The Civil Services Examination comprises two successive stages:
The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type(multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks in the subjects set out insub-section (A) of Section II.
This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marksobtained in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination by the candidates who are declaredqualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination will not be counted fordetermining their final order of merit. The number of candidates to be admitted to the CivilServices (Main) Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total approximate numberof vacancies to be filled in the year through this Examination. Only those candidates who aredeclared by the Commission to have qualified in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination inthe year will be eligible for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination of that yearprovided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination.
Note I : The Commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Civil Services (Main) Examination based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks of 33% in General StudiesPaper-II of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and total qualifying marks of General StudiesPaper-I of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination as may be determined by the Commission.
UPSC Prelims Cut-off Marks – Over the Years
UPSC Mains Cut-off Marks – Over the Years
UPSC Mains+Interview Cut-off Marks – Over the Years
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