Cut-off marks for CSE 2017

Cut-off for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017 – A trend analysis of past 11 years

UPSC has declared the final results for Civil Services Examination 2017 on April 27th, 2018 declaring 990 selections for services like IAS, IPS, IFS, and other Civil Services. For students aspiring to crack the Civil Services Examination in 2018 or afterwards, UPSC board has released the Cut-Off Marks for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017, with an aim to help you understand the marking system in a better way.

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In this article, you will find a trend analysis of cut-off marks for Civil Services Examination in last 11 years. But before that let’s see what was the cut off for CSE 2017

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As per UPSC Notification for Civil Services Examination 2017, cut – off for the Preliminary stage had gone down due to the difficulty level of the paper. While for the Mains stage, subtle rise has been seen in the cut-off. Final cut-off marks portray the cut-throat competition and hard-work candidates had put into the Civil Services Examination preparation.

There is no doubt in the fact that the competition has increased, for government jobs. In last few years, private jobs did see an inclination due to high pay scale, but the job security, fairly decent package, and other added perks a government job offers, make it an apex career options in India and this is the reason why most of the working professional are leaving their high paid jobs and testing their hand in competitive Examination. With Civil Services, there is an added interest of Social Welfare that provides a sense of job satisfaction. This ever-inclining interest towards Civil Services Examination can be understood well with this trend analysis of past 11 years cut-off marks:

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*Since 2013 onwards, the marks are calculated out of a total of 2025 marks. Before that, the Mains and Interview used to carry total 2300 marks.

Here is a percentage chart for Civil Services Examination cut-off in last 11 years:


With a gradual decrease in vacancies, the competition has significantly increased for the Civil Services Examination. Seems like aspiring candidates have keenly observed this trend and tugged their sleeves up for toiling hard towards preparation for India’s most prestigious Civil Services Examination. The CSE 2017 Results are a mega performance show of these efforts & dedication that our future administrators have put while preparing for this most coveted examination. 

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