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UPSC IAS Cutoff 2018 released

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official Cutoff marks of the UPSC Civil Services (IAS) Exam 2018. In the recent notification issued by the UPSC, the detail cutoff marks for each category were released. IAS Cutoff 2018 will be an guiding force for the IAS preparation 2019. It can be the best source of official scores required to clear the IAS Exam.

Apr 11, 2019 11:15 IST
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UPSC Civil Services(IAS) Exam 2018 Cutoff released
UPSC Civil Services(IAS) Exam 2018 Cutoff released

There were around 5 lakh candidates who appeared in the IAS Exam 2018. Out of those only 759 were finally recommended by UPSC in the recently announced final result of Civil Services(IAS) Exam 2018. Kanishak Kataria secured 1st rank among all and Srushti Jayant Deshmukh became the topper in the female category.

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One important consideration also came to light that the UPSC had 812 vacancies under the Civil Services Exam 2018 but against that number only 759 were recommended. All the vacancies were not filled and the reason is unknown or best known to UPSC.

IAS Prelims 2018 Cutoff
Category Vacancy Recommendation
of PwBD
Candidates
Vacancy after
recommendation
of PwBD
candidates
Recommendation of
candidates
(Non‐PwBD)
Minimum
qualifying
standards*
[CS(P)]
(Out of 200)
General 414 28 386 333 98.00
OBC 209 05 204 204 96.66
SC 128 02 126 126 84.00
ST   61 01 60 60 83.34
Total 812 36 776 723

* Cut off marks on the basis of GS Paper‐I only. However, GS Paper‐II was of qualifying nature with 33% marks as per Rule 15 of Civil Services Examination,
2018.

In 2018, the cutoff marks for the IAS Prelims was declined to new Low of 98 marks for the General Category. It is further reduced each of the other categories. The lowest was for the Physically Disabled category that is 45 for the PwB D-5.

In 2017, the IAS Prelims cutoff was 105.34. for the general category. IN 2016, the IAS Prelims Cutoff was 116 marks for the general category. There is a continuous decline in the IAS Prelims Cutoff and this shows that the IAS Prelims questions paper is becoming more and more difficult in each passing year.

So we can say that for clearing the IAS Prelims Exam, the IAS aspirants need to score less than 50% marks in the IAS Prelims Exam.

The IAS Main Exam 2018 cutoff was also released with the IAS Prelims Cutoff 2018. The IAS Main 2018 cutoff was 774 Marks for the General category out of 1750 marks. It means that getting selected for the IAS Interview required only a score of 44 % marks in the IAS Main (written) Exam.

Another interesting fact which came to light was the final marks. The final cutoff for the IAS Exam 2018 was 992 out of 2025. It means that 49% marks are required to be selected in the covenant Civil Services Exam. It does not mean that the candidate will get the IAS but surely he or she will be selected in the Civil Services Exam.

IAS Main 2018 Cutoff
Category
Vacancy
Recommendation
of PwBD
Candidates
Vacancy after
recommendation
of PwBD
candidates
Recommendation of
candidates
(Non‐PwBD)
Minimum
Qualifying
Standards#
[Written Exam ]
(Out of 1750)
Marks secured
by the last
recommended
Candidate
[Final Stage]
(Out of 2025)
General
414
28
386
333
774
982
OBC
209
05
204
204
732
938
SC
128 02
126
126
719
912
ST
  61
01
60
60
719
912
Total
812
36
776
723

# Subject to 10% marks in each of the seven competitive papers i.e. Essay, GS‐I, GS‐II, GS‐III, GS‐IV, Optional‐I and Optional‐II.

For the Physically Backward Classes the lowest cutoff was 460 marks in the IAS Main(written) Examination 460 marks out of 1750.
Moreover, number of candidates in the reserve list was also mentioned  in the IAS Exam Cutoff notification.

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