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:
Candidate securing more marks in the Compulsory Papers and the Personality Test put together is to be ranked higher
In case where the marks mentioned at (i) above are equal, the candidate senior in age is to be ranked higher
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
|CS Prelims||CS Mains||CS Final|
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.