Civil Services Exam – Vacancies and Cut-Off Marks for (Prelims and Mains)

To understand the vacancies and cut-off marks for Civil Services exam, one needs to understand the IAS and IPS syllabus. It will help you in eliminating wasteful efforts like reading unnecessary topics, and hence the strategy will keep you on track.

UPSC Civil Services Exam Vacancies

The number of vacancies to be filled through the examination for the UPSC Civil Services Examination is expected to be approximately 712 which include 22 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category:

  • 5 vacancies for candidates of (a) blindness and low vision
  • 6 Vacancies for (b) deaf and hard of hearing
  • 6 Vacancies for (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy
  • 5 Vacancies for (e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (c) including deaf-blindness.

However, the final number of vacancies may change. Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the Economically Weaker Sections and Persons with Benchmark Disability in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.

UPSC Civil Services Examination Cut-Offs

UPSC Civil Services Exam Cut-Offs for 2020


UPSC Civil Services Exam Cut-Offs from 2015 to 2019

Each year, the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Services Examination (CSE) to shortlist aspirants for various UPSC services including the premium services like- All India Services – IAS, IFS and IPS.  

The selection of the aspirants starts with the screening round, i.e., Civil Services Preliminary (CSP). After taking the Preliminary exam, most of the candidates get very excited about the cut off marks. The one who secures the UPSC cut off score in the Preliminary is only get shortlisted to appear for the Mains Exam – second stage, which will be held in September. 

UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam Cut-Offs (Out of 200 Marks)

PwD 173.3485.3475.3490.66
PwD 253.3461.3472.6676.66
PwD 340.0040.0040.0040
PwD 545.34

UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Cut-Off (Out of 1750 Marks)

PwD 1711734713580
PwD 2696745740627
PwD 3520578545504
PwD 5460

UPSC Civil Services Exam Cut-Off Scores for 2019

CategoryPreliminary Cut-Off (Expected)

UPSC Civil Services Exam Result Highlights

ExamCivil Services Examination
Conducted by-Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
FrequencyOnce a year
Result modeOnline
Result stagesPreliminary, main and final

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How to Check for the UPSC Civil Services Exam Results

The UPSC result will be released for the Civil Services Prelims and Main Exam. Aspirants who have appeared for the exam can check their written by following the below steps-

  • Candidates should visit the website of UPSC Civil Services Exam –
  • Then scroll down and click on the ”Written Result.”
  • Find the result link. 
  • Search for the written result using the roll number.
  • You can download the result and take a printout for future reference.

How are UPSC Civil Services Examination Cut-Off Scores Prepared? 

The Commission will announce the Civil Services Exam cut off score after the declaration of the final results, i.e., interview. It will prepare the cut-off score based on the various factors such as the no. of candidates, the total number of vacancies, and other details. Aspirants should note that the UPSC Prelims cut-off is the minimum mark one should get to attain the eligibility to appear for the Mains exam.

Note- The UPSC CSE will release the cut-off score after Civil Services personality test. The UPSC cut-off and final result will be released at a time (After analysing all the scores of the shortlisted candidates).

The Commission is likely to conduct the UPSC interviews in July and release the final result in August/September. The UPSC CSE personality tests were postponed due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.


UPSC is considered the toughest exams conducted in India, and having a clear understanding of the syllabus and subjects helps you prepare your strategy in advance. So in this article, you will find the complete UPSC syllabus for the CSE conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to prepare your strategy accordingly. The CSE is widely known as one of the toughest and the most prestigious examinations in India.

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  • UPSC Civil Services Exam Vacancies
  • UPSC Civil Services Exam Cut-offs

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