UPSC CSE (Civil Services Exam) 2019 Cutoff

The Civil Services Examination cutoff is the minimum qualifying standards or marks secured by the last recommended candidate in various categories at various stages.

Wherever two or more candidates have secured equal aggregate marks, the tie has been resolved in accordance with the principles approved by the Commission:

  1. Candidate securing more marks in the Compulsory Papers and the Personality Test put together is to be ranked higher

  2. In case where the marks mentioned at (i) above are equal, the candidate senior in age is to be ranked higher

  3. In case where the (i) and (ii) above are same, then the candidate getting more marks in the compulsory papers is to be ranked higher

CSE 2019 Cutoff

  CS Prelims CS Mains CS Final
General 98.00 751 961
EWS 90.00 696 909
OBC 95.34 718 925
SC 82.00 706 898
ST 77.34 699 893
PwBD-1 53.34 663 861
PwBD-2 44.66 698 890
PwBD-3 40.66 374 653
PwBD-5 61.34 561 708

In prelims, the Cut off marks are on the basis of GS Paper-I only. GS Paper-II was of qualifying nature with 33% marks.

In Mains, the cutoff is 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.