST cut-off: (2018-83.34 marks), (2017- 88.66 marks), (2016- 96 marks) and (2015- 91.34 marks).

PwBD-1 cut-off: (2018- 73.34 marks), (2017- 85.34 marks), (2016- 75.34 marks) and (2015- 90.66 marks)

PwBD-2 cut-off: (2018- 53.34 marks), (2017- 61.34 marks), (2016- 72.66 marks) and (2015- 74.66 marks).

PwBD-3 cut-off: (2018- 40 marks), (2017- 40 marks), (2016- 40 marks) and (2015- 40 marks).

The previous minimum qualifying marks percentage for IAS Prelims GS Paper-II (CSAT) 2018 was 33 per cent.

After clearing the requisite cut-off marks, students can look at below points for further selection procedure details:

UPSC Mains exam: Candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the civil services (Mains) examination will have to again apply and submit online their 'Detailed Application Form-I' (DAF-I) along with scanned documents and certificates in support of their date of birth, category {viz. SC/ST/ OBC (without OBC Annexure) / EWS (without EWS Annexure) / PwBD / ex-serviceman} and educational qualification with required examination fee.

Interview round: Candidates who have qualified the Mains examination will be required to mandatorily indicate their order of preference for only those services which are participating in the Civil Services examination for that particular year, for which he/she is interested to be allocated to in the on-line Detailed Application Form-II [DAF-II], before the commencement of Personality Tests (Interviews) of the examination.

Further, the candidates who wish to indicate IAS/IPS as their Service preference can indicate all the Zones and Cadres in the order of preference in their on-line DAF-II as per the extant Cadre Allocation Policy applicable for the Civil Services Examination, 2019. 

With this DAF-II, a candidate will also be required to upload documents/certificates for higher education, achievements in different fields, service experience, OBC Annexure (for OBC category only), EWS Annexure [for EWS Category only], etc.

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